Maki Katayama at XYZ collective

Artist: Maki Katayama

Exhibition title: Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others

Venue: XYZ Collective, Tokyo, Japan

Date: June 10 – July 8, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and XYZ Collective, Tokyo

XYZ collective is pleased to announce our first exhibition together with Tokyo based artist Maki Katayama.

Maki Katayama’s most well-known body of work is her Birthday and Death Anniversary painting series, in which she employs a uniquely developed color chart to determine which colors to apply to a given canvas: the colors are chosen based on the numerical information that she obtained by researching the birth and death dates of historical figures – as well as a record of the weather on these respective dates.

The present exhibition includes new abstract work from her ongoing Collision series. To create these diptych paintings, Katayama strikes the wet-painted surface of two canvases against one another repeatedly. For the most recent iteration of such work, she further develops this strategy through utilizing Joseph Albers’s color theory as well as a general color scheme used within Japan in the early 20th century.

Maki Katayama 1982 born in Tokyo 2006 Graduated from Tama Art University(BFA) 2006 – 2007 Silpakorn University(thailand) research student. Recently presented an exhibition with “LET’S SEE ACTION, Curated by Misako & Rosen with XYZ Collective” Pollock Gallery, Dallas, US in2018. “Group show Curated by The Steak House DOSKOI ”TAKEJIROZABURO, Marugame,Kagawa in 2017. “Natsu no Tobira, Organized by Misako and Jeffrey Rosen” SHANE CAMPBELL GALLERY, Chicago, US “Father and Daughter / Kenji Katayama and Maki Katayama” THE STEAK HOUSE DOSKOI / XYZ Collective, Tokyo 2016 “COOL INVITATIONS 3” XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, Birds, Rats, 20 Variations of Brown and Others, 2018, exhibition view, XYZ Collective, Tokyo

Maki Katayama, EtruscanRed-LightGlaucousBlue-Hay’sRusset, 2018, oil on arche oil pad neutral paper, 30x310mm

Maki Katayama, LightGlaucousBlue-IvoryBuff-GreenBlue, 2018, oil on arche oil pad neutral paper, 230x310mm

Maki Katayama, LawSienna – Ecru – DarkTyrianBlue – VinaceousCinamon, 2018, oil on arche oil pad neutral paper, 230x310mm

Maki Katayama, LightGlaucousBlue-IvoryBuff-GreenBlue, 2018, oil on arche oil pad neutral paper, 230×310 mm

Maki Katayama, DeepSlateGreen-DuskyGreen-LigtBrownishOlive-BlackishOlive, 2018, oil on arche oil pad neutral paper, 230x310mm

Maki Katayama, LawSienna-Ecru – Eosine Pink – GrayishLavender, 2018, oil on arche oil pad neutral paper, 230x310mm

Maki Katayama, DeepViolet-Ecru–VinaceousCinamon, 2018, oil on arche oil pad neutral paper, 230x310mm

Maki Katayama, LemonYellow-VioletBlue-DullVioletBlack-LightGreenYellow, 2018, oil on arche oil pad neutral paper, 230x310mm

Maki Katayama, YellowOcher-DeepLyonsBlue-IvoryBuff, 2018, oil on arche oil pad neutral paper, 230x310mm

Maki Katayama, Prime spiral, 2017, oil on canvas, h160 x w190 x d30cm

Maki Katayama, Prime spiral, 2017, oil on canvas, h160 x w190 x d30cm

Maki Katayama, LightPinkishCinnamon-LemonYellow-TurquoiseGreen-Ecru, 2018, oil on canvas, 227×158 mm

Maki Katayama, LightPinkishCinnamon-LemonYellow-TurquoiseGreen-Ecru, 2018, oil on canvas, 227×158 mm

Maki Katayama, Majority in color scheme, 2018, oil on arche oil pad, 416x320mm

Maki Katayama, Minority in color scheme, 2018, oil on arche oil pad, 416x320mm

Maki Katayama, Majority in color scheme, 2018, oil on arche oil pad, 416x320mm

Maki Katayama, Minority in color scheme, 2018, oil on arche oil pad, 416x320mm

Maki Katayama, Josef&Anni married life _Collision.50 Binary method#2, 2017, oil on canvas, h23.5x w17x d2.5cm diptych

Maki Katayama, Josef&Anni married life _Collision.50 Binary method#2, 2017, oil on canvas, h23.5x w17x d2.5cm diptych

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