I was lucky enough today to see some beautiful artwork by Andrew Benincasa, a stop-motion animator/illustrator and paper-cut artist. He creates music videos and other video content, illustrations, light boxes, portraits, album art, and shadow puppetry. He describes his work on his webpage:
Hello, my name is Andrew Benincasa, and I'm an animator and artist, best known for my stop-motion paper-cut videos. My animations have been featured on NPR's First Look, On the Media, HarvardX, Alain de Botton's School of Life, and elsewhere. I also make paper-cut art pieces, as well as illustrations and light box installations. I've been the recipient of residencies at Yaddo, St. Anne's Warehouse, the Orchard Project, TAC, and Holes in the Wall Collective, and others.
My art comes from the desire to transform love, pain, and experience into wisdom, beauty, and connection.
I live and work in Brooklyn, NY. where I wear the many hats of devoted partner, friend, son, brother, and uncle.
If you'd like to contact me, to respond to my work or commission me for a project, you can use the contact form below, or write to me here: ANDREW.BENINCASA@GMAIL.COM
I saw some of his video work, including this music video for "The God of Loss," that he wrote, directed, and animated for the band Darlingside, in an exhibition at the Artemizia Foundation Museum. Benincasa's work is absolutely breathtaking—go take a look—you won't be disappointed.