Rene Magritte’s works reinterpreted as an interactive VR world.
Magritte VR is a virtual reality journey through the work of one of the world’s greatest and most popular artists.
This VR experience is triggered simultaneously for a shared immersive experience, for an audience of 50 at a time, produced and directed by BDH Immersive.
Magritte VR uses hi-resolution scans of Magritte’s original paintings and 3D modeling to generate an unforgettable ride through the artist’s remarkable work. This virtual reality presentation is made to be viewed in a giant bowler hat, a specially constructed VR cinema installation.
The audience is immersed in a series of authentic landscapes; beach, forest, mountains, and sky. MAGRITTE VR celebrates his wit, illusions and the great love for his wife Georgette, his muse and inspiration throughout his life.
Rene Magritte ranks alongside Dalí and Miró as one of the most preeminent surrealist artists. MAGRITTE VR is part of the Magritte Experience event in Belgium acknowledging 50 years since the artist’s death.
Tickets can be ordered from www.magritteknokke.be
About Tetsuya Ishida
Tetsuya Ishida came of age as a painter during Japan’s “lost decade”—a time of nationwide economic recession that lasted through the 1990s. In his afflictive paintings, he captured the feelings of hopelessness, claustrophobia, and emotional isolation that burdened him and dominated Japanese society. From his early career until his untimely death in 2005, Ishida provided vivid allegories of the challenges to Japanese life and morale in paintings and graphic works charged with dark Orwellian absurdity.
Ishida was born in 1973 in Yaizu, Japan, and died in 2005 in Tokyo. He graduated in 1996 from Musashino Art University, Tokyo. Solo exhibitions include The person who was not able to fly, Sunpu Museum, Shizuoka, Japan (2006); Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan (2007); Yaizu City Culture Center, Japan (2007); Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo (2008); Note of Tetsuya Ishida, Ashikaga Museum of Art, Japan (2013, traveled to Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Japan; Tonami Art Museum, Japan; and Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan, through 2015); Notes, Evidence of Dreams, Tonami Art Museum, Japan (2014); and Saving the World with a Brushstroke, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2014). – via gagosian.com/artists/tetsuya-ishida/
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