I'm an architect/artist, a member of Artist Collective OBI. I have been drawing three-dimensional “Story pictures" using buildings and towns as canvases. My works are only completed when people's activities and daily rituals enter these spaces. Story pictures have been drawn since ancient times, like the Tale of Genji, and such world view has been also expressed in the performing arts. My research looks for ways to expand this philosophy and technique so it can be applied to urban spaces. In my recent works, I have been trying to read the historical culture that lies dormant in the town. I reinterpret these “Story pictures" into a contemporary vision to depict a four-dimensional world in which the main character, a local resident, evolves their community in the future.
Last update : 11 Oct. 2022