- Oliver Latta, known as Extraweg on Instagram, is a 3D art director and artist based in Berlin who creates thought-provoking animations of the human body.
- While working as a motion designer, Latta tested the Cinema 4D computer program at home and shared his own animations on social media.
- In 2017, he opened a creative studio when his animations went viral on Instagram. He’s turned the project into a business and develops graphics for major commercial clients.
Extraweg is an artistic and commercial project by Berlin-based art director and artist Oliver Latta.
In his work, which is inspired by everyday situations, Oliver plays with humans and human body parts. He animates bodies in unconventional and provocative ways, forcing the viewer to think.
After studying design in Dessau, Germany, Oliver started working as a motion designer at Sehsucht, a world-renowned filmmaking, animations and visual effects studio in Germany.
At Sehsucht he came across Cinema 4D, a computer application for 3D animations and motion graphics, and decided to take his learning further by testing the app at home, creating animations on his own, and sharing them on Instagram under the name “Extraweg.”
What started as a learning test, soon turned out to be Oliver’s next career step. In 2017, in fact, the Extraweg Instagram account reached immediate popularity.
Today, Extraweg has become both an art project and a business, where Oliver develops commercial works for international clients.