• The print is produced with HP Artist Media 210gsm matt paper using UV light fast inks by which the colour lasts for long periods against sunlight. This print is sold unframed, and signed on the front. 

    Custom framing services are also available upon request.

    Please note: the item size is for image only without margin. 





    Seagulls (Diptych)

    • This is the print carefully reproduced from the original work “Seagulls (Diptych)”, which depicted  a number of seagulls flying freely in the salty breeze. The work was produced for my solo show “country life” at Wendy J Levy in Manchester in 2010.  


      This is the place where my son was born. This is a sand beach I walked about with my family time and time again. On this site, I produced a number of works. The vast expanse of sky, sea and sand at the coast of Northeast England.   


      Regarding the diptych style, it was adopted into Christianity as the portable altarpiece for travelling. I wanted to enhance the concept of the style for indicating the dualistic meaning, such as life and death, light and darkness, visible and invisible, etc., which has become obsolete in our materialistic society. Through employing the diptych style, I am questioning about our existential crisis.  Hence, the title “Seagulls (Diptych)”.


      本ポスターは、幾羽ものカモメが潮風に乗って自由に飛び交ってている様を描いた作品『Seagulls (Diptych)』を忠実に再現したものです。オリジナル作品は、ウェンディ・J・レヴィ・ギャラリー(マンチェスター)にて2010年に開催した個展『country life』の一作品として制作したもの。




      二連画様式は、古来キリスト教の携帯用祭壇画として用いられてきました。ボクは、この様式のコンセプトを援用して、生命と死、光と闇、可視と不可視など、現今の物質主義社会の中で廃れてしまった二元的意味を問うものとしたいと考えました。二連画は、ボクにとって人間の実存的危機を問うものなのです。こうして作品『Seagulls (Diptych)』が生まれました。

    Japanese artist in the Lake District | イギリス湖水地方の日本人美術家 | United Kingdom

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