Syoichi Kobayashi is an abstract acrylic painter based in Japan. Raw and immediate, his expansive canvases translate sensory inspiration into tangible form. Residing in rural Japan with his wife, son, and pets, Kobayashi distills his perceptions—human, animal, and botanical—into his pieces, contemplating universal themes of mortality, existence, and global dynamics.
Kobayashi’s creative process commences with a seed of thought, progressing to sketched outlines and layers of acrylic paint on canvas, meticulously building from thin to thick textures. His artwork gains narrative depth through the incorporation of hemp string, paper, and sand.
Kobayashi’s evolution from figurative to non-representational and from oil to acrylic has breathed new creative life into his work. As his practice continues to unfold, he remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of artistic expression, cultivating a distinct visual language that captures the essence of his experiences and emotions.