Perhaps I’ll be giving a presentation at the Kunstsalon (a place where artists and musicians present their works and performances) in Neukölln in April. I’ll actually bring some works and explain their origins and production methods, etc. I’ll do my best to be able to show the new work I started making last week. Can’t wait!!
Since the direction of my art has changed considerably, I have also renewed the content of my artist statement. It’s on the home screen of this website in German, English and Japanese. previously, I used to think that it was one of the artist’s social roles to pose problems to the world, the environment, and the situation through the message of the work. However, in my case, after the change of state of mind and seeing various phenomena from afar, I realized that appealing something through my work was not what I wanted to do. Right now, I’m just satisfied if observers are moved by my beautiful work 🙂
The invitation card was completed and I posted it on SNS. But I just realized that I mistook the spelling of Donnerstag. OMG!! I gave up it’s unavoidable, anyways… Now I’m preparing for something towards exhibition. Looking forward to next Thursday:)
Finally Temari was completed, I uploaded them at the gallery in this site. I likened temari’s sphere to the earth, and a migratory fish is swimming on the surface of it. For me, this fish is a symbol of the freedom because there’re many inconveniences nowadays…lol. I gave auspicious words as a subtitle to each work in the hope that fortune will come to those who take it in one’s hand. The starting date of the exhibition was decided on 17th February, I’ll exhibit them at that time. If you’ll come to see actually, I’d be happy 😊
Recently, when I found out a cafe selling delicious cakes and sometimes went there to buy it, I became a friends with an owner of here, and she suggested the exhibit of my works at her cafe. Probably it’ll start around the end of January. I’m looking forward to it:) What a wonderful encounter with people! I went to an art supply store to seek a sphere for Japanese painting towards the exhibition, there was only up to φ4.8 cm, I couldn’t help but buy it. If I can make a small size well, I’d like to find a woodworking craftsman or company and order a slightly larger size sphere.
Now the autumn leaves in Germany is so beautiful and it’s in the best time to see. I wanted to express its beauty, so I made a new illustration and uploaded it in the gallery. Btw recently I changed the order of works in gallery from production time to category because it messed up by increasing the many kinds of works. I’ll continue to make illustrations, Japanese paintings, and installations as I want. So my title is an artist, not painter? Anything is fine:)
My participation in the group exhibition was decided before I knew it 🙂 This morning, below flyer was sent to me, I was surprised. And the picture on the flyer is now in Japan, I might make similar one immediately. It’ll be held at a gallery in Berlin Neukölln from September 6th to 8th. I’ll play the piano at the party on 8th ♪
I found out the cancellation of the date of visa application, so I transferred my date of application from November to end of September. And my artist friend who is an also yoga master introduced me a biennale in Hamburg and exhibition in Ulm, I wanna join them. For the biennale, I need to make a new work and its deadline is end of September, but not sure I can do it while preparing a visa application. However, it’s a big opportunity for me to make connections and achievements in Germany. I should set priorities because I have to do something a lot.
The date of visa application was decided to be the end of November, because the reservation was already filled up to a few months later. Until that day, seems I can stay here Germany legally. There’s a plenty of time till the application date, so I’ll prepare carefully. Btw, maybe “positive art” group exhibition will be held around October. Details are not decided yet. Ex-shared mates who are originators of positive art are still in London, not sure when they will come back to Germany, but hope we can exhibit together:)
From 24th, October, our exhibition has already started. A musician who is in charge of music for dance performance created promo video about exhibition (below video). I expect to stay venue on weekend and holiday. Manny people gave me applause about my installation I made it first time, it’s my pleasure. Please come to see:)