駐車場の上にかつてあった3つの建物 - Three buildings that once stood above the parking lot.
Painted in 2024. 55x1170x1170mm







Lost Landscapes Series


Paint with white line paint and glass beads over a base made of asphalt.



English sentence is below.

いつの間にか取り壊された建物の跡地を見て、そこにどんな建物が建っていたかを思い出そうとしても中々思い出せない、そんな経験をしたことはないでしょうか。私たちは普段漠然と風景を認識しているため、風景から何かが失われたことは分かっても、そこに何があったのかを詳細に思い出すことは容易ではありません。そして跡地がアスファルトで覆われて駐車場になると、そこは駐車場であるという認識に上書きされ、いつしか失われてしまった建物が思い出されることも、喪失感を感じることもなくなっていきます。
そうした場所や建物が取り壊されて駐車場に置き換わってしまった街並みに私は歯の欠けた顔を見ているようなバランスの悪さを感じてしまい、敷地の広さや隣接していた建物の外壁に残された痕跡などから、そこにどんな建物が建っていたのだろうかと考えてしまいます。
このLost Landscapesシリーズは、取り壊されて駐車場となった場所を調べ、そこにどんな建築物が建っていたか判明したものをアスファルトで作った下地の上に白線用の塗料で描いたシリーズ作品になります。
なお、ここに掲載している作品の写真は下にいくほど古く、上に行くほど新しくなります。


These are my works in the Lost Landscapes series. In this work, I have painted buildings that have been demolished and turned into parking lots with white line paint on a screen made of asphalt. Some people may have the impression that the Japanese value old things, but the Japanese only value old things that are over 100 years old and generally recognized as having value. Many Japanese people like new things and demolish buildings as soon as they become a little old. In Japan, where the number of empty houses is a particular problem due to the declining birthrate and aging population, many empty houses were demolished and replaced with parking lots when laws against empty houses were tightened in 2015. As buildings were demolished one after another and replaced with parking lots, many beautiful townscapes were lost. Many people cannot recall what buildings were erected in the parking lots. I have been researching such parking lots, and have created this series by drawing pictures of the buildings that were available before they were demolished.





魚伊旅館本館 - The main building of UOI Ryokan
Painted in 2024. 40x670x820mm









18-27.Aug.2023. 「幻のミュージアムショップ」展示風景




Untitled. Painted in 2023. 25x150x210mm




Untitled. Painted in 2023. 25x150x210mm




Untitled. Painted in 2023. 25x150x210mm




Untitled. Painted in 2023. 25x150x210mm





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