Friday, March 14, 2008

Akira Yamaguchi revisted.

Akira Yamaguchi renders machines, such as battlefield tanks or motorcycles, in the traditional style of ancient Japanese scrolls that depict battles or tapestries that feature life in historic Kyoto. Yamaguchi first encountered ancient Japanese paintings and drawings while studying oil painting in school. Traditional composition techniques have been a huge influence on his work ever since. In a similar vein, the works of Aida Makoto, 39, also contain styles based on traditional Japanese art and on the depiction of combat in ancient folding screens.


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