作品カタログFineArtWorkCatalog宮嶋政穂
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Nirvana (blow out)is my concept. The concept of my artwork is the existence and nonexistence of colors on the canvas. I am that kind of man. Nirvana in Sanskrit means “blow out” which is the way of spraying colors and wiping them out on the canvas.

    

 Since the beginning of 1990,’ I worked on my drawings, hoping to capture the feeling and depth of space found in SHORINZU, a work by Tohaku Hasegawa.I painted wet, fresh canvases (which were placed on vertically long wooden boxes) with spray guns. Then I tried to wipe the paint with control.That is the way I created the paintings and I named them PHANTOM as the subject did not have a clear shape. I was working on them until the beginning of 2009. However from the year 2003, painting dots with the spray gun became mundane and I was looking for a new way of expression.

    

 After much thought, on the 6th of May 2009, the moment of change suddenly came to me. On the way to SHINANOBASHI galleria in Osaka, I realised that there was a work by Hasegawa TOUHAKU called DAINEHANZU which I was not so interested in but wanted to see once.I also realized that it wasn’t being shown at the NYOUSSHINJI exhibition held at Kyoto National museum, as I had previously thought. I looked up the word NEHAN on the Internet. I knew that the word NEHAN means Buddha’s death but it is translated as “Nirvana” in Sanskrit (which is Buddhist terminology) and I came to learn that it means Blow Away (FUKIKESU).I felt a divine revelation and I came up with new ideas for work which symbolized “Blowing Away” in my mind. I had been creating paintings by using spray guns for 19 years until then.It was only a small change in my thoughts, but it was the moment that NIRVANA (FUKI KESU) happened which made the new works very different from the Phantom paintings.

    

 In the year 2009, I put on a small personal exhibition named Nirvana (FUKI KESU) held in Tokyo and Osaka. Some people said that the work resembled the wind. some said it was like a flow of water. An artist, Mr Sadaharu Horio commented on its great sense of openness. He suggested creating a work 100 metres in size. Also, my university senior, Artist Mr Yoshida Hiroki encouraged me by saying that he had noticed the presence of the “Blowing Away” symbolism. He also told me about the late Mr Izumi Shigeru and also Tsutaka Kazuichi. My paintings are similar to the work of Izumushigeru and Tsuwagazuichi. I think my work has some common ideas with Tsudaka’s Anforumeru and Izumi’s painted surfaces which are metallic and physical.

    

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