He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Shintaro Ohata

Posted by Charley Parker at 2:47 pm

Shintaro Ohata
Shintaro Ohata is an artist from Hiroshima, Japan who is both a painter and a sculptor.

Artists who are both sculptors and painters are not unusual. Ohata, however, frequently combines the two mediums in single works in which a painting and sculpture are displayed together as a mixed two dimensional – three dimensional work.

The sculptures are textured and painted in a way that carries forward the colors and textures of a painting. The painting and sculpture are then arranged and lit in a way that gives them additional visual continuity. These form scenes, in which the painting acts as a backdrop for the sculpture and the sculpture acts as a three dimensional projection of the painting.

As remarkable as the effect is in photographs, I would love to see these in person.

Ohata also paints stand-alone paintings in acrylic, in which the figures in the paintings bear an uncanny resemblance to his sculpted figures (above, bottom).

[Via Gizmodo]

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  1. Comment by Sherrill
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    LOVE the idea of marrying sculpture and paintings this way! I, too, would LOVE to see these works in person!

  2. Comment by kate
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

    Very interesting. I wonder how far and in what other directions this idea could be taken…

  3. Comment by Doug Condon
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    Wow, awesome work!! Really interesting technique.

  4. Comment by adebanji alade
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    Just love this whole concept, thanks for sharing!

  5. Comment by yoga
    Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    so unique technique, very interesting.

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