amazing SHINTARO OHATA
Posted on November 29, 2015
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.
His work is some of the most amazing and unique I have ever seen. When looking at his pieces up close, they look like simple (yet enchanting) oil paintings. But the magic really happens when you realize that they are actually a subtle mix of sculptures and painted canvas. In Ohata’s pieces, the characters are actually made from polystryrene and placed in front of the painted background. Incredible, right?!