|Written by You GOSHIKI|
|Published: December 10 2008|
Born in 1984, Ishikawa prefecture. Currently living in Tokyo. He graduated in Art Education from the Faculty of Education, Fukushima University in 2006, and completed a Masters program in Art education at the Graduate School of Fukushima University. He majored in art education, however, he started to create artworks while he was a university student. Until 2004, he created mainly acrylic painting and mixed media, but from 2005 he has used pen drawing in which he gives different variations in métier to his artworks by coloring with ink or removing the painted-on black.
Since his debut as a professional artist, many of his themes have been related to the beginning of life. Many artworks are created with the motif of unborn children, or the womb. The mandala has been a repeated motif since his early period, a consistent symmetric composition, drawn by hand using carbonic paper. Recent frequent themes include landscape painting, famous paintings such as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and Ukiyo-e by Hokusai Katsushika, and specific images like the flag of the USA and a skull.
In all the above themes, drawing or line drawing of a miniature has been implemented. The miniature is filled with illustrations of historical personages or customs, but there is no relationship among them, no specific theme. The contrast between this unorganized and the specific theme which can only be recognized by stepping away from the artwork, might be the main characteristic of his work. He uses two methods: one is to fill with miniature drawings inside an outline to convey the theme, and the other is to trace the lines of a copied famous painting. It will be interesting for us to watch how he develops his miniature drawings in future.
In contrast to his secular painting and sexual themes and in addition to his humorous style, he practices ancient martial arts in private.
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