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Art & Photography
2018.10.31

The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

Kanagawa Gallery Sanpo
File.4 Uchida Masayasu Memorial Art Gallery
( Yomoto Yamamoto / Galley Watts)

When I visited a certain cafe last year, I was attracted to the postcards lined up at the counter.
It is a modern landscape painting of bright colors. Although the depiction is simple, it feels light, smells of soil and grass, sounds of unpainted people, birds and insects, etc., and in an instant, it is engulfed in the air of the scenery.
Be drawn into the world of postcard-sized pictures! I was moved and bought some kinds of cards and returned.
It is usually the place to find out the name of the writer there, but it was more important for me to soak in that comfort than when I drew it, and I just put the card on the shelf.

Well, almost a year after that, when I was surfing the net, a picture that came into my sight by accident.

"Well, there is something that leads to the card I have ..."

And I knew for the first time that it was a picture of Masahiro Uchida. Mr. Uchida is 96 years old!

You can see that there is an art gallery of Mr. Kamakura, and you must go there! And hurry good.

The nearest station of the gallery is Edoden's "Hase" station. It's almost a car if you go to Kamakura or Shonan area,In fact, it is also the first experience of riding Enoden.
While touching the loose charm of a local line that has over 100 years of history, I think about the gallery I visit and feel a little nervous.
Because it also serves as an atelier, you may see the teacher.

A modern white building within a minute's walk of the station. It is called "Gallery of Kamakura Kokoro". The Ichibankan at that corner is the "Masayasu Uchida Memorial Art Gallery".
As soon as you get inside, the impact of bright coloration. If you look at it one by one, the landscape with the golden ears, the red-toned landscape with a red leaf, and those landscapes just make you feel the fall.
One of the reasons I am attracted is the bold distribution of sky and rice fields where more than half of the screen is empty. It is very modern.

Uchida-sensei's work was not noticed in the postcard, but it is actually "Hari-e".
The nuances of depth and texture due to the overlapping colors combine with the picture, and the five senses of the viewer begin to work and it is engulfed in a more bodily sensation.

Mr. Hikaru, Mr. Uchida's son and his wife, managed the gallery and explained them carefully. Unfortunately the teacher is absent .

In the case of a painting, a soft line makes a facial expression, so it is possible to cut a paper by hand and stick it with glue, without using scissors. More than 100 types of paper with different color tone and thickness are aligned. It seems that it is still the vividness of the color to stick to the paper. The texture of Japanese paper also has a taste, but the light nuances, such as light color and fuzz when broken, are not the expression that they are seeking. And I was established the world of "Hari-e", not a chigiri picture or a cut picture.
Before being applied, the crumpled and wrinkled paper partially absorbs the ink, creating shadows, and the texture of the rock is visible. In addition, the nuances that are not on the paper in hand are likely to put an expression on the brush before pasting.

Uchida's main business was a graphic designer. When I was in my thirties, I had a request from Yokohama City, where I live, to teach the general arts at an adult school (now culture school). After thinking about it without a budget, and cutting the newspaper and showing its shape, it is said that after that, the teacher himself was going to find the way to express the original scenery of Japan with "Hari-e". In fact, "Asage" and "Yuge" of instant miso soup that we also know well are representative works of teachers. Oh, I have been touching the teacher's picture since I was little!

If you hear such a story, how! The teacher who woke up from the nap went downstairs for production !! It is a modern and airy figure.
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After saying "Welcome", "There are autumn leaves in Japan as well as in Japan, and everyone is impressed by the beauty. However, a single leaf falls off. Japanese are the ones where words and sounds are produced there It is delicate sensitivity.
The earth is one of the scraps of the universe, and the human being is only one of the microorganisms there. What does the human feel in Mother Nature? I have been drawing various landscapes for many years, but by drawing on my feelings, I continue to convey the sensibility that I can not forget to my children and their future generations. "

The teacher is strong and keeps the words.

"For example, when it suddenly becomes dark on a large stage filled with tens of thousands, everyone tears down when only one light is finally heard. Why is that? What is there? It is the feeling that the bodily sensation captures

Then I stare at my face and say, "Let me bother, I will do my best." That's right, the teacher was in the atelier.

The colors are beautiful, the scenery is beautiful, and it is not such a simple thing, and touches the deep parts of our roots more and more, and evokes an important sense.
The sensibility that I caught with the bodily sensation of something up to now. Even though I usually forget, I access the memory for an instant. It was the moment I understood why I was attracted to the teacher's postcard.
The teacher's picture, which is delicate and dynamic, does not really make the viewers get bored forever.
Common to the work of becoming 900 pieces is the place of the heart. Kindness overflowed from the teacher's paintings.
Here, we take care of the four seasons and change the exhibition once every two months.

"Even in autumn, early autumn and late autumn are different. Four seasons are not simply four," said Mr. Hikari.

It is a daily life that tends to be chased by timeThis is a gallery that you want to visit again and again to reconfirm your axis.

"Gallery Information"
Uchida Masayasu Memorial Art Gallery

〒 248-0016
Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture mayor 2 chome 12-17
TEL: 0467-23-5105

* Opening hours: March-October 10:00-17:00 / November-February-10:00-16:00
* Closed day: Monday and 3rd Tuesday (but closed day will be closed if the day is closed and the next day will be closed)

"access"
︎ Get off at Hase Station on Hase Station. 1 minute walk

https://uchidamasayasu.com