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The Art of Emoji

| Art , Gaming

Artist Shinjii Murakami has taken the modern emoji pictogram as the inspiration for an exhibition in New York.

Using nine different emoji, Murakami has created 14 works in flat, sculptural and LED form, filling Catinca Tabacaru Gallery with flowers, hearts, rainbows, sparkles and a galloping horse. Using the idea of emoji as pixels and, in turn, pixels as building blocks, Murakami masterfully sculpts his objects from wood, creating perfect replicas of the ideograms we now so casually send.

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