Atsushi Koyama’s Blueprint-Like Paintings

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

“I don’t transfer what I have caught and understood in my head onto a picture plane, but just draw things because I cannot digest them,” writes Atsushi Koyama in his artist statement. Koyama seems to be obsessed with the inner workings of objects and even anatomies. He renders mechanisms and body parts with translucent pigments on black backgrounds, their innards aglow like x-rays. Though they’re mapped out with the diligence of a blueprint, the diagrams in Koyama’s paintings come together as colorful designs that one can appreciate on a purely visual level.

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