Orimi Imazato

Orimi Imazato

Location: Japan

<Personal history>

1993  Born in Kyoto, Japan
2016  Graduated from Aichi University of Education, Faculty of Education, Secondary Education Teacher Training Course, majoring in art, sculpture laboratory

<Awards>

2022 Luxembourg Art Prize 2022, Certificate of Artistic Merit
2023 CAREER ART Award 2023
2023 Luxembourg Art Prize 2023, Certificate of Artistic Merit

<Books>

2023 THE WORLD ART GUIDE 2023, Linus Cinnamoni
2023 CAREER ART Award 2023, EFFETTO ARTE Foundation
2024 CIRCLE QUARTERLY ART REVIEW 10, CFA Press

2024 CIRCLE QUARTERLY ART REVIEW 10, CFA Press

<Group exhibition>

2012  Akari Art, Space Aqua, Aichi
2013  Blue Fruit Exhibition, Citizen Gallery Yada, Aichi
2016  Aichi University of Education Teacher Training CourseSpecialized in Art and Major Contemporary Arts and Arts CourseGraduation and completion production exhibition majoring in art education, Kariya Museum of Art, Aichi
2016  Sculpture Exhibition, Citizen Gallery Yada, Aichi
2020  AU 2020, Accessories Exhibition Gallery Art Space (Shimamoto Shozo Gallery), Hyogo
2021  Intersection 12, #1010, Aichi
2022  NFT. NEW FREEDOM THINK, M.A.D.S. Art Gallery, Milano (Italy) & Fuerteventura (spain) & Metaverse
2022 BRAIN CAKE, Casa Mila, Barcelona(Spain)
2023 CROSS OVER Vol.43, JCCAC(Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre), Hong-Kong(China)


Portfolio:

Paintings

The rain is beautiful.
Someday I want to be able to paint this rain in a picture.
I still remember thinking this when I was a child, looking out the window at the rain.
In retrospect, that may have been the beginning of my desire for expression.

My mother was an oil painter. Therefore, I naturally began to paint from an early age.
My favorite painter when I was a child was Leonardo da Vinci, just like my mother. Therefore, I preferred realistic paintings.
At that time, the more I painted, the better I got at it, and the more praise I received from my family and others, the more attractive art became to me.

Also, my family was not wealthy in Japan, so when I was a child, I had to hold back a lot of things I wanted compared to those around me.
But in painting, it was different. If I painted what I wanted, I could have it.
I tried to get satisfaction from painting.
I could also get things in my paintings that did not actually exist in the world.
It was a picture for me that made me realize my thoughts, “If there’s such a thing in the world.”

But that was not all.
In the summer when I was 10 years old, I came across a painting.
It was a picture that meant resurrection.
A ray of light appearing out of the darkness, that’s how I felt.
That is how my world of art has been since then too.
There is a shadow lurking somewhere, and the scene of breaking free from it came to mind.
I often wanted to paint pure and beautiful pictures, but the more I faced art, the more I just couldn’t paint anything that was beautiful and full of joy most of the time.
Even at a very young age, I wanted to paint pictures that would break the existing fetters and lead someone to a higher place.

Also, as a college student, I became fascinated with contemporary art sculpture and studied sculpture.
Since that time, I have become even more intrigued by the thoughts and ideas that go into artwork.

I like to express psychological.
I often draw people too.
People are elaborate, beautiful, and lacking.
I want to delve into the inner world of such people and help them where they are lacking and where they can grow more.

eyes “eyes”

242×333(×18mm)
Acrylic, Acrylic gouache, Pen

Am I being watched by others or not?
I don’t want to know, but what others think of me?
Because I want to know, I am watching you.

vibrant “vibrant”

242×333(×18mm)
Acrylic, Acrylic gouache, Pen

Spurting cells.
Burning life.
Everything is determined in an instant.

put into words “put into words”

410×318(×18mm)
Acrylic, Acrylic gouache, Pen

coin a phrases “coin a phrases”

410×318(×18mm)
Acrylic, Acrylic gouache, Pen

Connection “Connection”

242×333(×18mm)
Acrylic gouache, Pen

Connected, connected, cells.
Connected, connected, lives.
Connected, connected, fates.
We are one.