SHIHOKO MORITANI

ART CAPITAL 2020
LE SALON DES INDEPENDANTS

Grand Palais, Paris, France
12-16 February 2020
Stand D3, TREVISAN INTERNATIONAL ART

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I have always been moved to express my ideas that are motivated by a positive emotion, a feeling of anxiety and dissatisfaction with the status quo. Such feelings deep in my heart power drive towards artistic creation. Books helps me explore and establish the image in my mind. My painting is often said to be free, bold, and creative. It is because my paintings are the expression of my sensitivity, following my own instincts. It is an attempt to pour such feelings into an image. I have always endeavored to express emotions and insights in my own ways.

Trevisan International Art
Sala Prado y Espacio Prado, Ateneo de Madrid
4-14 Noviembre 2018

The works featuring the Nose are a part of the Faces series. These works are simple and straightforward, eliminating excess characteristics to feature their essence. At the time of start painting, no clear ideas exist in my mind on how I will depict a face on canvas. After experimenting with various forms and lines, the face reflecting my intention comes up.
​This time, on continuing the same process, I noticed that I did not wish to depict the eyes because they are too assertive. The nose is the most prominent part of the face and represents one's personality and self-esteem. To face the inner side of myself it was my decision to focus on Nose. I added a mouth with expecting to be realized as a face.