David Ariew, Quantum Stargate (still)
Hideki Tsukamoto, IMMORTAL #2

[San Francisco, CA, October 13, 2023] — MakersPlace, the premier digital art marketplace, is excited to announce that David Ariew’s latest infinity room and virtual reality project, Quantum Stargate, has been selected for a featured presentation at the Digital Art Fair Asia (DAFA) 2023. This magnificent piece will grace the acclaimed Immersion Room, a space previously adorned by esteemed artists such as Refik Anadol and Jacky Tsai. 

In Ariew’s words, “This is a sanctuary where the boundaries of reality blur, inviting souls to wander through infinite planes of divine light.” 

Preview of Quantum Stargate

For the sale of Quantum Stargate, MakersPlace is joining forces with Phillips Auction House as auction partners.  

“Partnering with Phillips Auction House for the sale of Quantum Stargate marks a significant milestone for MakersPlace,” said MakersPlace CEO Craig Palmer. “This collaboration underscores our commitment to bringing exceptional digital art to the global stage and highlights the importance and value of David’s work.”

Five new digital Quantum Transcendence series works, as well as a VR experience by Ariew will be presented cohesively for the first time in the Immersive Zone and adjacent MakersPlace booth of the Digital Art Fair – Asia Edition. Artworks will be available for preview on Friday, October 13th here

“Six months ago, when David Ariew shared his latest meditative infinity room/virtual reality project with me, I found myself spellbound by the radiance and intricacy of his visuals,” said Jessica Marinaro, curator and Senior Director at MakersPlace. “It was evident that I was witnessing a masterpiece in the making.”

For this year’s DAFA, MakersPlace’s booth will be strategically located next to the Immersion Room, bridging the art of two of the world’s leading digital creators. While David Ariew’s Quantum Stargate navigates the viewers through infinite realms, Hideki Tsukamoto’s generative  IMMORTAL series works provide a contrast by capturing the audience’s attention with their singular motifs and breathtaking intricacy.

David’s ethereal landscapes, with their expansive and immersive quality, form a stark contrast to Hideki’s sharply focused motifs. Together, these artworks depict a delicate equilibrium between the vastness of the cosmos and an introspective understanding of life’s impermanence.

“The work of generative artist Hideki Tsukamoto has captivated me for years, with his Singularity series being perhaps the most widely recognized (and fervently sought after in the secondary art market after selling out almost immediately),” said Marinaro. “The idea of pairing his creations in dialogue with David’s strongly resonated with me.”

These contemplative works, crafted by two brilliant artists and presented in unison at one of the world’s foremost digital art exhibitions, embody a poignant reflection of the duality within all of us, the worlds we construct for ourselves and inhabit, and the universe that surrounds us.

About MakersPlace

MakersPlace is the premier NFT marketplace for digital art. Established in 2018, MakersPlace utilizes blockchain technology to facilitate the sale of authentic, original digital artwork, ensuring rarity and ownership for both creators and collectors. Aiming to enable a vibrant future for digital creativity, MakersPlace has set global benchmarks in the digital art realm, most notably with the historic sale of Beeple’s Everydays: The First 5000 Days in partnership with Christie’s auction house. Visit http://www.makersplace.com for further information.

About Digital Art Fair

Digital Art Fair is the world’s leading Web 3.0 fine art fair with a focus on innovative art created for every demographic that wishes to appreciate, create, and collect digital and NFT fine art, and the vision to cultivate and inspire a new generation of art collectors to embrace the use of digital technology to explore the beauty of art and culture. The inaugural edition of Digital Art Fair Asia Edition in Hong Kong in 2021 has welcomed over 25,000 visitors. The inaugural fair has also broken art sales record for selling an eye-opening immersive room (HKD $18 million) by Refik Anadol and achieved HK$70 million NFT and digital fine art sales, setting a new standard for the art industry with the mission of “advancing art and culture through technology.”’

About David Ariew

David Ariew, a celebrated 3D digital artist, has made remarkable sales on platforms like MakersPlace, SuperRare, Nifty Gateway, and Sotheby’s. His collaborative work with Jia Aili, The Road Ahead, garnered a substantial $224,000 at Sotheby’s. Ariew has collaborated with top artists and celebrities, including Katy Perry, Zedd, Keith Urban, Drake, and Deadmau5. In addition, he’s revered as an influential educator in the 3D domain; his courses and tutorials have played pivotal roles in shaping the skills of many emerging digital artists.

About Hideki Tsukamoto

UK-based Artist and Programmer committed to the concepts of Procedural Generation and Generative Design. Tsukamoto’s career began in 1993, writing procedural terrain-generation systems for military virtual reality simulators. He has spent most of his professional career in video game development, delivering procedural solutions and generative tools for Art teams – His work is precise, intricate, and technical.

For further information and press inquiries, please contact Brady Walker at brady.walker@makersplace.com.