shinichi maruyama | action calligraphy paintings

Shinichi Maruyama [pinit]

It's painting, sculpture, and photography in one. Liquid in sculptural form. A beautiful moment caught on camera.

Today we'd like to share with you the art of Shinichi Maruyama. We don't have a lot of details about his background, as his biography consists only of:

  • 1968 Born in Nagano, Japan
  • 1991 Graduated from Chiba University
  • 2003 Moved to New York

This next image should give you a better idea of how he works, though. (Click on any of these images to see larger versions.)

Shinichi Maruyama

The lighting in the photographs alone is amazing. Our question is, what does his camera set-up look like from where he's sitting???

In the following examples, it's as if each stroke of paint has a life of its own. Colors literally come to life, interacting with each other in vibrant, interesting ways. For fun, we've assigned each a title based on what we see. :)

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Shinichi Maruyama

Green Attacks Purple

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Shinichi Maruyama

Red Shark

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Shinichi Maruyama

Dali Paints Van Gogh

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Shinichi Maruyama

Ode to Jackson Pollock or Exploding Can of Sunkist

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Shinichi Maruyama

Waterfall and Spoon

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To see more of Shinichi Marumaya's work, go to www.shinichimaruyama.com.