Art-Bit: The 8-Bit Art of Victor Dandridge
For Immediate Release:
The ToonSeum Goes 8-Bit With Latest Exhi-BIT!
Pittsburgh, PA- The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s museum of comic and cartoon
art, is going retro with their latest exhibition entitled Art-Bit: The
8-Bit Art of Victor Dandridge.
The exhibition features popular superheroes, television icons,
celebrities and more, re-imagined as 8-bit characters.
8-bit is a term used to describe the images used in the video games of the
1980’s, as popularized by the Nintendo Entertainment System. Notable
characters such as Mario, Mega Man, and Donkey Kong made their debut
in the 8-bit era.
This blocky pixilated style has become as iconic as the games
themselves and is currently playing a bit part in a digital pop art
Artist Victor Dandridge of Columbus, Ohio is at the forefront of said
Victor is an independent publisher, artist, educator and life-long
comics fan. His 8-bit art was initially a way to stand out
stylistically at comic conventions and he has gone on to create
hundreds of individual works. Victor’s debut gallery exhibition is
here, at the Toonseum!
“While it would be easy to dismiss the art as simplistic, his work is
deceivingly complex,” said ToonSeum director, Joe Wos. “A great deal
of thought goes into the choosing of the color palate and positioning
of the blocks in order to convey enough information to represent these
Joe had seen Victor’s work at a recent comic convention in Chicago.
As he observed the crowd gathered around Victor’s art, attempting to
identify the pixilated personas, he knew immediately it would make for
an engaging exhibit.
These petite prints are only the size of traditional trading cards. To
encourage the audience to engage with Victor’s unique art, the
ToonSeum has left the prints untitled allowing guests to test their
8-bit pop culture knowledge! They can then submit their guesses for a
chance to win comic and gaming-oriented prizes.
This exhibition is sponsored by Schell Games and runs through July 6th
2014. A special artist reception will be hosted on June 12th, 7pm-9pm
at the ToonSeum.
crumbles1999 said: You didn't warn me or my friends about the amazing Spider-Man 2 movie yesterday!
I didn’t want to give anything away!!! But yes, it’s an emotional rollercoaster!!!
I’ll have a few prints of these pieces available at my Table (V7) this weekend at C2E2!
Come grab one and take the 8Bit Challenge!!
mr-shiny-cadillackness said: Loved your stuff! To be honest, at first I wasn't a huge fan, 8-bits tend to annoy me, but it was awesome to have the challenge to name them all! Definitely lovin the conquest button!
Thanks for the reach out! 8 Bits are kind of a niche market and I’ve seen it done A LOT over the last view years. Glad you enjoyed my work and the 8 Bit Challenge — that’s always my goal at every show!
The Great Revisionist Project continues!! To match my revamped/updated Avengers line-up I did this Hawkeye piece! Look for a new Black Widow and Quicksilver to come soon!!
not-so-sly-pooper said: So you live in Columbus? I'm from Cleveland.
Yep! Born and raised here!
I’m SOOOOOO excited for Captain America: The Winter Soldier — I’m going to setup at two local theaters here in Columbus, OH — so if you’re in town, stop by and grab one of these prints!!!
This past weekend, was the Arnold Fitness Classic, so in honor of the Govenator’s return to my fair city, I did this series of Terminator 2 inspired pieces!
The faithful shall be eaten first!
The Elder God, CTHULHU!
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Love is in the air and we’ve got the 8bits to prove it!
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HAPPY NEW YEAR…ummm…well, it’s my first post of 2014 and as you can tell, it’s my take on a CLASSIC film, with a remake due out next month!
Believe me, this is just the beginnings of my Robocop offerings — but I hope it’s enough to get your appetites going!
Check out my Skreened store to get t-shirts of this image as “Murphy’s Law”!
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Hard at work on some new pieces! A few of these are characters that I’ve been meaning to do for ages and I’m glad I’ve finally gotten them out (Alan Scott and Jay Garrick specifically).
Scarlet Witch was due for a revision and I’m quite pleased with the almost sexy form she’s taken on!
I hope you dig ‘em all!