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Supernova “The Blue Area”, 2020

Supernova “The Blue Area”, 2020
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Supernova “The Blue Area”, 2020
Each W800 mm x H250 mm x D40 mm | 31.5 x 9.8 x 1.5 in
Firecrackers, Acrylic, Wood board canvas

 


 

CONTEXT

  A star flashes and twinkles after the explosion. Those stars scattered in the Galaxy repeat the cycle of reincarnation: explosion and birth. He spread out ‘Firecracker Painting’ by taking advantage of the explosion of firecrackers all over the canvas. He made a painting of supernova explosion through blasting firecrackers. The system of reincarnation that explosion creates a new planet resembles apoptosis. About 3,000 human cells die in a day and reproduced. He feels the magnificent universe and the macrocosmic human cell in common, which have a fateful cycle that everything must come to an end in order to be renewed. The paint left its mark of explosion power which blasted unintentionally and even the tiniest paint can be found far from the center. All those tiny blasted dots on the canvas is too minute to be captured by a pixel digital camera.

  Explosion, death, and birth are in one united cycle. We shall never fear the death in order to be renewed. This is how human being is supposed to be and ordained by the universe.


The Sex Robot, 2019

The Sex Robot, 2019
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The Sex Robot, 2019
W330 mm x H770 mm x D270 mm | 13 x 30.3 x 10.6 in
PLA, Music shield cables, Acrylic paints, Wood board canvas

 

CONTEXT

  It’s about human sexuality. Technology and AI has been developed and human being started demanding simplicity of sexual desire. It becomes more easier to get information because of the development of internet and smartphone. Getting involved with people, talking, understanding and sharing each other create mental and time distress. People who wants to run away from those pain started breaking away from their communities. They rather choose to get involved with people in simpler way. They tend to prefer easy way of life to the importance of their existence.


Lordosis, 2019

 Lordosis, 2019
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Lordosis, 2019
W330 mm x H770 mm x D250 mm | 13 x 30.3 x 9.8 in
URUSHI, PLA, Acrylic basement

 

CONTEXT

  When a female of vertebrate animal goes into breeding season, it behaves sexually and it’s called ‘Lordosis’: a body posture to catch a male’s sexuality and stimulation. A male reacts its posing potentially and becomes sexually excited. Of course, a male doesn’t get sexually excited only its posing, but also every part of female’s body, behavior, smell, pheromone or a relative combination of these elements. Which part of a female does a male look at and get sexually excited? Her face, breasts, hips, or the whole body silhouette? If her face looks like a gorilla even though she has perfect proportions, or if she has a monkey tail, does all males can get sexually excited? I am going to examine these questions with a motif of Marilyn Monroe as a sex symbol. Japanese people have been attracted by American pop culture and also brainwashed at the same time. They also sexually long for ‘blond hair beautiful woman’. By painting its sex symbol with Urushi lacquer, which has been used for painting a sculpture from long ago in Japan, I wanted to feel the domination over it. A classic feeling that is produced by Urushi forcibly brings back its past tense and culture which the symbol has to a Japanese sense.


New Creation, 2019

New Creation, 2019
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New Creation, 2019
W1620 mm x H970 mm x 40 mm | 63.7 x 38 x 1.57 in
Firecrackers, PLA, Acrylic paints, Wood board canvas

 

CONTEXT

  Michelangelo Buonarroti Simoni painted ‘The Creation of Adam’: a moment that the Almighty God gives intelligence and the living world itself to Adam who is the first mankind on the earth. We, human beings, have used intelligence fully given by the God, and produced and developed all kind of technologies so far. Human being created AI with intelligence given by the God. Moreover, AI might exceed our intellect sooner or later and would govern the whole planet. AI could be worshiped as a god and we are going to face the day that it would give us the world like the Almighty God did to Adam. What is the admirability of humanity which AI doesn’t have? or Where is the borderline between human being and AI?


Neuron in Universe, 2019

Neuron in Universe, 2019
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Neuron in Universe, 2019
W400 mm x H700 mm D400 mm5420 x 1800 mm | 16 x 27 x 16 in
Astronaut helmet, Acrylic cube, LED tapes, Model gun, Bullets, Canvas, Book, Iron basement, PLA, Steamer, Iron Chain

 

CONTEXT

  A humankind observed by aliens. If I was an alien, I would observe ‘humankind’ objectively and express something through my art work.

  Humankind started going to war and hurting each other by using ‘1. Weapon’ beyond a knife, a handgun, a rifle, preying and self-defense. Moreover, the arms and weapons industry appeared to create money through madness called war.

  They created ‘2. Nuclear Power Generation’ in order to satisfy their desires of being rich or improve their standard of living, but they saw the ego of technology by themselves with their own eyes. Human being has been developed culturally and continue to contaminate the earth.

  They created ‘3. Law’. They needed to. They couldn’t keep in harmony without standard rules. An order was created and they all need to continue inquiring about it forever.

  They created a system called, ‘4. Money’ and has deeply attached to it and suffered from it. During the 100 years of their longevity, they are fussy about how much money they make and distressed. They also created the concept of poverty and wealth.

  What is that gleaming protein block? They carry the organ called, brain, in their heads and it consumes energy all through 24 hours and keeps thinking something. What is that bright shining organ for? It seems it is a special organ that human being has in order to create: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Are there any better ways to use these actions? I would like to look forward to their creativity.


SHARING EXPRESSIONS, 2019

SHARING EXPRESSIONS, 2019
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SHARING EXPRESSIONS, 2019
W970 mm x H1620 mm x D40 mm | 38 x 63.7 x 1.5 in
Firecrackers, Acrylic paints, Wood board canvas

 

CONTEXT

  What would it be like when people cross their expressions with the others’?

  We worked on an artistic collaboration with Kaito Nakata, a professional skateboarder. Matsumine spread out ‘Firecracker Painting’, which is his trademark painting method by taking advantage of the explosion of firecrackers, all over a canvas. He made a painting of supernova explosion through blasting firecrackers. The system of reincarnation that explosion creates a new planet resembles apoptosis. We feel the magnificent universe and the macrocosmic human cell in common, which have a fateful cycle that everything must come to an end in order to be renewed. The paint left its mark of explosion power which blasted unintentionally and even the tiniest paint can be found far from the center. All those tiny blasted dots on the canvas are too minute to be captured by a pixel digital camera. We considered what color we were going to explode with Kaito Nakata. After we finished ‘Firecracker Painting’, Kaito Nakata left wheel marks on canvas by jumping, kicking, and grinding with his skateboard. An artist and a skateboarder, the expression and power of two different genres were mixed on one canvas.


Supernova, 2019

Supernova, 2019
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Supernova, 2019
W800mm × H250mm x D40mm | 31.5 x 9.8 x 1.5 in
Firecrackers, Acrylic, Wood board canvas

 

CONTEXT

  A star flashes and twinkles after the explosion. Those stars scattered in the Galaxy repeat the cycle of reincarnation: explosion and birth. He spread out ‘Firecracker Painting’ by taking advantage of the explosion of firecrackers all over the canvas. He made a painting of supernova explosion through blasting firecrackers. The system of reincarnation that explosion creates a new planet resembles apoptosis. About 3,000 human cells die in a day and reproduced. He feels the magnificent universe and the macrocosmic human cell in common, which have a fateful cycle that everything must come to an end in order to be renewed. The paint left its mark of explosion power which blasted unintentionally and even the tiniest paint can be found far from the center. All those tiny blasted dots on the canvas is too minute to be captured by a pixel digital camera.

  Explosion, death, and birth are in one united cycle. We shall never fear the death in order to be renewed. This is how human being is supposed to be and ordained by the universe.


Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement / Urushi-JAPAN

Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement / URUSHI JAPAN, 2019
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Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement / URUSHI JAPAN, 2019
250 x 400 x 300 mm |  24K-Gold Rose, PLA, Urushi / Japan Lacker Paint
 
I’ve collected several types of distinctive Japanese lacquer from Tohoku (northern east part of Japan) and painted them on this artwork several times.  I achieved in constructing multi-layers into the artwork by layering skull graphic designs in between the surface painting.

CONTEXT

The sensibility of Japanese people is not derived from innovation and reinvention, but derived from respect and preservation of subconscious awareness of culture. 
Japanese people have fermented cultural thread blended by cultural influence from the West and other countries, as Japanese have carried on its unique culture from generation to generation.  Japanese traditional beauty called “Wabi-Sabi” lies in the core of this cultural fermentation.  This sophisticated virtue was taught by a famous tea master Sen No Rikiyu.  When the minimum quantity of “beauty” is installed in the simplest form of space without any waste, the consciousness of yin and yang in space start to unify and create inflection.  In the end, there is only the “essential beauty of sophistication” left out in the simplest form of the space.
Sophistication is a beauty which stands in stark contrast to innovation and reinvention.
Fate can be irrational but my tragic accident taught me a form of perception to aim for this sophisticated beauty by accepting the reality.  New seeds sprouted from my broken cervical spinal cord and my ruined fate is carrying on to next it’s stage by blooming flowers to reach for sophistication.   


JAPAN

JAPAN, 2019
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JAPAN, 2019
W530 x H420 mm | 
Acrylic Board, Papers, Acrylic on Canvas

 

CONTEXT

My country Japan is a dependent nation.  I mean we lost the war so we couldn’t fight our destiny.  I can see ourselves as American soldiers in our national flag in some way.  Japan exists because of America.  America has been always stretching its body all over us.  I strongly hope that Japan will crawl up and turn things around or give out a ray of shining light from underneath America’s body.


I Love The Female Mouse

Vision Play with Female Mouse, 2019
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Vision Play with Female Mouse, 2018
727 x 910 x 350 mm
PLA, Urethane Paint, Wood Canvas

 

CONTEXT

This is a fun piece of visual perception.  A mouse can be harmful but can be also a hero or an idol figure.  People tend not to construe things thoroughly and sometimes misinterpret the definition of coolness, beauty, or fear.  Plus they break down the component elements and extract only partial elements of the meaning.  We have a longing for one mouse but we are also blindfolded without understanding why we have a longing for it.


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