Pola Museum of Art. Hakone Japan
The Pola Museum of Art has championed the concept of a symbiosis between Hakone’s natural beauty and art. Designed with special consideration for the local environment and scenery, the museum facility is limited to an aboveground height of eight meters.
The museum’s collection, totaling approximately 10,000 items. The diverse range of works, includes Western paintings, yoga (Western-style paintings by Japanese artists), Nihonga (Japanese-style paintings), prints, East Asian pottery, glassworks, and cosmetic utensils from every age and region. From the outstanding artworks to the abundance of nature and the light-filled architectural space, the museum positively breathes “symbiosis.”
Natsunosuke Mise (1973) is a Japanese Asian Modern & Contemporary artist. Mise has received considerable recognition with breathtaking developments in technical skill and artistic conception.
The artist has stated, “For me, Japanese painting is like Japanese language. There is something that only Japanese painting can express: unique painting techniques, expression using water and ink, brush strokes, and the texture of washi. But I don’t want to just follow the conventional way of Japanese painting. Art is changing through trends and time as is language. What I am creating today is Japanese painting in the present”
Motoi Yamamoto is a japanese artist known for working with salt, often in the form of temporary, intricate, large-scale installations. At this exhibition, is showcasing an installation made of salt, along with two large-scale flat artworks, including a gold folding screen.
Walking on Water images began as Makoto Fujimura’s elegy to the victims of March 11, 2011 Tohoku Great Earthquake and Tsunami, and now has become an emblem of the “cries of our earth, cries of our hearts”.