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:)
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!
The other day I considered going back to Japan but gave up right now, because, Japan and Germany, both countries keep implementing tighter regulations. First of all, the biggest purpose of coming Berlin was joining the exhibition. Our organizer has a plan to hold an exhibition at Leipzig in the end of June, I’ll stay here till finishing the exhibition. But if it’s hard to do that even June, I’ll return home faster. Anyway, it’s nonsense to worry about the unpredictable future, I enjoy my current life to do something such as painting, piano, guitar while singing, cooking, sewing, walking a little bit… and reading comics Jojo for free using application. I’m like an elegant hobbyist 🙂 This situation by no means continue eternally, i try to think it’s meaningful time.
It was decided that the piano will be delivered at my apartment! Wow!!! In fact, our organizer made a decision to quit the gallery at Berlin and the piano there’s at gallery would be relocated someone’s home. Yesterday I was informed of these news, I shocked so deeply. I can’t bare to stay here without piano, seriously I considered going back to Japan. But they were defeated by my enthusiasm for piano(?), the place of piano was changed here. Btw they run the gallery at Leipzig from now on. Anyways I’m relieved about the piano:)
Now the place i wanna go to most is mountain or forest. In the nature is the most calming place for me because I grew up in an environment surrounded by mountain, but I cannot go there in current situation. So I’ll try to draw that on the painting. These days it has been on and off in my inspiration for works, I couldn’t make new one. At last I knew the best motif I wanna draw. Actually it’s first time to make a practice for me myself. I’m excited what I can do it:)
I have significant problem that having no spring clothes. Seems that it’ll be over 20℃ next week, it’s very serious for me. Not sure when the luggage which my parents expect to send me will be delivered from Japan due to various reasons. I don’t wanna buy many clothes here as possible. But today I picked up spring clothes(jeans, cardigan, one-piece) on the nearby street. (There is a habit of putting things that are not needed on the road at Berlin, I often pick up books.) Anyways I receive these clothes with many thanks 🙂
The trigger why I changed my painting style from illustration to Japanese painting is the death of my love cat. When I’ve been suffering from pet loss due to deep sadness, I was healed by many big sized paintings I met in Spain. At that time, I strongly thought I wanna be a fine art painter who can heal observers depressing like me. After going back to Japan I was drawn to a texture of Japanese painting at exhibition I went there by chance. Now I resume painting illustrations again, but my underlying beliefs is healing for people remain the same. If I can do the people suffered from current anxiety through my works, I’d be happy. Hope circumstances change good enough and we’ll be able to exhibit our pieces of art ASAP🤲
今日からギターの練習始めました。シェアメイトからの借り物です。彼女はめちゃ上手！ピアノはギャラリーにあるので毎日は弾きにくい(徒歩30分)けどギターはいつでも弾けます^ ^私の大好きなBump of chicken のギターナンバー’everlasting lie’をマスターしたい。勿論弾き語りで。初心者なのに難しい曲に挑戦してるけど頑張る💪目標はブライアンメイ笑
From today I started playing a guitar which I rent from my share mate who’s guitar expert. It can allow me to play everyday compared with piano there’s in gallery(30 minutes by walking). I wanna master a guitar number ‘everlasting lie’ by BUMP OF CHICKEN I love, while singing , of course:) I try to play difficult song despite a beginner, do my best! My target level is Brian May :p
The market economy has been damaged by the stagnation of economic activity caused by this virus problem, and the anxiety for people. In my opinion, I think that a market-based economy with a lot of instability is reaching its limits. I’ve always wondered where the ultimate goal for the society of competition principle and the materialism are. My ideal one is a recycling society. There are many small circles in a large circle, and the economy runs in each circle. It is said that growth is stagnant in a recycling-based society, but I think it will grow spirally. And also definition of growth would be changed. However, people may not be able to stay being in the circle unless they give up certain degree of possession greed. I’m not good at economics, and it is not possible to build a concrete social system so it can only be said in an abstract way. It’s a good time to change the social system seriously, anyways.