Saturday, March 23, 2013

Surreal Floral Portraits

Japanese photographer Sayaka Maruyama creates art that explores, recreates, and redefines the classic definitions of beauty. She challenges her viewers to look with a fresh perspective and to see beauty in every element of our surroundings. In Sakura, the London-based artist draws on classical Japanese references and Surrealist motifs to explore what she describes as "contradictory contemporary understandings of Japanese notions of beauty, from both Western and Eastern perspectives."
The conceptual art project features images that are soft and aged, with tinges of vibrant and unexpected color blending across the surfaces. Maruyama layers her subject together with textured flowers and gradients of color to form her captivating and mysterious abstract portraits. Viewers are encouraged to find their own definitions of beauty within Maruyama's unique visual manipulations.

1 comment:

  1. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this,
    like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit,
    but other than that, this is great blog. A fantastic read.
    I will certainly be back.

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