Ezequiel Pini is an acclaimed Argentinian designer and artist based in Barcelona. Over the past decade, he has been at the forefront of utilizing 3D technology to craft dreamlike, imaginary worlds rendered in his characteristic clean and contemporary aesthetic.
His work spans multiple mediums, breathing life into visionary spaces, moving narratives, and tangible collectibles. At the heart of Six N. Five lies Ezequiel’s refined imagination, a penchant for poetic compositions, an avant-garde mindset, and superior craftsmanship.
Can you tell us about your journey into the world of multidisciplinary art and design?
I began my journey in high school, when I chose to pursue computer science. While captivated by programming, I also participated in digital art contests and design projects, fueling my passion for the intersection of technology and creativity.
Later, I pursued a degree in Design at the University of Buenos Aires, immersing myself in a diverse range of disciplines. This exposure deepened my interest in exploring the relationship between humans and our surroundings and led me to integrate various disciplines to reinterpret nature’s complex beauty. Drawing inspiration from architecture, landscaping, cinematography, and other mediums, I endeavored to create imaginative worlds that transcend boundaries.
Digital tools have provided a means to express my artistic vision in a deeply personal and limitless way, leading my practice to encompass diverse mediums, including images, videos, objects, and physical and digital spaces.
What advantages do you see in embracing a multidisciplinary approach?
Embracing a multidisciplinary approach gives me the freedom to reimagine nature’s intricate beauty across various mediums. This approach not only prevents monotony from repetitive projects but also allows me to explore new realms and experiment with fresh ideas. It empowers me to generate original content and undertake projects for personal enjoyment. This freedom fuels my artistic growth, enabling me to push my limits, explore new styles, and evolve my creative disciplines.
How do you approach the process of blending various creative disciplines, such as 3D design, animation, and storytelling, to create your unique imaginary worlds?
These disciplines allow me to forge my unique realms. Guided by personal interests and experiences, I explore the interplay of beauty, minimalism, and functionality, transcending the boundaries of possibility and reality. Utilizing digital tools, I can freely explore my interests across various disciplines, such as art, architecture, interior and object design, photography, and technology, and combine them in ways that allow me to materialize my work in mediums such as static images, animations, short films, architectural spaces, and sculptures in both digital and physical realms.
How does this challenge your artistic boundaries and push you to explore new territories?
This artistic approach challenges the boundaries by pushing me to venture into uncharted territories, defying conventions, and embracing a multidisciplinary mindset. Blending diverse creative disciplines allows for a fusion of techniques and ideas, breaking free from traditional limitations. Incorporating time as a crucial element and using light as a medium to tint the passing moments expands the artistic boundaries. By manipulating these elements, I infuse my work with a distinct sense of atmosphere and evoke different emotions.
In your opinion, what new possibilities does AI offer to artists in terms of envisioning and realizing their ideas?
I strongly believe that AI presents a fresh and potent tool for visualizing ideas, enabling the expansion of creativity during the initial stages of creation. Previously, disciplines like design required specialists in 3D or similar tools to explore possibilities before execution. Now, this process can be accelerated, made accessible to all, and even more rewarding through AI, fostering faster and more inclusive conversations.
Do you believe AI has the potential to unlock uncharted territories in the realm of art and design, and bring effective tools to address some of the unprecedented challenges in this ever-changing present?
How do you balance elements of realism and surrealism, particularly "mind teleportation," in your work, and how does exploring the boundaries between reality and imagination enrich your creative process and artistic vision?
Having the freedom to create my own worlds, I enjoy exploring creations that are not possible in reality but can be perceived as such. I use elements from our daily lives to establish a stronger connection. These questions and confusions, challenging the line between reality and fiction, are often judged from a traditional, pre-digital perspective. But for me, the moment I create or complete them, even within a digital realm, they become real.
As technology advances, future generations will experience a more hybrid existence, where the boundaries between the two worlds blur. Consequently, they will no longer question this duality as much. The coexistence excites me the most as one world relies on the other to exist and engage with the current audience. We are still in a transitional stage, witnessing remarkable advancements. This inspires and enhances my practice by opening up new possibilities.
Throughout the years, I have sought to integrate various disciplines to reinterpret nature’s complex beauty. Drawing inspiration from architecture, landscaping, cinematography, and other artistic mediums, I have created imaginative worlds that transcend boundaries and express my artistic vision in a deeply personal and limitless way.
I like to explore the interplay of beauty, minimalism, and functionality, transcending boundaries of possibility and reality. By utilizing digital tools, I can explore my interests across various disciplines and combine them in ways that allow me to materialize my work in different mediums such as static images, animations, short films, architectural spaces, sculptures, in both digital and physical realms.
Incorporating time as a crucial element and using light as a medium to tint the passing moments expands the artistic boundaries. By manipulating these elements, I infuse my work with a distinct sense of atmosphere and evoke different emotions.