Discover Masaya's mixed media art and paintings
To see Masaya Eguchi working in his studio is to visit an artisan’s workshop, near Plaza España in Barcelona. He creates each piece with care and patience and handles his materials and tools in a majestic manner. When he works, time seems to slow down, as he invites us to enter his his moment of artistic creation.
Although Masaya has traveled throughout Europe, he has always maintained a style linked to his roots. His style is focused on minimalism and equilibrium creating subtle folds on wood as if this material was moldable like a sheet of paper.
His style focuses on the search of textures, the main materials he uses are natural pigments and wood. Masaya often produces three-dimensional pieces looking for a two-dimensional visual effect.
In his latest line of work, Drawing, the artist began to make collage on paper. He focused on geometric compositions made with thin sheets of wood and thick lines of polychrome paint. In a masterly way, Masaya finds the balance between these two materials. He uses a squared shape but he is not afraid to step out of the straight lines in order to apply loose brush strokes of paint.
According to the artist, his intention is to develop a unique style with an artistic language never seen before. In his pieces there is also an abstract line, a type of writing that gives dynamism to the piece, while at the same time denoting a unique stamp. In these lines you can also appreciate the artist's taste for abstract strokes.
In his workshop we saw him work. Masaya watched his pieces carefully, turned them around, he stopped to observe them and turned them around again. We could not resist asking him why he did that all the time. Masaya told us that his works do not have a specific way to be hanged, all directions are good. For this reason, the artist signs all his work on each side and observes them in all directions, if he thinks that one side is incomplete he adds another paint stroke.
We were also surprised that he does not apply the paint directly on the sheet of paper. Masaya makes thick strokes of paint on plastic paper boards and lets them dry. Then, he places these strokes on his desk, selects and extracts them delicately and applies them progressively on top of his two-dimensional works.
For Masaya, to be an artist is to find freedom, do something unique and achieve a creative style that defines you as an artist.
His style transmits peace and serenity. Both the artist’s presence and his work makes us find the balance between chaos and peacefulness, something hard to find nowadays.
We are pleased to present our collectors an exclusive collaboration with the Japanese artist Masaya Eguchi. Works from the series “Drawing” are now available at Artig Gallery.