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The bonsai is the japanese custom which express natural landscape minimally throughout planting a tree in a traditional small pot. Artificially giving restriction to growth of a tree with wires and small size of a pot, bonsai artist is able to control both direction and speed of growing branches. As a result of this process, artist's expression of a sense of beauty became visible on the sharps of a bonsai tree.

Bonsai is the symbolic motif for my art works.
I find beauty of nature as it is and artistic expression within the process of making bonsai.
This is what I am fascinated with.
My painting starts with the drawing called "seed of painting" :images from everyday life and personally influence.
This seed is correspond to a small tree in bonsai and grows in restricted canvas space like bonsai's small pot.
The contrast between artistic practice imitating bonsai shape and the beauty of nature appears in my drawings.

In order to emphasize it, I employ simple techniques like black and white, uniform line by pen.

project


Catcher boat - everyday drawing

Catcher boat is the name of boat for picking samples.
Everyday, the artist finds "the seed for painting" and makes a drawing like collecting plants.

In this 90 days Catcher Boat project, each everyday drawings are published on the project page daily.
This seed might grow up on large scale of canvas later.
Updating a drawing everyday, we offer opportunity that you can feel everyday creativity of the artist.

You can ask questions to the artist about her works here.

To all micromecenat

Three propositions for you:

・ Zine
※ a small booklet of drawings will be made after the end of the project.

saruken


・Drawing.
※The original drawing that are born in this project. Please see all drawing and choose.

・Drawing + ZINE
※Please see all drawing and choose.

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Hiroko Masuko
currently lives and works in Iwate, Miyakoshi, Japan.

Born in Miyagi, Japan.
Miyagi University of Education, MA in Art Education in 2008.
She is represented by Gallery Jin Project

interview


―When did you start painting?


When I was in the elementary school, I drew manga in which the princes was my friend. Also,I made personal journals and put it on the wall in the class room. At that time, I think I found myself happy to express my expression to everbody. At the same time, having seen my father oil paints and my mother’s nude paints, all of paintings I hated, I thought that I won’t live like them.

―How is your painting style using thin black pen born ? Please explain about it and also about « bonsai », and « sword », your important motifs.


It is because that I experienced etching.
When I was in my university, I worked with etching for a while. However, I somewhat felt uncomfortable with magical mood of lines that came out through the press machine.

With my feeling that I want to create more big work, I gave it a try that I use a thin pen, like a needle instead of the machine.
Then, I realized that the etching technic only made me confused, so I have made works with pen since that time.

saruken

Bonsai
The trigger event that I started to use bonsai as my motif was my experience at my elementary school. I was taught that the Bonsai had front and back.
It was very impressive for me. For some time, I thought about face and back for every tree I saw.
Bonsai is gradually being foregotton in Japan, but, since I was a child, it has been shown in many animations and Bonsai often has been destroyed by baseball boy ! Regardless of unfortunately happenings, we can still find many pot plants in front of the house …
I think that Bonsai is something included in the Japanese DNA. In overseas, the culture of Bonsai is well-established, now, more than Japan.

saruken

Bonsai ken
Maybe a biggest impact for me was a Dragon Quest Guid ( the most popular RPG game in 80). In the book, the arm, the armor are well depicted and lined up… We got them in the game and we felt a sense of achievement. I remember that I was attracted by the design, too.

―You do the « Letter project » to link Tokyo to Tohoku. Please tell us about the project.


The project is consist of sending letters from Miyako-shi, Iwate-ken when I am living now, to Tokyo. I write just small thing which occurred in my everyday life and feeling. I moved in Miyako shi, in march, 2011, after the earthquake, because of personal reason. Then, I saw Miyako-shi, as an outsider, their life and how they are living in such a situation. Many people were coming and supplies were arrived here. The city was reported many times and I felt strange that the only“negative, pitiful scenes”were often shown in TV. I just want to inform that everyday life is there, in whch something changes, and anything no change. In order to do that, I choose letter as a medium, because I want to give some special feeling, just like a complicity, like sharing a private room, between people concerned with letters.

I have already shown the project two times.
The first time, it was in the Hiroshima contemporary art museum, in the framework of public recruitment project for two months.
The second time, it was in the Gallery Jin project, in my personal exhibition.

―What is your direction? What do you want to realize in your art ?


My works is born from observation and inspiration : movment of river, rythm of sea wave, people’s life, a shape of leaf, eczema on skin… I cherish small discover and express it in my own rule I determined by myself.
Bosnai motif is like a« medium » to facilitate to communicate with people.
I want to realize work being inspired from nature, and I hope that my work paradoxically, reveals“human being” and impress people from bottom of their heart.








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 2012. Aug. 6 - 2012. Nov. 6

●  5000 JPN ― Fanzine


● 10000 JPN ― Drawing(1 piece)
Size:18.2 × 25.7cm, on cardboard

● 10000 JPN ― Drawing(1 piece)+ ZINE


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