George Town Artist Introduces New Way to Exhibit 3D Art Using Augmented Reality | The life
GEORGE TOWN, Feb. 23 – The popularity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) among artists has grown significantly in popularity over the past year.
Using this technology, along with augmented reality (AR), sculptor Aboud Fares has launched a technology-based art exhibition here.
Titled “NOW,” it features 16 AR sculptures that Aboud made using 3D sculpting software that can only be viewed using his Perk Reality app.
“I started this project for fun, as an experiment in augmented reality, but now that I see how people are so receptive to it, I want to keep the platform to also present works by other artists. “, did he declare. malaysian mail.
The exhibition only has large posters with QR codes on them. These must be scanned using the Perk Reality app and then the sculptures will appear on the screen of the smart device being used.
Aboud spent about two months developing the app and platform, as well as creating the sculptures and his additional 3D cat paintings for another project as part of his Perk Reality app.
“I don’t know anything about coding, so it was a huge learning curve for me to build the app for this project, but I love how it all turned out,” he said. .
Due to the positive response to this project, Aboud has decided to make all art within this project available for sale as NFTs on OpenSea to fund the Perk Reality platform.
NFTs are digital goods such as art and music and most NFTs are part of the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain.
OpenSea is the largest NFT marketplace and the art on the site is traded using ETH which is a cryptocurrency.
“I didn’t do much publicity for this exhibition because I wanted to see people’s reaction and it was interesting to see people interacting with the works in augmented reality,” he said.
He said the majority of people who discover the exhibit, especially on weekends, will download the Perk Reality app to view it.
Since the show launched on February 11, the Perk Reality app has been downloaded over 300 times.
If the QR codes are scanned without using the app, it will take the viewer directly to the sculpture’s website link.
“This platform has so much potential that I’m hoping to expand it, maybe hire people to refine the app and website, so I can host exhibitions on this platform and collaborate with other people. ‘other artists to sell their work as NFT’, he mentioned.
The “NOW” exhibit at Hin Bus Depot ends on February 27, but Aboud also has another unique exhibit called “Town-Cats” located on the streets of George Town.
Aboud has created around 67 glowing 3D cat paintings that can be viewed using the Perk Reality app by simply scanning the street name signs around the World Heritage Site of George Town.
“I scanned the heritage site street name signs into the app so that if someone uses the app to scan the street name sign, the AI will recognize the image and a Town-Cats painting unique will appear for each street name sign,” he said.
He hopes to bring this concept of AR art to more public spaces where people can interact and view art using the app.
“The art can also be replaced regularly with new artwork without the need to physically remove the images on the site and since it is on a digital platform, it can feature artwork from different artists from all over the world,” he said.
Currently, “Town-Cats” can be seen at Hin Bus Depot and all around the George Town heritage site, but Aboud said he plans to slowly expand public displays outside the heritage site.
The “NOW” exhibition at Hin Bus Depot is open daily until February 27 while “Town-Cats” will be available until Aboud replaces it with new works.
Aboud also has a series of mini sculptures available for sale at Hin Bus Depot.
Sculptures from the “NOW” exhibit and “Town-Cats” paintings can also be viewed here using the Perk Reality app.
The Sculptures and Town-Cats NFTs are available for purchase here between 0.035 ETH and 0.1 ETH.