ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
Art for Thought is thrilled to present the "Suisai" exhibition, featuring the work of two talented artists, Sho Aratani and Narumi Yasuhara. This exhibition, running from May 30th to June 24th, showcases the delicate freshness found in the landscapes of Japan, conveyed through their unique sense of aesthetics and ancient techniques.
Sho Aratani, a ceramic artist, draws inspiration from the beautiful water landscapes he has encountered during his travels. His work focuses on modern pottery pieces created with primitive techniques and natural materials. Sho's signature technique is the use of ash glaze, made from plant ash, to create a translucent and elegant finish. He aims to express the beauty of water landscapes through the use of pure white porcelain and an ash glaze that creates a transparent texture.
Narumi Yasuhara, a Japanese painter, captures the beauty of Japan's landscapes through her artwork. She believes that Japanese painting techniques and materials are best suited to express the beauty of Japan's landscape. Her work is characterized by its simplicity, depth, and use of natural materials such as washi paper and minerals. Narumi aims to depict a peaceful and quiet world through her paintings, which feature the texture of washi paper and the natural beauty of minerals.
Join us at Art for Thought and immerse yourself in the captivating and soothing world of the "Suisai" exhibition, where the beautiful scenery of Japan is brought to life through the creativity and skill of these two artists.
2015 Solo exhibition (Gallery Saika, Tsukuba City), Sho Aratani and Tatsufumi Mizushiro Exhibition (Soukyo, Gion, Kyoto)
2014 Sho Aratani Ceramic Exhibition (Gallery Momoaoi, Shinsaibashi Daimaru)
2013-2014 Group Exhibition (Tou-Rin-Do, Omotesando)
2013 Completed a master's degree in pottery at Tokyo University of the Arts
2013 New Craft Exhibition (Gallery Ryokutou-ri, Mashiko)
2013 Geidai art x Romanian Glass (Chinzanso Tokyo)
2011 Graduated from the Arts and Sciences Composition Major at the University of Tsukuba
2011 Toukoukai Ceramic Exhibition (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
NARUMI YASUHARA (Japanese Painting)
2016 Doctoral degree in cultural property conservation and restoration research field (Japanese Painting) from Tokyo University of the Arts
2016 Hirayama Ikuo Cultural Foundation Award
2015 Narumi Yasuhara Solo Exhibition (Art Space Roshinban) Tokyo University of the Arts Doctoral Examination Exhibition (Geidai Art Museum) Nomura Prize
2014 Selected for the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Selection Exhibition Kakuno-kai (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) 2nd Mugen no Kai (Mitsukoshi Main Store, Nihonbashi) First selected for the restoration Japan Art Institute Exhibition
2013 First selected for the Restoration Japan Art Institute Spring Exhibition and Exhibition
2012 Completed the doctoral program in cultural property conservation and restoration research field (Japanese Painting) at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
2011 Stage art staff for Hirayama Ikuo Memorial "Opera Sendai Tsukasa" commemoration of the first anniversary of his death, Sugawara Jinja shrine, color staff for the Random Deity Statue
2008 Received the Ataka Award from Tokyo University of the Arts
2003 Selected for the Saitama Prefecture Art Exhibition (Prefectural Exhibition)