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Glass and porcelain painter Wilfried Grootens is an artist from Germany with a very unique style. Using thin sheets of laminate glass, he sandwiches together layers of carefully painted patterns of dots and tendrils to produce three dimensional paintings that appear to be suspended in air. Because of how thoroughly pressed together the glass sheets are, the layers of paint look as if they vanish entirely as you examine the sculptures from the side. Grootens has pulled inspiration for his creations from natural phenomena such as microscopic organisms, the initial milliseconds of an atomic explosion and more.

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