Jun Someya

Jun Someya

jun someya

art curator japan

Jun Someya, born 1976 in Kanagawa. After working for several years in an office, he decided to quit his position and to become a professional artist. 

"I have been working on the contrast between red and greyscale for a couple years already. In life, many things lay on top of each other, submerging or filtering the lower planes in a very complex fashion. In my paintings as well, the first colorful layers soon disappear under the newer ones, but by sanding them down, I obtain a complex background that will later impact my greys. It is at the same time complex and minimal, and by inserting red hues in the composition, I can achieve a certain harmony.

The world I depict comes from my imagination: I like to express the simple feelings of ordinary people. I usually hide one of the eyes of my characters : this make them less human in a sense, but at the same time it brings a set of emotions to the fore : nostalgia, gentleness, sorrow… Complexity leads to artificial beauty; beautiful things are always the simplest."

 

Jun Someya
"Scarlet Solitude". Oil on canvas, 91 x 91 cm, 2018.
Jun Someya
"Morning in Spring". Oil on canvas, 27 x 27 cm, 2018.
Jun Someya
"It is a Balloon". Oil on canvas, 23 x 23 cm, 2018.
Jun Someya
"Almost Crying". Oil on canvas, 27 x 27 cm, 2018.
Jun Someya
"I Know Your Heart". Oil on canvas, 23 x 23 cm, 2018.
Jun Someya
"It is an Apple". Oil on canvas, 18 x 18 cm, 2018.
Jun Someya
"It is a Strawberry". Oil on canvas, 18 x 18 cm, 2018.