3D modeling, rendering, Illustration, animation
Alfred Kamajian’s approach to medical illustration combines the worlds of art and medicine in a way that is visually stunning as well as being both medically and scientifically accurate. He is passionate about communication design and embodies a very distinct design aesthetic. His keen eye for detail allows him to creatively conceive and render unique pieces of art that elucidate science and medicine in pursuance of effectively communicating with the viewer.
Art, being a non-verbal expression, moves you beyond words, more into a universal language, that of feelings. A major goal of the artist is to have the viewer feel as the artist felt. Medicine is both an art and a science. Art is more experiential, science is more intellectual. Finding a union between the two came very naturally because they both evoke similar qualities of meaning, beauty, mind, body, spirit, and most importantly… a creative process.
Alfred paints, animates, and draws because he has to. Like many artists, it’s a compulsion of their creative consciousness. When Alfred is illustrating the human anatomy, it is also a portrait of himself—he is making choices like the lighting to focus attention, the perspective, the drama, the colors, the range of color, and the contrast. So his medical illustration in turn reveals a lot about himself.
The philosophy of wanting to do a good job and then executing that comes down to the details. Quality is all about details. His ability to search out the tiny element from the jumble of facts, lines, colors—the tiny element that unlocks an oil painting or a clinical concept—displays his far-reaching artistic abilities.
What does medicine have to do with art? Everything. Truly, medicine, like art, is one’s life calling. As humans, we dream of change and being of service. As physicians or creatives, one of the ways that we do that is by using our purpose and form. Alfred endeavors to immerse the viewer through the inner workings of the human anatomy by way of his illustrations.