Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I AM 8-BIT

The I Am 8-Bit art show opening at Gallery 1988 was last night and it was a blast! So many people showed up and there was a line out the door the entire night. There was so much great artwork, it was insane. Here are the two pieces I contributed. Above is Mario, and below is Luigi, of course. Don't be confused by these thumbnails though, the Luigi piece was actually much bigger than the Mario one. Which do you like better and why? I was asking people all night and everyone had a different answer. This question started because at first, the gallery was only going to be able to fit one piece, and Jon Gibson, the curator, picked the Luigi one because he felt it was stronger. But to my luck, when I showed up at the show, they were both up! So thanks again Jon! I think the show's up for a month, so get yourself to the gallery and check out all the amazing artwork.

8 comments:

Jay D Smith said...

great stuff!!

Bob Fries III said...

I love the Mario! As for why...i don't know. Maybe because i could hear the dungeon music the second i saw it? Maybe its the coins? I don't know, but really good stuff!

jeaux janovsky said...

I was there for a bit, and it was awesome as hell. yr pieces were sweet, as were everyone elses.
hope all is sweet sean!
take care!
-jx

Clarke (Csnyde) said...

I really dig both of these paintings Sean, but I have to say that I do like the Luigi Pick better. I think it's mostly just because it seems to have a bit more depth and dimension to it that than the mario painting. I really like the wallpaper in the BG for some reason too.

I definitely have to get off my ass and do up some video game paintings of my own this year so that I can hopefully be a part of this great show next year.

Sean said...

Thanks everyone!
Bob- Yeah, that music is timeless, isn't it!
clarke- I love old wallpaper designs, so I just instinictively added that in there. You definitely should get off your ass! Everyone should as a matter of fact!

Mansion Land Jones said...

I already told you Mario. But that's just cause I love level 1-2 so much.

SMacLeod said...

nice. How'd the show go? Devo said he saw you.

Marc Deckter said...

Great pieces, Sean! I like the Luigi one best (especially that wallpaper!) but I'm happy to hear there was room for both of them at the show!