Animex Exhibition

Monday 9 - Friday 13 February

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Animex Exhibition runs throughout festival week and is a chance for festival goers to view exciting pre and post production artwork and individual projects by artist and designers in the field of animation and games.

Artwork locations:

Athena Building windows
A collection of twelve pieces of work by Ninja Theory Art Director, Alessandro Taini.

Alessandro was born and studied illustration and advertising in Genoa Italy.

After a short period working as an illustrator in Milan, Alessandro moved to London to work as a concept artist and graphic designer.

In 2003 he joined Ninja Theory as Senior Concept Artist for HEAVENLY SWORD he created iconic characters such as Nariko, Kai and King Bohan (played by Andy Serkis)
In 2007 Alessandro became Visual Arts Director creating the visual style for ENSLAVED and DEVIL MAY CRY. Alessandro is also a freelance illustrator for Random House and Bloomsbury publishing.

Constantine Gallery
Featuring work from Newcastle based concept art studio, Atomhawk

An award-winning art and design studio providing concept art, interactive design and animation to the games, film and digital media industries. Projects include Guardians Of The Galaxy, Pottermore, Thor: The Dark World, Killzone, Dead Island, Mortal Kombat.

MIMA art gallery
Manga Shakespeare by Ryuta Osada

Ryuta Osada is a Japanese-born manga artist who lives in London educated in Japan, Ryuta read History at Nihon University before gaining qualifications to teach History and Sociology. After moving to England in 1994 to study English language he took an Art Foundation diploma in 1999 and followed that with an honours degree in Graphic Design at The Surrey Institute of Art and Design between 2002 – 2005. In 2006 he joined the prestigious Central St. Martins' Graphic Design and Illustration course.

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