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 1 (WARASHIBE 1)
2017 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1004×652mm
Private Collection




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


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


わらしべ 4 (WARASHIBE 4)

2017 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1600×102mm
Private Collection




わらしべ 7 (WARASHIBE 7)
2017 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1167×910mm
Private Collection

わらしべ 8 (WARASHIBE 8)
2017 Acrylic and Carborundum on cotton
1303×972mm
Private Collection



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



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


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



わらしべ 13 (WARASHIBE 13)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
456×381mm
Private Collection




わらしべ 14 (WARASHIBE 14)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
457×381mm
Private Collection

わらしべ 15 ((WARASHIBE 15)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
458×273mm
Private Collection

わらしべ 16 ((WARASHIBE 16)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
413×318mm
Private Collection

わらしべ 17 (WARASHIBE 17)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
415×243mm
Private Collection




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


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


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




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




わらしべ 22 (WARASHIBE 22)
2017 Acrylicon cotton
277×160mm
Private Collection

わらしべ 23 (WARASHIBE 23)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
277×160mm
Private Collection


わらしべ 24 (WARASHIBE 24)
2017 Acrylic on cotton
180×142mm
Private Collection

乱気流 (RANKIRYU)
2017 Acrylic on cotton 
913×606mm

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