When viewing artwork, a human’s heart is impacted in various ways, both large and small. It can be said art is very good way to convey ones passion directly.
In my pieces, I use a technique called “Nihonga” which employs materials that have come down to us from ancient times in Japan and East Asia. The technique requires the use of Japanese ink and mineral pigments mixed with animal glue and water.
The materials that are close to nature help me when I want to convey raw emotions and some kind of breathing. They sometimes change their conditions like living creatures, and I can even feel like they are connected to myself. Once exposed to the weather, these works will return to the soil, just like our physical bodies.
What is it that doesn’t change even if the physical body has disappeared?
There are various types of benefits, but the essence of the gift that art brings to people is invisible. An artist creates art, presents it to the outside world, and takes the viewer into the world of her imagination. Once there, each is connected to something from the inside.
Art has the power to remind us that we are all connected to others in places other than the world in front of us, whether our reality is filled with tragedy or with peace and calm.
That is what I want to convey through my art.
2018 Musashino Art University Graduate School of Art and Design Fine Arts Course Japanese Painting M.A.
2018 GalleryQ, Tokyo [’20,’21]
“Is it me?” Trolley Barn Gallery, New York
“24th International Open” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
“Cooperate Art Aid Kyoto” Kyoto City Museum of Art Annex, Kyoto
“Collective Exhibition by Misa Otera and Yoshie Tsuzuki” Musashino Art University gFAL, Tokyo
”Thinking Innovation: Chinese, Japanese, South Korean Exhibition of Contemporary Art” Guizhou Art Museum, Ghizhou
“I’m here.” UNPEL GALLERY, Tokyo
“Rookie of the Year Award Debut of Art 2022” Taimei Gallery, Tokyo
“The 9th Sato Sakura Museum Ouka Prize Exhibition” Sato Sakura Museum, Tokyo
“Ukraine Urgent Fund‐raising Exhibition” GalleryQ, Tokyo
“The 10th Tatehiko Suga Grand Prize Exhibition” Kuyayoshi Museum, Tottori
“Kashinfu ~The 8th Artist Group -Wind- Small Works Exhibition~” Takashimaya Nihonbashi 6F Art Gallery, Tokyo/
Takashimaya Kyoto 6F Art gallery, Kyoto/ Takashimaya Osaka 6F Art Gallery, Osaka
“The 37th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition” Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
“The 8th Artist Group -Wind-“ Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
“Preodorenier/Overcome” Exhibition by the Youth from Japan and Russia
Manage Central exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, New Manage of Moscow City State Exhibition Space, Moscow
“The 54th Kanagawa Art Exhibition” Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Gallery, Kanagawa
2018 “Heisei 29-year Musashino Art University Graduate Exhibition” Award for Excellence
“The 54th Kanagawa Art exhibition” Scholarship Foundation of Art Memorial Award
2016 “Heisei 27-year Musashino Art University Graduate/Completion Work Exhibition” Award for Excellence
Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation, Sato Art Museum, The 26th Scholarship Student
© Yoshie Tsuzuki