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Microsoft Excel sure is a useful and powerful tool. It organizes your data, makes graphs and even does math for you. But a retired Japanese man has taken the program to the next level with some astoundingly beautiful paintings he made entirely on Excel.

Tatsuo Horiuchi is a 73-year-old man who always had an interest in graphic arts, but never had the time to pursue it during his working years. Come retirement, he finally found the time to try his hand at his new hobby, and what better way to start than using a program initially meant for data management? Horiuchi had never used Excel at work and decided to use it to for two reasons: it was cheaper than Photoshop (and had it pre-installed) and it was easier to use than MS Paint.

Horiuchi has already made a name for himself in the art world and his work has been displayed in several exhibitions. He even won the Excel Autoshape Art Contest back in 2006. Yeah that’s a thing.
Check out his work below!

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