Chromatic Design

Chromatic is the technique in which the design is mutant when interacting with RGB lights or filters.
The following project was developed by Leonardo Altafini for the Tim Burton Art Exhibition held in Brazil in June 2019.

Lighting Test for exhibition

About Tim Burton’s Exhibition


Introduction Text
Artist and director Tim Burton (American, born 1958) is internationally known as the creative force behind some of the most iconic films of the last three decades.  The indelible characters and worlds in movies such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Big Fish (2003), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Frankenweenie (2012), and Dumbo (2019) conjure a visual language that is immediately recognizable as “Burtonesque,” yet can be difficult to categorize.  Whether on paper, canvas, or on screen, both horror and humor coexist harmoniously. Elements of German Expressionism, Pop Surrealism, the Grand Guignol, and the Gothic can be found throughout his work, which is also steadfastly compassionate and endearing.   

While Burton’s singular aesthetic may be composed of various styles, the unifier in his films and art is the empathetic and subjective connection that he imbues into all facets of his creations.  His boundless creativity has been collected into a comprehensive anthology, The Art of Tim Burton (2009), which reveals the complete extent of his prolific output through hundreds of illustrations.  With text by Leah Gallo and design by Holly C. Kempf, this definitive compilation was edited by Derek Frey, Gallo, and Kempf and covers forty years of the artist’s film concepts, book ideas, unrealized projects, and personal artworks.

“The Lurid Beauty of Monsters: Ten Years of The Art of Tim Burton” celebrates the anniversary of the book’s publication by transforming its introduction and thirteen chapters into fourteen distinct galleries that offer an expanded physical experience of the book.  The immersive and interactive environments highlight Burton’s cinematic inclinations—from pre-film animation devices to science fiction B-movies of the 1950s and ‘60s to innovative 3D technology, which he used to ground-breaking effect in Alice in Wonderland (2010)—while bringing his drawings, paintings, and photography work to life.  The exhibition, like the revelatory publication, is a journey through the artist’s incomparable imagination—one that unleashes all the beautiful creatures that inhabit his brain.

This exhibition is organized by Jenny He, Independent Curator, in collaboration with Tim Burton Productions, and presented in Brasilia at the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center by Rua 34 Productions.