・Pencil, Watson Paper
Since childhood I have been attracted to creating something from nothing, and that is still true.
I started to feel emptiness in the drawing of real things, and now I draw the “fluctuation surfacing in my heart” as “forms that do not actually exist.”
This yearning for unreal forms could be an effort to search for the “pure essence” that only exists there.
I create art by layering pencil vertical strokes over and over.
This monochromatic world is limited in technique as well as color, and does not exude a flashy presence, but has a solid core.
It is because the elements are few that there is no muddiness.
It heightens the purity of my image and imbues my works with a unique texture and mood.
I want each viewer to experience their own unique emotional reaction, like kindness, sadness, or humor.
Born in Niigata in 1974.
Graduated from Kyoto College of Art in 2001.
Held numerous solo exhibitions including “Tranquil Heart beat” at EHARA GALLERY / Tokyo in 2012, “leave of mind” at Gallery 219 / Tokyo in 2014, “The World of Pencil Drawing” at Kiuchi Gallery / Chiba in 2017.
Participated to various group exhibitions and Art Fair including “Di Art Fair + Puryusu – Ultra 2014” at Spiral / Tokyo in 2014, “art KARLSRUH” in Germany in 2019.
Won many prizes including “Grand Prize in the Category of Illustration” in design department of Nika Exhibition in 2003.
Designed the book-cover of “Love is a sound of Spilling q.”
Appeared on Webmedia “NEXTYLE” in 2018.