During the production, I use things that happen by chance to paint. I am very much influenced by how Jackson Pollock painted and how Saburo Aso drew.
I use this style when I collaborate with others.

Though I do not have religion, I think Shintoism and Buddhism, which are the roots of Japanese culture, have influence on me. I sometimes feel that I am a tiny part of the universe and there is no border between the things. For instance, the scenery I get to see with my boyfriend. It feels like that the vision in front of me, he, and I are blended then.
And suppose we are at a music venue. The sound the musicians create, their silhouettes, the atmosphere that comes from the audience paying close attention, and the whispering chats all these things seem to me as if they are blended altogether. Encountering situations like this makes me want to paint. And I often perceive these notions abstractly, so many of my works are abstract.

Time to time, I come across little children’s paintings, from which their emotions overflow. I believe they are true artworks. Since I became conscious of children’s work, I had been wondering if pursuing techniques like an artisan might cause lack of the reality I longed to express, as children do not have such methods.
However, I realized that it was simply that I hadn’t found the method that suited me. After exploring various methods, I am recently rediscovering the pleasure of oil paintings, which I learned when I was a teenager. I came to see oil paintings as my core method and pursue and develop it further as the method that represents me. I believe I can then bring my work to a higher level.


The invisible things like atmospheres, thoughts and feelings, and things our eyes can perceive. They are all blended together. I want to continue to express such perception that I feel in my daily life through my work.

translated by Yuki Ishiwata








見えない空気や思考や感情、実際に目で見えるもの、そういうものを全てが 混ざり合っているという自分が普段の生活の中で感じる感覚をこれからも表現していきたい