Gorilla
Gorilla

Gorilla

Acrylic, Wooden panel
35.83 × 28.62 Inch
2020
$2000 (without Frame)

The straight gaze of the animals and the lingering innocence of the “Gorilla” (2020) are created by Kenichi Sugimoto, and expresses the instinct of living and the purity of death. The overpowering energy of animals asks us, “what does it mean to live?” and shows us the fragility of life. He expresses the two extremes of this energy and tranquility through animals. Edging a wooden panel to create a shape and painting it with acrylic is an act that gives life to animals. He hopes that those who see his artwork are able to feel the power of animals and are given motivation and courage.

杉本憲一によって創られた動物達の真っ直ぐな眼差しと、純粋無垢な漂いを描いた「ゴリラ」(2020)は、生きることへの本能と死ぬことへの潔さを表現している。そして動物の持つ圧倒的なエネルギーは我々に「生きることとは何か?」を問いかけ、命の儚さを見せつける。彼はその勢いと静けさの両極端なものを動物によって描いている。木製パネルにエッジングにより形を作り、アクリルで塗っていくという過程は、動物に命を宿す作業である。この絵を観た人が共に生きる動物達のほとばしる力を感じ、やる気や勇気を少しでも出すことができたら嬉しく思う。

Bear

Bear

Acrylic, Wooden panel
28.62 × 35.83 Inch
2020
$2000 (without Frame)

Black Panther

Black Panther

Acrylic, Wooden panel
35.83 × 28.62 Inch
2020
$2000 (without Frame)

Kenichi Sugimoto

Kenichi Sugimoto

Kenichi Sugimoto grew up in a nature-rich city in Hokkaido, and always strongly felt the four seasons.

At Hosei University, he learned about the coexistence of nature and humans, such as construction and city planning. After graduating in 2003, he got involved in public promotion that physically connects people, such as space production and event designing. After becoming independent as a director and designer in 2008, he studied design and essential communication design of people at Musashino Art University. There, he encountered picture books, learned how to express pictures and stories, and worked as a writer. Many of his paintings are simple and have powerful representations of animals, which are symbols of nature. In addition to this, the story-like picture, which is unique to a picture book writer, is attractively expressed in one picture with relatively opposite things, such as creatures that are a little poisonous in their cuteness. As a result, a work with a secret story is created.

“Your single word/review, can change an artist’s life.”

Do you like this artist? Do not hesitate to leave a review!
Just a single word, or a review, can build an artist’s motivation.
You can be a source of inspiration for the artist and their next amazing creation!
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *