August 21 – September 19, 2021 ANDERS DICKSON, NORIKO KAMIKUBO, MANA KONISHI, YU NISHIMURA, PUGMENT, MASANORI TOMITA October 2 – November 7, 2021 ELI BORNOWSKY, MICHIKO FUJITA, NOBUYA HITSUDA, AYAKO OHNO, DAICHI TAKAGI, EVELYN TAOCHENG WANG
Venue: KAYOKOYUKI 2-14-14 Komagome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0003 Japan
20 July - 18 August 2019 Opening reception: Saturday 20 July 16:00 - 18:00
Time & Style / Marnixstraat 148, 1016TE Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Opening hours: Mon closed | Tue – Sat 11:00–19:00 | Sun 11:00–18:00
During my stay in the Netherlands, I let go of my old creative process and returned to the basics of “seeing” and “painting”. This new environment challenged me to rethink the way in which I look at and experience things; the distance to Japan made me reconsider Japanese culture, history and my own roots. Following some excellent advice, I discovered how to create “paintings that represent me (as a Japanese man and as an individual)”
The title of this exhibition embodies one of the most important lessons from the past year. It has been an exercise in how to rely on my Intuition. I hope my work will offer you a glimpse into some elements of who I am: my intuitive search, my struggle and the things I have only just begun to grasp through my observations and paintings.