77-year-old Japanese artist creates landscape paintings with Excel
The beautiful thing about art is this: as soon as you think you’ve got a handle on what it is, someone comes along and challenges that assumption. Obviously, that’s not a bad thing. Yeah, nah, it means art is constantly evolving, introducing new ideas and moving with the times. That’s why we reckon the landscapes this Japanese artist creates in Excel are f**ken bonza!
The bloke in question is Tatsuo Horiuchi, and we’ll be straight-up, his s**t’s pretty f**ken rad. He uses Excel to create the kind of traditional landscapes common to Japanese art.
Apparently, when he retired from work, he decided he wanted to focus on his art, but according to Great Big Story, he had a problem. He was tighter than a spaniel’s sphincter when it came to spending money.
“When I started to do this,” he told them, “I had a defiant and experimental mind. I thought, ‘how can I paint with my PC?’ You don’t need to spend money on paints and you don’t have to prepare water and so on.”
And when you put it that way, we’re not sure it’s a bad idea. Yeah, nah, that sounds pretty f**ken efficient to us. And, when you look at the results, it’s obvious he’s pretty bloody good at it.
“This kind of stingy idea made me prefer Excel. And with a cheap printer, you can do something like this,” he says, holding up a work of bloody art.
Using the tools used for graphing, he f**ken mastered the art, and he’s now looking to sell the awesome artworks online. “Paintings are hard to sell,” he says, “If anyone wants to buy one, I would, of course, appreciate it.”
Final thought: Yeah, nah, we’ve said this before, but if you’ve got a creative mind, it’ll find ways to create. Regardless of the media, you can’t deny that old mate’s got a knack for this s**t. Let us know if you’ve got an unconventional way of creating art!
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Video Link: Great Big Story