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:) And probably, online show might be held on only 10th from 17:00-20:00(Germany time). If I know the URL, I’ll append it here.
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:)
My new illustration was completed, and titled “Rhythm-andante cantabile” meaning ‘slowly like walking, like singing’. This new one is a series of integration between music and art which is my current theme of painting. And this title is same as Tchaikovsky’s music which is calming and beautiful one. I’ll put this work at Gallery on this site:)
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:)