ANIMATION REEL, 2006 - 2019

YING-FANG SHEN ANIMATION WORK 

As a Taiwanese digital artist with advanced training in ink painting, my work reflects experiments in illustration, digital filmmaking and stop-motion animation that are heavily influenced by the handmade aesthetics of traditional East Asian art and Taoist philosophy. 


I practice digital art with the sensibility of an illustrator and painter, in that the outcome of my work is always a series of marks of expression developed through a process of seeking originality and playfulness. I overlay various digital textures and drawn elements to create works that reflect the spirit of shadow puppetry. 

Taoism inspires my approach to storytelling, which results in loose plots and a vague sense of time in my fictional, plot-driven works. This philosophy also encourages me to work intuitively in the production of some projects by letting the process inspire their direction rather than a perfectly pre-determined script, with the effect that events become like waves carried on water in these stories.

Nurture

Nurture (animation, 3 min, 2021)

Ah

Ah (computer, 3 min, 2019)

In The Waves

In The Waves (animation, 6 min, 2015)

The Tale of the Day

The Tale of the Day (animation, 14 min, 2014)

Humanexus

Humanexus (animation, 10 min, 2013)

Hearth

Hearth (animation, 4 min, 2009)

Blank

Blank (animation, 2 min 35 sec, 2008)

Bustle

Bustle (animation, 8 min, 2006)