Arata Higuchi

Arata Higuchi (b.1988) applies the method of pointillism with traditional Japanese mineral pigments to paint colorful chameleons. The paintings are filled to the brim with dots, and the reptiles are painted as if they are still growing, eating away the artist's energy during the process of creation. Those growing Chameleons let viewers experience the compelling visualization of his creative energy. This application of technical method and use of ambiguous form in Japanese paintings are a new type of animal painting, and Higuchi’s work is steadily gaining attention in Japan as well as internationally.