Maki Ohkojima's Wall Mural Series Goes Beyond the Frame and Onto the Walls

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 12, 2014
References: ohkojima & designtaxi
For an inventive wall mural series called The Mural Beyond the Frame, artist Maki Ohkojima thought outside of the box. The Japanese painter created vivid pieces that spill off the canvas and sprawl onto the surrounding walls.

The series of paintings came from the idea that Ohkojima feels she can't fully express herself within the confines of the canvas. She explained her work is usually one part of a larger world or story, comparing it to a camera's inability to capture a full landscape. So she decided to incorporate this concept into her work itself.

In some cases the frame was swallowed by the wall mural and was barely noticeable. In others, the frame was brightly painted, while the wall extension was in black and white or more muted colors.