Derrick Planz is a visual artist, maker, and software developer. His focus is currently doing installation art, wall pieces and visuals/projection mapped art. He also does projection domes. His art style is geometric with a strong emphasis on symmetry, sacred geometry, fractals, and recursive design.
SOFIA RAMIREZ (SOFI RAMI)
My creations reflect the world around me. My hope is to encompass the reoccurring themes in the universe. These themes include unity, harmony among disorder, the perfect structure of all life, and the energy that connects everything. To me, it is the responsibility of artists to break down these immensely complex ideas into the most basic aesthetics for my audience. To do so my work includes varieties of sacred geometry, symmetry, mandalas, and zentangles as tools to
depict patterns in the natural world. My belief that most beauty is found in the minutiae of life is what drives my process. This belief is translated into my art by paying special attention to demonstrating details in an ornamenting fashion. Ultimately, I hope to give my viewers a sense of peace and connectivity as they observe my artwork.
For the past few years I’ve been developing my own style I refer to as “dead but woke.” It incorporates organic elements in nature coming alive from dead/decaying objects. I’ve always had a fascination with dark imagery and I’ve always used art as a way to cope with my mental issues. A lot of my recent work entails splits/dissections being held together by the organic elements. I use these references to showcase the struggles of depression/anxiety. Signs of death and decay forced apart while trying to be held together by nature. The dark imagery I use relating to my mental illnesses while the organic imagery used to show the impact my natural surroundings have on me hold me together when feeling low.