The relationship between life and art that makes you happy
Kanagawa Gallery Sanpo
File.12 10watts field & gallery
Shino Yamamoto (Gallery Watts)
"What is art?" "Art is difficult" ... I often hear such words. At Galerie Watts, where I work, I see art as "a person who works on individual sensibilities, broadens his horizons, thinks deeply, and nurtures the richness of his heart." Therefore, I think that not only so-called paintings and sculptures, but also things related to clothing, food, housing, and daily life have elements of art.
"10watts field & gallery" is studded with the essence of "living x art". Whether it's a location or an old building, it's a hideaway gallery that makes you wonder, "What? Here?"
If you find a small iron sign that stands quietly in front of the entrance of the old building, go up to the 3rd floor. There is no elevator. The entrance is a black door with a small handle, which makes me wonder if it's okay to open it (laughs).
When you open the door with courage, you will instantly feel that you are glad you came!
There are various times, countries, and tastes. But surely, "Here is the owner'sThere is a "sashi" ", which makes me excited.
A strangely fascinating old French blown glass spoon. It's kind of charming though it's not easy.
While looking at the table with the charm of old things such as glass, white porcelain, and pewter, when I suddenly look at the wall surface, I find something interesting.
When I approached it to see if it was excavated somewhere in Europe, it was the work of Chiyo Takasato, who was previously interviewed by Magcal.
* Editor's note: See here!
While Asian antiques are lined up on the shelves, the large black stone-like ceramic work (a device that makes a rattling sound when shaken) is a work of a contemporary artist. A black stone that the shopkeeper picked up in the river is also attached. The shopkeeper's sensibility shines in the place where such an arrangement can be made lightly, and it becomes more and more interesting.
There was a unique bird sculpture. When asked, it was the work of the owner, Takeshi Awaya.
Mr. Awaya is also active as a writer under the name "chikuni". "Chikuni" is the Ainu word for "tree," which means that it firmly roots in the ground, grows into a large tree, blooms, and bears fruit (works).
Originally, Mr. Awaya worked for a company and designed commercial interiors, but about 10 years ago he set up his own shop, and things related to interiors such as lighting and tables made of old materials and iron. Came to make.
chikuni Classic lighting. Most light bulbs use 10W. In fact, the store name "10watts" leads to this. There is a sense of familiarity with the sound of Watts (laughs).
"Immediately after the 3.11 earthquake, the area of Yokohama where I live had a rolling blackout. When I saw the sparse lights and the scenery, I realized that it was too bright until now. It's dark but calm. I realized the beauty of 10W, and even if it wasn't 10W, I thought that anyone could contribute to environmental energy by lowering the wattage of the light bulb. "
Things like 10W that give off a little beauty. Mr. Awaya has set up a store and can see more of what he wants to cherish.
"I think I learned it when I was in the interior field, but I like things that are practical in life and beautiful on their own."
At first glance, it looks like a music stand, but this is also a work that symbolizes chikuni, and the idea of decorating a book like art is very nice.
The speakers are also adorable. It looks like a dwarf will live there. By opening and closing a small door, the spread of sound changes. It seems that the sound quality differs depending on the quality of the wood.
Ichiko Aoba liked the spherical mobile of this chikuni work, and she often appeared in her live performances.
Previously, when I cast a project on the theme of "sphere" to several writers, there were various works such as looking at a round plate from directly above and thinking of it as a sphere, outside the frame of the sphere that Mr. Awaya had imagined. It seems that it came out. It was really interesting that each person had a different way of thinking, so he said that he is planning an exhibition of "Spherical Spheres" in May. I'm looking forward to it.
In the 10watts field & gallery, regardless of the east or west of the ocean, there are only things that touched Mr. Awaya's antenna, such as the taste, form, and traces of human hands, without the boundaries of tradition and modernity.
Objects and everyday tools all resonate to create a comfortable atmosphere.I am.
First of all, try decorating and using what you are excited about. Then, I will delve into my own sense of why I am attracted to this. I think that art will become more familiar if you grasp the feeling that touches your heart rather than understanding it with your head.
Only in a world where there is no correct answer, you can demonstrate your own measuring rod.
If you visit the 10watts field & gallery, you will find lots of hints.
10watts field & gallery
301 Mihira Building, 3-8-7 Ogicho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Opening hours: 13: 00-17: 00 Weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday only
At the time of permanent installation, antiques and works by artists are exhibited and sold.
Special exhibitions are held several times a year
May "Spherical Sphere" Exhibition
▶ ︎ About 7 minutes on foot from JR Kannai Station
Chikuni has a career as an interior designer. Chikuni's atelier and gallery that handles everything from design to production of residential and commercial spaces and interior decoration.
At the time of permanent installation, antiques and works by artists are exhibited and sold. Special exhibitions are held only a few times a year.
Address301 Mihira Building, 3-8-7 Ogicho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Business Hour13: 00-17: 00 (every Thursday, Friday and Saturday only)
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