Featured paintings by KOTARA MACHIYAMA
Machiyama distills colours and shapes seen in natural landscapes, and simplifies their forms while capturing their complexities. The flat planes of colour still portray a depth of field that isn’t common in abstract painting, and which transports the viewer outside of the present moment. The artist does some drafting on Photoshop before painting an image, and this seems appropriate given that the crisp lines seem almost digitally rendered.. He creates a reconstruction that is idealized, but not easy to read, forcing the viewer to fit the disparate forms together and mentally construct the landscape.