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
Sergio Gervacio creates photographs that range from the ominous and unexpected to the whimsical. Strange masked men stand in the darkness, yet wearing a unicorn mask. A selfie taker’s arm clutching the phone is emerging from his open mouth.
A figure sits in a tub of milky liquid blowing bubbles, wearing a mask. A strange mermaid doll also happens to be in that tub. What does it all mean? Well, if it was obvious, he wouldn’t have to make the art.
Baskoro Prasetyo is a 28-year-old freelance photographer and videographer from Bali, Indonesia.
Prasetyo’s work takes a critical view of nature and culture. In his work, he deconstructs Indonesian beliefs and culture. He uses digital collage and photography in his artwork.
Oils by Argentinean artist Ruben Cukier
About Ruben Cukier
Born and raised in Buenos Aires in 1964, Cukier chooses colors and shades that reveal a yearning for a less superficial, less deceptive reality. The forms, dimensions and colors give shape to dreams and nightmares, and even allude to a notion of hope. Humor is used to reflect fears, habits and desires that most of us deny and suppress deep within.
The dictionary defines surrealism , as a style of art and literature, stressing the subconscious or non rational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects and unexpected juxtapositions.
Ruben Cukier, surrealist painter, born and raised in politically violent Buenos Aires, is a member of an illustrious roster of artists who’s vivid imagination and fantasy informed their art making.
Visual artists from Salvador Dali, Fernando Botero , Dorothea Tanning and writers such as Jose Saramago, Carlos Fuentes and Franz Kafka, to name a very few, have mined the rich subconscious for imagery.
Unexpected juxtapositions that, at first, are baffling and thought provoking but when considered more closely, produce a frisson of recognition. The recognition of dreams , fears or thoughts that we ourselves may have experienced at one time or another. That is why, I feel, his paintings are so appealing . Ruben Cukiers paintings depict images and ideas that are ,not only pleasing and visually stunning, but also somehow universal and timeless.
– Lydia Schrufer, BFA.