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The Wild Within

The Wild Within is a series of digital artworks that bring new life into abandoned buildings from a bygone era.

Based on real-world physical spaces, an animated rebirth into a digital realm has been created.

Ryan Koopmans & his partner Alice Wexell visited different locations around the world over several years, exploring ruins and photographing structures that have undergone dramatic transition.

Upon returning, they digitally introduced vegetation, modified the structure and lighting, and animated the scenes with the intention of reviving the empty spaces, essentially bringing life back into the rooms.

The results are a surreal collision between the past and future, natural and manmade, physical and digital, and the real and imaginary.​ 

 

The aim of the artwork is to create a sense of surreal tranquility whilst referencing the themes of architectural history, urban exploration, and the resurgence of nature.

Many of the buildings depicted in The Wild Within have been demolished in recent years, further emphasizing the theme of time passing in the cycle of growth and decay.

The first mint of The Wild Within occurred on March 24, 2021, with a focus on the Georgian town of Tskaltubo.

 

This began the genesis chapter of a project that has been widely celebrated, exhibited and acquired by some of the World's premier collectors of digital art.

Timeline

2030 - Awakening
2029 - Essence
20
28 - Revival
2027 - Spectrum

2026 - Echos
2025 - Sy
mbiosis
2024 - Realms

2023 - Symphony
2022 - Everlasting - 4 artworks 
2021 - The Wild Within Genesis - 13 artworks 

 
Chapter 3: Symphony
2023
Chapter 2: Everlasting
2022
Chapter 1: The Wild Within Genesis
2021
Collaborations
The Wild Within x Collaborations