Currently, this is Takuma Kaneko’s first solo exhibition at Gallery Seek in about 6 years.
We talked to him about himself and his work!
What is the concept behind your -work? Please tell us about your concept.
I base my production on the field I am a very good producer and I am always looking for new ways to make my work.
The colors of things change in various ways with the passage of time. I would like to express my own impression of the air and light of the moment, of the landscape.
During his travels abroad, he paints oil paintings on site.
I stay in 2 or 3 areas during each trip.
I value capturing the feeling of being confronted with a landscape and the transition of light. Sometimes I complete a work, and sometimes I draw a larger work in my studio based on my imagination.
4I often complete small pieces from No. 1 to No. 6 on site.
–What made you stick to on-site production? Why did you decide to focus on on-site production?
The actual product is different from the video.
I liked going out to various places, so I naturally became a landscape painter. I naturally became a field-oriented artist.
I would rather walk around and see beautiful things than stay in my studio painting. I wanted to walk around and see beautiful things.
Also, what I had learned in school was to draw by looking at the real thing, so it came naturally.
I did a variety of subjects, including realistic portraits. I also took a course in landscape painting, and that’s where I started.
When I’m creating, sometimes it’s difficult because of flying insects, different weather conditions, cold with snow in winter and hot in summer
But there are parts that you can only get and feel in such an environment, so we value that.
I think such experiences can create depth in the expression of painting. I believe that such experience can create depth in the expression of painting.
–What is the theme of this exhibition? Please tell us about the theme of your exhibition.
Today, the countries of the world, including our own, are in a period of great change in their long history.
Italy, the place where I studied and was fascinated by its climate, has a diverse charm that has been created through many changes throughout its history. Italy, the place where I studied and was fascinated by its climate, has a diverse charm that has been created through many changes throughout its history.
The landscape has always changed with time and will never stay the same.
I myself have been engraved with various feelings in the midst of these trends. I have been thinking about the future of the world.
I will present the scenes of the site scenery in Japan and the memory of light in Italy with such feelings. We will present the landscape of memory.
It is hard to describe in one word, but I have feelings for each work screen.
I hope that the viewers of my paintings can relate to something in them or I would be happy if people who see my paintings can relate to something in them or if they can expand their ideas.
Your works in this exhibition also depict both overseas and Do you have a different mindset when you are painting?
I don’t feel like I’m making a conscious distinction between the two.
But when I’m in Japan and overseas, I feel different. I think my feelings are different when I’m there. In Italy, the atmosphere and the color of the sunlight is different from Japan, even if the scenery is similar.
And of course, the change of language when you are speaking. I guess.
The number of people talking to you is also different.
In Japan, we often work quietly, but overseas It’s very kind to painters.
“A place overlooking Mount Amiata, Tuscany.”M60
For example, this piece is a view of Mount Amiata from an old castle in the Val d’Orche in Tuscany, Italy.
The light on the wall from the morning sun and the Tuscan Tuscan hills.
I depicted the flowing history, local climate and nature that is the theme of this solo exhibition. I painted nature.
“On the streets of Montequiero.”F4
This piece, “Street Corner in Montechiello” is a view of a corner of the town of Montechiello in Tuscany, in the late afternoon.
The sunlight shining softly on the stone walls.
Italy is a place that I have a strong emotional attachment to, having lived there as a student, and it’s a place I’d like to draw.
I also feel that the people there have something in common with my way of life.
The Japanese landscape also depicts various places.
“Gingko Road” is an autumn scenery of Azumino, Shinshu where I live.
With the colored mountainside of the Northern Alps in the background, the golden gingko trees and the blue sky stretching along the path. The tree and its shadow reflecting the blue sky stretching to the road were impressive.
From here, Shinshu will welcome the long winter one step ahead.
Azumino has always been a place I wanted to live.
There are many highlands and apple fields nearby, and I strolled around at will and I drew the scenery that I was attracted to.
Not only the scenery and temperature, but also the sound of birds and insects each season They tell us about the changes.
–When did you decide to become a writer? When did you decide to become a writer?
This is when I was in college.
I joined the art club and changed my career path because of my passion for painting! I was so passionate about painting that I changed my career path.
That’s when I started painting in earnest.
After going to university in the US, I spent two years in Italy at The Florence Academy in Italy.
At first I did a whole range of different areas, like drawing, sculpture, etching. I started with drawing, sculpture, etching, etc., but I liked classical paintings, so I think I found my direction with oil paintings.
–Which of your techniques are you most Tell us what you are most particular about in your technique.
Recently, I have been exploring how to express myself based on the drawing methods I have acquired so far, without being obsessed with technique.
This time I exhibited works derived from Italian works. I tried to express the water of the river such as “Venice, the shining canal”. I think it is not realistic.
“Venice, the shining canal.”F4
The sunlight shines on the surface of the water and the watery air is impressively depicted.
The view from the broad canals of Venice This is a view of the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute.
–What artists and What are your influences?
Rembrandt, Corot, Macchiaioli, Monet, Sargent, Levitan, etc.
I like Rembrandt’s expression of shading and dramatic effect. I like the way he expresses shadows and dramatics.
And the way he uses brushes and colors. ….
I have always liked Corot’s landscapes.
It’s basic but on the spot to draw light properly.
–What do you value most as an artist?
I think it is to keep drawing.
I think you have to try to have the things you need for that. I think we have to.
–What does drawing mean to you, Kaneko-sensei?
For me, it is a way to connect with people around the world in a non-verbal way. I also see it as a way to connect with people around the world in a way that is not
–Future What are your dreams and goals?
I hope I can accumulate days of drawing and get something out of it. I hope you will be able to grasp something from it.
–Finally, what would you like to say to those who come to see your work? Please give a message to the people who come to see your work.
I’ve been in my 40s since last year and have been experimenting with various ways of drawing. I’ve been experimenting with different ways of drawing, and I feel that I’ve started to find some direction in my work.
Trial and error still continues, but I hope you enjoy my trajectory and my future works. I hope you will enjoy my trajectory and my future works.
Thank you, Professor Kaneko!
The solo exhibition is March 5 – 14.
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Takuma Kaneko Oil Painting Exhibition -Light and Air Landscape- March 5(Fri)～14(Sun), 2011 Venue: Gallery Seek Exhibiting artists: Takuma Kaneko
Takuma Kaneko is a Western-style painter who depicts the atmosphere and light of a place with an on-the-spot approach. After dropping out of Tokyo University of Science, he went to the U.S. to study authentic Western painting and became a full-fledged painter. Today, countries around the world, including our own, are going through a period of great change in their long history. In this solo exhibition, we will show mainly landscapes of Italy and Japan, the places where he studied and was fascinated by its climate. Landscapes that have been created through various changes throughout history have their own charm. They have always changed with time and will never stop changing. Although they are drawn in a classical way, his works sometimes give us a strange sense of nostalgia, as if we have been there before even though we have never been there before. Please enjoy the more than 10 new works which are engraved with various feelings in the flow of the times.