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Chizuru Abe Masashi Ishigai Akiko Imabayashi Kyosuke Umezawa Ayaka Umeda Tsuyoshi Katagiri Yuji Kanamaru Sota Koike Yasuyo Suzuki Kenji Tao Kaori Takagi Yui Takatsu Shiori Chiba Junya Tsubota Yumi Nagata Yuko Nakamura Takashi Nagoya Kota Nanri Masaaki Hikida Ayumu Matsuoka Marino Miura Yumi Yamazaki Natsumi Yamashita Satoshi Yabuuchi
I want to express flowers blooming in the garden, children playing, and warm moments of daily life.
Everyone has darkness and light. I draw darkness in order to draw light. I want to give form to myself or my desire through the scenery and animals I encounter in my daily life.
Anxiety and emptiness that arises at a moment in our daily life without thinking. I create oil paintings with photographic expression on the theme of expressing such sensory anxiety and emptiness in our daily life.
When I paint the female nude, the combination of sensuous curves and complex colors somehow makes the nude look abstract. To put it another way, the ability to use any color for skin tones without feeling uncomfortable is a pleasure for me. I also enjoy the time I spend looking at the model while I paint, but when I am finishing up, I also find it an indispensable pleasure to “break” the shape of the model and let my imagination take over.
Ayaka Umeda pursues new pictorial expression using the traditional dyeing technique of wax dyeing. Wax dyeing is a pattern-dyeing technique in which heated wax is dipped into a brush and allowed to permeate the cloth, thus preventing the dye from entering the permeated area. The reason why Umeda expresses herself through dyeing is because she feels the possibility of expressing a world beyond her imagination. The dye particles that move on the water cannot be completely controlled. Unlike painting, dyeing is said to be something you “become” rather than something you “do,” and it sometimes creates a world that no one could have imagined. Umeda expresses various themes with wax dyeing based on the nature around her which she has been familiar with since her childhood, out of her urge to see the new world created by dyeing. Ayaka Umeda HP https://ayakaumeda-art.com//
Inspiration and miracles are hidden in everyday life. If you look closely, you will realize that the world is full of beauty and things worth painting. In today’s rapidly changing society, I would like to continue to ask myself “Where is the meaning of painting by human hands?
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/
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/
There are encounters on the road. People, plants, birds, cats, and many other things. These things can be found more or less everywhere, but I think they are often overlooked by people who are busy with their daily lives. I find it fascinating to stop for a moment and look at the ordinary, everyday things.
Using iwa-enogu (mineral pigments) and metallic mud and foil, the motifs of flora and fauna are expressed in the style of old ink paintings. Please look at the expression of Japanese painting today.
There is no particularly spectacular phenomenon. I wanted to record such a moment – a moment when I was fascinated by the flow of time in daily life – and I painted it down.
As an animal painter, I continue to work mainly with acrylic gouache. I try to express the latent beauty and strength of natural objects. In addition to painting, I also work on murals, live painting and illustration.
I believe that art is free for both the artist and the viewer. I would be happy if the world I want to express matches the world of someone who sees my work. I want to keep drawing my dream in the reality of creation.
My aim is to create paintings that incorporate a contemporary perspective by layering images of natural phenomena such as the sky and water over themes that have been depicted since ancient times, such as the moon, flowers, and living creatures. I would like to create works that give a sense of abstraction within the figurative, and through sensory interpretation, give a sense of Japanese aesthetics. Junya Tsubota HP http://www.junyarts.net/
Using women and cats as motifs, I create my works with an emphasis on the inner world and presence that can be sensed through the casual expressions and gestures of everyday life.
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.
As a graduate of the design department, he is exploring visual expression appropriate to the times with “design x Japanese painting” in mind. Accepting the past created by the masters and denying the past at the same time is a necessary process to create new values. Takeshi Nagoya HP http://nagoyatakashi.com/
I hope to grow with my paintings so that I do not lose the excitement and freshness that I felt when I first started painting.
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/
I think the way an artist gazes at a motif is the same as the way an astronomer looks up at the night sky. As an artist, I want to keep this curiosity and observational ability to sense the universe in even the most ordinary things until the day I die.
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.
A momentary time that does not stay in this world but flickers transiently. A landscape that contains the presence of people and universal light, and that transfers and permeates. There are times when I question what it means to live in such moments. I create my works in the hope that you can feel the precious time in each of the landscapes I express. Yumi Yamazaki HP http://www.yamazakiyumi.com/profile/
He mainly uses seibutsu as a motif, and creates oil paintings on the theme of “life and death” as he imagines it. Life exists as if covered by death, and when that life decays again, it comes back to life again. The energy generated in such a reincarnation attracts me, and it is the axis of my work.
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