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Yu Uchida Kenji Shimizu Chido Shimizu Yuko Nakamura Takeshi Harada Makoto Fujii Taichi Yonemura 加藤丈博 玉井伸弥 平林孝央
The main material used is glass, and the casting technique is used to create popsicle motifs. The “cool it” series, in which a white bear is made into a character, is based on the concept of a mass-consumption society that combines a disappearing synonym for environmental protection and “kawaii,” a Japanese pop culture word for cute, by taking the form of a melted popsicle. The artist attempts to address the contradictions and ironies that lurk in modern society. Yu Uchida HP http://yuuchida.com/
Bridley, a tin bird, was born as a symbol of time while drawing many old toys. He can’t fly no matter how much he winds the spring, but he is good at jumping. Until the spring gets rusty and stops working. Kenji Shimizu HP http://www.kenji-shimizu.com/indexpage.html
Drawing is the best way for me to express myself. I see the climate of my native country, Japan, where I was born and raised, with my own eyes and draw it as a travelogue. Currently, I have a main theme like “Travels in Japan”, and I am working on the title “Going to Tohoku” as the beginning of the theme. Tomomichi Shimizu HP https://www.studio-asa.net/
No matter how happy or sad we are, no matter what the weather is like, the four seasons always come and go, and the greenery of the trees and plants remind us of the seasons with their gentle flowers. I am always grateful for the unchanging nature of the seasons, which gives me strength and kindness.
I use metal forging and engraving techniques. I cut out animals and ordinary scenes from everyday life and make them into works of art. I hope you can feel the fascination of metal materials.
Makoto Fujii (b. 1984) creates works on the theme of “Japanese realism”, which is neither Japanese nor Western painting, and is at once new and nostalgic. Just as Impressionist painters were once inspired by Japanese ukiyoe and pioneered new expressions, Fujii is once again seeking a fusion of Japan and the West in the modern age. He chooses “water” as a motif to depict the shimmering formless things with oil paint, and continues to paint them because he is attracted by the fascination and figurative beauty of the way they change every time he paints them. It has become an important existence for the artist who aims to express the feeling of formless things that sway in the wind and change color depending on the light. I want to create works of art that will be treasured by people in the future, when they find them hundreds of years after my death, in a completely different language and culture. I want to express the universal strength that lies