Relationship between life and art
Kanagawa gallery walk
File.12 10watts field &gallery
Shimoto Yamamoto (Galerie Watts)
"What is art?" "Art is difficult"... I often hear such words. At Galley Watts, where I work, I consider art as "a person who works on individual sensibilities to broaden their horizons, think deeply about things, and nurture the richness of their hearts." So I think that there are elements of art not only in so-called paintings and sculptures, but also in food, clothing, living, and things that are involved in our daily lives.
The "10 watts field & gallery" is filled with the essence of "living x art". It's a hideaway gallery that makes you wonder "why?
If you find a small iron sign that quietly sits in front of the entrance of the old building, you will go up to the third floor. There is no elevator. For a moment I wonder if I should open it (laughs), and the black door with a small handle is the entrance.
When you open up the door with courage, you will find a pleasant space in which you can instantly feel that "I'm glad to come!"
There are various things in different times, countries and tastes. But surely, "Here's the owner'sThere is "Sashi"".
A strangely drawn French spoon from an old glass. Somehow charming even though I'm disappointed.
While looking at the table with the charm of old things such as glass, white porcelain, and pewter, I suddenly look at the wall and find something interesting.
When I approached whether it was something that was unearthed somewhere in Europe, it was the work of Chiyo Takasato who had previously interviewed with Magcal.
*Editor's Note: See here!
While Asian antiques are lined up on the shelves, the large black stone-like ceramic works (device that makes a rattling sound when shaken) are the works of contemporary artists. There is also a black stone that the owner picked up in the river. The shopkeeper's sensibility shines where it is possible to make such arrangements lightly, and it becomes even more interesting.
There was a unique bird sculpture. When asked, it was the work of the owner, Takeshi Awaya.
Awaya is also a writer under the name "chikuni". “Chikuni” is an Ainu word for “tree,” which is rooted firmly in the ground, becomes a large tree, blooms, and bears fruits (works).
Mr. Awaya originally worked for a company and designed a commercial interior, but he set up his own store about 10 years ago, lighting, and tables related to interior materials such as old and iron tables. Came to make.
chikuni Classic lighting. Most bulbs use 10W. In fact, the store name "10 watts" leads to this. There is a sense of familiarity with the sound of Watts (laughs).
"Immediately after the 3.11 earthquake, the city of Yokohama where I live had a planned power outage. When I saw the sparse lights and the scenery, I realized that it had been too bright." I also realized the beauty of 10W, and I thought that anyone could contribute to environmental energy by lowering the wattage of a light bulb, even if it is not 10W.''
Things like 10W that give off a small but beautiful beauty. Mr. Awaya who opened a store and was able to see more what he wanted to cherish.
"I think I learned it when I was originally in the interior field, but I like things that are practical in life and beautiful alone."
At first glance, it looks like a music stand, but this is also a work that symbolizes chikuni, and the idea that books can be decorated like art is very nice.
The speakers are also adorable. It seems that even a dwarf can live. By opening and closing a small door, the sound spread changes. It seems that the sound quality varies depending on the quality of the wood.
This sphere mobile of chikuni's work was liked by Ichiko Aoba and often appeared in her live performance.
Previously, when I cast a project on the theme of “sphere” to several artists, various works such as removing the frame of the sphere that Mr. Aya imagined and looking at the round plate from directly above It seems that it came out. It was really interesting that each person had a different way of looking at it, so he said that he is planning an exhibition of "spheres" in May. I'm looking forward to it.
In the 10watts field & gallery, regardless of the east or west of the Western world, there is no distinction between tradition and modernity, only the taste of the material, the form, the traces of human hands, etc. are touched by Mr. Awaya's antenna.
The objects and everyday tools all resonate to create a comfortable atmosphere.I am.
First of all, try to decorate and use something that you beat yourself. Then, I will delve into my sense of why I am attracted to this. I think art will become more familiar to you if you grasp that emotional feeling rather than understanding it in your head.
Only in a world where there is no correct answer, can one's own measure be demonstrated.
When you visit 10watts field & gallery, you will find many hints.
(Interviewed with 2020.2)
10watts field & gallery
Sanhei Building 301, 3-8-7 Ogimachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Opening hours: 13:00-17:00 every Thursday only
Exhibition and sale of antiques and works of artists when permanently installed
Special exhibitions are held several times a year
May "Pyrosphere" Exhibition
▶︎ About 7 minutes walk from JR Kannai Station
Chikuni has a career as an interior designer. Chikuni's atelier and gallery that handles everything from home design to interior design and production.
At the time of permanent installation, antiques and works of artists are exhibited and sold. Held special exhibitions only a few times a year.
AddressSandai Building 301, 8-8 Ogimachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Business Hour13:00-17:00 (every Thursday and Saturday only)
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