About Gallery Seek
Gallery Seek (旧店舗)
Yu Uchida Izumi Kawamoto Sota Koike Hideaki Kobayashi Kana Satake Marino Miura 久保尚子 菅野瑠衣
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/
I mainly paint still life with fruits and flowers. What I put in a picture is the beauty of color with power that shines vividly with harmony and balance. Each motif has a solid presence. I aim to create an atmospheric world of color by depicting the light that seems to pour into the picture plane and the soft light that cloaks it like a veil. I want to draw pictures that draw you in and make you want to keep looking at them. Izumi Kawamoto blog http://decorativeartist.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/
He paints landscapes that depict a quiet sense of rhythm in a classical style, and prestigious still life paintings that depict his unique world view. Sota Koike HP https://www.koikesota.com/
I make it based on “curiosity”. It may be an act of trying to unravel the “why?” There, such as animals, women, flowers, shapes, colors, life, memories, time, and invisible things.
I create works focusing on familiar animals and plants such as sparrows. I am attracted to their robust and lovely appearance in the changing seasons. I would like to create paintings that give us a sense of peace and tranquility so that we can stop and take a breath in the midst of our fast-paced modern lives.
The theme that I express by copperplate engraving is “Small happiness”. I draw “the story of small life” by overlapping it with small animals, plants and flowers. I am healed and encouraged by the gestures and expressions of animals. They gently remind me that there are important things in the activities we repeat so naturally that we don’t even notice.