Kelvin Mui — Fade
Posted on May 24, 2012
Kelvin Mui combines smoke photography and digital composite techniques to create marine and birdlife compositions.
Influenced by Digital Media, Kelvin Mui’s digital art combines smoke photography and digital composite techniques to redefine reality and create create meaning to his audience.
Marine and birdlife are composed by photographic compositing of smoke to reveal their vulnerability to extinction, at risk of fading away for good. Human activity such as overfishing, immense water and plastic detrimentally contributes to degradation and eradication of their habitat, feeding and life cycle, which ultimately disrupts numerous ecosystems.
Marine animal x-ray autopsies are composed by photographic compositing of smoke to expose their cause of death: our plastic wastes. Hundreds of thousands of marine species eat the plastic we throw away, mistaken as food. The plastic they eat fills their stomachs and ultimately starves them to death. Photographs of smoke were utilised to expose their vulnerability of how they are fading away from us.
Kelvin Mui recently graduated from a Bachelor of Digital Media with Distinction from College of Fine Arts of University of New South Wales.