Thursday, February 5, 2009

Illustrator Research 11: Peter Chung

Peter Kunshik Chung was born in 1961, Seoul, Korea, but now lives in LA. He studied experimental animation at Calarts from 1979-81. Chung is renowned as the creator of Aeon Flux which aired on Liquid Telivision during the ealry 90s. Since then he has worked on several other animation projects including Rugrats, Matriculated, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, the Phantom 2040, and Tomb Raider. His signature character design is heavily inspired by the works of Austrian artist Egon Schiele. Howver the really striking aspect of Chung's animations tend to be the narratives. Especially Aeon Flux, which featured non sequitur and non linear storytelling, plot ambiguity and many unorthodox narrative styles rarely seen in animation. He has an interesting discourse featured here.

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