IT IS KONMASA
KONMASA(ｺﾝﾏｻ) / 現代アーティスト
代表作品:「KONMASA The Art Building」mixed media (2021-2024)
KONMASA / Contemporary Artist
KONMASA is a contemporary artist based in Nagoya. Setting ‘discipline’ as the philosophy of his activities, he confronts himself and seeks to experience an idea of “Form is emptiness” by making his mind “empty” through the creation of his works.
His representative work, “Work of Light,” is a work in which countless holes are made in a sheet of Japanese paper with calligraphy layered on top, and the way it looks changes depending on the angle and conditions of the light shining on it.
Even though it is a single work, it changes from a calligraphic work to a work of cosmic light. In other words, its fixed entity disappears visually, but the work itself expresses that its existence is not ‘nothingness’ but ‘emptiness.’
Furthermore, many other works that express his identity can be seen, such as his ‘discipline’ works created over a long period of time, such as wearing tank tops continuously and growing out his hairline, as well as his self-portraits.
“Art is a life in which ‘discipline’ is required at risk to one’s life over a lifetime.
I believe a space created that way will lead a person watching it to a state of perfect selflessness.”
展示歴 (個展) | EXHIBITIONS
2016"GIRL'S IN THE SKY" BROOKLYN/NY
"CANVAS 2ND" NEW YORK/NY
"CANVAS 3RD" NEW YORK/NY
2017"CACTUS MEETS NYC" BROOKLYN/NY
2018"CANVAS 4TH" SEOUL/KOREA
2019"温故知新 壱" TOKYO/JAPAN
"温故知新 弐" TOKYO/JAPAN
"温故知新 参" NAGOYA/JAPAN
"温故知新 肆" OSAKA/JAPAN
INSTAGRAM: @KONMASA / @astro_konmasa