Urban Abstract by Jopsu Ramu


Video art is perhaps the closest thing we have to stepping inside a painting. In Urban Abstract, we are led into a variable, pixelated, multi-dimensional space. There is transparency, fluidity, and various aspects of movement, some of which resemble the act of painting itself.

This work is the combined creative efforts of art director Jopsu Ramu, from a design agency based in Helsinki and Tokyo, and the artist Shun Kawakami. The artists explain the concept behind the video:

Points, lines, planes and other abstract elements create a journey through an Urban Abstract. The space between things is as important as intended space, perhaps creating a fourth dimension. Meaningful shapes and purposes occur in this dimension’s reality as well. The concept of negative space has meaning here.

Be sure to check out the website for the video, which according to the artists, “works as a part of the piece and creates an extra dimension.”