Yearly self-portrait with noren. 2018

29x39cm. Acrylic on red paper.

Le portrait de cette année à été particulièrement difficile à peindre. J’en ai jeté plusieurs.
Il y 10 ans je suis partie au Japon pour travailler.
C’est lors de mon séjour à Nagasaki, que j’ai trouvé mon langage artistique.
C’est là-bas aussi que j’ai commencé à acheter de l’art et de l’artisanat local. Le noren dans l’arrière plan, en est un exemple.

This year’s portrait was more difficult to paint than the previous years. I painted and discarded several before finally painting this one. Ten years ago, almost to the day, I left France to go to Japan, where I lived and worked for a year and a half.
It was a tough yet rewarding and meaningful experience. It was there that I found my artistic language among the many colors and lines of the cityscape of Nagasaki.
While living there, I got to witness traditional holidays, and seasonal events. I also visited craft shops, I began collecting art too, and sent home many things, like this noren, a detail of which I painted in the background. It now hangs in my bedroom.

2 responses to “Yearly self-portrait with noren. 2018”

    1. Dear Richard, thank you so much for your likes and comments. It is always a pleasure to hear from you. I haven’t posted much these past few months for a lack of inspiration which overcomes me every now and then.

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