Cloud Sphere Series

In my work, I recreate my meditative experience observing clouds on hundreds of passenger flights during the past few years. In times where our attention span is measured in seconds and digital stress becomes a widespread disease, watching clouds not only offers comforting relaxation but sparks one’s imagination. My visualizations aim to slow down the observer with their unanticipated depth and to experience this calm. 

The photo collages were created from photo series taken on passenger flights across North America. They were stitched into panoramas using software and lightly retouched on the edges to allow smooth connections into a sphere. Colours were not enhanced. 

  • Polish-born, German abstraction artist Martin Lukas Ostachowski (1984) lives and works in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Geometric abstraction, minimalism and the use of technology are constants in his visual narrative. Martin's paper paintings combine traditional with modern arts and crafts processes such as weaving and laser-cutting. In addition to traditional mediums, he experiments with digital and generative art such as algorithm-based visualizations. His current body of work explores the architecture of blockchain technology through the subject of clouds. The continuous transformation of clouds in the sky has fascinated him as a frequent traveler for a long time. His artworks recreate the meditative experience of observing cloud formations for hundreds of hours on passenger flights through abstracted skies and soothing geometry.

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