About Gallery Seek
AFT2017（A Favorite Thing 2017）
AFT2017（A Favorite Thing 2017）
Gallery Seek (旧店舗)
Tsuyoshi Uenaka Yuji Kanamaru Yu Shiotsuki Misa Toyosawa Seisho Nakagami Yuko Nakamura Mikiko Noji Masaaki Hikida Makoto Fujii Taichi Yonemura coppers早川 玉井伸弥 平岡良
What is important for daily life tools is ease of use and beauty. We inherit the tradition of “use and beauty” that Tamba-yaki is proud of, and express a new Tamba-yaki that coexists with modern life.
When I paint animals, I do not just observe and copy them, but I try to extract their unique forms and express their human expressions and inner nature by once passing them through my own filter. I want to paint pictures that make you feel nostalgic, as if you have met them somewhere before and are reunited with old friends. I hope you will enjoy such a dialogue with them. Yuji Kanamaru HP http://www.kanamaru.cc/yuji/
There are many thrilling experiences in the process of creation, such as a motif or a stain that is about to be erased creating an unexpected effect, or a phrase that jumps into your eyes or ears and leads you to the completion of the work. I value such “waste” and “noise”. The countless cracks and scratches that I intentionally create are one such example, and recently I have often attached foreign objects and ready-made items to my works. My theme for the future is to weave “trivial myths” through my works and exhibition spaces.
I would like to express what I feel in my modern life and the imaginary world that is born from it, while crossing them with the charm of the glass material. Glass shows various expressions depending on the production process. When melted at high temperatures, it becomes fluid like syrup, and the surface that was exposed to the air when it melted has a beautiful luster, while the surface that was in contact with the mold has a soft texture like frosted glass. Also, when copper is added, the color changes to red or blue. While drawing out the charm of the various kinds of glass, I aim to create works that will make the viewer’s imagination grow.
Nakagami Seisho (b. 1961) paints motifs of people and cats with a sense of life and rich gradation of light. What is the season captured on that screen? If it is a woman, I want to convey the beauty of the difference in age. If it is a cat, I want the viewer to feel the difference between a domestic cat and a stray cat in an instant. By capturing everything on the screen in color, the work appeals to the viewer’s imagination and expresses the color of light and even the scent of the wind, although in reality it only smells like an oil painting. Born left-handed, Seisho Nakagami was corrected to be right-handed in his childhood and painted with his right hand until his late twenties. However, when he encountered Klee’s words, “I will not paint with my right hand, which is stained with letters,” he tried painting with his left hand for the first time in his life, and found that it added nuance to his paintings and gave them more life. After that, I repea
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.
When I turn the calendar around, there is always a new landscape there. I am glad to go through several seasons, as if something I had forgotten comes back to my heart. There is light, shadow, and color in the wind that brushes my cheek. And I want to capture something like a fragrance in the landscape. I want to draw the heart of nature. Mikiko Noji HP http://nojimikiko.jp/
I mainly create works using cats and people as motifs. I hope I could touch someone’s heartstrings by sublimating what I am attracted to and what I find fragile and beautiful into my works through my own filter. Masaaki Hikita HP http://www.masaakihikida.com/
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
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