Kotaro MACHIYAMA

Kotaro MACHIYAMA

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
2017
Rise Art Prize highly commended, United Kingdom.
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..

Education

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

Events

Interview: Pinzel
http://www.pinzle.net/main/issue03.php

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITION
2015 sarasa design lab., Tokyo
2010 SETSU GALLERY,Tokyo and more..

GROUP EXHIBITION
2018 “OBSERVER BIAS” THE blank GALLERY ,Tokyo Japan
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 and more..