Man Vs. Ultraman (A Painting)
Experimental/Avant-Garde, 38 min.
Created by Mike Rader
The task of painting a portrait is given to an artist who unearths more about himself in the undertaking than expected. The painting takes 'The Man' through a whimsical and dark journey of self exploration as he attempts to trust himself. In the self contained space of the artists studio, 'The Man' finds himself in a fantastical bucolic environment in which to nurture himself. By using the Japanese television show Ultraman as a catalyst, artist Mike Rader chaperons himself through the creative process and exposes how equally difficult it is to navigate life. Mike Rader lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and his art has been shown in galleries and museums across the country.
WINNER: Vanguard Award — The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival 2012