toshiya masuda's low pixel ceramics resemble the icons of 1980s computer games
 

toshiya masuda's low pixel ceramics resemble the icons of 1980s computer games

japanese artist toshiya masuda transforms everyday objects into low pixel ceramics that resemble the icons of 1980’s video games, or computer images of very low resolution. fusing the physical objects with unexpected digital qualities, the works aim at surprising people with humor, and push them to reconsider their preconceived notions of ceramics.

toshiya masuda's low pixel ceramics resemble the icons of 1980s computer gamesall images courtesy of toshiya masuda

 

 

masuda‘s whimsical objects stay away from traditional methods of ceramic production, including the firing effect, glazing, or even, functionality. despite their ‘low-resolution’ appearance, the low pixel ceramics feature various small scale extrusions and intricate details that require the attention of a skilled craftsman. ‘the reason I use everyday items is because it is easy to embed stories in the pieces, and when people see similar items in their lives they can evoke their own stories. it is interesting to me if other people and I can be linked through my works in this way,’ mentions the artist in a video by keiko art international, which you can watch below.

toshiya masuda's low pixel ceramics resemble the icons of 1980s computer gamesimage via keiko art international

toshiya masuda's low pixel ceramics resemble the icons of 1980s computer games

toshiya masuda's low pixel ceramics resemble the icons of 1980s computer games

toshiya masuda's low pixel ceramics resemble the icons of 1980s computer gamesimage via keiko art international

 

 

image via keiko art international

image via keiko art international

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