The Foundry is a virtual art residency that is decentralized, collaborative, and visionary.
Our mission is to support artists throughout the creative process, creating points of growth through curatorial research.
Every month The Foundry will be hosting Artist in Residence culminating in a curated collection drop, along with the works being displayed in a metaverse gallery show on Arium and in a series of IRL exhibitions. At The Foundry, we are determined to participate in the larger discourse on ethical technology choices, to have a voice in the digital art world while fulfilling our main mission - documenting the digital art history for generations to come.
"Each intervention leaves scars forever. The body -flesh and soul- is no longer the original creation it was born in." This solo show is about taking a journey into an artist world, that of Renderfruit, where we navigate in holistic spaces, including video works, virtual sculptures and scenography for each room. At the core of the exhibition lie four new works produced during Renderfruit's residency at The Foundry: four pieces that transport us into the (un)conscious world of anesthesia and induce the show's narrative. With Anesthesia (2022), Renderfruit represents a moment of extreme intimacy and exposure. While a person reaches a dreamy and otherworldly level of consciousness and peace, their body lies down, restless, its flesh cut open, and dependent on surgeons to hold on. Soothing and exhilarating, surgery comes here as a moment of tremendous solicitation that affects both body and mind, altering our sense of self irrevocably.
Renderfruit aka Clara Luzian is an Argentinian artist. Trained as a graphic designer, Renderfruit works with 3D animation to create surreal and poetic spaces. She explores human emotions from dark and ominous moments to cheerful and delicate ones, expressing our unstable realities.
PLACENTA - Render Fruit
SURGICAL BUTTERFLY - Render Fruit
EGG HEAD - Render Fruit
Kevin Abosch presents 14 new animated digital works, individually and collectively forming a treatise on the attenuation of fear through love. Working ritualistically with deep-learning algorithms, Abosch has distilled emotional value from more than 100,000 public social media posts that include the word “love”.
The resultant “truths” are subsequently encrypted into three layers of hexadecimal alphanumerics superimposed upon each other suggesting that that love cannot be fully understood. Kevin Abosch (born 1969) is an Irish conceptual artist known for his works in photography, sculpture, installation, AI, blockchain and film. Abosch's work addresses the nature of identity and value by posing ontological questions and responding to sociologic dilemmas.