8Bit Art and Vintage Game Mash Ups

08.12.11 Marina Galperina

Here’s an 8-bit Indiana Jones on a quest through the 8-bit sands of Dali’s Persistence of Memory, admiring a droopy clock. There’s The Secret of Monkey Island crossing over with Van Gogh’s Cafe Terrace on the Place Du Forum, its post-Impressionist swirls translating nicely as vintage digital grains. Designer Aled Lewis made these brand new mash-ups special for the freshly opened “SUPER iam8bit” group show in Echo Park, featuring the work of 100 artists and the world’s largest “arcade cabinet.” Bit art is the new Pointilism? “SUPER iam8bit,” Group Show, Aug 11 – Sep 10, iam8bit HQ, Los Angeles