DIGITAL ART IN A TIME OF VIRUS
With the closure of many Galleries and museums
following the outbreak of Coronavirus,
many in the art world say an online viewing room cannot replace the firsthand experience of encountering a painting in person. However, it is impossible to visit a work of art at this time.
I believe that a digital substitute is better than
not seeing the art at all.
I am now working on four big paintings for “The 21st France-Japan Multinational Contemporary Art Exhibition”. I hope they will be able to be seen by many people in August.
May God bless and keep you always!
Just a Note from Atelier
For many of you, flowers must be there in your life. You sometimes touch them and smell them, and you send them to your loved ones to please them. You may be even growing flowers in your garden as avid gardeners. I am actually one of them. I am especially attracted by the detailed process of how flowers blossom. I often find the way they blossom from the center to outside so mysterious.
When I paint, I tend to focus on the process and try to describe what I see. I have painted what each flower is to me and I have painted it big enough so that others would see what I see. I believe that my images would be transmitted to them.
In addition, “Fruits and Vegetables” are very attractive to me for paintings. Even one fruit gives me power to create a new one.
Recently, I often come across unique vegetables and fruits in the local supermarket. Among others, I am inspired by cherry tomatoes for their characteristic colors and shapes. I enjoy picking and choosing them, and bringing them back home, I start my new work with petite tomato motif.
My solo exhibition in 2019 will be held from October 26 through 31 in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo. The motifs are ‘Roses’, ‘Callas’, ‘Hydrangeas’, ‘Sweet Peas’, Pansies’, ‘Morning Glories’, ‘Strawberries’, ’Cherry Tomatoes’, ‘Grapefruits’, ‘Peaches’, ‘’Apples’, Oranges’ and ‘Lemons’.
Le Ciel Bleu in Jiyugaoka is a brand new Gallery with a cool terrace and blue sky. I hope my “Flowers and Fruits” will make you feel relaxed and at ease.
On Saturday, October 26 (from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.), we are having the Opening Reception. Drinks and light hors d’oeuves will be served.
I look forward to seeing you at Le Ciel Bleu in Jiyugaoka.