HOFA Gallery Launches New High-tech Virtual Art Experiences

March 27, 2020  16:22  |  News

HOFA Gallery Launches New High-tech Virtual Art Experiences

Photos: HOFA Gallery archives ©

HOFA Gallery announces today their innovative virtual art experiences designed to bring contemporary art to connoisseurs, collectors and art enthusiasts across the globe during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Elio D’Anna, Creative Director and co-Founder of HOFA Gallery, said, “Like all businesses, and the art industry in general, we’ve been floored by recent events. We’re faced with new challenges and are doing our best to conquer them. One minute we were planning our launch evening for 500 people, the next our doors were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our clients and community need every relief they can get in this time of self-isolation and with this in mind, we are fast-tracking our new virtual art programmes.”

HOFA Gallery Launches New High-tech Virtual Art Experiences

The virtual reality version of Zhuang Hong Yi’s exuberantly colourful solo exhibition, ‘Nova’, is one of these art programmes which already opened with much success. So far, over 20k people have tuned in to see it from various parts of the world. Set in HOFA’s flagship gallery in Mayfair, the virtual exhibition features a high-definition rendition of the entire Nova collection as seen on-site at the Bruton Street gallery. Each artwork can be viewed in a 3-dimensional form within a 360° scene designed to mirror a walk-in experience at the state-of-the-art HOFA Gallery.

The ‘Nova’ exhibition is a foretaste of what viewers can expect from HOFA’s upcoming virtual art programmes. As Co-Founder D’Anna describes it, these virtual shows will become increasingly immersive and social with a feature to experience the tour with friends, a virtual tour guide, detailed commentary from the artists and live DJs or curated music to play alongside the art. He also said art would always be in focus as latest 3D capturing and rendering technologies would be used to generate each artwork in high-resolution for clarity, depth and truly lifelike experience.

HOFA Gallery Launches New High-tech Virtual Art Experiences

Other virtual shows in the works include the ‘Here & Now’ group exhibition which will run exclusively online from 6 April to 3 May, with a portion of the earnings set to be donated to the NHS. A virtual show of Marco Grassi’s ‘Mama Raised Me Right’ will also run from 20 May till 3 June bringing the Italian artist’s popular figurative portraits to fans in a high-definition 3D virtual experience.

HOFA plans to unveil other special art programmes including news, reviews and advice such as ‘Investing in art during the crisis’. These programmes are designed to deliver value to the art-loving community by bridging the divides heightened by the Coronavirus crisis.


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