Quantum Enigma


Quantum enigma is one man’s journey through space and time. In a future where past and present meet a fallen astronaut searches the unknown for a way home. What he finds will change the future of humanity forever.

Who are you? Where do you come from? Why are you here? Questions not easily answered when you are nine light years away from earth without a way to get home. 

Your only connection to your past is staring at you in the mirror and your only motivation to keep going, are the dreams of your family that keep you awake at night.

Below are Nine digital works of art using hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation. Each of these nine pieces are available as NFT's at a much higher resolution than what you see here. They include music, and looped video similar to the Gif's below. Visit Opensea to purchase these artworks.

This very rare collection is one of one, there are no editions.

Check back soon, there are more pieces in this series.


Crash
20
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Stress
19
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Atmosphere
18
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Trouble Ahead
17
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Velocity
16
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Escape
15
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



G-Force
14
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Overwhelmed
13
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Beyond
12
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Traveler
11
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



GRIFON
10
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Capture
9
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Deity
8
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Unearthing
7
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Ambush
6
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Expedition
5
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Anguish
4
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Enthrall
3
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Stunned
2
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4



Deception
1
2021
Hand drawing, pen and ink, digital paint and animation, NFT, .MP4


Quantum Enigma is a much larger creative project than what you see here. It is the culmination of nine years of work. 

A graphic novel will be published later this year featuring a complete story to the animation. 



An award winning teaser trailer and short film have been created, along with working props, robotics, costumes and hundreds of drawings and digital artworks. 



Check out the trailer and more info on this project below.


To Learn More About This Project Click on the Links Below


Storyboards: Here we will continue to bring storyboard thumbnails sketches and changes for the live action trailer.


Concept Art: A lot of interesting art leading up to the finished ideas. Multiple changes are made frequently to work out problems and detail of the props and effects that we are trying to create. We will continue to drop new art here all the time.


Props, Animatronics and Practical Effects: This is the good stuff that takes so long to make. After we sketch it all down, it is s trial and error process using various materials to create a practical effect and prop. We'll try to update this area as much as possible.


Behind the Scenes: This is some behind the scenes shots from production of the trailer and more.


Film Festivals: During this process we are submitting our teaser and soon to be trailer to various film festivals which are responding very well to our work.


If you've waited this long, it will be worth it. Check back in for more details soon.

Nonagon A Crypto Noir Story


NONAGON: Nine sides of life, nine sides of our past, present and future meet in the world’s first Crypto Noir art series and story ever.

Linder’s latest artwork is digital meets handmade. Starting with hand painted paper, he draws in pen and ink, and white charcoal. Each piece is scanned at a stunning 8k resolution and then 20 to 50 digital layers are added. The digital layers are printed on transparency and re-applied to the handmade drawing.

It is a one of a kind series inspired by film noir and pulp fiction novels that explores the mystery of number 9, with 27 mixed media artworks that tell the first Crypto-Noir story ever. Nonagon will be released as 9 pages of artwork in three separate NFT drops.

The original handmade artwork be auctioned soon. 

The digital artwork is available to purchase as an NFT on Opensea here. 


In addition to that, there is a collected graphic novel in the works that will be released later this year with the complete story of Nonagon.



Awakening
1
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT

It was a hot spring night in New York with a little rain in the air. Nona was enjoying a great time at her friend Stacey’s party with plenty of drinks, and lots of old friends. The only downside was that her loser boyfriend wouldn’t take no for an answer.

She pleaded with him earlier to stay home and let her enjoy her friend’s birthday. But it didn’t help, Derek showed up anyway. What made things worse is that after a few shots, he started hitting on her friends too. Nona had enough, after she saw his touchy feely hands on her friends, she left the party.




Cornerstone
2
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT

Nona waited for an Uber but it was late so she called her friend Meagan to meet for a drink while she waited. She noticed a strange man in a hat following her, but she couldn’t get a good look at him after he slipped into an alley. The whole thing creeped her out so she grabbed the first taxi she could find and headed for the bar to meet her friend.


Refuge
3
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT

It was Saturday night and there were more people than usual out on the streets of the city. New York felt alive again, even though so many places she used to go were boarded up and gone. A light rain started and she realized that she didn’t have an umbrella or a coat with her. She would just have to wing it.


Reflection
4
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT

She thought how weird it was to see so many people without masks now that the mandate was finally lifted. Things almost felt normal again to her, until her boyfriend kept texting her which interrupted the moment. She was going to ignore him anyway and just hang with friends that she has missed over the past year.


Scrutiny
5
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT (after McGinnis)

Nona tipped the cabbie and got out of the car only to catch a glimpse of the same stranger with a hat that followed her out of Stacey’s party. She tried to keep her eyes on him to see where he went, but he slipped into the shadows again. 

Now that is strange, how could he know where she was going? How could he have gotten there before her she thought? Maybe she just had too much to drink at the party she continued.

After stepping out of the car, she noticed coins lying on the ground in front of her and something else that sparkled.



Mindful
6
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT

Quickly, she turning around to see if anyone near her dropped their wallet or purse or something, but no one was there. Someone definitely lost their ring and a pocket full of change right where her cab stopped to let her out. 

Maybe it’s the place all cabs stop in this area and the one before her lost it? Either way, she couldn’t just leave it there. Maybe she could find an inscription on it or something to return it to its rightful owner she thought.


Dazzle
7
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT

Wearing her tight fitting little black dress and heels, Nona couldn’t exactly kneel down to pick it up, so she tried to reach down without looking awkward. It was an odd shaped ring, one with many different sides. 

As she got closer to it, the ring began to give off a kind of bluish glow as if it was reacting to her, that seemed very unusual she thought, but she continued to question herself, rationalizing it as maybe just reflections off of the wet street from the rain.


Portal
8
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT

When she picked it up, the ring slipped onto her finger and it lit up instantly. It felt extraordinarily light for a ring this size she mused. Numbers started appearing around it like some kind of a projection. 

Now, she thought it was some type of a gag or she was being filmed for a typical New York City street promotion.


Odyssey
9
2021
8.5 x 11 inches
Pen and ink, white charcoal on hand painted paper, 
digitally painted, NFT

Nona realized the numbers stayed on 1942, suddenly she felt very warm and the sky went dim, then black.



The next 9 in this series will be released in a few weeks, so check back soon.





















Downtown Blue

 


Analysis and critique by David Genovesi director 
ARTROM Gallery Rome, Italy. 

Allan Linder has an interesting history. He’s seen a lot of art in his days, from the inside. This has certainly honed his eye. What I note immediately is a general desire in his work to enter as deep into the painting as possible, to penetrate the surface barrier and offer a big view. The perspective is effective in achieving this result and it is enhanced with lights and reflections. 
 
Technically Linder is there. Nothing is out of place and it is obvious that a good deal of planning goes into his work. The talent that is evident in his paintings is the ability to create a mood, a sensual style that is inviting and draws the viewer in. This is enhanced by the misty, slightly out-of-focus overall effect. Linder is a painter in the best sense of the word. I notice he sometimes paints over a pre-textured surface which is interesting.



Downtown Blue 
2007 
30 x 30 inches 
Acrylic on canvas 
Private Collection

There is a tendency to slip over onto the sentimental side, the scenes sometimes become a bit "dreamy" and ideal, sometimes pretty. Linder wants to please his audience but they are not tested in any way, which of course is not a crime. His work has great appeal, I'm sure he knows that, but they may lack that "unpredictable" element. Nonetheless, the paintings are impressive.


What is most evident is the treatment of the light from the sky, from the water, from the streetlights, from the reflected buildings. Light is the protagonist in this work, almost above the subject matter. The triangles he uses to divide the canvas are brilliant compositional devices. The slightly higher vantage point into the painting places the viewer as an observer of the scene and not a participant.


The dark umber under the fence serves as a strong, firm foundation and grounding device. The eye is led into and around the painting discovering the details that are nicely modeled where they need to be and left a bit vague where they are not necessary. All the elements in the painting, including the deep, rich, saturated color reinforce and enhance the appreciation of the spectacle he presents.


In "Downtown Blue" the sensations are transmitted. Similar to the sensations generated by the French Impressionists, with a slightly Pop sensibility thrown in. Linder has an eye for composition and the balance of forces within the painting. This painting, more than the others, is witness to that.



Untitled Painting

 


One hot summer night about seventeen years ago, my friend Sean Welsh, a writer in New York City came over to my loft in Chelsea and threw down some paint and we made art. In one night we managed to take two 8 ft. steel doors and turn them into something special.

Unfortunately, the image of the piece above is not the best but maybe the description can help.


For years, Sean and discussed a collaboration of our creative process on a large scale. It wasn't the first time, I had done several illustrations and later covers for his books, but this time it would be different. It would be large and it would be epic.


This painting was a real mixture of all types of media. It was a combination of graffiti, written word, found objects, paint and plenty of whiskey.


Technically, the painting is a diptych because it is two matching steel panels side by side. 

The idea stemmed from a story about an old man in the neighborhood returning to his favorite spot only to find that it was out of business, and the doors had been locked with a sign out front that said thank you for your years of patronage, you will be missed. It became a shrine, a memorial of past time that all the locals would keep alive if only in spirit.


The only way we could work on it was on the floor because of it's size. I brought out a bag of tools and began pounding on the doors with a steel mallet to give it an aged look. Sean took his pen and applied his prose. The whole thing just felt natural and organic.


I had plenty of room in the studio to get this done, and a place to hang out while we contemplated our next move.


The painting never got a title. We punched this thing out in one night. We kept trying to get back on the board to do a little more work on it, but it never happened. Sean arrived late that night and we watched the sun come up on the Highline where my loft was located.

It was something that both of us felt very good about. I was looking forward to getting this into an exhibition coming up, but life changed and I moved into another loft space.


Somehow, the painting got misplaced after the move and we have never been able to track it down. To this day, we have no idea where it ended up.






Three Trees

 


Three Trees, is a series of small works celebrating three of the oldest living trees on earth. They are created on 800 year old reclaimed NY water tower redwood using hand carving, ink and pyrography techniques. 


Methuselah

6 x 3

2021

Pyrography, ink and hand carving on reclaimed redwood

Methuselah, is an ancient bristlecone pine tree approximately 5,000 years old.


Gran Abuelo

6 x 4

2021

Pyrography, ink and hand carving on reclaimed redwood

Gran Abuelo, is an ancient Patagonian cypress tree approximately 4,000 years old.


President

6 x 4

2021

Pyrography, ink and hand carving on reclaimed redwood

President, is an ancient giant sequoia tree approximately 3,200 years old.





The New York city skyline is legendary for its skyscrapers, architecture and the water towers on nearly every building over six stories tall. The water towers started to appear in New York city in the 1800's as a way to bring water to upper floors in taller buildings. 

The cedar or redwood tanks were built and installed by barrel makers during that time. Each tank was held together with only steel straps with no adhesive to keep the contents pure. Each tank has a life span of approximately 40 years. These timeless structures are a signature of New York just like central park.

Redwood is a protected wood species now, so I am using 100% reclaimed wood from these old redwood water towers. The trees used back then were more than 800 years old.