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Artists Statement KOTARO MACHIYAMA

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 “thedesire 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 favourite place, movie, or music – I believe this artistic process is similar.

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Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions KOTARO MACHIYAMA

Solo Shows

2010 -  SETSU GALLERY,Tokyo/ Solo exhibition

Group Shows

2014 -  ASYAAF 2014, Seoul, Korea
2011 -  The six time “Daikokuya contemporary art award” ,Tochigi/ Group exhibition
2008 - roji ART EXHIBITION􀊮hekigaten􀊯", rojicafe,Tokyo/ Group exhibition

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2009 "ART&PHOTO BOOK EXHIBITION",Shinjyuku Ganka Garou,Tokyo/ Group exhibitiont
"The third time VISUAL ART AWARD BY INTERNATIONAL ART & DESIGN COLLEGE"
Winning exhibition,[Bikkuai] 6F citizens gallery,Hukusima/ Group exhibition

2011 Sapporo Pre-Biennale Contemporary Art Exhibition 2011 International Art-Proposal Competition selected
The six time “Daikokuya contemporary art award” selected
Tokyo TDC 2011 selected poster used my illustration
Graphic Design in Japan 2011 selected poster used my illustration

2010 SETU exhibition selected

2009 The third time "VISUAL ART AWARD BY INTERNATIONAL ART & DESIGN COLLEGE" Mariko Abe award winn

2008 SETU exhibition winning a award Malman painting materials award winning