Van Orton are one of our 30×30 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for.
Detroit – in the future – is crime-ridden and run by a massive company. The company has developed a huge crime-fighting robot, which unfortunately develops a rather dangerous glitch. The company sees a way to get back in favor with the public when policeman Alex Murphy is killed by a street gang. Murphy’s body is reconstructed within a steel shell and called RoboCop. RoboCop is very successful against criminals and becomes a target of supervillian Boddicker.
About the Artist
Van Orton are twin brothers from Italy.
Their art is influenced by “Pop culture” and a design inspired by stained glass windows of churches, then evolve with geometric inserts and light lines.
Their style is really unique and recognizable, so that the term “Vanortonized” is used to indicate their mark.
They started reinterpreting icons cult movie of the 80s, this allowed them to quickly get a lot of visibility and to be contacted by major brands, including ESPN, Marvel, Microsoft, Universal and Armani.
Currently exhibiting for several American galleries between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Why did you choose this film?
Robocop is a cult movie for us, We were just 5 years old when we saw him for the first time and we were both shocked and fascinated at the same time.
We decided to pay tribute to this incredible movie because still today it is hard to find in a movie that dystopian, cynical, satiric and distressing sensation.
Be sure to check out all of Van Orton’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of this Sci-Fi classic real soon.