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In the lapse of time (Ord Street)

Hiroshi Kobayashi


For his work in this year’s FAC Print Award, Hiroshi Kobayashi has rendered the exterior image of Fremantle Arts Centre as a matrix of halftone dots onto canvas using a technique the artist calls ‘patagraphy’. Patagraphy integrates painting, printing, plotting and photography and is executed by a printing device Kobayashi has invented. Combining a cutting plotter with a pneumatic dispenser and needle, the machine interprets images from a computer through vectorised paths and dispenses oil paint selectively onto the canvas. The image for this work was produced in response to a residency Kobayashi undertook in 2015 when he first moved to Perth. “In this work, I tried to capture the flow of my mind’s focus that oscillates between past and present, as I passed through Ord Street and looked up at the corner of the building. By fusing traditional materials and computational designing, I further explore how our visual perception and memory are constructed, and can be embedded in the order of paint surfaces and layers in the form of printing/painting.” In the lapse of time (Ord Street) is one of 51 works selected as finalists in the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.

Artist Hiroshi Kobayashi

Hiroshi Kobayashi is one of 51 finalists selected for the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.

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Hiroshi Kobayashi

Product Information

  • Materials

    Oil on canvas

  • Size

    45cm h x 190cm w

  • Made


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