Luke Kopycinski is a concept artist for a game company in Melbourne, but his fine art transcends any niche genre with rough paint strokes converging into luminous and expressive figures.
by Ami Kealoha
Jeremiah Palecek can't help dreaming of video games. He believes that the dreaming world and the gaming world are incredibly close. The Prague-based artist is not only an avid gamer, but also creates oil paintings inspired by scenes from video...
The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer at Davis Museum, Wellesley
An exhibition dedicated to one video game artist's work and career
by David Graver
For over 12 years, Jason Rohrer has lent his artistic vision and computer programming capabilities to the world of video game design. Along the way, he has elevated both artistry and narrative offerings. With that, accolades unfolded—including inclusion...
Indie and Experimental Video Games at 2015 ArtCade Con
CultureHub’s one night only modern-day arcade, including games yet to be released
by Nara Shin
What a time to be alive—especially if you play video games. The interactive entertainment medium has never been more exciting, and from blockbuster narrative masterpieces to low-budget experimental gems, the limits of technology and creativity...
A beautifully designed new racing game packed with slick features
by Seth Brau
If you're the kind of gamer (like us) who's tired of the hyper-realistic, hundreds-of-different-button games that flood the gaming consoles of today, then Blur might be for you. On the surface, the new racing game from Bizarre Creations is an absolutely...
Art Basel 41 Highlights, Part Two
Warped realist sculptures, Op-Art paintings and wearable instruments round out our list of Art Basel 2010 favorites
by Evan Orensten
There were so many great things at Art Basel 41 we needed a second feature to capture them all. Check out Part One of our coverage here if you missed it. At NYC's Sperone Westwater, "Michael (Variation #1)" (2010), a larger-than-life bust by Canadian...
by Leonora Oppenheim
British artist Miranda Donovan apparently finds herself at a dead end on a daily basis. In this case it's not a lack of inspiration but rather a source of it, leading her to an interesting interpretation of landscape painting. Expanses of brick...
Trompe L'Oeil by Rosanna Bankes
I've always found the artistic technique of trompe l'oeil (derived from French, meaning trick of the eye) absolutely fascinating. It's age-old and I was really only familiar with examples painted as murals, depicting landscapes or decorative...
Face the Challenges of Running a Start-up in "The Founder" Video Game
Francis Tseng's meta, dystopian simulator lets you launch and manage a fake business
by Nara Shin
Brooklyn-based artist and interaction designer Francis Tseng offers an opportunity that many of us could only wistfully fantasize about: the chance to be a start-up founder. His new simulation video game, The Founder, takes place right after the...
Art Basel 41 Highlights, Part One
Animated currency, she-beasts, Aitken's latest immersive video and pink crystals top our list of Art Basel favorites
by Evan Orensten
One day, nearly 300 galleries and thousands of artworks later, check out below what caught our eye at Art Basel's 41st event in Basel last month. Stay tuned for more in Part Two. "Hero No. 1" (2009), one of Zhang Huan's series of enormous...
Whitney Biennial 2012
Four dynamic contemporary American artists
by Kelly O'Reilly
Now in its 76th year, the bi-annual compendium has gathered a new group of 51 contemporary artists to take over the museum through 27 May. While the focus on performance has become a central one in 2012, we found a group of four artists across different...
by Josh Teixeira
For those who've ever tried to sell back a used game to Game Stop, you know the feeling when they give you your measly cash back or slightly-less-measly store credit and you have to swallow it. Unfortunately they've long been the only place...
Outerlands: Season One
The documentary series from AREA 5 aims to debunk sterotypes and explore non-traditional gaming coverage
by Carol T Chung
Every now and then a project comes along that can make even the most jaded curmudgeon crack a smile—Outerlands is one of those projects. Video games are a diverse form of entertainment, and one that is oftentimes misunderstood, vilified or mocked...