need education for art? study, feel and think by myself
Program / Degree
December 19, 1972
Artist, Art Fair, Collector, Critic, Curator, Gallery, Museum, Non-Profit, Producer, Other
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Drawing, Installation, Painting
About my artwork
My recent paintings focus "fungus". This is explored an interest I have had since childhood. I express "fungus" imaginarily and realistically into a comfortable dreamland.
My work often begins with photographs that I characterize and transform into new compositions and layered with many different colours.
Colour is emphasised dream-like, emotional, atmospheric like illustrated books for children or cartoons.
I manage elements such as illustration, graphic and textile design, children's books, cartoons and Japanese traditional paintings.
I use iwa-enogu and acrylic. iwa-enogu is mineral pigments for Japanese style painting named Nihonga. I found that iwa-enogu expresses warmer and more romantic images.
Although I use iwa-enogu, I don't use Nihonga technique. First I paint with acrylic, then paint with iwa-enogu decoratively. I just use Iwa-enogu as a material of my artistic expression.
Artists I like
Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Paul Klee, Tam Ochiai, David Shrigley, Hiroshi Sugito,
Films : Wim Wenders, Hal Hartley, Derek Jarman, Aki Kaurismaki, Wes Anderson, Miranda July
Music : Sigur Ros, Air, Belle and Sebastian, Bjork, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Erik Satie, Torrini, World's End Girlfriend, Explosions in the sky, Keith Jarrett, Philip Glass
Centre of the artworld:
my studio, online, nowhere and everywhere, another city
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.
Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.
The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.
Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.
A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.