Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Upcoming Iam8bit show!

I am super excited to be participating in the upcoming Iam8bit show in LA. Over 100 artists will pay tribute to their old school video games days in this amazing artshow. Paintings, plush, sculpture, and interactive art will be on display in a brand new space at Iam8bit productions.

August 11 - September 10
2147 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Opening Reception: August 11, 7 - 11pm

When developing ideas for pieces to contribute to the show, I immediately thought of Super Mario Bros. It was my first love of video games, and the original games for the NES hold a special place in my gamer heart. 

Below is one my paintings for the show, inspired by Super Mario Bros. 2. The game is full of fun creatures, and Shy Guys are one of my favorites!

Shy Guys, 9.5 x 9.5 inches, Gouache & Ink on paper, © Nicole Gustafsson 2011

Detail of Shy Guys, © Nicole Gustafsson 2011

Detail of Shy Guys, © Nicole Gustafsson 2011


My second piece I did, Lazy Day in the Magic Kingdom, featured a mix of the different parts of Mario Bros that I enjoy. I always loved the silly spotted mushrooms and the daft looking fish in the water worlds.

Lazy Day in the Mushroom Kingdom, 5.75 x 9 inches, Gouache & Ink, © Nicole Gustafsson 2011

Lazy Day in the Mushroom Kingdom (detail), © Nicole Gustafsson 2011
Lazy Day in the Mushroom Kingdom (detail), © Nicole Gustafsson 2011

And here they are all framed up! Check out Iam8bit's website for more information leading up to the reception on August 11th. After the reception the pieces will be available for viewing online.


Tally Heilke said...

Adorable! I particularly like the giant turtle shell island.

Mikusagi said...

Lovely creatings!


Nicole! I am so in love with your artwork. This painting is absolutely breathtaking: the color tone, layout, EVERYTHING. You did the Mario world justice. Wish I could see the pieces in person during the show.

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Michael Langan said...

Is the Shy Guy Picnic for sale?

Nicole said...

Hi Michael,

Yes these pieces are for sale at the iam8bit gallery, but I believe they are sold. Thanks! Nicole

Thomas Mason said...

These are both awesome! Will you be selling prints?

Nicole said...

Hi Thomas,
I am looking at different places to get prints done at but nothing official yet. I will announce prints on this blog when I get it figured out. Thanks!!!