Shintaro Ohata

Shintaro Ohata has a gift for light, and paints both the canvas and the accompanying polystyrene sculptural pieces in such a way as if to make it look like there is really light coming from the painting behind person. From whatever angle you look at the piece, it works in the same way, making it seem as though there really is a light source when there isn’t. I love the three dimensional aspect to these works as well, with the characters standing outside of their own worlds. This, combined with his monochromatic colour schemes lend each piece a dream like feel.

I really am interested in the combination of a flat background with a separate 3d piece, as it lends the sculpture more context, and almost gives it a home.

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