Virtually Visit the Studio Where Two Abstract Expressionist Painters Changed The Course of Art History

Launching today on HTC Viveport, MediaCombo’s Tracing Paint gives art-lovers a virtual time machine to experience the times and place where Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, two of the most brilliant abstract expressionist artists, created their masterpieces. This fascinating VR experience–the winner of a 2021 Telly Award for Immersive & Mixed Reality–transports you into the artists’ studio, where you examine their work and listen to the artists talk about their inspiration and processes.

“MediaCombo is passionate about bringing new life and interactive possibilities to art and cultural experiences,” explains Robin White Owen, Principal at MediaCombo. “For this project, we wanted to make it feel like you were really in the studio talking with the artists. Until now, the experience has been available only at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, their former home and studio on eastern Long Island. Hosting Tracing Paint in HTC Viveport means that even more people will be able to interact with and learn from the artistic works of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner.”

The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, a National Historic Landmark, was opened in 1988 to interpret the artists’ living and working environment. Their works are all in museums or private collections around the world, so Tracing Paint brings the paintings back to the studio, giving visitors a deeper appreciation of what was created in this historic place. MediaCombo used photogrammetry to scan and create a 1:1 model of the building’s interior. This VR experience also enables people who can’t travel and those with mobility issues to visit the site virtually.

Tracing Paint is available for sale for $4.99. Two versions are now available on Viveport — the PC VR version for headsets like the Vive Pro 2 and the WAVE version for self-contained headsets like the Vive Focus 3. To download the experience on Viveport, visit here and for more information about Tracing Paint, visit here.