THE FUTURE OF ANIMATION: ALEX SIQUEIRA
Thursday December 27th 2007, 2:00 pm
Filed under: Profiles

I like to bring promising young animators from all over the world to the attention of my readers. Alex Siqueira is definitely a young animator to watch. He is featured in the new book PURE ANIMATION: Steps to Creation with 57 Cutting Edge Animators by Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz, with an introduction by J. J. Sedelmaier. This beautifully illustrated book spotlights the innovative, cutting-edge work of 57 established and emerging animators from around the world.


Alex Siqueira Savoring Dessert at his Favorite Restaurant in Espinho
Alex Siqueira Savoring Dessert at his Favorite Restaurant in Espinho

Nik and I first met Alex in 1991 in Porto, Portugal where we were attending a Normand Roger workshop. Whenever we are in Portugal, we try to get together with Alex and I have followed his career with a great deal of interest. His student film, Sopa Fria (Cold Soup) is still one of my favorite pieces of puppet animation.

This year at the Cinanima Animation Festival in Espinho, Portugal Alex and I spent a great deal of time together, usually over food and drink. When Alex asked if he could create an illustration for my blog I was delighted to accept. His very comic drawing of the ANNECY PLUS BAND (Nik, Rolf Bächler and Jesper Fleng) is in the style of a group of illustrations that he is working on for a group exhibit.

la folie du ensemble
la folie du ensemble


When I asked Alex if he would like to say something about his work, instead he sent me a lovely memory of our last night in Espinho when a group of festival guests from all over the world went out to dinner together. “It was a perfect dinner that I had with Nancy and the other 11 foreigner big fellers at the last night of the Cinanima Festival. People from Belgium, Japan, France, Russia, Ukraine… Was a truly mixing of culture and crazy minds (ehehe), that we only have the opportunity to meet in this genre of events.”

Alex at Table On The Last Night
Alex at Table On The Last Night

You can see for yourself why I am such a fan of Alex’s work by visiting his blog site: www.alexandresiqueira.blogspot.com



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