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International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2020 R.O.C.

International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2020 R.O.C.

Honorable Mention

Title of Work:A Lonely Tree-2


SAKUTA Tomiyuki

  • Name of Entrant:SAKUTA Tomiyuki
  • Title of Work:A Lonely Tree-2
  • Nationality:Japan
  • Artist Statement:
    Why do I draw crying human recently? Because I had unexpected experience 6 years ago. I had to leave Japan to the Netherlands as a fellowship artist for a year 2006. Departure day at the Narita airport, I said good-bye to my wife, then I walked through the departure gate. Just at that time, tears fell down suddenly. Tears were falling down one after another, and I couldn't stop crying. That continued for about 1 hour! A lot of tears were just flowing down my cheeks very quietly.

    By the way, I am making intaglio print for about 25 years in Japan. My style of work had changed a few times. Recent works are based on my life. They are made from my several experiences, failure, deep thinking, and human relation.

    I am living every day. I am thinking about something all the time. I am often thinking too serious, so I am getting nervous and confused. I may think about tiny things too much. I know that, but I can’t handle it. If I should express something, it is such a feeling. Because that is the only one thing which I can believe. I try to express a kind of sensitive emotion coming from the bottom of my heart. If they make many holes into my body, and cold wind are blowing through there with leaves. If it is just my personal emotion, I believe people have some sympathy for my work.
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