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IT IS KONMASA
KONMASA(ｺﾝﾏｻ) / 現代アーティスト
THIS IS A TANK-TOP (2014-)
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.”
2019 大一美術館 / Daiichi Art Museum 名古屋 / Nagoya
2020 南牧村美術民俗資料館 / Minamimaki Mura Cultural Facilities Art Folk Museum 長野県 / Nagano
2021 刈谷市美術館 / Kariya City Art Museum 愛知県 / Aichi
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