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.