I created this work for an exhibition in Koenji. This is one of a series of similar paintings relating to the concept of spaces we create in which to live, work and relax. I spend a lot of time walking around Tokyo and am always attracted to the architectural structures. We can appreciate the outer shell but I often find myself pondering the type of activity and energy that exists within. Through these works I try to reimagine the forms to try and create a sense of the internal energy, represented by augmented shapes of the original structures.
This work was created using acrylic paint on a wooden panel. I decided to allow the natural grain of the panel to show through in the background as a means of representing one of the natural elements required in the construction of the various man made structures we see all around us.
Artist from Melbourne, Australia. Currently working and making art in Tokyo.