beneath the surface blog

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Pixelated Ceramics

    Ceramics are typically considered as pots and other articles made from clay and hardened by heat. But one contemporary artist has redefined conventional ceramics! Toshiya Masuda creates ceramics in pixel aesthetics that are both whimsical and nostalgic. Toshiya Masuda makes 3D sculptures that are reminiscent of video games from the 1980’s. His aim is to […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Haze

    If you’ve been craving some fascinating and trippy visuals, this latest art installation will certainly give you your fix for the rest of the week! The Haze is the brand new light installation designed by Team Lab (yes, they’re at it again)! Team Lab is a group of collaborative digital artists who are influenced by art, […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Complex Cuts

    Meet Riki Fukuda, the artist who creates intricate paper designs of sea creatures, reptiles, and flowers! She starts with a simple sketch of an animal or object and brings it to life. Riki’s tools are an X-Acto knife, a cutting mat, and origami paper and from that, she is able to transform the image from […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Golden Bridge

    The city of Ba Na Hills is home to Vietnam’s latest tourist attraction. The “Golden Bridge“, or Cau Vang, is a new bridge that is causing a lot of excitement within the city! The city is evocative of a scene from the latter Middle Ages. Founded in 1900 by French settlers, it reads as a mythical […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Wild Abode

    The Wild Abode, a recent collaboration between Community Agency and Stacklab, is something worth talking about! This naturesque installation has caused a stir within the interior design community. It is astonishing to see the results of these talented individuals… a 625 square foot space that reflects the preservation of nature and highlights the beauty that […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Selfie Machine

    Meet Aaron Kramer, the artist who uses recycled materials to produce graphic art! Most recently, this contemporary artist has dreamt up a selfie machine (yes, you read that right) that recreates his self-portrait with a single stroke of a marker. Kramer became intrigued with rubbish as a young adult and felt that there was more […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Ocean Sole Flip Flop Art

    How can you recycle rubber and plastic and produce extravagant works of art? Ocean Sole is a company that was founded in Kenya to promote environmental sustainability and helps provide a steady income for low-income Kenyans, all while producing inspiring pieces of art! Ocean Sole features rare art made out of flip flops. Workers collect […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Charcoal-Studded Helium Balloon

    Karina Smigla-Bobinski and her ADA sculpture are causing a buzz within the art community! ADA is an analog interactive installation or artwork with soul. Smigla-Bobinski is a freelance artist in Munich who uses kinetic art, mixed media, and painting as her medium. It is evident that this artist relies on her creative intuition and doesn’t […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Kinetic Sculptures

    Ivan Black is an artist that constructs kinetic sculpture based on the Fibonacci sequence, an integer sequence characterized by the fact that every number after the first two is the sum of the two preceding ones. Black’s work is unique in the fact that he uses motion in a continuous sequence in each of his […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Orignials: Zurich’s Hand-Crocheted Tree

    Meet the artist who builds an experimental reality with his art by exploring the senses and interacting with natural and man-made objects. “It is a contrast between organic and artificial.” His name is Ernesto Neto, and he is a modern conceptual artist! Neto is a native of Brazil, and his culture influences his body of […]

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