Liz Maas
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Gets Its Own Art Exhibition
An actual one in New York, but only for a short time.
06.20.11 - 6:55 PM

The setting of Eidos Montréal's Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an interesting one: Set in 2027, protagonist and Sarif Industries employee Adam Jensen questions human body augmentation - and winds up augmented himself - on his way to uncovering global conspiracies. Apparently the setting has inspired many an artist as well, as Square Enix today announced that a two-week art exhibition will take place in New York City, filled with pieces inspired by Human Revolution.

The exhibition will be held at the Wooster Street Social Club starting on July 28th and will feature art by a number of artists from around the continent:

  • 3rassiere – comprised of Justin Metros and Alex Tarrant who is the editor of New Media/Technology at JUXTAPOZ magazine, as well as a designer at Upper Playground and 900bats. They live and work in San Francisco.
  • Estevan Oriol - is a veteran Los Angeles-based photographer whose work focuses on LA culture and lifestyles. His work his currently on display at the “Art in the Streets” exhibition at the MOCA.
  • Eyeone - is a Los Angeles-based artist with a body of work ranging from street art to graphic design. His work is currently on display at Pasadena Museum of California Art.
  • Jeremy Fish - hails from San Francisco, and acts as both a fine artist—exhibiting his work in domestic and international galleries— and a commercial illustrator and designer, creating murals, vinyl toys, apparel, and more.
  • Jorge Alderete – is a Mexico-based artist known for his explosive international collection of contemporary and custom art.
  • N8 Van Dyke - is an artist and illustrator whose work spans a wide variety of mediums, from pencil and ink to acrylic and oil pants. His uniquely detailed work has been featured in galleries around the world.
  • Rico Deniro - exhibited his first solo show earlier this year at the FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco. His art direction resulted in a collection of pop culture icons, hand-carved into mask form, by rural Mexican villagers who had no idea who these icons were.
  • Robert Abeyta, Jr. - having served as art director for brands like Stussy and Nike, Rob Abeyta, Jr. is renowned for his many skills in the fields of graphic design, painting, street art, and founder of the creative applications group, DualForces.
  • Sam Flores- is a graphic designer, street artist, and fine artist in San Francisco, California. His work has been displayed in many galleries and art publications.

As for the game itself, well, it's rated M of course. The full ESRB synopsis is here, but it may be a tad spoilery if you're sensitive to that kind of thing. Like BioWare and Bethesda titles, Deus Ex: Human Revolution relies a lot on player choice... and the choices certainly won't be easy ones.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) releases on August 23rd in North America and on August 26th in Europe.