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Erebus: "There used to be a small but beautiful blue rock somewhere within the vast void of the universe"
3Dup.com - March 29, 2010 - 20:34
This greek artist was born in Athens in 1981. From a young age, he was very keen on destroying but also making things. He finished school and did an extra year in computer science to gain the basic understanding of the tool he uses today. While doing compulsory national service in the Greek army he discovered the world of computer graphics and analog photography.
After leaving the army he realized he needed to take his hobbies to the next level and start making a living out of them. In 2001 he was offered a place at Bournemouth university, to join the top course for Computer Animation in the UK. During the course, he was exposed to other fields of fine arts and started drawing and sculpting. 3 years later, Georgios graduated with a first class degree, the highest overall mark of his class and the award of the best final year project for his short animated film, 'Theros'. Since then, 'Theros' has been screened in dozens of festivals worldwide, including SIGGRAPH, OneDotZero and ArtFutura.
In late 2005, George was offered a job at Moving Picture Company, a London based post production facility, where he worked as an FX Technical Director for feature films and commercials. His work can be seen in X-Men3, Harry Potter 5, and also commercial spots for Greenpeace, Sony, Nokia, Sky, Renault and many more. As a break from the monitor and the digital world, he joined an afternoon sculpture class for two years at the Henry Moore Studio of Morley College, working with stone and metal.
In 2009 and after 4 years of work in the industry, Georgios decided to move back to Greece for a long break, to work on his personal projects again. Instead of flying, he cycled his way back home, covering 4325km in 66 days. He used this trip to raise money for Medecins Sans Frontieres.
More Information at www.ch3.gr. Image and Videos Courtesy of Georgios Cherouvim. Video Encoding: 3Dup.com