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QUOTIDIAN

NASTPLAS

// Nastplas are an international creative duo based in Madrid, Spain and formed in 2006 by illustrator Fran R. Learte ‘drFranken’ and creative director Natalia Molinos ‘Na’ (together ‘Nastplas Team’). Their work combines an impressive range of digital elements and abstract patterns with which they develop elaborate pieces of aesthetic art. Today we show you some of their series “Quotidian”.

Their work explores conceptually the limits between reality and abstraction through an ascending and constant process of artistic investigation and experimentation.


“I am not strange. I am just not normal.”

Salvador Dalí


What draws you to art?

“We have lived in a creative environment since childhood and have completed our artistic studies between Salamanca and Valladolid, Spain. Our relationship with art is totally a relationship of love. Art allows us to see things differently and always encourages us to go ahead and constantly experiment and create. Every week we usually go to as many exhibitions and galleries as we can. It is a very important part of our lives.”

What do you like best about this photographic project?

We like to show a less usual photographic side, a different look within a constant process of research and artistic experimentation.”

Quotidian/Behind the moment is a series of “generative” photography about the beauty of everyday life and the inner life in people. “We live our present in the belief that the next moment will be better than the current one, and we forget the magical beauty of everyday life,” NastPlas explain. “It is in this place and in this moment, here and now, where the true magic is and where it is also possible to feel new emotions, every day, even with the same stimuli.”

This photographic series uses mathematical algorithms (which the artists call “Generative Photography”) that transform, alter, and displace different parts of the image. Thus what seems at first glance disturbing artefacts in the photographs are actually deliberate transformations of the photographed reality.


Some images may be cropped for layout. Click on the photos to see a larger version in original dimensions.

ALL PHOTOS © NASTPLAS

You could also visit their Instagram page (they have several) and website for more of their work.

2 replies on “QUOTIDIAN”

Thank you for drawing my attention to Nastplas’ work. I find it deeply disturbing! It embodies the feeling/fear I get from time to time that what I’m seeing isn’t real – that it could just pixillate into nothingness at any moment…. It’s hard at times to keep a grip on reality

On Sat, 16 Apr 2022, 06:03 SPECTACULUM MAGAZINE, wrote:

> Spectaculum Magazine posted: ” NASTPLAS // Nastplas are an international > creative duo based in Madrid, Spain and formed in 2006 by illustrator Fran > R. Learte ‘drFranken’ and creative director Natalia Molinos ‘Na’ (together > ‘Nastplas Team’). Their work combines an impressive range o” >

Hello Eve, we appreciate your feedback! And I hope that it was not so disturbing as to take away from the magic of photo art. We do agree that reality can be elusive at times, and that often what we think is real turns out not to be so, while what we may consider fantasy can turn out to be real. Sometimes good, sometimes really bad. We try to keep a positive outlook as much as possible! All the best, Karin (editor)

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