Blank Space Presents: Game Artists of Norway
24/05/2019 - 09/06/2019
Opening Reception: 24/05/2019 18:00-21:00
Blank Space presents its newest group exhibition featuring the artistry and hard work behind the independant gaming scene in Norway. The public is welcome to the vernissage Friday, May 24th from 18:00 – 21:00, and will be on display every day from 11:00 - 17:00 until June 9th 2019.
Art comes in many forms - some we are well aware of, and others that take a bit of reminding. Video Games is a field that too often falls into the latter category. Even those of us who are avid gamers often times forget to stop and see all the artistry in the digital worlds around us - we get too focused on the puzzles, the bullets, or the mission objectives to see the immaculately designed backdrops or characters for the art they are.
You don’t need to be a big box company to have beautiful works in your game, either - this show focuses on the independent Norwegian scene filled with low budgets, big talent, and ambitious ideas. These smaller companies create uncompromising works with attention to detail, fueled by passion, and brimming with thousands of hours of experience.
This exhibition invites game designers, artists and developers to show off their work both inside and outside of their computerized worlds. What inspires them? How do they incorporate their own styles into a game, or does their style shape the videogame all together?
From realistic landscapes, to monstrous characters, to futuristic machines and everything in-between, this show provides art for any audience. Showing both large prints, moving images, and game demos audience of all ages, young to old, will appreciate the craftsmanship and creativity our artists harness.
Featuring images from Norwegian designers, such as Aslak Helgesen (Teslagrad, World To The West), Kjartan Forthun (My Child Lebensborn), Frits Olsen (Earthlock, The Cabin), Simon Stafsnes Simonsen (Owlboy), Øyvind Steensen (Våken), Ozan Drøsdal (Manual Samuel, Helheim Hassle), Yngvill Hopen (Pode), Fredrik Dahl (Earthlock), Ole Ivar Rudi (Teslagrad, World To The West), Camilla Wang Kvalheim, Inna Hansen, June Jenssen, and more.