Maarten Isaäk de Heer (1977, NL) is a Dutch animation artist living and working in Berlin.
From 2002 – 2004, de Heer produced animated series, each of seven shorts:
GANS EGAAL (2002),
ALL THINGS NEW (2004) and
These works are comments on western modern society, brought with a dark sense of humor.
Each series are in a different technique, but always 2D.
After 2006, inspired by the children's picture-books by Ali Mitgutsch,
Pieter Brueghel's paintings and Eastern European Naiv painters like Ivan Generalić,
de Heer started making high resolution city-scapes:
HANDELINGEN (2009) and
[mu:stərman] – a Flood Story (2012).
These works fill the gap between animation, film, and classical art.
The films are presented as any classical painting or photograph;
a continuous looped installation, a static view on a landscape.
With these works de Heer is reintroducing the possibility of quietly observing an image.
He is now working on animated slideshow landscapes and Full Dome Animation Productions.