Kazuki Takamatsu is a Japanese painter born in Sendai, Miyagi in 1978. Over the last two decades he has developed a technique that involves layers of gauche on black that give an illusion of depth. Though his paintings may seem like computer-generated images they are traditionally painted and use a perspective technique called depth-mapping common in cartography where darker layers indicate further distance. The effect is eerie, distant, modern, and dreamlike. His intent is to describe the inner world of self-doubt, fear, isolation, and anxiety.
He is represented by Corey Helford Gallery, Gallery Tomura, Tokyo, Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal, and Opera Gallery, Paris. For more information about Kazuki Takamatsu, please visit his official website.
To those of you who are experiencing emotional pains, unsure of yourselves, and feeling vulnerable . . . you might think that you are not strong enough. But, please know that you feel those pains because you have gentleness/tenderness inside of your hearts. So, please be confident (knowing that you are great just the way you are).
– From an interview with Miu Vermillion.