The Minimalist Digital Art That Re-Imagines The Vast, Untouchable Blue

We live in an age where nothing is simple: the internet has allowed us to connect, learn and play but it has also helped to create a world where we never switch off. So it is both refreshing and calming to see an artist use digital software to create pieces that exude serenity, that use the man-made to re-create scenes of natural peace. Kirill, otherwise known as Skyframes, has done just this with his collection of minimalist digital art.

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The Russian artist began to create his ethearel images after being inspired by the variety of, “cool photographers” he found on Instagram. He wanted to take his own photos, of the things he was drawn to around them, and edit them to create his own imaginary world within the frame of our own.

From a young age, Kirill was fascinated by the sky – by how it was so beautiful and so scary at the same time – and the palette of blues he uses across his work now is reflective of his great awe for it. “The sky is an essential part of my work”, he explained in an interview once, “I want people to look at my pictures the way they look up at the sky”.

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Using Photoshop, Lightroom, Snapseed and PicTapGo, the young artist takes photos on his Canon 600D and edits them on his IPod touch. His work is a strange paradox – it wants people to look at their phones to appreciate the sky, to look down in order to look up and to inspire people to connect with the real wonderment of the world around them by immersing themselves in a digital projection.

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