The character that is the motif of the work I am making is a character as a common image created by reconstructing a character influenced by Walt Disney by Japanese manga artists such as Osamu Tezuka. Osamu Tezuka made many copies of Mickey Mouse and made them appear in his work, and made a cartoon of Bambi written by Walt Disney. And Walt Disney influenced not only Japanese manga, but also pop art such as Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. The characters I create are inspired by mass-produced comics, which are also pop art motifs. received. The character is symbolized by my stroke order, and in its repetitive writing, the process of preservation and change is established in many works like time-lapse. In other words, by seeing this, the viewer understands the difference between the character in his memory and my work, and reconstructs the work as a powerful painting with reference to the viewer’s memory.

The difference between the work and the memory is inspired by the viewer’s memory, but every time I see a character I don’t remember, I remember and reconstruct the connection between the work and the viewer. Similarly, it is expressed as a device that strengthens the connection between viewers who have the feelings of “I don’t know” and “What is this?” And I make it not only as a work of art, but also as a portrait of a living human being with an aspect as a recording medium. Strengthening the ties between the work and the viewer, and between the viewer and the viewer means that the viewer is unknowingly freed from various prejudices in front of the work and says, “All living things are one.” To do. I think that a new movement will be born by involving the viewer in the idea of ​​” and reconstructing it by superimposing different ideas of “pop art” and “Zen”.

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Source: Yutaka Hashimoto