August 05, 2006

Takagi Masakatsu: Particles & Painting in After Effects

Japanese artist Takagi Masakatsu is a triple threat & then some, setting his paintings in motion to the sound of his original compositions. In this profile on, Takagi talks about his creative process & the ways he combines After Effects & Photoshop to create uniquely painterly visuals. [Via] The slippery lines of “Lightpool” (farthest right in the gallery; see also stills) remind me of James Patterson, pumped & shimmering with glows and particles. More pieces are available on his (overloaded) personal site, and the work sets off a debate of the merits of video art on

Posted by John Nack at 7:46 PM on August 05, 2006


  • Crusader — 11:14 AM on August 09, 2006

    I was at exposition of creations of Takagi Masakatsu. He’s a great artist in my opinion but some of his creations are too extravagant. I’m from Ukraine(Europe) – sometimes his art too strange for western people.

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