THANK YOU

- KAORUKO NEGISHI -

Interview & Message

I n t e r v i e w

1.When did you start production? What made you start?

I started painting when I was 20 years old, and I started drawing by reading Taro Okamoto's book. Before I read the book, I was desperate to live, and it was a time when various things didn't go well, and my mind and body were exhausted. Meanwhile, by accidentally picking up and reading Taro Okamoto's book that his mother had, I was very impressed with Taro Okamoto's way of life, which lived with a strong belief that was not swept away by the values, thoughts, and way of life of others. I was touched. He originally liked painting, and his father and mother praised him for painting at his home, which made him want to do a painting job.

2.Please let me know if you have been influenced by anything in the past

The affected people are Taro Okamoto, Yayoi Kusama, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Tadanori Yokoo. The person who was particularly influenced was Tadanori Yokoo, who kept the stance of not seeking perfection in everything, which was one of the reasons I realized that there was such a way.

3.Please tell me the flow until you complete the work

I learned about Marco Polo and why Japan was called Zipangu, the golden country, because it was produced under the theme of Zipangu, the golden country. After that, it became an opportunity to think about Japan that I thought of and what kind of Japan I would like to see in the future, and the image I wanted to draw immediately came to my mind. I had a clear idea of ​​what I wanted to put into my work, so I think it was quick to finish drawing after I started drawing.

4.Is there anything you like or are enthusiastic about other than creating your work?

Finding something you can relax.

5.Do you have any thoughts or stories in this work?

I made it with the hope that people living in Japan will be able to recognize the individuality, way of thinking, values ​​and way of life of various people, and that anyone can play an active role in Japan.

6.Is there anything you would like to try in the future?

I would like to exhibit at a place that has not been exhibited overseas or in Japan.

7.Please give a message to the person who received your work at the end

Thank you very much for receiving my work. I would be happy if something wonderful happened to the people who received the work.

KAORUKO NEGISHI