Fluorescent Smogg’s new online show opens for a private view on 21st May 2020 at 6-10pm, and to the general public online from 10am on 22nd May, running through to 28th June 2020.
Set up by UK artist Sickboy with the aim of being “the finest quality art rendering, limited edition creating and art show production house in urban contemporary art”, Fluorescent Smogg’s next show is described as “a cutting edge, immersive group show, that straddles the dividing line between a ‘real’ gallery world and another reality”.
The show features leading contemporary artists: Sickboy, Taku Obata, Mars 1, Ralph Steadman, Rick Griffin (top of page), Mat Eco, Antwan Horfee, Adam Neate, Rhys Lee, Gasius, Mudwig, Duncan Weston and Hello Collective plus special guests TBA. This will be a groundbreaking, one of a kind exhibition – hosted entirely online.
The artists will be showcasing disciplines as diverse as contemporary painting, video installation, screenprinting, woodblock printing and the ancient art of bronze casting. Timed editions will be released weekly throughout the event.
Fluorescent Smogg aims to become “a dream world in which to exhibit artists… a cutting-edge showcase constructed entirely from the ground up using the latest in 3-D rendering technology to create a totally unique exhibition.”
The exhibition forces us to ask uneasy yet thought-provoking questions: Are real spaces needed in a world so adept at 3-D rendering and ‘deep fakes’? And can the traditional gallery experience be assimilated in a virtual world? As well as asking these thought provoking questions, organisers The Dividing Line also aim to act as a force for social good, with 10 percent of the show’s sales being donated to mental health charity Mind.