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Jesse Tannous

Artist Dan Hernandez Fuses Biblical Art And Video Games

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This year from late March to early May, artist Dan Hernandez had his art displayed in the Kim Foster Gallery in New York which features some pretty creative mash-ups of biblical paintings fused with video game themes.  Check out some of the work he submitted here and tell me what you think.  The show titled, "Genesis 2014," explained, "The title not only references the biblical Book of Genesis, but also the video game console Sega Genesis that was a defining moment in pop culture, especially for those in the artist’s generation. The Book of Genesis houses the creation stories: Noah’s Ark, Adam & Eve, etc. Similarly, the Sega Genesis was a vehicle for narrative video games like Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Altered Beast and others. Both have narratives that utilize the supernatural and mythical as a central and reoccurring theme. By embracing such eccentric comparisons, the artist explores the unique and interesting artistic possibilities that exist." 

 

What do you think of this artists depiction of historical biblical art with modern pop culture themes?

 

For a full tour of the show visit the galleries website here

 

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  This is amazing stuff. I have not seen anything like this before. I like how video games are now being brought into museums and art exhibits and appreciated for more than just toys-they are art.

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Yeah, and if you read into the artist more and check out his website, its not just as simple as a clever artistic interpretation of some retro games.  Their presence in the context of his message actually means something, which is pretty cool.  They aren't just art, but they are being used to trigger conversation and intellectual discussion.  

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