BMW is set to present its latest collaboration, a multi-tiered project with eminent international contemporary artist FUTURA 2000, at Frieze Los Angeles 2020. The artist has created three exclusive and unique versions of the BMW M2 Competition in his iconic style, whilst also designing a limited-edition series of the BMW M2 Competition which will be able to to the public for purchase in June 2020. One of the hand-painted BMW M2 by Futura vehicles will celebrate its world premiere at the second Frieze Los Angeles on the Paramount Pictures Studios lot in Hollywood. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
HTC has partnered with the Louvre Museum in Paris to create a unique virtual reality experience, called “Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass”. It brings story of the Mona Lisa, the iconic masterpiece by artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), to life, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death in France. Through VR, the Louvre can now offer visitors a chance to experience the iconic image as never before, revealing details invisible to the naked eye, as well as providing insight into the techniques da Vinci used, and the identity of his sitter. Read more for a video and additional information.
Built upon Google’s Persistent Cloud Anchors platform, Mark AR is a mobile app that lets you create digital artwork that will be visible to other users in a specific location using augmented reality technology. This app, which made its official debut at New York Comic-Con 2019, was created by iDreamSky and Subway Surfers developer Sybo. In the hands of talented artists, the sky is the limit, and we could soon see AR masterpieces all over the world once the app is released. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.
Tatsuo Horiuchi, an 79-year-old artist from Japan’s Nagano Prefecture, prefers using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets over actual paint to create his masterpieces. Horiuchi didn’t want to spend money on art supplies so he started to use Excel to create art after seeing others using the program at work. How does it work? The Autoshape function is mainly used to form the images and then custom colored shapes are layered to weave together an intricate image. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Jeremy Mayer has always been fascinated by the typewriter, and he spends countless hours rummaging for these vintage objects at flea markets and thrift stores. Once he does find one, he quickly snags it and then fully disassembles it, before turning the machine into something entirely new, whether they be robots to birds or even giant human figures. Sometimes, he creates an initial sketch to establish the general layout of new pieces, but the rest of the build process relies on how the parts fit together. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
At first glance, this mind-bending lamp appears to be some sort of Photoshop trick, but it’s real, and all just a clever illusion that looks to be straight from a science fiction movie. Created by New York-based artist Sean Augustine March, this desktop ‘lamp’ was created using a combination of dichroic and reflective glass, which in turn create a colorful light show from all angles. One caveat: it’ll set you back a hefty $3,000. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Bob Ross was best known for “The Joy of Painting”, an popular television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS. Unlike Ross, whod uring his 20-year tenure with the U.S. Air Force developed a taste for painting after attending an art class at the Anchorage U.S.O. club, YouTube user “SmallishBeans” is not an artist by any means, but rather a Minecraft fan. So, he decided to attempt to recreate one of the late painter’s works in the game, which involved logging into a second account. Read more for a video of the process and additional information.
In the near future, virtual reality will be used in a wide variety of everyday tasks, like painting. As many already know, standard virtual reality systems use either special headsets or multi-projected environments to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual environment. An artist who goes by “Anna dream brush” online shows us the surreal paintings that ensue when you combine virtual reality with art. Read more for a video and additional information.
New York City-based artist specializes in creating kinetic sculptures, and he’s best known for his ongoing mechanical mirror series. His older versions used hundreds of motors to rotate the pieces at different angles to change their appearance and a camera to observe the viewer capture them to be displayed. The latest ones utilize motion and laser sensors to “see” the person standing before the piece. “As you move, suddenly the piece moves. So then the piece is moving and that captures your eye, and you say ‘Oh my God, this is a kinetic piece. It’s moving. That’s very cool.’ And after maybe a few more seconds, you say ‘Hey, this piece is moving in tandem with me. It’s interactive. I’m actually creating what’s going on there,'” said Rozen. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Ai-Da, named after the mathematician Ada Lovelace, is the world’s first humanoid AI robot artist that can draw independently using a robotic arm and an inbuilt camera. She’s set to open her own art exhibition, called “Unsecured Futures,” at Oxford University on June 12th. “Pioneering a new AI art movement, we are excited to present Ai-Da, the first professional humanoid artist, who creates her own art, as well as being a performance artist. As an AI robot, her artwork uses AI processes and algorithms. The work engages us to think about AI and technological uses and abuses in the world today,” said Aidan Meller, Ai-Da’s brainchild and gallery owner. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.