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Art / Photography
2018.07.27

Contemporary artists talk about each monet

"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 generations from the later generation to try to unravel 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.

Mizuno Katsuki (Mizuho Nori)
Born in Mie Prefecture in 1982. 2005 Nagoya University of Art and Design University Department of Art graduated from general shaping course. 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 major solo exhibitions in recent years. "Scenery of water - Monet, From Taiyo to Modern" (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 Master's Degree Print Completion. "YUKI-SIS, 2017)," Sound, Wind and Scenery "(MYD Gallery, 2018)," Mainly solve the natural movements of the soul by laws of gravity similar to the law of gravity in materials " 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 to sketch the landscape we encounter on a daily basis with a video camera. From the beginning I was interested in the "virtual image" reflected on the surface of the water, I have worked to fix the video camera and observe the fixed point.
When touching the fact that the production and exhibition of the work is influenced by the advancement of the technology due to the nature of the video artist, when the screen shifts from 4: 3 to high-vision 16: 9 "This is reminiscent of Japanese painting It is said to be an angle of view image ".
Mr. Mizuno was strongly attracted to Monet's work when seeing the "water lily" exhibited at 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 way the work sees by the change of time and light, "I can not even do it myself 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 art college. When producing large-scale works, I do not use a press machine, I carve a woodblock all the time and seem to cherish the work of overlaying one plate at a time using Baren.
Carving the image taken as a photograph on a woodblock, changing the color little by little while imagining the change by the time, the work which is printing over makes the feeling which leads to the world of Monet.
"I went to various places, watched the landscape, photographed and produced works, 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 my own, but it was the harvest that I could learn the story of Monet's lifetime. Monet was attracted by 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." Monet's idea seems to be closer to a photographer or a video writer rather than a painter. Rather than drawing realistic landscapes realistically, maybe they tried to express information 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 working from the 1880s. Can you express the transition of time and the change of color by the painting with paintings? In the process of pursuit new media will appear, but without using it, we expressed the motif of water lily while conscious of the temporal experience engraved on our physical sensation. Watching the work of Monet may be close to the feeling of seeing the image of the big screen.

Yuasa Paris is not good at being 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 In this exhibition, I tried a method to connect the writer's relationship one to one, "Monet v. Contemporary writer". Trying around the venue again and noticing it is not a monet, it is a way of enjoying comparing works of contemporary writers. So, I would like to ask the two of you to tell the impression of each other's work.
For the two of you, there is a common technique to create colors by mixing the three primary colors of RGB, that is red, green and blue. Media is different in 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 the 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 a screen or monitor, If you want to make a work of 10 meters, you only have to carve 10 meters, it will take time for that much, and for me it's a process that time and time itself is important.
On the other hand, I think that it is a work that is strongly related to time because the picture is taken after going to the site and preparing it.

Mr. Mizuno Ms. Yuasa reminded me of the print box "RGB" using a light box, "I thought that the old LCD TV was such a feeling". 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 the two of you, what kind of creation change had happened?

Yuasa I was not very good at using colors, I did not know how to start 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. Inkjet digital printers have a certain ink color, but aqueous woodcut prints have to formulate their own colors. It took a long time to verify how much concentration to overlap. 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 seeing is color, but this is replaced with monochrome, that is, the monochrome work that the image which extra information ceased is the first work. Since I was taking reflection, 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 tired, 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. When you look at contemporary art, you may think that "I know this one" "Do not come here with pins". However, there are diversity depending 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 what I wanted to express with the catch copy of this exhibition "The new monet I found", so please find "Your Monet" as a trigger from 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 artist 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)