David O’Reilly

David O’Reilly

Work from his oeuvre.

“When Jackson Pollock decided that day to drip paint all over a giant canvas, he let the medium speak for itself. David OReilly provides a similar outlet to the natural voice of the digital image through hastily rendered polygons, compressions artifacts, and trace elements of the interface.

He uses his digital tools to created animated short films, portraying stories that would work in any medium. A strained domestic relationship. A young man heading to the big city. An eight-legged red cat on a quest to find his parents. That character, known as Octocat, became an accidental viral hit. An Obama-like blank slate character on which to project your hopes and dreams.

Whether it’s these finely observed portrayals of relationship and emotion, or his more abstract endeavors like the hauntingly peaceful looped animation “Black Lake” (a collaboration with Jon Klassen) and the open source head of Walt Disney, I can’t wait to see what else comes out of this low risk, high reward, one man animation studio in the top floor of this crapped on, tagged over, unlocked apartment building in Berlin…”  – excerpt from his April feature in Juxtapoz Magazine.

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