Welcome to the PopBlock Gallery & Arcade, a digital art museum featured exclusively in Mondrian – Plastic Reality. This gallery plays home to rotating exhibits from independent artists all over the world. As believers in free expression, we welcome artists of all backgrounds and philosophies to come and share their creative experiences with the world.

Background

As COVID-19 shut down the world, it took the art world with it. Art galleries not only closed, but were forgotten. These businesses were important to the entrepreneurs who started them, the curators working at them, and especially the artists who shared their works with the world there. While much of the art world moved online, there are tangible, missing elements to just looking at paintings on a website, rather than in a gallery: the storytelling, the interaction, the feeling of being in a space designed and dedicated to that artist’s world. As we were building out Mondrian‘s story mode, we realized that the hub world we were creating could solve all of these problems, AND the technology was already in place to do so.

We work with artists who have a story to tell, a unique vision and style, and especially that emphasize the joie de vivre of the various 20th century, Modernist and Abstract movements. Through playable content, Museum decorations, stories, and even music, we hope to give artists a new home in 2021.

You can view information on our past, current, and upcoming exhibits here. To view the exhibits in depth, you’ll need to purchase Mondrian – Plastic Reality (available for Windows 7/8/10 on Steam). Exhibits require the purchase of additional downloadable content to view and play. This DLC directly supports the artists and Mondrian’s continued development.

Live Exhibits

Art Hallow’s Eve 2021

October 1 – 31, 2021

The spirit of Arthur Hallow haunts the Museum, and he demands PUMPKINS! For our first ever Art Hallow’s Eve celebration, players are inviited to submit Jack O’Lantern levels on Steam Workshop for a chance at excellent prizes. Meanwhile, the Museum has been decorated with festive cobwebs, banners, and spooky things, and more seasonal decorations are being released throughout the month. Happy Halloween!

Anniversary Update

September 22, 2021

The one year anniversary of the PopBlock Gallery brings a host of new decorative options for your digital space! Pillars and ceilings help to fill in previously empty areas of the gallery room, giving players over 6 BILLION unique galleries to build. A host of others bug fixes and QOL improvements round out this update as we prepare the space for the holiday season.

Upcoming Events

Makersmas 2021

December 1-31, 2021

Mark your calendars, because Makersmas returns this December! Stay tuned for news, previews, and related endeavors for our annual Holiday bash.

Past Exhibits and Events

2021

Anniversary UpdateCreators Update

2020

Makersmas 2020The Adventure Begins

Radio

Mondrian Radio features a rotating selection of artists in various genres. The radio plays these songs in the Museum for the world to enjoy and is not dependent on game speed. For now, the Museum has a small selection of classical remixes of the original Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty soundtrack, but we are hoping to grow the selection of tracks very soon.

While this initiative is new, we are hoping to release the music of Mondrian Radio in a series of standalone EP’s that will support the associated artists.

If you are interested in having your music or samples of your music played on Mondrian Radio, please get in touch!

Share Your Work

Are you an artist, musician, or other creative displaced by COVID-19 lockdowns? We are here to help! The PopBlock Gallery exhibits and radio openings mean we can make room for creatives to share their work with an audience of art lovers worldwide.

If you are interested in working with us, please drop a line to
curators at lantanagames dot com. If your work feels like it would be a good fit for the Mondrian Museum, we’ll be happy to work with you to get your digital space
up and running!

Building a Museum Exhibit

Painters, photographers, sculptors, models, graphic designers…. all visual artists are encouraged to reach out to us to build an exhibit in the Mondrian Museum. A gallery generally takes 1-3 months to set up, and is released as DLC on Steam for the grand opening. We will work with you to set up your space’s style, decorations, levels, and story. In the end, you’ll have a brand new way of sharing your work with the world, new audiences getting eyes on your work, and your own audience will discover a whole new kind of Museum.

Downloadable Content Info

Independent galleries will be made available as DLC designed to support the included artists. Please follow us on social media (@lantanagames) and sign up for our newsletter for more info.