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Visual Artist, Milan

The pioneering visual artist is carving a space in the world of music with his videogame-inspired visions

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Karol Sudolski is an artist for the visually stimulated generation. Mixing hyper-futurism with a timeless appeal, he works on everything - from music videos to set design to websites - with a crisp and multi-layered purism that never takes itself too seriously. “My visuals have no meaning. They are passages that work as a background to human emotions,” Sudolski explains. “The aim of my job is to convey parts of these unspecified human emotions.”

With a background in graphic design, the young Milanese is largely self-taught - “I learned the required software and how to tell lies in order to pay the rent,” he laughs. But in a short space of time and with limited resources he has achieved an impressive amount.

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“Everything changed when I met the guys of camerAnebbia,” says Sudolski. “They introduced me to the projection of images and to video art installations.” His most well-known work is his collaboration with electronic musician Sofia Gallotti. Formerly one half of Glaswegian favourites lori’s Eyes, she wanted to go solo and brought in Sudolski and Giorgio Calace for her highly visual L I M solo project. The result was a series of videos and accompanying live show visuals that pushed the boundaries of the aesthetics of music. The Rushing Guy video, released on Nowness, is an arresting and disconcerting moving portrait of an ever-changing face. “Working with Sofia I discovered that, although I did not understand much about music, I could do things that could coexist in it,” says Sudolski.

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Sudolski describes his work as “a well-structured mix of colourful and bright errors that move together in cohesion.” For inspiration he looks to the worlds of Japanese anime, physics, and above all, video games. “I was always fascinated with the glitches of the digital world: the incorrect interpenetration of polygonal geometries, that often looked empty or transparent; the textures that mirror themselves creating a sort of drawing similar to Rorschach,” he explains.

Having established himself in the visual arts scene, 2018 is a chance for Sudolski to take even more risks. “In the near future, I would like to complete some personal things; like channelling all those small bits and pieces in my hard drive into a new bigger project,” says Sudolski. “Plus, there are also some artists in music who I’d love to work with.” Keeping his cards close to his chest, we’ll just have to wait and see who he collaborates with next.