Masato Shigemori

Masato ShigemoriShigemori Masato was born in 1979 in Hiroshima. Although he never experienced war, Shigemori has been deeply marked by the tragedy of the atomic bombing over his hometown. This is a recurring theme in his discussions and has largely influenced his artistic choices. Yet, where some artists would have developed a dark or negative style, Shigemori decided to turn is back from from the human kind and to focus on the magnificence of nature.

On the technical side, Shigemori has studied at length the Impressionists, Van Gogh in particular, but also Ingres and Modigliani. He admits, however, a penchant for manga and thus composes with radically different influences. Assuming that Shintoism remains one of the foundations of the Japanese identity, Shigemori draws inspiration at the source of this animism. The Invisible, the Spirits of Nature, the strength of the elements, the simple or complex beauty of fauna and flora, are all subjects that he sublimates in his paintings.

art curator Japan重森 柾ト、画家。1979年、広島生まれ。重森は戦争経験はないが、心に刻まれた原爆の悲劇は、作品の根底に流れるテーマであり、彼の芸術的選択に大きな影響を与えている。戦争の影響と言うと、ともすると暗い否定的なスタイルの作品を思い起こすが、重森は自然回帰、或いは自然の壮大さに焦点を当て、制作している。

技術的側面では、印象派の中で、特にゴッホ、アングル、モディリアニから学んだ。また、漫画からの強い影響も認めている。
重森は、神道が日本のアイデンティティの基盤の1つであると考えており、アニミズムからインスピレーションを受けている。あらゆるものに宿る神、自然の精神、動物や植物の単純かつ複雑な美しさを彼はテーマとしている。

Masato Shigemori
"Good Bye My Home". Acrylic on canvas, 117 cm x 73 cm, 2017
Masato Shigemori
"Ambivalence". Acrylic on canvas, 100 cm x 80 cm, 2018
Masato Shigemori
"The Lost World". Acrylic on canvas, 130 cm x 89 cm, 2017
Masato Shigemori
"Under The Shade of Roses". Acrylic on canvas, 146 cm x 97 cm, 2017
Masato Shigemori
"Eternal Youth 01". Acrylic on canvas, 100 cm x 80 cm, 2018
Masato Shigemori
"Eternal Youth 02". Acrylic on canvas, 100 cm x 80 cm, 2018
Masato Shigemori
"Eternal Youth 03". Acrylic on canvas, 100 cm x 80 cm, 2018
Masato Shigemori
"Eternal Youth 05". Acrylic on canvas, 100 cm x 80 cm, 2018
Masato Shigemori
"Beruf". Acrylic on canvas, 91 cm x 73 cm, 2018
Masato Shigemori
"Toynbee 1.0". Acrylic on canvas, 41 cm x 27 cm, 2017
Masato Shigemori
"Toynbee 2.0". Acrylic on canvas, 41 cm x 27 cm, 2017
Masato Shigemori
"The Everlasting Arms". Acrylic on canvas, 41 cm x 27 cm, 2017
Masato Shigemori
"Petrichor 01". Acrylic on canvas, 72 cm x 50 cm, 2018
Masato Shigemori
"Petrichor 02". Acrylic on canvas, 72 cm x 50 cm, 2018
Masato Shigemori
"Petrichor 03". Acrylic on canvas, 65 cm x 53 cm, 2018