Born in 1988, Akiko is a painter who depicts beauty of convey energy metamorphosis through several media such as installation, photos and performance. Combining the energy of movement and the vibrancy of colors, Akiko Nakayama brings pictures to life. Called “Alive Painting”, Akiko depicts the resonance between shapes and textures by using different types of liquids, each with a unique characteristic. In recent years, She is energetically engaged giving her performance “Alive Painting” SOLO & Collaborations in various cities.
“I am a painter. I would like to paint living things and convey energy metamorphosis.
But, Why is a painting dry? Why isn’t a painting alive?
So, I was inspired to start “Alive Painting” my current work. Combining the energy of movement and the vibrant of colors, I bring pictures to life.
I depict the resonance between shapes and textures by using different types of liquids, each with a unique characteristic.
How the materials interact with each other is influenced by external factors, such as wind, sound, humidity, gravity,time…etc.
In recent years, I have performed solo live acts using a colour-organ system called “Fluid2wave”.
This system uses soundtracks and sound effects to accompany the digital projection of the live color painting.
My work of art is an abstract metaphor of various aspect of nature through the use of colors and fluidity, and attempts to celebrate the moments of beauty amidst the ephemerality of life.
Life has different wavelengths. So, I create work of art with various materials and forms of media to capture each passing moments.
I’m interested in the beauty of the boundary between 2 colors. To me, the meeting of 2 colors represents the dance of Yin and Yang.”