Markos R. Kay is a digital artist, creative director, illustrator and lecturer with a focus in art & science.
He is best known for his video art experiment aDiatomea (2007), exhibited at Ernst Haeckel's Phyletic Museum and the generative short film The Flow (2011) which even made it into a Breaking Bad episode. His art and design practice ranges from screen-based media, to projection and print.
His work can be described as an ongoing abstraction and digitisation of the mysterious worlds of molecular biology and particle physics through a series of generative simulation experiments. These experiments explore the complexity and emergence of the invisible, and the computational paradigm of natural sciences.
As a creative director and designer specialising in 3d and Motion Graphics, he has worked over the last 10 years for commercial clients such as: Apple, Fox, Disney, Nike, Adidas, Maserati, Ford, MTV, Nvidia, BBC, Vimeo and Channel 4. He has also created moving image works and illustrations for organizations that include: Belfast City Council, European Parliament, Howard Hughes Medical institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Simons Foundation, and Playgrounds Design Festival. As a certified university lecturer he has taught design at the LCC, Chelsea College of Art & Design and University of Greenwich.
In 2015, Markos founded interdisciplinary design consultancy and design studio Epoche with the aim to apply experimental approaches to branding, print-making, graphic design and animation.
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Super-Modified, Gestalten, 2015
Computer Arts Magazine, Issue 210 2013
Stash Magazine, Issue 93 2012
Jotta Publication, Issue 1 2012
Unknown Disorder, OFFF 2012
Refraction Kopparberg Unestablishment, London 2012
Wallace Space, 2010 London
Phyletic Museum, 2009-present Jenna
MACD, 2008 London
We Are Here, 2008 London
Viewster, Online 2015
Art+Science in Motion, Montreal 2015
Biofiction, Vienna 2014
Mist Moving Image, UK 2014
Urban art meets local heroes, Munich 2013
Powers Project, Gates Foundation, Washington 2012-13
Screen Social, 2012 London
Imagine Science Films, Official Selection, 2012 New York
Playgrounds Festival, 2012 Amsterdam
Onedotzero, 2011 London
OFFF, 2011 Barcelona
Cut out Festival, 2011 Mexico
Pause Fest, 2011 Melbourne
Sonar, 2011 Barcelona
Viedram, 2011 Rome
Stroke Artfair, 2011 Munich/Berlin