'Best of urban contemporary art’ goes on virtual display - how you can see it

Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 12:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 12:34 pm

What is described as a “cool, electric and otherworldly virtual 3-D art gallery” has opened online.

Fluorescent Smogg was set up by UK artist Sickboy to be the finest quality art rendering, limited edition creating and art show production house in urban contemporary art and is renowned for always delivering immaculate quality art and ground breaking immersive shows, worldwide.

Speaking about why now the right time is to launch this project Fluorescent Smogg’s Charles Baird said: “Creativity held in contentious times has, through history, always been deeply inspiring.

“We want to bring something positive because of the situation, not despite it.“Unlike other virtual reality galleries, this is a cutting edge, immersive group show, that straddles the dividing line between a ‘real’ gallery world and another reality.

It features some of the world’s leading contemporary artists: Sickboy, Taku Obata, Mars 1, Sickboy, Ralph Steadman, Rick Griffin, Mat Eco, Antwan Horfee, Adam Neate, Rhys Lee, Gasius, Mudwig, Duncan Weston and Hello Collective.

This will be a groundbreaking, one of a kind exhibition - hosted entirely online.

The artists will be showcasing disciplines as diverse as contemporary painting, video installation, screenprinting, woodblock printing and the ancient art of bronze casting.Timed editions will be released weekly throughout the event.Eschewing the traditional gallery space has always been a part of Fluorescent Smogg’s DNA.

Featured artist Sickboy said: “We are fearless, diving headfirst into this world, colliding pixels with vectors and the real with the unreal, venturing untrodden paths in the hope to stimulate imagination and arouse conversation.”Baird said: “The exhibition forces us to ask uneasy yet thought provoking questions.

“Are real spaces needed in a world so adept at 3-D rendering and deep fakes? And can the traditional gallery experience be assimilated in a virtual world?,” he said.

The Dividing Line exhibition will also boost funds for mental health charity Mind with 10 per cent of the show’s sales being donated to it.

The exhibition opened to the public on Friday May 22 at https://fluorescentsmogg.com/holder/ site.