Erik Winkowski treats video like collage, cutting up, painting over, and remixing scenes from everyday life in playful, unexpected ways. Trees, hands, clouds, and birds are transformed into hypnotic patterns and bold compositions that evoke modernist painting. His stylistically diverse work is about “seeing with joy,” he says. He has pioneered animation techniques that lend his videos the spontaneity and vitality of drawing—this experimental spirit can be seen in his collaborations with Hermes and The New York Times.