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Kotaro Machiyama

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Kotaro Machiyama

Born: 1980

Hometown: Chiba, Japan

Lives and Works: Tokyo

 

Born in 1980 in Chiba Japan, and has now made Tokyo, Japan his base.

ARTIST STATEMENT
...Combining the desire to get closer to an object that I am attracted to and thinking about it in a time other than the present...

"I want to draw it, because it is beautiful" is same as "I want to be like that, because it looks cool" or "I want to sing, because it seems fun." This is the first condition of "the desire to get closer to an object that I am attracted to."

The second condition, "thinking about it in a time frame other than the present," is the process and result of a creation derived from an attractive object and the capturing of it on a flat surface. The process of composition, extraction of colors, and the reconstruction of them helps one to detach from the obvious standards of everyday life and start thinking in a time that is out of the ordinary. The result is a creation that includes more "confusion" than "comprehensibility," keeping in mind that "confusion" helps one think in a time frame not of the present. In our busy, everyday lives, we often can't think this way, but it's like how you are transported when you think about a favorite place, movie, or music - I believe this artistic process is similar.

PRIZE/SELECTED/PRESS
2017
Rise Art Prize, highly commended, UK
Magazine “Pinzel” interview, Korea
“J-WAVE TIME TABLE” grand prize, Japan
2011
Sapporo Pre-Biennale Contemporary Art Exhibition 2011 International Art-Proposal Competition selected
The six time "Daikokuya contemporary art award" selected
2009
The third time "VISUAL ART AWARD BY INTERNATIONAL ART & DESIGN COLLEGE" Mariko Abe award winning and more..

CAREER
2011 Setu・Mode Seminar graduation.
2004 Tokyo Zokei University of Art and design subject dye major graduation

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Through by Kotaro Machiyama
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Through

Kotaro Machiyama

US$ 54

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Through by Kotaro Machiyama
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Through

Kotaro Machiyama

US$ 5,040

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Exist by Kotaro Machiyama
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Exist

Kotaro Machiyama

US$ 5,040

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Hide and seek by Kotaro Machiyama
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Hide and seek

Kotaro Machiyama

US$ 5,040

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Wait by Kotaro Machiyama
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Wait

Kotaro Machiyama

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Early time by Kotaro Machiyama
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Early time

Kotaro Machiyama

US$ 5,040

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It bends by Kotaro Machiyama
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It bends

Kotaro Machiyama

US$ 54

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Before good-night by Kotaro Machiyama
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Before good-night

Kotaro Machiyama

US$ 55