Archive for June, 2020

Agora Gallery’s Facebook!

Posted in Exhibitions 2012-2020 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 30 June 2020 by kenwada

Agora Gallery
6月28日 8:00 ·
This week’s #StudioSunday artist, Ken WADA, creates ink works that incorporate a full range of free-flowing painting techniques. Born and raised in Japan, the artist began to study calligraphy at the age of six. However, he worked as a science teacher for 15 years, until he started painting and drawing at the age of 39. Since then, his life has changed dramatically. The artist decided to move to France in 2004, where he studied drawing and oil painting. He lived there for seven years, until an unexpected event in 2011 changed everything; his mother had fallen into a coma, and the artist had to cancel his shows to be close to her. During that time, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami occurred: “After experiencing my mother’s illness and the giant earthquake, I became more interested in the world of the unconscious. Depiction of what underlies in the unconscious became the goal of my creative activity, and every day I attempt to get as close to the goal as possible, introducing elements of the unconscious into my artworks”, as the artist describes.
WADA is interested in using the traditional medium of ink in innovative ways. For instance, he painted much of his recent work with branches picked from his own garden. He believes that the origin of his creative activity lies in the seven years that he attended calligraphy classes as a child. Apart from art, his interests include reading literature and philosophy, listening to classical music, gardening, jogging, while he is also a keen animal lover. To him, the most gratifying experience as an artist is during his one-man shows, where he sees his exhibits hanging on the walls.
Ken WADA will showcase his works at the Artexpo Art Fair in New York, this October.
Artworks available for sale by the artist: https://bit.ly/2BJRzFO

画像に含まれている可能性があるもの:1人、室内

ニューヨークの Agora Gallery の Facebook で昨日から紹介されています。
これ2016年2月の写真です。写真はちょっとどうかと思うけれど、書いてあることはすべてその通りです。あの時、確かかなりの量の質問をされ、それへの返答を一つ一つしました。それから4年以上も経ってそのインタビューが一つの記事になって出てくると驚きます。StudioSunday と言うのは Agora Gallery の Facebook で毎週日曜日にアーティストのアトリエを紹介する特集コーナーです。
Thank you very much, Agora!
4年前の写真ですけれど、ずいぶん描いていたんだな、そしてまだ少しは今よりも若かったんだな。
今年はコロナで全ての展覧会が延期になり苦しい戦いが続いていますが、
「今でも同じようにいやそれ以上かな?ともかく描き続けているよ」
とあの頃の自分に言いたい。
そのことが僕の心の救いです。
2020年6月30日
和田 健

Untitled 2020 No.12

Posted in Works 2020 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 20 June 2020 by kenwada

無題 2020 No.12
2020年6月
北軽井沢 作品 No.405
画布にアクリル
91.0×72.7 cm

Untitled 2020 No.12
June 2020
Kitakaruizawa Works No.405
Acrylic on canvas
36.0×29.0 in.

Sans Titre 2020 Nº12
juin 2020
Kitakaruizawa Œuvres N°405
Acrylique sur toile
91.0×72.7 cm

No.11とどちらがいいかな。
さて次回のテーマは緑と白。緑と白の組み合わせは実にエレガントなんです、ピンクと黒と同じくらい。一応、行き詰まるまで2色のみで進めてみるつもりです。そのために思いっ切り大胆に構造もまた変えます。

Which do you prefer, No.11 or No.12?
Then, my next theme is green and white. The combination of green and white is really elegant, as much as the one of pink and black. For the time being, I will try to paint with only the two colors until I get stuck. I will also boldly change the structure for that purpose.

Untitled 2020 No.11

Posted in Works 2020 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 18 June 2020 by kenwada

無題 2020 No.11
2020年6月
北軽井沢 作品 No.404
画布にアクリル
91.0×72.7 cm

Untitled 2020 No.11
June 2020
Kitakaruizawa Works No.404
Acrylic on canvas
36.0×29.0 in.

Sans Titre 2020 Nº11
juin 2020
Kitakaruizawa Œuvres N°404
Acrylique sur toile
91.0×72.7 cm

一応、今年の作品の中で一番前に進めたかな。

For the time being, I think this work is probably the best of my works this year.

Untitled 2020 No.10 ーTo Nara

Posted in Works 2020 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 16 June 2020 by kenwada

無題 2020 No.10 ー楢へ
2020年6月
北軽井沢 作品 No.403
画布にアクリル
91.0×72.7 cm

Untitled 2020 No.10 ーTo Nara
June 2020
Kitakaruizawa Works No.403
Acrylic on canvas
36.0×29.0 in.

Sans Titre 2020 Nº10 ーPour Nara
juin 2020
Kitakaruizawa Œuvres N°403
Acrylique sur toile
91.0×72.7 cm

この絵は病気の子猫の楢のために描きました。
人間の命も動物の命もみんな同じです。

I painted this work for my sick kitten, Nara.
I think human’s life and animal’s life are all the same. Life is life.

Untitled 2020 No.9

Posted in Works 2020 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 6 June 2020 by kenwada

無題 2020 No.9
2020年6月
北軽井沢 作品 No.402
画布にアクリル
91.0×72.7 cm

Untitled 2020 No.9
June 2020
Kitakaruizawa Works No.402
Acrylic on canvas
36.0×29.0 in.

Sans Titre 2020 Nº9
juin 2020
Kitakaruizawa Œuvres N°402
Acrylique sur toile
91.0×72.7 cm