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KanjiLine Tengafuchin

This piece is influenced by Japanese calligraphy and street art. For its motif, several kanji characters are combined in a way that they overlap, and since each stroke stretches and shrinks freely, it is difficult to read all of the characters, Apart from its impressions as a painting, there is an intention to make the viewers infer what kind of story is written as a sentence, directing their eyes to the details. The materials used are gold ink for woodblock prints, acrylic paint, and aerosol spray. The frame is built with wood and is coated with a glossy black paint.

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Blow

There is an extravagantly histrionic quality to Blow. For its small dimensions, it is showy. Like an actor with a diminutive stature and a surprisingly booming voice. It takes an everyday action, such as snuffing out a candle, and turns into a performance. And what could be more dramatic than switching from light to darkness? For all its apparent simplicity, there is magic in the genuine surprise when squeezing the rubber bulb and extinguishing the flame. Blow is a return to the spirit of childhood, the excitement of being handed the controls and the forbidden idea of playing with fire.

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Dishonored 2 Illustrations

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Black Hole

Digital artist Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo, from Spain, born in 1981. He has graduated in Fine Arts in 2006 and is currently writing his PhD thesis on art and new technologies. Interesting thing about his art is that he has not used any paint or brush, all his illustrations are painted on an iPad with his fingers. Some of his work has taken more than 100 hours to get completed.

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The Yangtze

The first of its kind, K11 is brand of premium shopping malls that merges retail and fine arts. For their Wuhan opening, Blue Mount won the bid to create an eye-catching, one-of-a-kind art piece to be suspended in the atrium of the main West entrance. The birth of The Yangtze came from a concept inspired by the rich historical and geological background of this capital city. Weighing 3 tonnes, the artwork mimics flows of the famed river, finished in gold and silver for a touch of luxury.

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Light Origami

Light Origami is an unique interactive art installation. Viewers are invited to explore the nature of reality by entering a giant 3D kaleidoscope. The domed structure is bathed in light and is constructed using over 330 mirror panels. Changing spectrums of light are projected within the space, and when mirrored against the mirror panels, the effect is like being inside a kaleidoscope. The interior space is spread eternal without edge of space. Light Origami creates a multidimensional experience that explores the relationship between the participant and space, between reflection and light.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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