Rubbed paint on canvas randomly, and took a picture of a small portion (approximately 2 x 1/2inch) of the painting with a smart phone. Depicted that in detail with oil painting on a big canvas.
Matthew Rachman Gallery / Nathaniel Smith Photographs
Through instantaneous and impulsive brushstrokes, Japanese artist, Shinnosuke Miyake uses painting as a form of sketching. Looking through the viewfinder of a camera, he carefully selects an inch by inch square of his initial painting. Using the selection as a source for reproduction, Miyake expands on the accidental. To Miyake, this process is a form of irony within abstraction. Though the works may seem fluid at first glance, the paintings are realistically reproduced moments within a larger picture. Works in Closer combines his freeform mark making and rigorous technical painting, by transferring key details onto new canvases. Using this self-imposed process, Miyake produces new works of expanded windows of opportunities.
In the intimate process of seeing, expanding, and reproducing on a larger scale, Miyake is forced to view the painting through a magnified perspective. Picking up on every minuscule detail, enlarging, and visualizing it on a greater surface, he relives the moment again. The viewer is confronted with details that otherwise may be overlooked.
Matthew Rachman Gallery