Exhibition Introduction by the Group
By thinking newly, one time, about a concept taken for granted, “painting on a square support,” we believe we can throw light on the sources of design and style giving shape to Nihonga today. This means looking to the painters and crafts artists of the past who created those sources and contemplating their motivation for painting, and reconstructing on this basis what we feel (our own motivation) today. This effort will surely reveal something that has been imprinted within us at some without noticing.
Group & Participating Artists * representative
Steering committee of -Kyō no Dōki-
ITOYAMA Shizu, ONAGI Mio, SHIGEMASA Keiji, JIN Misako, TAKAGI Naomi, TAKAHASHI Kiwa, NAKAMURA Ayako, HIGASHI Toshiyuki, HOSHI Akira, WADA Yuichi*
Guest：EBI Yo, NAGASAWA Akira
This exhibition entitled “Kyō no Dōki” got its start in 2014 as an exhibition planned with a particular aim. Instructors, staff, and graduate students of the Department of Japanese Painting at Musashino Art University College of Art and Design, Correspondence course would transcend differences in perception, arising from vested interests and age differences, to pursue new craft expression. Amid the conflict born among our differing motivations, we are trying to discover things that went unnoticed until now and things maybe never existing.