Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
About Kotaro MACHIYAMA
Born in 1980 in Chiba Japan, and have 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 2015 ARTslant, the 2nd 2015 Showcase competition(abstract), selected 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..
2011 Setu・Mode Seminar graduation.
2004 Tokyo Zokei University of Art and design subject dye major graduation
2015 sarasa design lab., Tokyo
2010 SETSU GALLERY,Tokyo and more..
2014 ASYAAF 2014, Seoul, Korea
2011 The six time “Daikokuya contemporary art award” ,Tochigi
2009 “ART&PHOTO BOOK EXHIBITION”,Shinjyuku Ganka Garou,Tokyo
“The third time VISUAL ART AWARD BY INTERNATIONAL ART & DESIGN COLLEGE”
Winning exhibition,[Bikkuai] 6F citizens gallery,Hukusima
2008 “roji ART EXHIBITION「hekigaten」”, rojicafe,Tokyo and more..