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Waterfront Painting

Kaoru Shibuta


Painting, Gouache on Paper

Size: 30.7 W x 43.3 H x 0 D in

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Kaoru Shibuta (born 1980 / from Hokkaido / Kyoto base) Graduated from Kanebo Make-up Institute, Pan Make-up School He grew up freely in the wilderness of Hokkaido. He synesthesiatically translates music and natural sounds into paintings. He has made presentations at artist-in-residences around the world, including the Barcelona Center for the Arts and Culture Espronceda, the Santa Monica Museum, and the Russian National Center for Contemporary Art NCCA. Prize The 14th Arte Laguna Prize BASU FOUNDATION Award, OUT OF BLUE Award (Arsenal, Venice). EX-TEMPORE PTUJ 2021 Jury Special Award (PTUJ, Slovenia). The 13th Paper Art Festival Grand Prize (Fuji Paper Art Museum, Shizuoka). Art Fair Asia Fukuoka 2018 Emerging Writer Exhibition Gallery Award, Audience Award (Hotel Okura Fukuoka). The 6th KOKKA INSPIRATION / KOKKA Award (Osaka). SHIBUYA AWARDS 2021 Shibuya Sound Music Award (Tokyo) Major exhibitions in 2021 include "LONDON ART BIENNALE" (Chelsea Old Town Hall London), "One Earth" (Sado Island Galaxy Arts Festival 2021), "Global Arts Festival" (Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland), " "Sinfonia" (Kamoe Art Center Hamamatsu, Shizuoka) "Hamakaze" (BankART Station, Yokohama), etc.

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Painting:Gouache on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:30.7 W x 43.3 H x 0 D in

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2024 #europeanculturalcentre Venice🇮🇹  #shionoeartmuseum Takamatsu🇯🇵 #chopinresonancetoday Paris🇫🇷 14th Arte Laguna Prize Special Award (Arsenal, Venice). EX-TEMPORE PTUJ 2021 Jury Special Award (PTUJ, Slovenia). The 13th Paper Art Festival Grand Prize (Fuji Paper Art Museum, Shizuoka) Art Fair Asia Fukuoka 2018 Emerging Writer Exhibition Gallery Award, Audience Award (Hotel Okura Fukuoka). Criticism: Savina Tarsitano, artist and Co-founder Espronceda Institute of Art & Culture, Barcelona Over the century’s art and music deals with emotions, stories, feelings, a perfect combination where the melody, the musical notes are intertwined with the brush strokes of the artists, as in the works of Vasilij Kandinsky and Paul Klee. During the twentieth century there was a constant and progressive theoretical reflection on the musical dimension by important representatives of the pictorial avant-garde. There is an evolution in this relationship that leads artists to break down musical notes to create a different approach by overcoming the classicism one. The young artist Shibuta immerses himself in the musical world to recreate that melody in the forms of his paintings. Over 10 years his artistic research is based on the investigation of the melody generates by nature and music, he believes on the importance to paint the music, to connect the two worlds to bring the audience in a parallel dimension. His works remind the form of Miro, as his painting “An die Freude” underlining his interest of the European art linked with a Japanese interpretation based on the concept of the aesthetics of the forms, the gaze and nature, to create a melody poetry. Its influence derives not only from music but also from the melody of nature, from those invisible, harmonious sounds such the wind, the air, the rain, the sun. The two worlds intertwine to create a dancing painting that expresses both the Japanese and the western tradition, as his works influenced by Bach and Beethoven, a bridge between East and West, between meditation and the aesthetics of culture Japanese for nature and shapes. Shibuta wants to create a symphony by using different techniques from acrylic, to oil, tempera, Japanese sheets. In his last exhibition at Tra Transit Art Hub Osaka “Cosmically” he showed his works that deals with the notes of music from Bach, Beethoven and other artists.

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