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Contemporary artists talk about each monet
2018.07.27

"Monet 100 years since then"
Artist Talk held

"100th year since then" started at the Yokohama Museum of Art. Speaking of Claude Monet (1840-1926), one of the most popular painters in Japan. This exhibition brings together 25 Monet's paintings and 66 artworks by 26 writers of the second generation, and it is an attempt to highlight the connection beyond the era of both.
On the first day of the opening season on July 14 (Saturday), an artist talk was held by two exhibition artists and curators at the in-house circular forum.


The stage artists are two of you here.

Kotori Mizuno ( Mino Nori)
Born in Mie Prefecture in 1982. 2005 Nagoya Art and Design University Department of Art Department of General Design Course Graduation. Completion design plan of the graduate painting department of Kyoto City University of Arts in 2008. "Light Scape" (Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, 2011), "reflections" ("MOVING 2015" Kyoto Art Center, 2015), "non-fiction" (GALLERY CAPTION, 2016) etc. in recent years' "Scene of water – Monet, from the tire to the present age" (Yokohama Museum of Art, 2007) exhibition.

Yuasa Katsutoshi (Yasasaka Tsutsumi
Born in Tokyo in 1978. In 2002 he graduated from Musashino Art University Department of Oil Painting (Printmaking Course). 2005 Royal College of Art Masters course Completed prints. "YUKI-SIS, 2017)," Sound, Wind, Scenery "(MYD Gallery, 2018)," The natural movements of the soul are all governed by the law of gravity and similar laws in matter " Year), "Trace of Time in Thought" (Northern Print, 2018) and so on. "Enchanted Nippon Wood Print" (Yokohama Museum of Art, 2014) is exhibited.


In the first half, the artist started with a lecture to introduce his creative activities himself.

Mr. Mizuno started creative activities from photographing the scenery we encounter on a daily basis to sketch with the video camera. From the beginning I was interested in the "virtual image" that appears on the surface of the water, I have worked on fixed-point observation with fixed video camera.
When touching the fact that the creation and display of the work is influenced by the progress of the technology due to the nature of a video writer, when the screen shifts from 4: 3 to high-vision 16: 9 "This is reminiscent of Japanese painting It is said that it is an angle of view image ".
Mr. Mizuno was strongly attracted to Monet's work when seeing the "water lily" exhibited in Naoshima's underground art museum. By confronting the work in a white and simple space where natural light falls down, I can not understand that "The thing that Monet wanted to do was" to shake the appearance of the work due to the change of time and light, I wonder if I thought.
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Mr. Yuasa is a printmaker who has been doing creative activities in various countries around the world after studying in London after graduating from the art college. I do not use press machine when making large-scale works, carving woodblocks all alone, it seems that valuing work to print one plate at a time using Baren.
I carve the image taken as a photograph on a woodblock, change the color little by little while imagining the change with time, and the work that will overlap will make you feel what is in the world of Monet.
"I go to various places, watch the scenery, shoot and make a work, sometimes it is troublesome to go out (laugh), but if I do not go out to various places, I can not make a work Even if the place changes, the method does not change, but it may be necessary for some change in myself. "


In the second half, it was a talk by progression of Mr. Shintaro Matsunaga, chief curator.

Mr. Matsunaga Although the new work was also presented to the two from the keyword "Monet" this time, do you feel that there is something like "relevance" between your creation and Monet? Please tell me your frank comment on actually seeing the exhibition venue.

Mizuno This time, I tried using the voice guide rarely as a person, but it was the harvest that I could learn the story of Monet's lifetime. Monet was attracted to the scene encountered by chance, and it seems that there were many cases to tackle the series in the place he liked, but I thought "I am the same." The idea of ​​Monet is more like a photographer and a video writer rather than a painter. Rather than drawing realistic landscapes realistically, maybe I tried to express the information I perceived as visual.

> Matsunaga "Media" was born in 1895. Monet pursued time expressions in the media called "paintings" and may have led to a series of work that started from the 1880s. Can you express the transition of time and the change of color by the painting with paintings? A new media called picture appears in pursuit, but without using it, we expressed the motif of water lily while conscious of the temporal experience engraved on our physical sensation. Looking at the work of Monet may be close to the feeling of seeing the image of the big screen.

Yuasa Paris is not good at having many people (lol), but I only liked the Orangerie museum. As you all know, it is an art museum made to display large decorative painting of "water lily". When I saw "water lily" here, I felt this was like an installation rather than a flat surface. The space itself is an art, it is a very favorite place.
Since I also want to stick to the plane, I can sympathize with the view of the world of Monet pursuing the plane.

Matsunaga At this exhibition, I tried a method of connecting the writer's relationship one to one, "Monet v. Contemporary writer". Turning around the venue again, I noticed that it is not a monet, but a way to compare works of contemporary writers and compare each other. So I would like to ask the two of you to tell the impression of each other's work.
For both of you, there is a common technique to create colors by mixing RGB, that is, the three primary colors of red, green and blue. Media is different between prints and images, but how about thinking about creating images with the same process?

0000ff; "> Yuasa I certainly thought there was something in common that prints and photographs were originated together and in the same family tree as the media, The difference is that prints can not be changed absolutely once you decide the size.The photos and images need to be adjusted, but you can change the size by using the screen or monitor, If you want to make a work of 10 meters you only have to carve 10 meters, it will take some time for it to be big, and for me it's the process, time itself is important.
On the other hand, I will take pictures after going to the site and get ready, so I think that it is a work strongly related to time.

Mr. Mizuno Yuasa saw the print work "RGB" using the light box, and remembered "It was such an LCD TV in the past." It is interesting as a phenomenon. Because human eyes have a high information processing ability, we try to associate with things we've seen before. Because I am a video artist, I guess it looked like an LCD television.

Matsunaga I noticed it again, but both of you started off with monotone works. It was a way to highlight the connection with "color artist / Monet" this time, but what color change has happened to the work of their two people, what kind of creation has changed?

Yuasa I was not very good at using color, I did not know how to use at the beginning. I think that if you decide the rules and decide how to do it, first printI tried using "CMYK" of Kinkaku. The idea was good, but it is hard to do with an aqueous wood print. The color of the ink is decided if it is an inkjet digital printer, but the water-based woodcut prints have to prepare colors by themselves. It took a long time to verify how much concentration it should be overlaid. But by establishing that method, it finally became a color. Is it a feeling that the spell has melted away?

Mizuno I still prefer monochrome rather than color. Normally, the image we are looking at is color, but this is replaced with monochrome, that is, the monochrome work that the image which extra information ceased is the first work. Because I was taking reflections, I was interested in the impression that by removing extra information the virtual image looks like a real image.
However, as I make it all monochrome, I get bored, or it becomes monotonous. In order to break through it, I started to make color works.

Matsunaga I think that we could express diversity at this exhibition. If you look at contemporary art, you may think that "I know this place" "Do not come here with pins". However, there are diversity based on the individual's sense and it is natural, that is the art world. Allowing a multifaceted view, differentI think that it is also the role of the art museum to present the existence of a viewpoint. That is something I wanted to express with the catch copy of this exhibition "The new monet I found", so please be sure to find "Your Monet" as a result of this exhibition.

Thank you for today.

"Next time artist talk guide"

Date and time July 29 (Sun) 14: 00 ~ 15: 30 * Opening 13: 30
Venue Yokohama Museum of Art circular forum
Admission artists Koishi Ono, Mio Kodama
Listener Shintaro Matsunaga (Yokohama Museum of Art curator curator)
Capacity 80 people (no advance application required, first come first served basis)
No entry fee

Monet 100 years since then
Duration: September 24, 2018 (Monday · Shift holiday)
Venue: Yokohama Museum of Art
Closed: Thursday (Open on August 16th)
Opening hours: 10: 00 ~ 18: 00 * September 14 (Fri), 15 (Sat) until 20: 30
(Admission until 30 minutes before closing)