These are like a children’s book come to life. I <3 them.
3D Paintings by Shintaro Ohata
Shintaro Ohata is an artist who depicts little things in everyday life like scenes of a movie and captures all sorts of light in his work with a unique touch: convenience stores at night, city roads on rainy day and fast-food shops at dawn etc. His paintings show us ordinary sceneries as dramas. He is also known for his characteristic style; placing sculptures in front of paintings, and shows them as one work, a combination of 2-D and 3-D world. He says that it all started from when he wondered “I could bring the atmosphere or dynamism of my paintings with a more different way if I place sculptures in front of paintings”. Many viewers tend to assume that there is a light source set into his work itself because of the strong expression of lights in his sculpture.
New Painting: “Miss You”, acrylic on canvas.
If you like this, and live in NYC, you’ll have the chance to purchase it Wednesday at the opening reception of Wish You Were Here 10 at A.I.R. Gallery in DUMBO. It’s a showcase of 4x6” (postcard sized) works. All proceeds from this benefit group exhibition will go to support the gallery, which is dedicated to women artists.
BEAST group show at Brooklyn Artists Gallery - Come see me & 25 other awesome artists this Saturday, 6-10pm!