In the surreal landscape of Robot Reflections we find a nomad walking along the shore followed by a utility robot. They are dwarfed by their mirror image in the water.
In this fantasy of artist Jan Urschel the earth is a post-apocalyptic desert littered with the carcasses of giant tankers that once roamed the oceans. Little is left of the former seas on earth. Refineries are trying to extract whatever water remains from deep below the earth. Here and there small ponds of water are left reflecting the sky and clouds above. The beautiful reflections a reminder of views that humans took for granted centuries ago.
Finding beauty and lyrical aspects in mechanical and industrial landscapes of possible futures have long been an obsession of artist Jan Urschel.
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.