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Have you ever held a glass snowball and imagined what a life inside that particular mini world would feel like? Driving that little red car and listening to Christmas songs softly coming from the radio or waiting for a bus and looking at the snowflakes lazily falling on the ground? Or maybe you’d be the one grinning at their friend when a snowball hit them right at their shoulder? Well in that case, make yourself a nice cup of tea, take a moment to relax and welcome to the mesmerizing mini-worlds created by Wit Olszewski.
A quote from Wikipedia to begin Wit’s story with:
The word diorama /ˌdaɪəˈrɑːmə/ can either refer to a 19th-century mobile theatre device, or, in modern usage, a three-dimensional full-size or miniature model, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum. Dioramas are often built by hobbyists as part of related hobbies such as military vehicle modeling, miniature figure modeling, or aircraft modeling.
The current, popular understanding of the term “diorama” denotes a partially three-dimensional, full-size replica or scale model of a landscape typically showing historical events, nature scenes or cityscapes, for purposes of education or entertainment.
Dioramas have been lately under the spotlight of digital media as well and Wit Olszewski, an artist based in Wroclaw, Poland, is one of the most well-known representatives of this art trend. His latest piece created in this trend and referring to an extremely popular game Among Us has caught the attention of over 14 million TikTokers.
Wit’s unique artistic style derives from his experiences of playing computer games for hours (not only as a kid, he’s still a huge fan!), frequent visits to the miniature parks, or staring at the glass snowballs and wondering how to breathe life into the little characters he saw. That’s why the mini-worlds Wit shares with his audience are so special and detail-oriented – the artist means to mirror his idea in every single aspect bringing his accuracy to a whole new level. It’s no wonder they seem mesmerizing and even a bit magical as you can watch them endlessly. It’s also the reason for perfect looping of the story in each diorama. You won’t see any sharp edges, any cuts, everything flows continuously in an unhurried pace, encouraging you to find another Easter eggs hidden here and there.
‘I hate being repetitive with my pieces. I always want to take the audience on a journey to a different place. I try to avoid any ragged, popular trends, but at the same time if I choose something classic for my diorama work, I always make up with a unique approach and details, which are the most time-consuming parts of the whole creation process’ – Wit…
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