太古ヲ想イ、漂イ続ケル | You feel inherence, floating forever.



I have been intrigued by various type of narratives, such as buddhist view of the world, Japanese ancient conception of nature, religious rituals and allegories from East Asia. Imagery in some paintings are rooted in a mixture of these narratives, and some are based on found photographs relevant to these ideas.

Dead body and mountain have important function in my recent works. In ancient Japan, mountain is considered that represents the other world as if it were a pile of corpses. There is a Japanese folklore called “Ubasuteyama”. According to it, an infirm or elderly were carried to a mountain, and left there to die. The relationship in between a dead and mountain is intimate. When life dies, it eventually returns to the dust, then plants grow on it.

Improvisation is important part of my artistic process. In my works, object(=painting) is gradually formed by both images and textures, which is the outcome of accumulated production. I impromptu layer abstract patterns and figurative images repeatedly. Textures are the fruit of under layers, and in some case, under layered imagery construct a whole with a top layer.

The Japanese aesthetic concepts of “Mono-no-Aware”, “Wabi-Sabi“ and a description of certain Japanese photography in 1960’s called “Are-Bre-Boke (rough, blurred and out-of-focus)” significantly inform my work. These ideas link beauty with impermanence, simplicity, and imperfection. In reference to these ideas, I let the accidents remain which my volatile process frequently brings about. Similarly, I accept degradation from the use of less-durable materials. I consider beauty strongly relates to fragility such as life always is transient.









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ニュース | News
太古ヲ想イ、漂イ続ケル | You feel inherence, floating forever.
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漆黒ノ森 | New Darkness (2015-)
時ハ崩レ、漂ヒ、再ビ絡ミ合ウ | Time is collapsed, floating, and linking again. (2015-)
匿名の記憶 | Anonymous Memories (2015-)
アンプリファイド・ドローイング | Amplified Drawing (2015-)
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骨のぼせ | Placing Bone On (2014-)
須弥山をながめる | View of Sumeru (2012-)
フィールド・ドローイング | Field Drawing (2013-)
ヤマガデキルトキ | When A Mountain Comes Up (2013)
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植物的ドローイング | Plantlike Drawing (2012)
原初の光景 | Primal Scene (2008-2011)
湖の記憶 | Lake Memories (2007-2008)
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情報 | Information
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