All About Japan

Endlessly Changing Paintings Bring Art to Life

Art Video

“Why is a painting dry? Why isn’t a painting alive?” It was that simple question that inspired Akiko Nakayama to create “Alive Paintings” that captures the vibrant movement, fluidity, energy and ephemeral nature of life by depicting the flow of paint and water.

Depending on when the frame is frozen, still shots of Nakayama’s paintings can look like topographic heat maps visualizing some obscure data point. But to really appreciate its beauty, the 29-year old’s Alive Paintings must be ‘unfrozen’ and observed over a period of time as they, by definition, are continuously changing.

For more information on Akiko Nakayama's innovative techniques and where to find her work, read the full article from Spoon & Tamago at the link below.