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Flatballs by Daisuke Samejima are Hand-Painted Spherical Urbanscapes of Japan.

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We’ve seen other landscapes painted on non-traditional canvases such as the work of Laura Spalding Best, but painting them in a full 360 degrees with a fish eye perspective is something new. And it’s what Japanese artist Daisuke Samejima does in his series, Flatballs, which ironically are anything but.

Spherical Urbanscapes

Flatballs by Daisuke Samejima are 170 mm spherical canvases on which he paints streets, buildings, bridges, homes and more in a continuous manner. The Japanese artist renders exterior scenes in acrylic paint on globes of resin as if you are viewing them in a convex mirror.

Flatballs by Daisuke Samejima
The unpainted globes the artist uses as canvases.
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The artist at work on one of his Flatballs.
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Gallery view
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Gallery view

four images of spherical paintingsDaisuke began creating these in 2016 and continues to perfect them. He says he may do larger ones soon. Currently most of the painted spheres measure 170 mm in diameter.

Flatballs by Daisuke Samejima gallery view

hand painted Flatballs by Daisuke Samejima

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Of course the best way to truly appreciate these spherical pieces of art is to see them in video.

The artist currently lives and works in Japan.


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