Kenji Nakayama

This piece was  an extension of Nakayama’s previous series of work Etudes, which were abstract and entirely focused on line, color, and texture and  created through improvisational process. For  Illumines Boston,  a template in the shape of the building where the artwork was going to be projected, was provided, and Nakayama was able to work within the shape and proportion of the building face which helped him to picture how the artwork would look on the building as a projection. The process was simple- he laid down the first brush stroke, then came up with next move, then the next move and continued until the work was finished. The artwork was done with 145 brush strokes in total.