Mr. Hublot

Mr Hublot Stéphane Halleux 3

Art is supposed to capture your imagination. It’s supposed to awaken your childlike sense of wonder, or, at the very least, convict you that you may have lost it. It’s supposed to portray the world as it could be.

At least, good art is supposed to.

I fell in love with Stéphane Halleux’s work years ago while traveling through Luxembourg. His real-life character sculptures are nothing less than astonishing. Crossing lines somewhere between steampunk and neo-modern, I’m not only fascinated with his use of materials, but the fact that he can get his creations to speak—to tell stories just by standing there.

As I wrote about yesterday, in daring to create a team around his work, Stéphane has taken his art form to the next level, venturing into the realm of computer animation with writer and director, Laurent Witz, and co-producer, Alexandre Espigares, of ZEILT Productions. The two trailers composed for his new movie, Mr. Hublot—based on one of Stéphane’s most beloved characters—are endearingly spectacular.

Who’s an artist whose work speaks to your sense of wonder?

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Mr Hublot Stéphane Halleux 4

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  • http://www.mikekim.tv/ Mike Kim

    Wow…his art is amazing! I’m going to check out more of him. Love staying inspired in different ways.

    • Christopher Hopper

      I find inspiration in one area often provokes productivity in a differing area.

  • http://www.crmooney.com CRMooney

    The art is the written word and the artist is Ray Bradbury. Every stroke of his pen invigorates my imagination.

    • Christopher Hopper

      Man, I heartily agree! I remember being captured by both the book and cassette tape audio book of Freight 451. Timeless. He was a master.