WALLS 360, the on-demand wall graphics company, today announced that large-format characters and wall-size artwork from the Mass Effect universe will be showcased in an exhibition at the Hotel des Arts, with an opening reception during the 2012 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The Video Game Art Show: Mass Effect opens at the Hotel des Arts in San Francisco on March 6, and will remain on display through April 2012.
“The Mass Effect universe is woven together by absolutely stunning visuals,” according to Yiying Lu, Co-Founder and Creative Director at WALLS 360. “This isn’t just amazing VIDEO GAME ART – this is amazing ART.”
“I first encountered the artwork of Mass Effect when Mikko Kinnunen’s Citadel from Mass Effect 2 was selected for Into The Pixel in 2010,” according to John Doffing, Co-Founder and CEO of WALLS 360 (and past Into the Pixel juror). “Today, WALLS 360 is able to bring art from the entire Mass Effect universe to fans globally as giant, on-demand wall graphics, and we are showcasing the entire collection in a wall-sized exhibition at the Hotel des Arts in San Francisco. And even better: The Video Game Art Show: Mass Effect opens on the same day that Mass Effect 3 is released in North America!”
“The Video Game Art Show: Mass Effect features large-format cinematics and wall-sized murals, along with giant character and creature cut-outs from throughout the Mass Effect universe,” according to Tavia Campbell, Co-Founder and COO of WALLS 360. “From FemShep and Miranda to the Normandy and Commander Shepard, this exhibition is an amazing showcase of some truly inspiring video game artwork.”
Recently named by over 100 outlets around the world as one of the most anticipated games of 2012, including winning the fan-voted Most Anticipated Game of 2012 award at the Spike TV VGAs, Mass Effect 3 arrives on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in North America on March 6, 2012 and in Europe on March 9, 2012.
For more information on Mass Effect 3, please visit http://masseffect.com, follow the game on Twitter at http://twitter.com/masseffect or “like” the game on Facebook at http://facebook.com/masseffect.
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About the Hotel des Arts
In 2004, the START SOMA art gallery in San Francisco started putting on art shows in the newly created Hotel des Arts, a boutique hotel originally built in 1909 located across the street from the Chinatown Gate in San Francisco’s Union Square. Curator John Doffing created a series of PAINTED ROOMS exhibitions at the Art Hotel, in which dozens of guest rooms were transformed into large-format works of art by amazing artists from around the world.
Featured artists with ‘painted rooms’ at the Hotel des Arts include Shepard Fairey, David Choe, VULCAN, Casey O’Connell, Chor Boogie, Sugarluxe, Apex, Sam Flores, MISK, Nome Edonna, Maya Hayuk, Bask, Chris Pastras, Eric Orr, Kelly Tunstall, Tes One, MATSU-MTP, The London Police, Brian Ermanski, Plasticgod, Tricia Choi, Dave Kinsey, Alayna, Jeremyville, Punkadelik, Buff Monster, Anthony Skirvin, Scatha Allison, Terrance Hughes, Peat Wollaeger, Kelly Ording, Jet Martinez, and many more. The westward-facing OUTSIDE wall of the Hotel des Arts currently features a giant public mural from acclaimed Miami artist LEBO.
The Video Game Art Show: Mass Effect is hosted by the &Them collective, the current curatorial team at the Hotel des Arts.
About WALLS 360
WALLS 360 creates amazing wall graphics for artists, designers, photographers, and brands from around the world. “WALLS 360 has created the world’s premier on-demand wall graphics production platform,” according to Yiying Lu, Co-Founder and Creative Director at WALLS 360. “I firmly believe that WALLS 360 makes the best wall graphics in the world – right here in Las Vegas, Nevada.”