Published on June 20th, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey
Artists to Bring the World of Deus Ex to Life in New York Exhibition
Today Square Enix announced that a group of well-known artists will come together and celebrate the opening of the New York City exhibition with art inspired by Eidos’ Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
The company said the lineup of artists come from background in street art, visual, graffiti, and photography space. The exhibition will be on July 28 at the Wooster Street Social Club in New York City. The exhibition will run for two weeks and feature art influenced by the theme of the storyline which involves the state of humanity as the world edges toward cybernetic augmentation. All proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated in support for further education in the arts.
List of contributing artists:
3rassiere – comprised of Justin Metros and Alex Tarrant who is the editor of New Media/Technology at JUXTAPOZ magazine, as well as a designer at Upper Playground and 900bats. They live and work in San Francisco.
Estevan Oriol – is a veteran Los Angeles-based photographer whose work focuses on LA culture and lifestyles. His work his currently on display at the “Art in the Streets” exhibition at the MOCA.
Eyeone – is a Los Angeles-based artist with a body of work ranging from street art to graphic design. His work is currently on display at Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Jeremy Fish – hails from San Francisco, and acts as both a fine
artist-exhibiting his work in domestic and international galleries- and a commercial illustrator and designer, creating murals, vinyl toys, apparel, and more.
Jorge Alderete – is a Mexico-based artist known for his explosive international collection of contemporary and custom art.
N8 Van Dyke – is an artist and illustrator whose work spans a wide variety of mediums, from pencil and ink to acrylic and oil pants. His uniquely detailed work has been featured in galleries around the world.
Rico Deniro – exhibited his first solo show earlier this year at the FIFTY24SF
Gallery in San Francisco. His art direction resulted in a collection of pop culture
icons, hand-carved into mask form, by rural Mexican villagers who had no idea who
these icons were.
Robert Abeyta, Jr. – having served as art director for brands like Stussy and Nike, Rob Abeyta, Jr. is renowned for his many skills in the fields of graphic design, painting, street art, and founder of the creative applications group, DualForces.
Sam Flores– is a graphic designer, street artist, and fine artist in San
Francisco, California. His work has been displayed in many galleries and art publications.
“Creating the right visual look and feel for DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION was of
critical importance to help set the tone of the incredibly rich storyline and
enhance the game’s universe,” said Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, art director of DEUS
EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, Eidos-Montreal. “The art direction in the game is extremely
distinctive, with its main elements being a polished blend of cyberpunk flavor and
aesthetics from the Renaissance, and super slick contemporary designs such as modern
architecture and geometrical art installations. It’s exciting to bring more focus to
videogame inspired art and it will be really interesting to see how the theme of
transhumanism in DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION is interpreted by the unique group of
artists participating in this project.”
“With support from Square Enix, Juxtapoz and the art community, we’ve selected a
group of artists from all disciplines who will explore both pro and
anti-augmentation in their works, based on the captivating storyline from the game,”
said Estevan Oriol, co-founder and creative director of SA Studios Global. “This
show will seamlessly combine several art forms and styles through the lens of the
futuristic DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION world.”
Will you be heading out to see the exhibit? Sound off below in our comments section or on the forums!