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The work of Maki Na Kamura (Japan, lives and works in Germany) is clearly of the 21st century, but the way she uses horizons may refer to a five centuries old tradition of painting. She argues that "the horizon was invented by painters" because the horizon in nature as a physical line or area does not exist. While many realistic landscapes often give a static impression through the use of horizontal lines, Maki multiplies and interrupts the horizon. Although she applies various techniques and forms of representation suggesting a classic pictorial space, these landscapes are not clearly defined. Maki Na Kamura plays freely with abstraction and figuration, creating a tension between these two concepts giving painting a new and special dimension.