Photo of Tôru Kamei
Photo of Tôru Kamei

Tôru Kamei

“My paintings are figurative — that is to say, I start off by depicting real objects. I don't mean to abandon that entirely, but recently I've been gradually trying to distance myself from that figurative side of things. When you listen to music, it feels like the sound works its way into your soul. Sound is made of waves, right? Color and light are made of waves too, so I think they affect our spirits in the same way. When I paint something figurative, the people who see that painting get caught up on its meaning. That's not a bad thing, but I want to try to make art that speaks directly to the senses on a more natural level, without being so restricted by 'meaning.'”

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