Painting

"Lord of the Thrones" at Spoke Art

Jun 02, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016Spoke Art, San Francisco

Lord of the Thrones is an art show in tribute to the two greatest fantasy epics of all time, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Inspired by the legendary literary works of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien, the exhibition features an array of original paintings and limited edition prints by an all-star roster of international artists.

Over 70 artists were invited to participate, resulting in a dazzling display of character portraits, elaborate environments and iconic themes and motifs from both series. Captivating audiences from multiple generations over the span of 50 years, both series have been wildly successful and have subsequently defined the fantasy genre for their time.

Probably the most obvious link between the two series is the authors’ painstaking amount of detail in their hand-crafted worlds. Both Tolkien and Martin have not only created a fictitious setting but have constructed an entire culture from start to finish. This amount of detail and vastness allows for a bountiful plethora of subject matter for each artist to chose from. Both authors revel in their complex story lines and epic narratives, culminating in a beautifully woven saga of fate and human triumph.

An opening reception will take place at Spoke Art on Thursday, June 2nd, from 6pm-10pm.

Participating artists include: Stuart Whitton, Bruce White, Justin VanGenderen, Geoff Trapp, Maria Suarez-Inclan, Deangus, Meghan Stratman, Nick Stokes, Paul Shipper, Fernando Reza, Allison Reimold, Rebecca Rose, Michael Ramstead, Rich Pellegrino, Ruel Pascual, Lily Padula, Johannah O’Donnel, Chelsea O’Bryne, Reuben Negron, Joseph Murdach, David Moscati, Guillame Morellec, Zach Meyer, Brighton Metz, PJ McQuade, Jeff McMillian, Kelly McKernan, Kemi Mai, Dave MacDowell, Adam Lister, Nan Lawson, Conor Langton, Caia Koopman, Alex Kirzhner, Tim Jordan, Sarah Joncas, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Jeremy Hush, Primary Hughes, Christine Aria, Justin Hager, Gene Guynn, Sam Gilbey, Monica Garwood, Alex Garant, James Eads, Matt Dye, Emily Dumas, Max Dalton, Rhys Cooper, Michelle Coffee, Tracie Ching, Keith Carter, Sandi Calistro, Adam Caldwell, Joshua Budich, Robert Bowen, Eric Bonhomme, Cory Benhatzel, Oliver Barrett, Derek Ballard, Mia Araujo, Brianna Angelakis, Paul Ainsworth, Bungaloo, Epyon5