2017 Exhibition

DLECTRICITY™ was scheduled for September 22 & 23, 2017, in Midtown Detroit and showcased 36 artists from Detroit and around the world from the DIA to MOCAD. Please check back often as we continue to share photos and video from the festival.

Alive Painting

32. Alive Painting

LOCATION:  The Cathedral Church of St. Paul Sanctuary

Alive Painting is a live performance of dynamic changing picture and sounds. During the performance, people concentrate on altering beauty of blending paints and philosophical meanings.

Combining the energy of movement and the vibrant of colors, Akiko Nakayama bring pictures to life. She depicts the resonance between shapes and textures by using different types of liquids, each with a unique characteristic. How the materials interact with each other is influenced by external factors, such as wind, sound, humidity, gravity, time, etc.

Nakayama’s work of art is an abstract metaphor for various aspects of nature through the use of colors and fluidity, and attempts to celebrate the moments of beauty amidst the ephemerality of life. Nakayama is interested in the beauty of the boundary between two colors, seeing the meeting of two colors as a representation of the dance between Yin and Yang.

Alive Painting is sponsored by:

Artist Information

Akiko Nakayama

Akiko Nakayama

Japanese-based artist Akiko Nakayama is a painter who depicts beauty and energy through multi-media and performance. Combining the energy of movement and the vibrance of colors, Nakayama brings pictures to life using different types of paints and liquids. “Alive Painting” has been performed all around the world, including at ARS ELECTORONICA FES (2016), TEDxHaneda (2015), and Takamatsu Media Art Festival (2015).