Takeshi Motomiya


“A prominent feature of Motomiya’s painting is the laboriously-worked texture realised in natural pigment, an ancient technique that dates back to the time of cave paintings. From the preparation of the materials to the knowledge and mastery of texture, he works with great discipline and detailed care. His painting is not simple figurative art, nor is it abstract. His works cannot be classified in any specific style because they are a reflection of his inner world. He sees his painting as his biography. His works are the crystallisation of his innermost thoughts. The source of his thinking is based on the essence of humanity, on the soul of the being.”