We’re very excited to introduce the first artist, Marc-Anthony Macon, who is providing artwork for use within our app, Kompl, used to explore the urban environment around you.
We’re preparing for adding a whole new level of interaction to Kompl. Soon, you will be able to select a personality and, through that, collect particular types of locations and ‘level up’. This can bring more purpose to your urban discovery while nudging you into exploration even more.
Sound familiar? That’s because it’s a bit like Pokémon Go for the real world.
Each character is illustrated by a different artist from around the world.
One of the characters you will be able to select is called Artista. When you select Artista as your character, you will need to collect museums, architecture, artwork and other related locations to successfully level up.
The Artista character is illustrated by . Marc makes beautiful Dadaist-inspired art, much of which is accessible through his and .
Marc is a native of rural Ohio and graduated from UIUC (The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign) with a degree in dramatic writing. He is the author of 17 stage plays, and has been published in Backwash, Pretty Queer and Frontiers Magazine. Marc spent nearly a decade living in Manhattan, where he befriended and learned from street artists, wrote for Nickelodeon, and spearheaded the counter-counter zine, Upsetting Sandwich.
Marc has made both “Weird Al” Yankovic and Shirley Manson laugh, but not at the same time.
Marc currently resides in Urbana, Illinois where he is studying the traditional Japanese arts of Urasenke Tea Ceremony, Ikenobo Ikebana, and calligraphy from masters Kimiko Gunji and Shozo Sato.
Recently, Marc also worked together with one of Kompl’s founders, Babak Fakhamzadeh, providing artwork for the Dadaist poetry project Sauntering verse.
We’re excited to work on introducing playful elements into Kompl and we’re very excited to have Marc on board as an artist providing artwork for our app.