Dimitris Ladopoulos is a Greek artist that transforms famous portraits in a 3D modeling program. The algorithm of his digital works is his own invention.
Dimitris Ladopoulos has applied his algorithm to a range of paintings, creating RGB-subdivided images. This allows him to split a normal rectangle vertically and horizontally in a 3D modeling program called ‘Houdini’. After running the shapes through the program, he then selects a number at random and divides the rectangles, splitting them into halves again and again. Though the process is clearly very mathematical, the end result is still artistic and visually pleasing. The manipulated portraits look like completed puzzles: tiny rectangular bricks compiled of varying colors and sizes combine to make a whole picture. But while a puzzle connotes tradition, these portraits have a futuristic quality, with the “puzzle” pieces closely resembling digital pixels. In this way, using modern technology and the proper software, Ladopoulos can recreate famous portraits in 3D, a unique innovation.
He discovered early-on his passion for game visuals, graphic design, motion graphics, and cinematography. He finds pleasure working across multiple disciplines and he never stops learning new skills and evolving his craft. He loves combining storytelling with visual design and a large part of his work focuses on the relationship between technology, arts, and ethics.
To tell the story, he mixes different techniques such as live action, stop-motion animation, CGI, motion design and photography. He always tries to push the limits, explore new techniques and overcome new challenges, combining storytelling with a strong sense of art direction.