‘Wario Land in Virtual Boy Vision’ by Luke Rion
Artist: Luke Rion
Title: ‘Wario Land in Virtual Boy Vision’
Medium: Acrylic on wood
Dimensions: 5.9″ x 8.7″
Year of Creation: 2021
About the Artwork:
“WARIO LAND IN VIRTUAL BOY VISION is a homage to the amazing aesthetic of the Nintendo Virtual Boy Console. The work explores an abandoned Virtual Boy game cartridge of Wario Land laying on the floor of a dark forest. The work was painted in a limited palette of Ivory Black and Cadmium Red which directly references the two colours in which the Virtual Boy Console would construct the visuals for the games. The resolve is an incredibly sinister mood and somewhat foreboding feeling to a somewhat playful console and game.” – Luke Rion
About the Artist:
Luke Rion is a New Zealand born artist, who is currently based out of Melbourne Australia. For the last decade his practice has explored figurative and still life subjects, with a particular focus on our nostalgic relationship with objects and the negative space in which they inhabit.
In his latest body ‘Lost Relics’ Rion journeys through childhood video game nostalgia, and how something so vivid and so relevant in youth fades and eventually becomes discarded and lost. A comment on our ephemeral rituals with technology.