Game Over IV is an upcoming show at Giant Robot San Francisco that pays homage to the continuous evolution of videogames and their massive influence on popular culture. The impact and inspiration of videogames will be represented through a wide assortment of styles and genres provided by top artists in the fields of illustration, painting, sewing, indie comics, and videogames. Some of my favorite artists are among those to be featured, including Jeffrey Brown, David Horvath, and Matt Furie. Also, fellow Autumn Society member Hilary Florido created a badass Tetris piece for the show. (Sorry if there are any other TAS members in the show, I'm really bad with keeping track of everyone here!)
For my contribution to the exhibition, I created this series of 8-bit terrariums. I am actually a bit of a terrarium enthusiast myself, so this idea sort of evolved naturally from that interest. I actually see a lot of similarities between video games and terrariums; they are both closed systems that seek to nurture and sustain an entire world within a small viewing space. And I get equal enjoyment out of interacting and watching both.
Prints can be purchase from my shop, and at the gallery.
Some of my own terrariums after the jump.
Game Over 4
Friday March 4, 6:30-10pm
Giant Robot San Francisco
618 Shrader Street (around the corner from Amoeba)
San Francisco, CA 94117
Show runs from March 4 - March 30, 2011