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The Bubbles Series by Atelier Olschinsky is Surreal

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Jan 18, 2012 • References: olschinsky.at and butdoesitfloat
The Bubbles series by Atelier Olschinsky is a surreal set of floating bubble portraits. The Austrian studio is know for its dynamic graphic design, illustration, photography and art direction work that always takes risks while aiming to push visual boundaries.

These stunning portraits look as if they are submerged underwater, displaying a cloudy effect that is rich in tone as well as color. Their neutral backdrop puts emphasis on organic forms. Each portrait showcases a different configuration of grouped shapes. These shapes are voluminous, yet delicate, showing off a definite softness and smooth texture.

Opaque hues are juxtaposed with reflective, accented edges, resembling highlights applied by the stroke of a paint brush. This gives the portraits an iridescent quality, exuding a sense of materiality, tactility and dimension.