Rafaël Rozendaal's GIF Series Celebrates "Happy Mondays"
Creator Rafaël Rozendaal is one of today’s most well-known net artists, and his sensitive and ironic approach to internet-based art challenges the need to visit physical exhibition spaces in order to appreciate art. He was recently commissioned by the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) festival to create a series of ten animated GIFs, called Happy Mondays, that have been released every Monday for the past ten weeks surrounding the festival. The GIFs were inspired by “Success,” the festival’s theme this year, and were paired with inspirational quotes from some of the world’s most successful people.
Check out the full series below…
Gradient Circle: “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso
Shapes Slow Colors: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
Circle Circle: “In the view of Infinity, any defined long-term is short-term.” – from God Emperor of Dune, Frank Herbert
Pattern Divisions: “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
Circles In Motion: “One great cause of failure is lack of concentration.” – Bruce Lee
Perspective Blue: “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill
Dumb Road: “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” – Winston Churchill
Growing: “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death” – Albert Einstein
Faster and Faster: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
Flashing Room: “Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” – Anais Nin
Learn more about Rafaël Rozendaal’s digital works in the video below…