Art Blocks and Bright Moments Present "923 Empty Rooms" Crafted by Casey Reas

Art Blocks and Bright Moments Present "923 Empty Rooms" Crafted by Casey Reas

In the dynamic realm of digital art, certain collaborations resonate more profoundly than others, Art Blocks and Bright Moments are at it again, joining hands to present their second collaborative venture, "923 Empty Rooms", the latest artistic vision of the acclaimed artist Casey Reas.

"923 Empty Rooms": An Evolution in Digital Artistry

Bright Moments, in a dynamic collaboration with Art Blocks, has proudly unveiled "923 Empty Rooms". This unveiling is not just a testament to their shared vision and commitment to pioneering digital artistry, but also a nod to the deep-rooted history of the art form itself.

Tracing its lineage, "923 Empty Rooms" harkens back to "An Empty Room". This was no ordinary piece; it was commissioned by the esteemed Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for their pivotal exhibition, "Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952–1982". Within this piece, there was a dance of simulation and visual representation, where kinetic art met what's known as binary plastic language, and where echoes of historical art movements like cubism were palpable.

Now, with "923 Empty Rooms" in the spotlight, it's clear that the piece is more than just a successor. It acknowledges its artistic ancestry while pushing the envelope further. This project mirrors the broader evolution of digital art, showcasing Casey Reas' ever-deepening journey into visual abstraction and representation. In moving from one room to 923, we witness not just artistic growth but a reflection of the exponential evolution of digital art in the modern era.

Core Concept: The Intricate Dance of Fundamental Colorforms

At the heart of "923 Empty Rooms" is a unique and innovative concept revolving around the idea of fundamental colorforms. These aren't just ordinary shapes or patterns; they serve as the artistic DNA, the primary building blocks for the entire project.

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Each Bright Moments gallery becomes the physical embodiment of one of these colorforms, a symbolic representation of its essence. The choice of associating each gallery with a distinct colorform isn't arbitrary. It's a deliberate and thoughtful decision to intertwine the identity of the location with the art itself. This connection between space and art adds layers of meaning and depth to the viewer's experience.

Participation: A Date with Digital Artistry

Art enthusiasts, mark your calendars! Starting August 14, 2023, at 12 pm EDT, a six-day digital spectacle unfolds. Every day, precisely at noon, 154 unique artistic outputs will be minted and presented for acquisition through a Dutch auction hosted on the Artblocks website.

  • Edition Size: 923
  • Release Dates: From August 14 to August 19, 2023, every day at 12:00 EDT.

The Global Showcase by Bright Moments

Bright Moments is set to enthrall the world with its upcoming global exhibition, spotlighting the breathtaking masterpieces birthed from the Empty Rooms algorithm. This international voyage of artistic exploration kicks off in the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, charting a course that reaches its crescendo in the city of angels, Los Angeles, by August 19. Every stop on this journey is meticulously curated, with each gallery proudly displaying artworks intrinsically tied to their city-specific colorform.

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To further elevate the allure, each Bright Moments gallery will be bestowed with the principal colorform that resonates with its city's identity. With this allocation, the vast digital canvas breaks down into 917 uniquely crafted algorithmic combinations up for acquisition. Delving into the specifics: New York, Berlin, London, Mexico City, and Tokyo will each present a captivating array of 154 combinations. Los Angeles, with its distinct allure, will tantalizingly unveil 153 combinations for art aficionados and collectors.

Casey Reas: The Mind Behind the Masterpiece

A luminary in generative art, Casey Reas's artistic endeavors encompass everything from web-based generative art to massive urban installations. His work has illuminated solo and group exhibitions globally, leaving an indelible mark in prestigious institutions such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Apart from being an artistic genius, Reas has academically enriched the University of California, Los Angeles, as a professor. His educational accolades include a master's from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Media Arts and Sciences and a bachelor's from the University of Cincinnati. A testament to his pioneering spirit, Reas, alongside Ben Fry, gave the world Processing in 2001 — an open-source programming language sculpted for visual arts.

In essence, "923 Empty Rooms" is a convergence of artistic tradition and digital innovation, a realm where the past, present, and future of art collide. Make sure to be part of this trailblazing journey.

Writer and Redlion's community manager. A big PixelArt lover and believe it or not I used to do some song writing as well 🥁

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