Out of the Blue 


ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Art Platform Tokyo (Tokyo, May 2021)
I grew up by the Ocean. I may be portraying the seascape that remains in my mind the image of the heaving sea. Perhaps due to my ADHD, or difficult upbringing, I always felt my mind was unstable with constant conflict between self-affirmation and self-denail. I translate those emotions into colors and brushstrokes to create my painting. In most of the work for this show there's a sense of continuity that transcends the canvas frames. Life is built upon one's past and future, repetition of self-denails and self-affirmations. I think painting or art is about discovering oneself. It's essential for an artist to question who you are. In that sense, the title "Out of the Blue" implies something unexpected until now, something that was hidden now brought to light. I hope the show will bring some new discovery to the audience.














today
2021 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1622×972mm
Private Collection


yesterday
2021 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1622×2275mm


tomorrow
2021 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1622×2275mm
Private Collection

多面体 5 (TAMENTAI 5)
2021 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
623×550mm
Private Collection

morning
2021 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
655×655mm
Private Collection

noon
2021 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
655×655mm
Private Collection

evening
2021 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
655×655mm
Private Collection

secret
2020 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1940×1305mm

geometry 5
2021 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
532×335mm


geometry 6
2021 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
532×335mm

geometry 7
2021 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
532×335mm
Private Collection


geometry 9
2021 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
608×609mm
Mark
© 2021 Mitsumasa Kadota