Juxtaposing classical Greek statues set in the background, with 8-bit Japanese video game imagery, artist Oliver Payne creates his arcade game art collection with a reference to history.
Using these contrasting visuals to demonstrate the strange combination of Japanese and Greek art, the artist explains on his website, "Greek statues serve as a background and a reminder of the fantasy worlds produced in Japanese arcade games, which often picture rural Europe." The stark contrast between the black and white photos of ancient art and the retro arcade graphics, working together on the same page, serve to create a new type of visual that explores the history of art while becoming part of a new wave of art.
Oliver Payne makes arcade game art seem as classic as ancient Europe.
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