Crape Myrtle (百日紅-sarusuberi)

Noguchi Shimura


29,7 x 42 cm, oil painting on cardboard, 2020

The Japanese artist graduated from Toyo Institute of Art and Design in 2008. In his work he covers personal themes with symbolic imagery, reflections of his own life and experiences. Themes such as suicide, death, nature, spiritual and higher dimensional entities reappear within his works.

He draws inspiration from his daily life and the things that surround him. Whether it is extracting a word that resonates with him from conversations with friends, objects and scenes he sees in his daily life or trying to capture the colors of music, the artist incorporates all these different elements into his ouvre. He does this by combining them with different structures and shapes from previous depictions of thoughts or everyday objects and scenes… creating an extraordinary vivid and vibrant imagery.