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Filip Hodas - Apocalypse, now.

Words:

Edd Norval
July 6, 2018

In his collection Popular Culture Dystopia, Filip Hodas, the Prague-born 3D artist imagines the most powerful symbols of the present falling victim to the hands of time.

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Utilising his virtuosic skills at three-dimensional rendering, Hodas aka Hoodass gives us a glimpse into our future. There's a McDonald's Happy Meal that looks decidedly un-happy, a group of Lego blocks that have succumbed to natural decay - overwrought with vines and other flora and a mask-like facade of Hello Kitty who has long since said her goodbyes.


The designer has imagined a future where popular cultural artefacts have been left behind by civilisation's advances, leaving in its wake soulless depictions of what were once things that made us feel warm and fuzzy inside. His apocalyptic wasteland has reclaimed the detritus of materialism and nature is now running its course. Natural order has been restored.


The series was just about experimentation for Hodas, giving him a platform to learn how to use some new tools of his trade. But the positive reaction that they've garnered comes from more than just his fine technical prowess. It's a world that we couldn't imagine, wouldn't want to imagine, yet secretly wonder if it would be for the best.

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