Title: Autumn of the East
Size: 66.5cm x 100cm (30.5cm x 61cm each)
Medium: Oil on Canvas

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About the Artist


Artist's Statement

I have been inspired by invisible stream of life and the phenomenon of fleeting moments in nature which we never truly capture or resist.

Most of my images in my paintings come from the impression and spectrum of nature.

I draw ideas from the form of trees, plants, flowers and small birds not only for visual effects but also to express the strength, robustness, beauty and impermanence of nature and life.  I go to botanic gardens regularly to get ideas.  I get inspired by the colour and energy of plants and flowers when they are in bloom or wither.

Circles and spirals in my work represent symbols of reincarnation which can be often found in Buddhism and Celtic philosophy. I have been trying to express the repeating and everlasting flow of nature through this forms and combining with my drawing is the essence of my personal artistic rhythm.

Biography

Born Tokyo

Education

1999-2001   Edinburgh College of Art   MFA in Painting and Drawing

1998-1999   University College London Language Centre

Saint Central Martin London Institute   Portfolio preparation course

1993-1997   Tama Art University   BA in Painting

Exhibitions

2018

London Art Fair  London

The Summer Show  The Strathearn Gallery  Crieff

RSA Open Exhibition 2018  Royal Scottish Academy  Edinburgh

New Generation Christmas Show 2018  Compass Gallery  Glasgow

2017

London Art Fair  London

RSA Open Exhibition 2017  Royal Scottish Academy  Edinburgh

A Birthday Celebration 175 Years of Art  The Scottsh Gallery  Edinburgh

2016

Winter Collection  Compass Gallery  Glasgow

Flora Depicta  The Scottish Gallery  Edinburgh

Summer Days  The Strathearn Gallery  Crieff

RSA Open Exhibition 2016  Royal Scottish Academy  Edinburgh

Selection of New Works  Compass Gallery  Glasgow

London Art Fair  London

2015

Christmas Exhibiton  The Strathearn Gallery  Crieff

The Winter Show  Compass gallery  Glasgow

RSA Open Exhibiton 2015  Royal Scottish Academy  Edinburgh

Summer Exhibition  The Strathearn Gallery  Crieff

London Art Fair  London

2014

Christmas Exhibition  The Strathearn Gallery  Crieff

RSA Open Exhibition 2014   Royal Scottish Academy  Edinburgh

Summer Exhibition   The Strathearn Gallery  Crieff

2013

Christmas Exhibition  Royal College of Physician  Edinburgh

Summer Exhibition  The Strathearn Gallery  Crieff

Summer Exhibition  Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw  Wales

Group Exhibition  Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw Wales

2012

Christmas Exhibition - Wasps Artists Studios Christmas Exhibition  Edinburgh

Christmas Exhibition     The Strathearn Gallery  Crieff

Affordable Art Fair 2012   Battersea Park  London

‘Animal Magic’  The Strathearn Gallery  Crieff

Summer Exhibition    Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw  Wales

2011

Christmas Exhibition    Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw  Wales

Christmas Exhibition   The Strathearn Gallery  Crieff

RSA Open Exhibition 2011    Royal Scottish Academy  Edinburgh

Affordable Art Fair 2011   Battersea Park  London

ARC Group Exhibition    ARC Gallery Edinburgh

Summer Exhibition    Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw  Wales

J_ART 4thAnnual Emerging Japanese Artist’s Exhibition Williamsburg Art & Historical Centre N.Y.

2010

Christmas Exhibition    Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw  Wales

‘SAN’ Group Exhibition   Promo Arte Gallery  Tokyo

Summer Exhibition    Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw  Wales

Spring Exhibition   Acquire Gallery  London

2009

Christmas Exhibition    Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw  Wales

‘Tokyo Regionalism’  Japanese Emerging Artist’s Exhibition   Live with Animal / Supercore  N.Y.

2008 

GEISAI#11   Tokyo Big Sight  Japan

2006

‘In Bloom’( Solo Exhibition)  Gallery No.15 Penrith

Jade Stout & Naoko Shibuya Exhibition  Amber roome contemporary art Edinburgh

2005

Group Exhibition   Amber roome contemporary art  Edinburgh

Christmas Exhibition    Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw  Wales

Summer Exhibition    Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw  Wales

2003

Group Exhibition   Rhum Gallery Penrith

2002

‘Revolution’  Bellevue Gallery  Edinburgh

2001

‘VON HEIR’   Akademie Gallerie  Munich

Annual Student Exhibition   Royal Scottish Academy  Edinburgh

‘Expose’   Edinburgh International Conference Centre  Edinburgh

2000

Annual Student Exhibition   Royal Scottish Academy  Edinburgh

‘Clear Insights’   Edinburgh International Conference Centre  Edinburgh

MFA Exhibition in conjunction with the science festival  Cameo Cinema  Edinburgh

1996

‘JAM’  Setagaya Art Museum Gallery  Tokyo

1994

‘S’   Hachioji Art Centre  Tokyo

Prize

University Prize  Edinburgh College of Art

Collection

Myoenji Temple  Tokyo