“Beneath the Surface” by Frank Bueltge is an immersive and interactive digital art piece that explores the depths of the ocean. Spanning across the walls of the gallery, the work features a stunningly realistic depiction of underwater life, from schools of fish to coral reefs. However, this piece is more than just a beautiful exhibit. As viewers move through the space, the installation reacts to their presence, creating ripples on the digital water and causing schools of fish to scatter. The illusion of movement and life within the artwork is so convincing, it feels as though you could reach out and touch the creatures swimming before you.
Bueltge’s piece invites the viewer to consider the idea of hidden worlds existing beneath the surface, both in the ocean and in our own lives. It is a reminder that there is always more to explore, discover, and understand. The concept of hidden worlds is not just limited to the physical environment, but can be applied to the complexities of human emotion and experience. Just as the depths of the ocean hold secrets waiting to be uncovered, we too hold aspects of ourselves that remain hidden. “Beneath the Surface” encourages us to dive deeper, explore, and embrace all aspects of our existence. This masterpiece was released today in the MoMA and we expect a great volume of visitors to experience this new piece of contemporary art. Check out Frank Bueltge’s previous masterpiece, “The Infinite Silence: An Artistic Journey Through the Cosmos” here.