On view in London 14-18 December, 4 Cromwell Place, South Kensington
RSVP for the opening on Wednesday 14 December from 6-8pm

Inspired by author Haruki Murakami’s fictional worlds, Verse is pleased to present Magical Realism: a new group exhibition in two-parts, featuring Jesse Draxler, Jake Fried, Sputniko, Qubibi, Yazid, Shunsuke Takawo (generativemasks), Richard Nadler, Rudxane, Gary Edward Blum, and Nicolas Sasson.

Murakami’s stories place readers in a liminal space somewhere between the real and the imagined. Exploring the same eerily familiar space as Murakami, the works in ‘Magical Realism’ elevate and distort the material of everyday life to magical realms.

This exhibition will present a debut selection by some of the most distinctive curators in the digital and generative art space. These include Skygolpe and Junya Yamamine, who all present works that carefully unpick the seam of our shared reality.

Artworks will be released from 14-21 December. Full works list and drop dates coming soon.

‘Overhead, the two moons worked together to bathe the world in a strange light.’
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
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Part I will showcase a selection of notable Asian artist and Asia-themed artistic creations, including Shunsuke Takawo – presenting his generative masks limited edition inspired by Japanese patterns wagara 和柄, Sputniko, Qubibi, Yazid, and Richard Nadler.

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Yazid
Expand Your Horizons, 2022
50 editions
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Yazid
Picture For Proof, 2022
10 editions
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Yazid
Confirming Your Worldview, 2022
10 editions
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Yazid
The Tech Shall Set You Free, 2022
Unique
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Shunsuke Takawo
Generativemasks Japan Edition, 2022
140/200 artworks remaining
$300(Ξ300)
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Richard Nadler
Burnout | Bān'auto | バーンアウト, 2022
24 editions
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Richard Nadler
Futuristic Monk | Mirai no shūdō-shi | 未来の修道士, 2022
10 editions
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Richard Nadler
My better half | Watashi no yoriyoi hanbun | 私のより良い半分, 2022
Unique
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qubibi
"Magical" Door, 2022
804 artworks
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Sputniko!

Sputniko! (Hiro Ozaki) is a multi-media artist and filmmaker creating works on themes of gender, feminism and technology. Her work has been exhibited at the MoMA, Pompidou Metz, V\&A, the Cooper Hewitt, and she was awarded Vogue Japan Woman of the Year in 2013. Sputniko! taught at the MIT Media Lab as an Assistant Professor and was the founder of Design Fiction Group from 2013 to 2017. She is...
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Richard Nadler

Richard Nadler (b.1987) is a generative artist from Germany who explores identity through potent colors and provocative textures. His work spans latent diffusion, GAN, and code-based techniques. He is most known for his Japanese GenArt Collection, which explores his life-long fascination with the culture of Japan, a place he would frequently travel with his late father. Based in Munich, Nadler...
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Yazid

Yazid is an artist from Brunei who uses code and algorithms to produce works of generative art. He finds joy in exploring concepts of minimalism, meaning, and the lines between analog and digital. Yazid's work has been collected by more than 1000 individuals and has been exhibited in numerous spaces around the world including Singapore, Frankfurt (Museum Angewandte Kunst), Lugano, Hong Kong (Art...
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qubibi

A label by Kazumasa Teshigawara focused on Digital Art. Kazumasa Teshigawara: Artist, interaction Designer, Web Designer, Lecturer (Tama Art University Faculty of Art and Design Department of Integrated Design). Born in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Used to live with mother in the beginning. Later moved in with a new family. Was taken around bars while still young. Hostesses used to like me a lot. I stopped...
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Shunsuke Takawo

Shunsuke Takawo is a creative coder and educator living in Japan. He holds a degree in Literature from the University of Tsukuba and a Master's degree in Media Arts from IAMAS. He advocates Daily Coding as an activity to connect code to daily life and personal history and continues to practice it today, as he has since 2015. He attempts to write code improvisationally as if playing a musical...
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