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Kaoru Kan Yu Shiotsuki Kazuyuki Sutoh Kenji Tao Yasuo Kato Takuma Kaneko Sota Koike Yuko Nakamura Masaaki Hikida Mari Hirako Makoto Fujii Taichi Yonemura coppers早川 平林孝央
I continue to paint water as a motif. This is because I am fascinated by the mystery and power of life-giving water. In my paintings, both the rich curves and the legal straight lines created by nature are equally encompassed in one organic world. Flowers, goldfish, and seaweed are also depicted as happy symbols around water, and I want to infuse my work with the aesthetic and fundamental sense of color that they reflect in the water. Kaoru Kan HP https://www.kaorukan.com/
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.
It depicts the breath of life, interwoven with small animals and plants living in the wind and the big nature. I hope it will spread your imagination as fresh and clean as the latter. Kazuyuki Sudo HP http://sutooo.net/
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.
When I paint a picture, my own feeling is that it is similar to an excavation process. When I paint the center of a picture, the colors for the other four corners have already been decided. It is also a work like grasping a vague memory in my hand. It seems contradictory, but surprisingly it is not so. Like digging in the earth, I add paint layer by layer as if scooping out water.
A landscape in which the colors of things change in various ways with the passage of time. I would like to express the air and light of that moment with my impression. Takuma Kaneko HP http://www.takumakaneko.com/
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/
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 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/
It makes me very happy to know that there are people who see my work, and that it is expanding from a small circle of people I know to a large circle. The reactions of those who have seen the film range from good to bad, from like to dislike, to horrified and creeped out, but each response is a driving force that keeps us moving forward. (From Mari Hirako’s website)
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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