Hide and seek, 2018

by Kotaro Machiyama

Painting : acrylic

130.3 x 97 x 0.1 cm 51.3 x 38.2 x 0 inch

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Unique work


Hand-signed by artist


Sold with certificate of Authenticity from the artist

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Painting: acrylic

Dimensions cm inch

130.3 x 97 x 0.1 cm 51.3 x 38.2 x 0 inch Height x Width x Depth


Not framed


Abstract artworks

Eastern Art

Abstract art



Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: Japan

This artwork by Kotaro Machiyama is an acrylic on canvas piece that is taken off its stretchers and shipped rolled in a heavy duty tube by EMS.
The stretchers aren't sent you.
This is a original painting direct from the artists studio in Japan and has been hand signed on the back.

If you wish that the artwork is not taken off its stretchers, please let me know it.
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Kotaro Machiyama, Hide and seek


- Artist Statement

Shifting Consciousness.

I explore the causes of my attraction to an object, and then create a work of art using the shapes and colors I find as a result.

The abstract works, shaved down and simplified, pose questions to the viewer.

These questions prompt the viewer to think, and even if only slightly, to move their consciousness away from the situation of “now".

This is to enjoy "thinking" itself.

It is similar to the feeling of living in an "extraordinary" world; a world other than reality, such as the same feeling when you go to the movies or travel.

In ancient Japan, festivals and Sake were prepared for the "Hare" (extraordinary) days to get rid of the “Kegare" (bad things) accumulated in daily life and to gain vitality.

However, the glamour of the festivals and the Sake that had been part of the "Hare" (extraordinary) days became part of the daily life. Therefor, the "Kegare" (bad things) could no longer be removed.

Shifting consciousness becomes a tool to enter to the "Hare" (extraordinary) days in its original meaning.

- CV

2011 Setu・Mode Seminar graduation. 

2004 Tokyo Zokei University of Art and design subject dye major graduation



J-WAVE TIME TABLE- Grand prize- Tokyo, Japan


Rise Art Prize - Nominated- United Kingdom


Graphic Design in Japan 2011 - Nominated- Tokyo, Japan


Tokyo TDC 2011 - Nominated- Tokyo, Japan


The six time “Daikokuya contemporary art award" - Nominated- Tochigi, Japan


Sapporo Pre-Biennale Contemporary Art Exhibition 2011 International Art-Proposal Competition - Nominated- Sapporo, Japan


The third time "VISUAL ART AWARD BY INTERNATIONAL ART & DESIGN COLLEGE"- Mariko Abe award winning- Hukusima, Japan

-Solo exhibitions


WAKARANAI MONO GA SUKI in Osaka / arflex osaka - Osaka, Japan


WAKARANAI MONO GA SUKI in Tokyo / arflex tamagawa - Tokyo, Japan

-Group exhibitions


#SHAPEOFTHENEW" / CasildART - Online, United Kingdom


Summer Tracks / Programa Taide - Online, Spain


OBSERVER BIAS / THE blank GALLERY - Tokyo, Japan


ASYAAF 2014 / Seoul - Seoul, South Korea


The six time “Daikokuya contemporary art award" / Daikokuya - Tochigi, Japan


"The third time VISUAL ART AWARD BY INTERNATIONAL ART & DESIGN COLLEGE" Winning exhibition,[Bikkuai] 6F citizens gallery / [Bikkuai] 6F citizens gallery - Hukusima, Japan

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