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NEXT Event: May 7th, 2016 from 7-10pm!


Our encore show will be on May 7th of 2016, with character artist Katia Bourykina, game artist Joe Keller, and senior concept artist Geoffrey Ernault.

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NEXT Event: May 7th, 2016 from 7-10pm!


Our encore show will be on May 7th of 2016, with character artist Katia Bourykina, game artist Joe Keller, and senior concept artist Geoffrey Ernault.

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check out our NEW ART STORE to

buy some awesome art!

 

We represent some of the top digital artists around, hailing from Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, and more!


Join us for our first ever SUPER SKETCH & SMASH event!

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FEATURED ARTISTs OF April/May 2016: Geoffrey Ernault, Katia Bourykina, and Joe Keller

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FEATURED ARTISTs OF April/May 2016: Geoffrey Ernault, Katia Bourykina, and Joe Keller

Thanks to CGMA/CGSociety.org for coming with the CGS-TV crew and covering our April 7th, 2016 show while interviewing us and the artists!

Thanks to CGMA/CGSociety.org for coming with the CGS-TV crew and covering our April 7th, 2016 show while interviewing us and the artists!

 

Photonic Playground proudly presents the first Riot Games artist featured at the gallery, Geoffrey Ernault, with a current and former Blizzard Entertainment artist, Joe Keller & Katia Bourykina, respectively, for the months of April and May 2016.

Geoffrey Ernault is a concept artist currently working at Riot Games. He started digital art at the age of 17 years old and hasn't stopped since then. Geoffrey worked on both video games and movies, for clients including Guerrilla Games, MPC, Natural Motion and Airship Syndicate.

Geoffrey Ernault
Senior Concept Artist

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Katia formerly worked as an associate character artist at Blizzard Entertainment on the World of Warcraft team, contributing to the Warlords of Draenor and Legion expansion sets. She specializes in low poly 3D modeling and texturing for game characters. She currently runs a patreon for those who are wanting to learn from her techniques.

A game artist that has worked in the industry for almost 10 years, Joe works in 3d and 2d art primarily focused on characters. Past games include: World of Warcraft, Ratatouille  Nintendo DS) and Wall-E (Nintendo DS). Currently a Senior Artist at Blizzard Entertainment.

April/May 2016 5x7" marketing postcard featuring the art of Joe Keller, Katia Bourykina, and Geoffrey Ernault.

Also presenting something entirely new for us at the gallery...
 

Geoffrey and Joe will be doing a casual fun demo of whatever will be in their brilliant minds for 1 hour each in the upstairs VIP section of the gallery. The demo and audience will be recorded and will be released later for those who can't make it.

Geoffrey will be painting from 7:30-8:30pm and Joe will be painting from 8:45-9:45pm

Since space is pretty limited, there are a few ways to gain access to the VIP lounge which will be strictly enforced:

1) Be a friends or family of the featured artists or gallery
2) Purchase one of the limited prints or framed art work by the CURRENT exhibition artist only.

 

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About


A little info about the new art gallery

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About


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

Xena Kyubi: Chief Pets Officer & Gallery Mascot

 

 

"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.

And of course, you can subscribe to our updates using the newsletter below!

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