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The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

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File.4 Masayasu Uchida Memorial Art Gallery
( Shino Yamamoto / Galerie Watts)

When I visited a cafe last year, I was attracted to the postcards lined up at the counter.
It's a brightly colored modern landscape painting. Although the depiction was simple, I could feel the light, smell the soil and grass, and hear the voices of people, birds, and insects that were not drawn, and in an instant I was surrounded by the air in the landscape.
You'll be drawn into the world of postcard-sized paintings! I was impressed and bought several kinds of cards and went home.
Normally, I would look up the artist's name there, but at that time it was more important for me to immerse myself in the comfort than who drew it, so I just leaned the card on the shelf.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

By the way, almost a year later, when I was surfing the internet, I happened to see a picture.

"Huh? There is something that goes with the card I have ..."

And I knew for the first time that it was a painting by Masayasu Uchida. Mr. Uchida is 96 years old!

I also found out that there is his art gallery in Kamakura, so I must go there! Good is in a hurry.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

The nearest station to the gallery is Enoden's "Hase" station. If you go to Kamakura or Shonan, it's almost a car, soActually, it was my first experience to ride Enoden.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors While touching the loose charm of the local line, which has a history of more than 100 years, I was a little nervous when I thought about the gallery I visited.
Because it also serves as an atelier, you may see the teacher.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

A modern white building less than a minute's walk from the station. It says "Kamakura Kokoro Gallery". The second building in that corner is the "Uchida Masayasu Memorial Art Gallery".
As soon as you go inside, you will see the impact of bright colors. When I looked at each one, I saw the golden rice ears and the red spider lily landscape, which made me feel the autumn.
One of the reasons I'm attracted is the bold composition of the sky and rice fields, where more than half of the screen is empty. It's very modern.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

I didn't notice Uchida-sensei's work on postcards, but it's actually a postcard.
The depth and texture nuances of the overlapping colors, combined with the painting, make the five senses of the viewer work itchy, and the feeling is more like a physical experience.

The gallery was managed by Mr. and Mrs. Hikari, the son of Mr. Uchida, and he explained it carefully. Unfortunately the teacher is absent ..

The soft lines make the expression on the beam, so instead of using scissors, you can cut the paper by hand and paste it with glue. We have more than 100 types of Western paper with different colors and thicknesses. It seems that the vividness of the colors is what sticks to Western paper. The texture of Japanese paper is also tasty, but the teacher clearly says that fuzzy nuances such as pale colors and fluff when torn are not the expressions that he wants. And the world of "harie" was established, not a chigiri-e or a paper-cut.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors The Western paper, which has been rubbed and wrinkled before being pasted, partially absorbs the ink, creating shadows and giving the texture of the rock a wonderful appearance. In addition, the nuances that are not on the paper at hand are said to be brushed before pasting.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

Uchida-sensei's main business was a graphic designer. When I was in my thirties, I was asked by the city of Yokohama, where I live, to teach art to the general public at an adult school (now a culture school). After thinking about it without a budget and cutting the newspaper to show the shape, the teacher himself decided to pursue a way to express the original scenery of Japan with "harie". In fact, the instant miso soup "Asage" and "Yuge" that we are familiar with are the masterpieces of the teacher. Oh, I've been touching the teacher's drawings since I was little!

What if I heard such a story! The teacher who woke up from a nap came downstairs for production !! A modern, crunchy figure.
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After saying "Welcome", he said, "There are autumn leaves both in Japan and abroad, and everyone is impressed by the beauty. However, one leaf falls off. It's a delicate sensibility.
The earth is one of the scraps of the universe, and humans are just one of the microorganisms there. What does that person feel in Mother Nature? I have been drawing various landscapes for many years, and by drawing those feelings, I continue to convey the sensibilities that I must not forget to my children and future generations. "

The teacher is powerful and continues to speak.

"For example, when it suddenly goes black on a big stage filled with tens of thousands of people, everyone tears when one light is finally lit. Why is that? What is there? Everything I draw It ’s a feeling that you can experience. ”

Then, look at my face and say, "Let's do our best, you and I." That said, the teacher went into the atelier.

The colors are beautiful, the scenery is beautiful, and it's not that simple. We touch the deep part of our roots and awaken an important feeling.
The sensibilities that I have captured with some kind of experience. I usually forget it, but I instantly access that memory. It was the moment I found out why I was attracted to the teacher's postcards.
The delicate and dynamic paintings of the teacher really keep the viewer from getting bored.
What is common to the 900 works is the place where the heart is. Kindness overflowed from the teacher's picture.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors Here, we cherish the four seasons and change the exhibition about once every two months.

"Even in autumn, early autumn and late autumn are different. There are not four seasons," says Mitsu.

Every day tends to be chased by timeThat's why it's a gallery that I want to visit again and again to reaffirm my axis.

The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

《Gallery information》
Masayasu Uchida Memorial Art Gallery

2-12-17 Hase, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
TEL: 0467-23-5105

* Opening hours: March-October = 10: 00-17: 00 / November-February = 10: 00-16: 00
* Closed days: Monday and 3rd Tuesday (However, if the closed day is a national holiday, the museum will be open and the next day will be closed)

▶ ︎Get off at "Hase Station" on the Enoshima Electric Railway. 1 minute walk