Abstract Painting Statement
I was born and raised in the countryside of Japan surrounded by mountains, green tea fields, and the Pacific Ocean. Influenced by organic materials and nature, I draw animals, lines and shapes mimicking natural elements and life such as the wind, plants and the ocean. For my abstract landscape, I use acrylic or oil on canvas. I transfer images of my memories into simple geometric shapes such as squares, circle or lines.
Specially, I draw many circles influenced by Enso (Circle in Zen). The shape symbolizes life, sun, light, spirit, peace, infinity, interminable, perfection, and continuance for me.
Since the pandemic started, I delved deeply into the status of humanity. I am interested in human and life. In my paintings “Japanese Guardian Lion” and “fro lisa”, I expressed their personality mixing with their portraits and animals. I have been studying European traditional oil paintings and influenced by Leonard Da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Hieronymus Bosch, as well as Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Japanese woodblock print artist.