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NEW SENSATIONS: A CHANNEL 4 PRIZE FOR SAATCHI ONLINE 2010 UK GRADUATES

 
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Kana Jiromaru
(32 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: London)
Central Saint martins

My aim is to focus on the vitality of hair and one could say that it is part of a person’s identity. Looking at people’s hair we can see the acknowledgement of cultural or racial differences from their appearance. We do not know anything about people on the street, but we get information from how they look. I am interested in the coloured hair from Japanese animation and their way of painting. I think that way of painti ...[more]
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Work of art I would like to make

If I was to be chosen as one of the 4 New Sensations, I would like to create portrait series as I presented in my degree show. My work is not exactly same as portrait in museum, this is going to be kind of installation.
Also, I have decided to use a shiny black surface which acts as a mirror. We can see obscure figures of ourselves reflected in the canvas. The hair objects float like they are alive on the surface, meaning that these objects get life from the viewer looking.
What is more, I painted women’s portraits without their hair. That means people can apply to the hair paintings. Then, the viewer can see themselves inside the works that manipulate our appearance. People might see different picture throughout the works, and that means controlled their identities.
In my works, I depict representations of life themes, which underlie a subtle and uncontrolled pictorial movement. In doing so, the viewer can think variously.
My Artworks (5)
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