I came back to Japan on Wednesday, now I’m still suffering from jet lag. I feel heavy drowsiness from morning to noon. I wanna get used to Japan time soon. And it was decided to join a group exhibition in Shiga in October. I’ll start making works towards that, can’t wait:)
前の私の個展で知り合いになったsound artist の方からレコードカバーの制作を依頼されました。私にとってドイツでの初めての仕事です！めっちゃ嬉しい🥰音源はまだ出来てないので彼の歴史や過去の作品からイメージを膨らませて描きました。とても気に入ってくれた様です。ありがたき幸せ^ ^
A sound artist who came to my previous solo exhibition offered me to make a painting for his record cover. It’s my first job in Germany, so happy!! The sounds have not completed yet, so I got inspiration from his history and his past work. Seems that he likes my work, it’s my pleasure:)
I’m going back to Japan on 30th June. I was considering extending stay in Germany but it’s not easy to gain required documents for visa under this circumstances, so decided to go home. However I expect to come back Germany some day, at that time my pending solo exhibition will be held. I leave my big sized work at gallery. Btw it’s rainy season in Japan right now:)
My new work is displayed at group exhibition started yesterday in Leipzig. The title is “Sound Circle”-unison-. I was planning to put it on the wall, it was put on the floor due to lack of space, but it’d be so nice matting with tiles pattern. I expect to keep making “split and combine series” for Japanese painting, because it’s pretty easy to bring 🙂
From 10th to 21st on June, our group exhibition will be held in Leipzig. An organizer informed us about that suddenly, my work doesn’t complete yet, but bet I’ll be able to do. First time in my life I’m going to Leipzig for preparation and opening party on 10th. Looking forward to that:) Btw online show was canceled.
My solo exhibition for eight days was done peacefully. On opening day, many people has come, but after next days only a few people visited. To be honest, I wanted many people to come more, but seems that it’s difficult for those who have anxiety against virus. However almost of the all visitors gave a good response for my works, it’s my pleasure:) Anyways I feel so happy giving me this great chance and experience. Next, I’ll join a group exhibition at Leipzig soon, let you know about details. And not decided yet, but second solo exhibition might be held in Leipzig, if I stay Germany more longer. Now I’m thinking how should I do, it’s quite tough decision for me.
Yesterday the preparation of display at gallery was completed taking seven hours. Although it was quite hard work to do something such as window cleaning, floor sweeping and so on, we could do preparing somehow. And I made a green tea bake for tomorrow opening party. Yummy ! Hope German people like this taste:)
Yesterday it was suddenly decided that my solo exhibition will be held from 22nd to 30th at the gallery where there’s at Kreuzberg in Berlin. What a happy surprise! An owner of the gallery is also artist and yoga master I met her at her yoga class. When she came to my presentation, seems that she got curious my works. Although there’re regulations such as restrictions on the number of people and the obligation to wear masks in holding, it’s a great step for me:)
Now I share the apartment with two people, Clovis and his partner Garling, who were from New Zealand. Clovis is a sound artist and coincidentally has a theme of integration between music and art which is same as my current theme of work. He approaches that from music side using 3D virtual equipment. Garling isn’t an artist, but chef and guitarist. She’s really wonderful person, and taught me the splendor of cooking without corner-cutting. I feel so happy and lucky to share with them because they’re very nice people. If I’ve lived by myself here, I might have been depressed due to this situation. I enjoy this life together with them!
新しい日本画の制作に取り掛かってます。8枚のA4サイズのボードを組み合わせて円形にして、連続した絵を描くという壮大な計画(?)の元、ただ今デザインを考えているのですが思いの外めちゃ難しくて試行錯誤してます。ドイツに来てからの日本画のテーマであるsound circle シリーズの集大成のつもり★
I’m making new works for Japanese painting. In my grand(?) plan, to paint a continuing picture on eight A4 boards arranged in a circle. I’m in under consideration about design of that and keep doing try and error, it’s so hard beyond my prediction. It would be a compilation of series “sound circle” that is a theme for Japanese painting since coming to Germany:)