Sakamoto Kazuya

Born in a place surrounded by lush nature, and growing up feeling the beauty of greenery and water on his skin, Kazuya Sakamoto describes his choice of depicting waterweeds as a necessity, and as an act to question his own raison d’etre. The plants that intricately intertwine in his paintings, combined with the thick application […]


Born in a place surrounded by lush nature, and growing up feeling the beauty of greenery and water on his skin, Kazuya Sakamoto describes his choice of depicting waterweeds as a necessity, and as an act to question his own raison d’etre. The plants that intricately intertwine in his paintings, combined with the thick application of the paints, cause the viewers to feel as though they are drawn into the water. The weeds are meticulously painted and multiply through sheer physical repetition, and they appear to depict the very process of evolution based on the constant alteration to support life. At the same, they also bring to mind the diverse eco system in the globalized contemporary society, in which competitive advantage is formed by the various differences that exist between individuals

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