Artist's Notebook

2014-15, Aclylic on canvas, 33x24 cm (23 pieces), 41x32 cm (13 pieces), total 36 pieces

Artist's Notebook is consisted of 36 still life paintings of notebooks that the artists used for keeping their idea sketches. It is inspired by Box by Hanjiro Sakamoto, a series of still paintings. The viewers cannot read "inside of book" no matter how "enticing" the notes may be. At the first sight, the viewers might feel an unkindness regarding this work, however it shows the door for everyone to open towards the unlimited possibility of imagination.

– Hanae Nakao (Curator, Kurumaya Museum of Art, Oyama)
from Notebooks, and from the Notebooks, exh. cat.


2015 Kurumaya Museum of Art, Oyama, Tochigi, Japan(solo)