Visualising ideas. Digital Mythology: Abraham Yael

By mixing past and present, it’s possible to create an entirely new aesthetic full of hidden meanings.

Every month, a new tool or strategy to visualise ideas used by students at Istituto Marangoni Firenze is selected and commented on by the editorial staff of I’M Firenze Digest.

This month, we are presenting the artworks by Abraham Yael Pérez Mosqueda, Multimedia Arts student at Istituto Marangoni Firenze, who recently took part in the group show Re:mixing the city (might delete later), on the digital exhibition space of I’M Firenze Digest. 


by Viktoriia Stanieva. Cover image: Abraham Yael Pérez Mosqueda, Hercules, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.

We might think transmitting ancient historical elements into a contemporary digital artwork is complicated. Yet, our student Abraham Yael Pérez Mosqueda recreates masterpieces from the past with a little bit of magic called 3D design.

The Multimedia Arts course helps him discover more about digital manipulations to combine different media
creatively. For most of his works, Abraham Yael Pérez Mosqueda gets his inspiration from Greek and Roman history and mythology while believing that it is important to pay tribute to Renaissance artists and sculptors, as they have shaped the fundamental principles of art.

Abraham Yael Pérez Mosqueda, Untitled, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.

Returning to the roots of visual art makes it possible to bring forth its continuation. To form his compositions, he often takes pictures of the statues in Florence or during his trips around Italy, images that he then post-produces with software like Blender, After FX, Photoshop and Revit, to put everything together and add extra effects.

Abraham Yael Pérez Mosqueda, Origin, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.

With his background in architectural studies, Abraham Yael Pérez Mosqueda pays a lot of attention to proportion and harmony in his composition. For example, one of his works, Venus, becomes a tool to evoke the concept of beauty and perfection. Therefore, the digitised 3D statue is placed right in the middle, and the surroundings are made from a chimaera of references to many art movements: the use of geometrical shapes freely recalls Geometric Expressionism and the water base with abstract reflections is inspired by Impressionism.

Abraham Yael Pérez Mosqueda, Venus, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.

His goal is to recreate the story and the symbolism of the mythological characters inside the artwork to add
complexity and meaning while exploring and studying their origins and styles.

Abraham Yael Pérez Mosqueda, Death of Seneca, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.

Abraham Yael Pérez Mosqueda is a Multimedia Arts undergraduate student at Istituto Marangoni Firenze.
Viktoriia Stanieva is a Fashion Styling and Creative Direction undergraduate student at Istituto Marangoni Firenze.

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