Daisaku Kawada is a Japanese contemporary artist who currently resides in the UK. He studied at the prestigious Slade School of Art, receiving a distinction in his MFA, and the Byam Shaw School of Art. Kawada creates kaleidoscopic paintings characterised by their bold colours and patterns.
Kaleidoscope of colours
To create his works, Kawada gathers kaleidoscopic images from a variety of sources, including geometric patterns and natural forms. He creates a collage effect in his paintings, in order to comment on the way we view art as a whole. While we may look at a iconic artwork as an individual piece, Kawada encourages the viewer to consider the artist’s work as a whole, and defies this preconception through his process and the installation of his paintings.
Kawada creates a collage effect through his skilful handling of paint. His imagery is constructed in layers using wallpaper stencils, repeated patterns and vivid colour combinations, painting on MDF panels. Kawada is currently examining the relationship between three dimensional form and pattern construction; he experiments in order to create a limitless space for the viewer, inspired by organic, geometric and architectural forms.
Kawada has exhibited widely in the UK and overseas, in Japan, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany. He regularly participates in art fairs, such as the London Art Fair and the STRARTA Art Fair, held in the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London.