52 – Playland Mandala

Playland by Masakatsu Sashie
Playland by Masakatsu Sashie (Oil on Canvas, 194 x 194 cm) [select image to see larger view]
I follow the “Artist of the Day” blog site. A couple of weeks ago on that  site, I spotted this Japanese artist, Masakatsu Sashie, and his very intriguing art. This particular piece, “Playland” (2012), especially caught my attention.

His profile on the Artist of the Day states:

His detailed paintings feature large urban spheres that appear to hovering above the remnants of a lost or deteriorating human civilization.

Sashie aims to give his city spheres a fantastical “old Japan” look, mixing elements of post-WWII Japanese architecture with fantasy or science fiction.

I find Masakatsu’s art to be very powerful, amazingly creative, and richly thought provoking.

Happy Coloring!

If you would like your mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read how on the Participate page. It’s easy!

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