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大城夏紀 natsuki oshiro

 

 

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Repeating Mountains and Rocky Coasts / 山と荒磯 dal segno

photo: koichi nishiyama

 

 
 
The Rocky coast in the Japanese garden, acrylic on pleater and acrylic on paper
Solo exhibition "Repeating Mountains and Rocky Coasts" at ART TRACE gallery, Tokyo,2018/9
 
the first drawing for this exhibition
"water fall" marker, pencil and sticker on paper, 2016
 
The Rocky coast in the Japanese garden, acrylic on pleater
 
 
Three stones of the rocky coast in the Japanese garden, colorpencil on paper, acrylic on pleater
 
 
the Rocky coast in the Japanese garden
 
Three stones of the rocky coast in the Japanese garden, pencil on paper, aluminum
 

“Repeating Mountains and Rocky Coasts”

Something that I call the stone could change in many transformation.


At first, there is a small circle sticker.
I decide that I regard this thin circle sticker as the stone .
If you watch this closer, you will find the sticker has little thickness and we can regard it also as a cylinder.
(Otherwise, it reminds some people of a sphere, when they try to see it in three-dimensions. )

And then, if we could make this small and thin cylinder taller, there is a tall cylinder.
Although the appearance from the side of the tall cylinder is not similar to the sticker and the stone,
by looking down like a bird's eye, we will find the circle of sticker is there.
So, we can call this tall cylinder as a stone.

The answer need not be always one. What I think absolutely "yes", could change tomorrow.
Like seasons keep changing, humans, the society of humans and also rules could change.

By being repeated on my works, the mountains and the rocky coasts are losing forms of themselves.
But there is the borderline that we regard something as the mountain.
I am interested in this transformation and also looking for the strcture and the rules that something
can be mountains and rocky coasts and so on.

(10.2018 Natsuki Oshiro)

 

 

〔山と荒磯〕


はじめに円形のシールがある。
これを私は石に見立てることにする。

石に見立てられたシールを絵に描いてみると、そこには薄いシールの厚みが存在していて、視点を
上から横にうつすと、ぺらぺらのシールは円柱に変化する。もしくは、円形シールを空間的にとらえ
ようとして、球を思い起こすひともいるかもしれない。

さて、この小さくうすい円柱の背を伸ばしてみると、大きな円柱となる。
大きな円柱を上からのぞくと、まだそこに円形は残っていて、とてもとても大きな目で俯瞰してみれば、
これを石と見立てることもできる。

 

答えは必ずしもひとつである必要はなく、昨日まで絶対だと思っていたものは実は可変的であり、
季節が移り変わるように、人も、人が作る社会も、そして制度も変化していくものであるということ。
山は繰り返されるうちに山の形を失いつつ、しかしそれでも山と呼べる境界線があって、例えば山が
成り立つために必要な構造、ルールの存在、その境界線を探してみたいと思う。

2018.10 個展「山と荒磯」によせたテキスト

 
 
"The hill " "山", Oil on cotton mounted on wood panel
 
 
"hills " "山々", Watercolor and colorpencil on paper
 
"hills" "山々", Oil on cotton mounted on wood panel