Augmented Reality (AR) has unparalleled potential to unleash new means of storytelling, self-expression and creativity. AR is not only augmented reality, but also alternative reality, where you can create art, catch Pokemon, or redecorate your interior without leaving your homes. Since staying in is the new going out, why not test out an artwork on your wall and discover a profoundemotional experience.
For a Bright-AR Future
Long before the art world was forced online, Artupia has always anticipated a future where the events-based, mega-monopoly of art is reimagined as an accessible, online platform. Simultaneously a virtual exhibition and marketplace, Artupia has been carefully constructed by a team of passionate developers, art-lovers, programmers, designers and business maestros to encourage a greener and global access to art.
Street artist, KAWS, has even recently jumped on the AR-bandwagon where twelve of his monumental AR sculptures were virtually erected in major cities across the globe. Through AR, KAWS’ sculptures can be bought, sold and exchanged via an app, proving to the world that the industry can continue online. When describing his transition to the world of AR, KAWS described it as: “I have been creating objects and exhibiting works in public spaces throughout my career, and this allows me to expand on that in a whole new arena. The possibilities of locations and scale are endless, and I’m excited to start a new dialogue in this medium.”
We have also found ourselves confined to our homes, staring longingly at photos of ourselves at the bar or beach, yearning for the liberated days before quarantine. Netflix, Zoom calls, and Youtube yoga videos have helped most of us escape our interiors, so why not use tech to enhance it? Our AR feature allows you to project paintings onto your walls so you can envision how they’ll look before you buy them. So while you’re stuck at home, why not get creative and celebrate the very space that’s keeping you safe?
Quarantine has taught us not only the importance and fragility of human life, but that life can go on, thanks to the devices that rarely leave our hands. The world is already viewed through the carefully curated feeds of social media, and now more than ever, it’s time to get with the times.