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Solo Exhibition "In my daily Life, at Nights"
Monday, June 6 - Saturday, June 11 2016
Gallery-58, Tokyo


夜の闇の中の光を主なモチーフとしてから、今年で10年目になる。
身近にある何の変哲もないものは、人の目を引きにくい。
華やかな作品を生み出す作家さん達を羨ましく思うこともあった。
なぜ写真ではなく絵画なのかという疑問もあった。
アートとは何か?
ただ「好きなもの」や「感覚」だけでは成り立たないのだと思う。
しかし、自ら手を動かして描くことにより、私の思想が表れてくるのかもしれない。

I am in the 10th year since I started making works which are based on lights in the darkness of night.
Ordinary things in our surroundings are hard to recognize.
I have envied artists who make vivid works sometimes.
I have asked myself why I have not chosen photography but painting for my art.
What are arts? I think, at least, they are not just “what I like” and “what I feel.”
However, I also think I may describe my thoughts with painting with my hand.

Works
Ifflandstrasse (2016) / Moon and Stars (2016) / Old Apartment in Nagoya (2016) / Gustav-Poensgen-Strasse (2016)
Maybe I am stronger than you think (2016, 5 paintings) / Many Lives in One Construction (2014)

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