“Walking in Minoh no Mori Project”

For the occasion of exhibiting at the Minoh no Mori Artwalk, this series collected the colours of the scenery while walking around the Minoh no Mori (the Minoh forest).

I think it is not so easy to truly know others, and we need imagination to understand that we are all different. In my recent works, people may feel that they cannot find any detailed explanations in the paintings, mostly covered with white, with the exception of a subtle hint of colour and texture, emerging from underneath or at the edges of the canvas. The white surface represents the abandonment of images and emotions of the artist and my intention is to make the viewer perceive the physical aspects of paint and canvas. The main concept is to allow the viewer to look beyond the white surface, in other words, to look closer at what is in between the canvas as an object and the image an artist would normally paint. I would like the viewer to pay attention to where the artist’s intention and evidence are hidden.

In recent society, our senses seem to have been become dulled; however, I believe that the silence in the pared-down painting leaves the viewer to hone their thinking and imagination in confronting this vagueness. An aesthetic may result from this, leading us to try to know others and the world, and as a result, I feel we will find a power in our pursuit to gently heal the world.


本来「知る」こととはそんなに簡単なものではなく、自分と「ちがう」ことを理解するためには想像力が必要ではないでしょうか。白の隙間からのぞく色、下からにじみ出すテクスチャ、キャンバスのエッジに残る色の重なりの痕跡。通常わたしの作品では、観る人のまず期待するであろう画面中央にはただ真っ白なことしか提示されていません。作家の情緒の不在、イメージの再現を手放したわけですが、それは絵の具とキャンバスというオブジェクトとしての側面を意識させようとする意図があるからです。そして白い面の向こう側、言い換えれば表面とキャンバス枠との間にクローズアップさせていく。作品のなかにわずかに残るヒントを集めて、オブジェクトから “絵”となるまでの境界に込められた作家の意識と意図と根拠を、観る人に想像してもらいたい。


03/03/2015 わにぶちみき

Ryuanji Temple Square / 130x130x5cm
Standing on the moon 01 / 33x33x4cm
Standing on the moon 02 / 33x33x4cm

Standing on the moon 01 / 25x25x3cm framed
Standing on the moon 02 / 25x25x3cm framed
God passes,the colourful breeze / 25x25x3cm framed
Here, beyond / 25x25x3cm framed
SALT, sorrowful / 25x25x3cm framed