beneath the surface blog

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Suspended Items

    Meet Artist Thomas Jackson, whose work is quite literally confusing! His series Emergent Behavior is a visual statement as to how opposites attract and form an ongoing relationship. Jackson’s work combines man-made objects with natural landscapes. He prefers that the objects that he uses are iconic, something that is easily recognizable, and gaudy or cheap […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Expanded Eye

    Take a moment to open up your eyes and observe the world around you…is the philosophy of art duo Expanded Eye (artists Jade Tomlinson and Kevin James). The pair studies our world and tells an intimate story with each piece of artwork they create. Their style has an unmistakable quality that is well-known in the […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: History Dissected

    Preservation is the process of keeping something of value intact, and free from damage or decay. Meet artist John Peralta, who has a forward-thinking aesthetic that is prominent throughout his work.  His point of view is nostalgic, inspiring an emotional connection with the viewer and the object. Peralta’s exploded diagrams focus on classic historical objects […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Dancing Office Chairs

    A composition is a sequence of steps and movements in a staged dance. A dance between reality and the imagination is the collaboration between Urs Fischer and Madeline Hollander. The pair has teamed up to produce the art installation PLAY. The show requires extensive computer programming with a series of sensors that puts on a visual […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Carved Ceramics

    Contemporary art is the art of today, that reflects on contemporary society and is relevant to the world around us. Meet ceramist Sean Forest Roberts. Ceramics have existed for a long time, and Roberts has invented a new methodology to its traditional concept! Roberts has a background in chemistry and believes in experimenting with his […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Grasslands Repair

    Contemporary artist Linda Tegg and architects Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright have collaborated on an installation that celebrates the grasslands of nature! The installation, Grasslands Repair, reminds the audience about the importance of maintaining our outdoor landscape and preserving it for the future. Often in cityscapes, the scenery is absorbed with buildings, sidewalks, and motor […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Sliced Footwear

    “Walk a mile in my shoes, see what I see, hear what I hear, feel what I feel. Then you can understand why I do what I do.” – Unknown Meet artist Sakir Gokcebag. He uses shoes as his medium and designs unusual installations that resemble the elements of digital retouching! His photographs are not retouched […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Digitally Mastered Brushstrokes

    Traditionally, a shaman is a person who acts as an intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds. Matthew Stone is an artist that uses painting and digital manipulation as his form of communication. His work is cutting edge and will change your perception of the traditional portrait artist! Matthew Stone plays with the history of […]

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  9. 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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  10. 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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