Having experienced a vast natural disaster, I felt the need to perceive memories not only as individual moments, but also as a congeries, and gain awareness of the times and places in which they occurred.
The starting point of this work is the natural world found in the forest, which continues growing at its own pace and which I found through my practice of collection, observation, and research into Jomon period (14,000-1,000 BCE) ruins excavated near the forest. I then focused on the repair work performed on the interstices or gaps implied when no pottery was found, and the attempts to reconstitute these pieces, reconsidering the boundaries between them.
Weakened trees fall down, and new life sprouts through the light coming in from the gaps between them. This negative phenomenon of separation and omission in turn creates new relationships. Nature, which cannot be constrained, repeats this process of synthesis and decomposition ahead of time, moving towards the future, with various layers of fragments on its boundaries overlapping and forming itself.
Born in 1978 in Osaka, now based in Kyoto. He completed his master's degree in printmaking at Kyoto Seika University's Graduate School of Art. 2019, IMA-next #01 -VOICE OF NATURE- , shortlist／2018, NEW JAPAN PHOTO, CHI-KA, Dubai, UAE／2017, Taipei Art Book Fair, Songshan Culture and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan／NY ART BOOK FAIR, MoMA PS1, NY, USA／I Never Read, ArtBook Fair Basel, Kaserne Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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