Straw Paintings


M-Gallery (Ashikaga, September 2017)
In Japanese folklore, the Straw Millionaire is a tale about a man who gains wealth through successive bartering. Taking inspiration from this process of adding value to valueless objects, in this exhibition I experimented with revising my old pieces and assigning new value to them. I directed this sense of renewal not only towards my own work, but also towards the greater Japanese art scene as well.









わらしべ (WARASHIBE)
2017 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1004×652mm
Private Collection



わらしべ2 (WARASHIBE2)
2017 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1901×872mm
Private Collection

わらしべ3 (WARASHIBE3)
2017 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1003×1001mm
Private Collection

わらしべ4 (WARASHIBE4)
2017 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1600×102mm
Private Collection



わらしべ7 (WARASHIBE7)
2017 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1167×910mm
Private Collection
わらしべ8 (WARASHIBE8)
2017 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1303×972mm
Private Collection



わらしべ10 (WARASHIBE10)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
806×531mm
Private Collection

わらしべ11 (Warashibe11)
2017 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
531×456mm
Private Collection


わらしべ12 (Warashibe12)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
533×332mm
Private Collection

わらしべ13 (WARASHIBE13)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
456×381mm
Private Collection
わらしべ14 (WARASHIBE14)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
457×381mm
Private Collection
わらしべ15 (Warashibe15)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
458×273mm
Private Collection
わらしべ16 (Warashibe16)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
413×318mm
Private Collection
わらしべ17 (WARASHIBE17)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
415×243mm
Private Collection



わらしべ18 (WARASHIBE18)
2017 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
459×273mm
Private Collection

わらしべ19 (WARASHIBE19)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
277×220mm
Private Collection

わらしべ20 (Warashibe20)
2017 Acrylic on cotton 275×220mm
Private Collection

わらしべ21 (WARASHIBE21)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
278×161mm
Private Collection


わらしべ22 (WARASHIBE22)
2017 Acrylicon cotton
277×160mm
Private Collection
わらしべ23 (WARASHIBE23)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
277×160mm
Private Collection
わらしべ24 (WARASHIBE24)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
180×142mm
Private Collection
乱気流 (RANKIRYU)
2017 Acrylic on cotton 
913×606mm

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