Maki Na Kamura describes her work as conceptual and belonging to 'post-traditionalism'. Her works carry out syntheses between figuration and abstraction, past and present and they transfer and transform what has been handed down under the impression of the 21st century. Her work captivates with its colouristic refinement, a specific palette and an idiosyncratic technique of painting with several layers each, mixing oil paints with water and the additional use of gouaches, inks, glazes and dry colours. The landscape paintings take place parallel to nature, while the traditional perspective is dissolved through the use of lucid colour zones. Robert Fleck wrote: 'A central quality of these works is the empirical character of the execution of a constructively planned pictorial structure. One feels the artist’s constant reaction to the chromatic values and transparencies that are forming on the canvas.'
Maki Na Kamura‘s paintings arise from a profound exploration of the medium itself. Her works interweave not only motifs and techniques from different periods and cultures that reciprocally influence and adapt each other, but also investigate fundamental questions about surface, colour, abstraction, and space.