330 // MA-P / The Architect of Ruins
The Architect of Ruins… Wonderful paintings by Minoru Nomata.
“Nomata was born in Tokyo in 1955 and studied design at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He constructed a unique artistic world in his paintings of imaginary buildings that is called ‘fantasy architecture.’ He paints buildings standing quietly in natural settings with no human figures present. They exude a sense of deja vu even though they do not exist in reality. The severe precision of these paintings gives these fantasy buildings a strong sense of presence, revealing the artist’s predilection for the mechanical forms of modern industry. The exquisite draftsmanship and unique formal imagination of these paintings produces strong, ebullient architectural forms that transcend real time and space.”
Text from Art Gallery Tokyo Opera City
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