Christen Bach (b. 1978) is a Danish animation director & audio visual artist currently living in Berlin, Germany. He started his career as a commercial Art Director but cut over into the moving image industry in 2001. He is working as an animation director and VFX-supervisor both commercially and in conjunction with his personal art and animation projects.
His personal work mainly focuses on human relations – often told through experimental or stylistic visuals – using the absurd or the surreal to highlight the emotional content and to put the reality of the themes into perspective. Bach’s artisanship elegantly crosshatches traditional craft and new digital technologies such as Virtual Reality – ofttimes combined in conceptual tableaus or mixed media animation.
He has been exhibiting his work at the Guggenheim museums in New York, Bilbao, Berlin and Venice as a part of the Youtube/play. Furthermore his projects/works has been featured in hundreds of festivals and galleries around the world alongside artists like Takashi Murikami, Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, Friends Like You & Kaws…
In 2012 he was rewarded with the Danish Animation Guild’s “Talent of the year” at the Danish Animation Awards for his work on the Animation Tag Attack.
Commercially he has been working as designer, animator and compositor on Studio Rosto AD’s “Jona/Tomberry” (winner of Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2005). He has been the VFX supervisor and lead compositor on several features, shorts and commercials (both animated and live action) – like Anders Morgenthaler’s feature; “I am here” aka “The 11th Hour” starring Kim Basinger.