Statement

自身の生活を取り囲む情景や、インターネット、雑誌などで得た様々なイメージの中から人を捉え、描いています。
連なる行列、行き交う交差点、広場。そこでの私たちはいつも群像の一員です。「個」としてここにいる私は、時に群れとなって声や癖、表情、そんな固有の要素を削ぎ落とされ、フラットな「人」へと変移していく。私たちはそんな「個」と何物でもない「何か」との間を往還する存在だと思う。
そんな曖昧な存在としての「人」に関心があり、焦点を当てて制作しています。

I paint various groups of people extracted either directly from my surroundings or via a range of media.
Each of my painting shows a group of people, e.g. standing in the queue or waking past, in which individuals are gathered but at the same time individuality of each person has been lost. As soon as we open the door and step into the world outside, we become a member of the group. I, as an individual person, disappear into the crowds on streets and in squares, get deprived of such characteristics as the tone of voice, habits and expressions, and am transformed into an anonymous human being. We repeatedly go back and forth between such individual beings and something that is not anybody.
(2016/8/27)