The artwork Balance is part of recent explorations by Jan Urschel to use more unusual colour schemes and graphical shapes in his work. Drawing from his early training and experience as a graphic designer, Urschel combines different disciplines to discover new directions in his work.
Thematically Balance is an idea about future humans mastering interstellar travel and starting to colonize other planets. Terraforming has become necessary. This is performed by space needles docking on base stations that are flush with the ground to release atmospheric gasses to establish an atmosphere.
The point of view is from an observation spaceship flying by those giant machines. We see reflections from the interior electronic apparatuses, seemingly floating in the air like particles released from the terraformers.
Jan Urschel made his living as a self-taught graphic designer all through the 00s while getting a masters degree in Japanese and living in Germany, Japan and Hong Kong. Jan Urschel’s further career would be everything but ordinary.
After having worked as a lead graphic designer for two years in Singapore, he finally enrolled in the FZD School of Design in 2010 to embark on a journey he had dreamed of for years: to become a concept artist for the entertainment industry.