Abandoned Audio & Frantic Gallery present METAMACHINE, a collaborative project at the border of visual art and electronic music.
Participating Artists: Aepiel, Atsushi Koyama, Dawn Before Silence, Doyeq, Echoton, Lenta, Macoto Murayama, Pachyderme
What exactly is METAMACHINE? The metaphor comes from the artistic path of Atsushi Koyama, one of the participating visual artists. While emphasising the aesthetic qualities of machines and mechanical drawings in oil paintings, Koyama merges the human body with mechanisms, creating a man-machine (similar to the notorious Tetsuo, but in a more sublimated way). As if to incorporate the beauty of the human body, Koyama’s mechanisms break away from their earthly nature. They take us to another reality, beyond utilitarian usage or function itself. Koyama’s machines act more like ‘mechanical’ (‘mecha-aesthetical’) keys to another dimension, existing outside of the physical reality and its laws.
Undefined 6, 2013, oil on canvas
Undefined 5, 2013, oil on canvas
Undefined 7, 2014, oil on canvas
Undefined 4, 2013, oil on canvas
Undefined 3, 2013, oil on canvas
Undefined 2, 2013, oil on canvas
Undefined 1, 2013, oil on canvas