May 24, 2013

Fine Art Friday: Kazuki Takamatsu

Japanese sculptor and painter Kazuki Takamatsu has been developing a style of gouache painting that uses a technique known as depth-mapping imagery to create a 3D look to his work. The concept of depth map painting fills each individual pixel with a shade of grey, each shade proportional to the distance from which the viewer sees it, in a combination that provides a surrealistic view of the medium. The bulk of Takamatsu's subject matter consist of figures in various compositions that use the deep contrast and tonal values of the human form to emphasize the depth of the scenes. The results seem like 3D x-ray scans of scenes from everyday life, but in a "dreamlike, dimensional, fantasy haze".

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