Nami Kurihara Nami is a conceptual artist who strives to visualize the gap between Japanese tradition and modern society. She believes that the value of each person’s feeling is equal and questions the traditional roles of women and mothers through her artwork. Focusing on the existence of conventional practices in a modern society, her installations invite the viewer to contemplate age-old traditions which go unquestioned and that are perceived as normal. Profile Originally from Fukuoka. Nami is a contemporary artist with 15 years of experience in pottery and painting. Her artwork revolves around the realistic expression of human emotions..
鳥越 一輝 一輝は、描画の痕跡を残しながら作品を作る抽象表現主義の先人達(アントニー・タピエス、サイ・トゥオンブリー等)と同じくキャンバスとの対話によって作品を作る。 彼は画面の中で、騒々しさを避ける様に、グレイッシュなカラーを使う。日本の茶室や禅に似た 静かな場所。その中でうっすらとした変化を楽しむ様に、彼がそれまでに経験した絵画の良い記 憶を辿りながら、筆でシンプルに刻み、作品に仕上げていく。 そして、誰もが持っている「いつかあった懐かしい記憶」に共鳴する事を望む。 Kazuki TORIGOE Kazuki creates his works by conversation with canvas. His style, as showing the traces of ordinary rough sketch, is the same style of such predecessors as Antoni Tàpies, Cy Twombly, etc. , those who are so called “abstract expressionism”. He paints pictures with grayish color in a canvas, as if for avoiding noisy. His works expresses “a quiet place”, like a Japanese tea-room, or Zen. In such quiet places of his works, he expresses slightly change with pleasure, by painting simply, and retracing wonderful memories of drawings that he had experienced until that time. He hopes his works cause a “resonance” to happy memories before, that everyone has in their hearts.
藤元 真由美 下着、双子、蝶、蜘蛛、花。 蜘蛛は悪巧み。花は楽しく可愛い、双子は理解しあえるもう一人の自分。そのイメージ解釈は、 真由美自身の実体験からの観察により組み立てられたものである。 彼女はその時々の感情をありのままに表現し、組み立てる。作品は、彼女自身の内面を映す鏡で もあり、そして劇場の様でもある。 その劇のステージの中で、度々視線が鑑賞者へ向けられる。そこには、描かれている彼女の感情 への理解と共有を鑑賞者に促したいという彼女自身の考えが潜んでいる。 Mayumi FUJIMOTO Underwear, twins, butterfly, spider, flower. Spider symbolizes “a trick”. Flower symbolizes “cute and pleasant”. Twins symbolizes “ another existence of oneself, who can understand each other”. These interpretations are put together from the observation of Mayumi’s personal experiences. She expresses and puts together her emotions as they are. Her works are like a “mirror”, or a “theater” of herself, there we can see the inner world of herself. The characters in the play sometimes turn their eyes on spectator. There lurks her intention. She hopes to stimulate us to understand her character's emotions and own jointly.
Shinshi OKAMURA Artist of creating “smile”. War, the destruction of the environment, regional differences, ̶̶. By the energy of the art, Shinshi tries to lead such as social problems to positive direction. He hopes the world will be full of “smile”. Social Problems cannot be solved easily, even if there had once improvement before. Continuously approaching to them, and everyone doing something, starting with what you feel familiar, with light-heartedly. He thinks it’s important that such as each actions spread to the world. His style means “Lower a handle of creating art”, “Many people create art as usual.”, “It will change the world.” From “People who used to only sears works” to “One of an artist”. His works, as the guide, lead us to a new, and an ideal world, where things be better.
大城 学子 優しさ、暖かさを追い求めるアーティスト。 コーヒー、恋愛、自然。人をリラックスさせる優しいもの。 しかし、のめり込み過ぎれば依存となる事もある。 そうならない為に、心のコントロールが必要であるとサトコは考える。 彼女は、「割れる」陶を使って優しさを表現する。それは、優しさとは、壊れやすいもので あり、 扱いにコントロールが必要な事を意味している。 「依存」や「欲」、優しさの中に 潜むそれら裏面も含めて表現する事で、鑑賞者にその大切さを語りかける。 Satoko OHSHIRO Exploring the themes of “tenderness” and “kindness”, Satoko’s work expresses self-control over things like coffee, love, and nature, which bring us joy and comfort. She embodies kindness with “breakable” ceramics—two matters that require caution in handling. Through her art, the viewer is invited to take an objective view of kindness and of the “dependence” and “desire” concealed within.
Eihou ISHIGAKI Words are made from what a person always thinks, and how a person feels. Present is made from what his words of past. Future will be made from what his words of present. A person’s life is influenced from the words that he says all the time. The energy of words... it can be the power that leads one’s life peaceful and brightly. But also, it will be the threat that makes one’s life troublesome and hardship. It depends on the words that you usually say. Those energy of words is said “ kotodama” in Japanese. Since long ago, Japanese believes it important way of thinking in life.