Fully Immersive Mixed Reality Digital Art Experience, The Unreal Garden, Debuts Installations From Visionary Global Artists
Onedome’s San Francisco-based experiential space, The Unreal Garden, welcomes artists from the world over to be part of the first-ever consumer multiuser mixed-reality experience projected by Microsoft HoloLens. The Unreal Garden opens October 19th with a soft opening already underway.
With its core technologies powered by HP, including point of sale, computers, and behind-the-scenes controls, The Unreal Garden showcases nine art installations from ten artists including multiple layers of perception in a mind-blowing, innovative first allowing guests to become immersed in the artwork as they move around the space, seeing it from all angles and interacting with key components.
At the helm of the art on exhibit is a visionary group of boundary-pushing world-class artists, including digital painter Android Jones, artist John Park, sculptor Jasmine Pradissitto, abstract artist Andy Thomas, collaborative conceptual art duo Shuster + Moseley, imaginative zoology artist Scott Musgrove, artist Werc, interactive designer and CreateAR Founder Ray Kallmeyer and art director, motion designer and concept designer Vladislav Solovjov.
“The pieces of artwork on display at The Unreal Garden transcend genres and realities – being experienced in 2D and 3D as you journey through its landscape,” said Onedome Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer Leila Amirsadeghi. “With artists hailing from the UK, Russia, Australia, Italy, Mexico and the US, we are truly presenting a community-driven experience to inspire and connect individuals globally and open the art world up to new demographics.”
Below, find out more about each artist, their background and their contributions to The Unreal Garden.
Best described as a digital painter, Jones has become known for his many layered, psychedelic works and live performances. Manipulating light and energy, he is determined to push the boundaries of the imagination. His large art studio is based in Lyons, France.
John Park is an artist living in Los Angeles who studied classical drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy at the Rhode Island School of Design. His work is an attempt to reconcile these classical influences with the urban aesthetic of the New Contemporary art movement.
Inspired by her childhood in Italy, Pradissitto forged a path to art through the sciences, earning a PhD from University College London in Quantum Physics. Her work melts and reshapes forms inspired by nature, the human condition and scientific breakthroughs into Quantum Sculptures.
Inspired by the beauty of nature and extensive travel to some of the world’s most ancient rainforests, Thomas fuses together images of flora and fauna into evolved abstract forms, representing nature’s collision with technology.
Shuster + Moseley
British artists Claudia Moseley and Edward Shuster are a collaborative conceptual art duo whose work encompasses sculpture, installation and suspended environments using optics, geometry, light and glass. Based in London, they create temporary and permanent lightworks and sculptural installations.
Scott Musgrove is an American artist based in Seattle, best known for the imaginary zoology he creates using wood, bronze, oil paint, watercolors, ink and pencil. A former comic book artist and TV animator, these days he focuses his imagination on depicting undiscovered animals.
Jari Werc Alvarez was born in Ciudad Juarez (1980), Mexico and grew up in Texas where he began his artistic career. Werc is clearly an art activist: He reinterprets and explores the balance and duality of our and identity and society, with multiple layers of meaning that give off a spiritual vibe.
Kallmeyer is an interactive designer and founder of CreateAR, the company behind Enklu: the first storytelling platform for location-based entertainment in mixed reality. With a patent for hands-free interaction technology, he gives talks on the confluence of tech, design, psychology, and sociology.
An art director, motion designer and concept designer living in St. Petersburg, Russia, Solovjov imagines complex organisms through geometry and particles. His creations fuse biology, chemistry and machine into fluid swarms and rigid structures that defy explanation
Located at 1025 Market St., The Unreal Garden tickets are available for purchase online at http://www.onedome.global and range in price from $22 to $37 each, based on chosen date and time. The Tilt Brush lounge and Elixart Cafe are open to the public to spend time in this extraordinary space, allowing participants to try some herbal infused snacks and mocktails, and create original virtual artwork.
Onedome is an immersive media company. We use creativity to inspire collaboration, connection and community by producing transformative experiences that invite us to journey from the me to we. In collaboration with global artists, visionaries and innovators, we create and curate interactive arts and immersive entertainment that entertain, educate and engage.
Onedome is launching a series of location-based entertainment destinations, the first is a 20,000 sq. ft. space on Market Street in San Francisco opening in October 2018, with 10 more locations planned over five years across the US.
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