Masaya Chiba

Born 1980 in Kanagawa, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

Chiba Masaya clearly demonstrates his unique perspective of and approach to painting both in the creation of his own works and in the way they are displayed. His works show various objects and creatures in the foreground of seemingly cluttered and chaotic settings. While he creates large-scale paintings, he also creates installation works that often consist of arrangements of his own paintings installed on stands, as if reproducing a view of his atelier. Many of the scenes depicted somehow remind us of temporary and transitory settings. Emphasising our physical senses, Chiba’s works open up new possibilities of painting.(Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo)