HBO launch Game of Thrones experience 'Art The Throne' in New York
The Seven Kingdoms are to be brought to life by artists in advance of series six
HBO James Hendicott, 15th April 2016 With series six of Game of Thrones just around the corner (it begins on April 24), HBO are launching a New York art 'experience' based on iconic scenes from the series, alongside a set of videos on how the series has impacted on the artists involved. The undertaking will be titled 'Art The Throne'.
Illustrator Marcos Chin, paper sculptor Jeff Nishinaka, Brooklyn muralist Tristan Eaton and arts collectives CYRCLE and Pop Chart Lab will take part in the exhibit, each producing a different Game Of Thrones-inspired tribute in different mediums.
The show nods in the exhibition will include the Red Wedding Massacre, tributes to some of the main characters in 'reimagined' form and a life-size white walker.
The blurb reads: "Emotional resonance. Iconic moments. Compelling characters. These are just a few of the inspirations behind Art the Throne, an immersive art experience influenced by memorable moments from Game Of Thrones. At work now, five diverse artists will reinterpret scenes from the series, debuting their pieces on April 20 at a private exhibition in New York City."
Watch Pop Chart Lab showcase their role in the show, which will be shown physically at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York, below, via YouTube:
White Walker sculptor Nishinaka explained: "Game of Thrones' White Walker undead scene is one of the most emotional and shocking scenes. I used white paper and lighting to bring the White Walker back to life and to recapture that intensity. I can't wait to see it in the environment with all the lighting that's the moment of truth."
Illustrator Chin added his angle, saying: "As an illustrator, I seek to manifest the part of the individual that exists within. For my piece, I decided to portray the badass woman fighter Brienne of Tarth and really get to the depth of what makes her so unconventional and vulnerable."
You can watch videos on the art of all the participants via HBO's Making of the Game Of Thrones blog, here.