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NEXT Event: Encore EXHIBITION September 5th, 2015 7-10pm


September 5th will be featuring the encore show for the Art of Tyson Murphy, David Luong, and Alvaro Buendia.

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NEXT Event: Encore EXHIBITION September 5th, 2015 7-10pm


September 5th will be featuring the encore show for the Art of Tyson Murphy, David Luong, and Alvaro Buendia.

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Please check out our ART STORE to

buy some awesome art!

 

We now ship world wide for all of the flat art pieces (non framed and large) using PayPal, and domestic purchases are handled by Square. Visit  http://www.photonicplayground.com/store-august-2015 for a host of new beautiful art from Tyson Murphy, David Luong, and Alvaro Buendia, our most recent exhibition.

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FEATURED ARTISTS OF August/September 2015: Tyson Murphy, David Luong and Alvaro Buendia

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FEATURED ARTISTS OF August/September 2015: Tyson Murphy, David Luong and Alvaro Buendia

We'll be shining the artist spotlight on the beautiful art of Tyson Murphy, David Luong and Alvaro Buendia for the months of August and September 2015.  Gallery image above painted by Tyson Murphy, titled "Arthur" inspired by The Sword in the Stone animated movie.
 

 

Tyson Murphy

Tyson has been creating art professionally for about 6 years. His credits include Disney Interactive, Chair Entertainment, Harper Collins publishers, Jim Henson, and currently spends time pretending to be a Lead Artist on the World of Warcraft team at Blizzard Entertainment. He contributes to both 2D and 3D assets for the game. His favorite color is red, and his favorite thing to draw are ogre babies.

Tyson Murphy
Lead Character Artist

Website:
http://tysonmurphy.tumblr.com

 

 

David Luong

World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone are the video game franchises that David has had the honor of working on while at Blizzard for the past 8 years. He lends his skills in digital matte painting, lighting and compositing for the cinematics team. David showcased his art for the grand opening of his art gallery here at Photonic Playground a year ago and now makes a return to exhibit his photography from Europe, highlighting it’s natural landscape and cityscape beauty.

David Luong
Senior VFX Cinematic Artist

Website:
http://davidluong.net

 
 

Alvaro Buendia

Currently working at Blizzard Entertainment's Anvil/Cinematic Department, Alvaro contributed to many of Blizzard's cutting edge cinematics, such as World of Warcraft's "Wrath of the Lich King", "Cataclysm", "Mists of Pandaria", “Warlords of Dreanor", Diablo III, StarCraft II and Overwatch as a character artist. He also worked on some 3D designs for the upcoming Warcraft film by Legendary. He previously worked at the Orphanage on feature film titles, and has taught creature design at Gnomon School of Visual effects.

Alvaro Buendia
3D Sculptor/Designer

Website:
http://fb.com/BuendiaCG

 

 

We are honored to have them at our gallery these two months.  The upcoming encore show featuring the art of Tyson, David and Alvaro is on September 5th 2015, 7-10pm. Add the event to your iCal/gCal, or share with your friends in the upcoming exhibits page.

 

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About


A little info about the new art gallery

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A little info about the new art gallery

Located in the culturally rich downtown artists village of Santa Ana (DTSA)

An art gallery by David Luong

 

In April of 2014, David and Steven bought a live/work artist loft in DTSA.  David wanted to showcase his work as well as the work of other amazing digital artists he has met through out his career as a VFX artist. The artist loft is a unique place where you can have your home high up above, while also have a work space below for projects and creative work.  Together, Steven and David chose to turn it into an art gallery to be open once a month in conjunction with the monthly art walk of Santa Ana. The grand opening was on August 2nd, 2014 far surpassing expectations. View the grand opening photos here.

Photonic Playground it was dubbed, a gallery space featuring digital art work manifesting in the physical realm.  View the gallery space photos here. The art gallery will be curated by David, and is to feature the finest digital artists in the industry who have shown great skill in digital matte painting, 3D modeling, animation, photography, illustration, and character art. Limited edition large and small prints will be for sale by David and guest artists in the exhibitions.

David Luong is a visual effects artist working in the video games and film industry, a co-author of d'Artiste: Matte Painting 3 book and digital matte painting instructor of CGSociety.org.  He is currently a senior cinematic artist at Blizzard Entertainment and has worked on AAA game titles such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone.  You can check out more of his work at his website http://davidluong.net

Steven Dowling Jr is an avid gamer with strong business sense who also works in the video game industry.  He is currently a Senior Admin to the World of Warcraft team at Blizzard Entertainment and was the Executive Admin to former Chief Creative Officer, Rob Pardo at Blizzard.

They most recently celebrated their one year anniversary of the gallery on August 1st, 2015 with a huge number of patrons.  Check out the event photos here.

 

Photonic Playground Founders:

David Luong: Owner, Artist & Curator

David Luong: Owner, Artist & Curator

Steven Dowling Jr: Owner & Business Operations

Steven Dowling Jr: Owner & Business Operations

 

 

"Digital, yet Physical."

Giving digital artists a place to show their amazing work in a physical gallery space.

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Email, call, or visit us

Address: 200 N Bush St,  Santa Ana CA 92701 @ the Main Lofts

 

We are adjacent to the RiteAid store, facing the street

 

 

 

Phone: (951) 534-9970

Hours: Open only on the first Saturday of every month, during the DTSA Art Walk from 7PM - 10PM

If you have any questions or would like to request an exhibition, please contact us.

Email: info@photonicplayground.com

 

For updates on DTSA's monthly art walk, go to The East End Santa Ana website.

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