We’re excited to unveil new original artworks by Shu Lea Cheang, Gert-Jan Akerboom and Lawrence Lee. All works are original and exclusively created and offered through MakersPlace.
Dropping 10/08 🔥
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Shu Lea Cheang
Shu Lea Cheang is an internationally recognized Taiwanese-American multimedia artist (based in Paris) who is globally regarded a pioneering figure in internet-based/new media art.
Cheang works in various mediums including internet-based installation, social interfaces, cinematic productions, software interaction and durational performances. Her artwork explores critical social issues such as race relations, gender roles, human ecological impact, implications of technology, etc. Through her experimental media art Cheang aims to challenge perspectives introduced by today’s dominant institutions.
Cheang has exhibited at Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Guggenheim Museum (New York City), NTT[ICC] (Tokyo), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and her works are collected by the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim, among others. Last year, Cheang represented Taiwan as the first female artist from the country with a solo-exhibition at the 58th Venice Biennale.
A science fiction scenario with fantasia imagery, Cheang’s latest video series, BioNet, consists of two artworks “BioNet Baby” and “BioNet Blood Cell” — which explore the potential impact of technology and science, specifically Ectogenesis, on human society.
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Gert-Jan Akerboom is a digital artist and animator based in Berlin, Germany. Akerboom’s artwork have taken many forms in the past years, with the most recent being an expansion of his digital skills through high resolution 3D animation.
Every interaction, whether conscious or not, serves as inspiration for Akerboom. Dark and eerie imagery are particularly fascinating to him. His work is often influenced by his interest in science, culture, astronomy, and mathematics. He takes pride in a “lack of style” and intentionally goes out of his way to create artwork that is unlike anything most viewers have ever seen. Akerboom’s creations are best described as fully immersive visual experiences, which transport viewers to new, often ominous, worlds.
Akerboom’s latest series release takes viewers on a night journey to Void Island, a perimeter boundary that is floating through the empty space between dimensions and universes. Akerboom provides a glimpse into the activities, ecology, and inhabitants of the island through vivid first person journeys that appeal to all the senses.
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Lawrence Lee is a professional artist who’s worked in both physical and digital mediums for over forty years. He is best known for his iconic shamanistic portraits which have remained a central subject matter within his work since 1975. Native American culture and mythology are common themes within Lee’s work.
Lee’s design esthetic is based on strong composition, visual balance, contrast, and the incorporation of lyrical elements when appropriate. His artworks held in private, public and corporate collections around the world. Since entering the CryptoArt space two years ago, Lee has quickly made a name for himself in the space with works held in the MOCA and collections of prestigious collectors. Lee has been invited to exhibit in the 2021 Florence Biennial and his work has recently been featured in the “Curatorial Volume 2: Leaders in Contemporary Art” resource book and “ArtFolio,” which will be published early next year.
This new series release features four digitally remastered renditions of Lee’s signature shamanic portraitures. What started as a celebration of shamanism within Native American cultures took a global turn as Lee discovered the importance of shamanism in cultures worldwide and began to incorporate designs and power-imbued artifacts from those cultures.
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