Pixelated pottery: 80s culture recreated in ceramic – in pictures

Pixelated pottery: 80s culture recreated in ceramic – in pictures

The Guardian

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Toshiya Masuda wanted to make art influenced by the 80s video-game graphics he liked as a kid growing up in Osaka, Japan. But how to turn the low-quality, blocky images into three-dimensional objects?

“Most people think digital and ceramic art are complete opposites, so I thought using pottery as my material would be memorable.” His nostalgic, pixellated ceramics are certainly that. It’s hard to reconcile the idea of these 80s artefacts – a blurry Polaroid camera, out-of-focus roller skates – with the fact they are made of clay.

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