Things are lining up for a very week of Drops on MakersPlace! Featuring the genesis collection from NBA superstar Kyle Lowry; the introduction of a new series from prolific digital artist Frenetik Void; and an epic series of short films by David Ariew.
Kyle Lowry – Dropping 06/29 @ 3:30 PM PST
Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player and point guard in the National Basketball Association. Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Kyle was drafted 24th overall from the NCAA’s Villanova Wildcats in the 2006 NBA Draft and played for the Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets before being traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2012 – Canada’s only NBA team.
During his time in Toronto, this six-time NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist firmly established himself as the greatest Toronto Raptors player of all time. In just 9 seasons he led the franchise to their first-ever Atlantic Division title in 2013-2014, their first-ever appearance at the Eastern Conference Finals in 2015-2016, and their first-ever World Championship Title in 2019.
Through My Eyes
Six-time NBA All-Star, Kyle Lowry, comes together with Toronto illustrator and digital artist, Corbs (Corbin Portillo), to release a unique NFT collection that brings to life the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 NBA Championship Parade.
“Through My Eyes” is a curated collection that seamlessly weaves the colorful surrealism that’s signature to Corbs with Kyle’s thoughtful reflections on 7 defining moments of a day that will forever live in the hearts of Kyle, Toronto, and all of Canada.
Frenetik Void – Dropping 6/30 @ 3:30 PM PST
As digital technologies change the definition of what it means to be human, the relationship between physical presence, virtual identity and digital corporeality becomes more diffuse. The work of Frenetik Void unfolds in a science-fiction environment, a post-human universe inhabited by mutating beings, hybrids in which limits are vanished. The suspended bodies in liquid natures build scenes of surrealistic airs.
Gum, Gummy & Gumm come together as surreal hybrids that show us a journey of physical, balanced impossibilities. Seemingly weak bodies of bones, cloth, metals & liquid rubber that try to hang onto something. Metamorphosing into something new, they dress up with their best outfit. What will be their new form? What are they looking for?
David Ariew – Dropping 07/01 @ 3:30 PM PST
David Ariew is an acclaimed 3D and visual artist. He started his career by working with globally recognized bands and organizations such as Dave Mathews Band, Deadmau5 and Zedd. Ariew has always deeply appreciated animated films, cinematography, stage lighting, and all kinds of other elements that create the visuals we all have come to recognize as his work.
Down on the Render Farm started as quite literally, a joke. What continued and has evolved as a series of short films is now comedic and whimsical, depicting the day-to-day of a futuristic render farm. GPUs are harvested from the field, and all the farmhands and animals are robotic. And of course, aliens still come and abduct the robo-cows!
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