Arte en Axion offers figurative arts of international standards.
We especially recognize the true value of Japan artists.
This is an A.M.S.C dissemination project.
We especially recognize the true value of Japanese artists,
Please pay attention to their activities.
We will talk about each author through a conversation with a guest critic.
We will provide explanations that will deepen your understanding and knowledge of the work.
To effectively disseminate various artists and works to many people.
I think video explanations will become essential in the future.
It's a natural evolution in art criticism.

Also, through this project, A.M.S.C
We are also lobbying for the collection of our works in art facilities.
Using new technology to connect Japan and Europe
We must promote exchange of knowledge and culture.
For this project
We are currently selecting a Japanese artist.
Anecdotes about each selected artist,
I hope this will help you deepen your knowledge of visual art.

A.M.S.C  Alfonso Gonzalez = Carrero

Guest critic/Critico invitado

Pedro Francisco Garcia

Serralvo Museum
He holds a PhD in Art History from the Autonomous University of
Madrid and is a co-author of many museums and public institutions,
including the Prado Museum, the Cerralbo Museum, and the Lázaro
Cardiano Museum. He is the Technical Director of Antiquities at
Investigación y Arte and a specialist in religious art. Spain, Catholic
Church Heritage Collaborator. He has written extensively for numerous
art magazines. Andaand Con El Aarte Co-Director


Alfonso Gonzalez = Carrero

Director of Investigacion Arte and the experimental gallery Art
Room.'' Technical director of "Technitassa Arte". Member of the
National Art Appraisal Association. Center for Economics and
Engineering, Polytechnic University of Valencia. Art appraiser, master's
degree from International University. Member of the International
Association of Art Critics (AICA). Member of the Spanish Art Critics
Association (AECA)


Welcome to "Arte en Axion".
Let's take a look at the work of an interesting artist, Moriharu Murakami.
Murakami studied under the dyeing artist Yonesaburo Kitazawa.
Dyeing is one of the most difficult and complex crafts.
More than ornaments such as scarves and scarves 
Dyeing as a plastic art requires a very difficult technique.
Therefore, artists who can create works of art
We can say that there are very few.
Murakami used to create stage costumes for Toho and Shochiku.
Also in 1966, Pierre Cardin
It is also worth mentioning that his design was adopted.
Also at prestigious exhibitions such as the Japan New Crafts Exhibition
and the Japan Art Exhibition, We have been selected many times.
It was also introduced in the art book "Art Maison".
The first work to be covered is "Fantasy".
Silk is made of dyes and silver mud and ink on the support.
Murakami doesn't make any sketches, he seems to be working on them
But the outcome is not left to chance.
Because it takes talent to create these kinds of works.
Because it is essential to plan and prepare in advance.
It's fresh, yet it's really exquisite.
What do you think about this balance?

Well, he's an excellent artist,
I always know what I need to do.
As you say, dyeing is a very difficult art.
Moreover, He is dealing with a delicate object called silk.
In addition, works that use silk as a support cannot be modified.
In addition, due to the soft texture of silk,
it is as the artist himself wants.
Sharpness and high-quality colors often do not come out.
However, Murakami has created a surprising work.

Great artists, through their imaginations, senses, and skills, It can create a completely new work. The artistic sense of this work, which is very varied, It can be said that it is a figurateiu. It is a plastic art that includes various elements such as this butterfly. It is more complete as a painting than a canvas work.

The use of so many elements in a dyeing work is a great way to It's time-consuming and complicated. Next, let's take a look at the work titled "Frolic". It is a work that seems to have been produced for fun. It seems to be transmitted. However, the work itself is very complex and stunning. Let's mention it from a technical point of view, that is, from a pictorial point of view. A school of fish in this work and the title "Frolic" How did you think about the meaning? The fish are represented in a very special composition, It looks full of vitality Let us know what you think.

The composition of this work is divided into two parts.
The upper layer, which has a simple and discreet color tone,
has a rich change in shades.
On the other side, Murakami plays with mass and space.
In addition, it shows a play with color.
Normally, I said that dyeing is a difficult technique.
Dyes often fail to produce the predicted color.This is because
the result will be completely different from the author's intention.
Here, Murakami mixed all the elements in a single space
We have created a very interesting work.
The upper and lower rows depict two different scenes.
Best of all, in white, black, and only blue tones
It is wonderful that the work is original and diverse.

Murakami also creates dyeing works that are considered to be in the category of "applied arts, to a work of "art". He does so in a way that is full of power and emotion, In a way full of power and emotion, he realizes

This piece is very well proportioned.
In this work, the space where there are no fish is important.
And swirling at the bottom of the sea, like a pile of things
The appearance of the fish. The composition and colors are truly complete.
The same can be said for the other work, "Circumstance-3".
Again, Murakami used a highly difficult technique called dyeing.
It recreates the seabed full of amazing diversity.
About this work and such a good representation
How would you evaluate?

Murakami has created a perfect work of art He does not paint shapes indistinctly in a variety of colors, Each fish is clearly drawn. It makes us feel as if we are in the sea or looking at an aquarium  Murakami must have a great love for nature, especially the ocean. This is also a highly accomplished work. The artist gives the fish a sense of vitality and dynamism It is successful in giving. In addition, it has not been seen in any of the other works introduced so far element can also be seen here. Yellow and red colors are incorporated. Diversity was added by incorporating different colors. What's even more interesting is  The presence of other elements gave the work depth. It is truly a migratory fish that travels the sea

The viewer is taken on a journey through Murakami's paintings, using his or her imagination.
This is a work of art that has been completed to a truly magnificent degree of perfection.
The high quality of the art and the artist's outstanding technique are
The quality of the art and the artist's mastery of his craft are

Yes, he is. He used his dyeing skills,
effects similar to those of oil or acrylic paints.
Let's look at another Murakami's work
This piece has a more fantastical atmosphere.
It is titled [PUPPET].
This is a more evocative and fantastic work.
It is evocative and suggestive, a dreamlike worldview, so to speak,
How do you feel about it?

This is a new and truly original work. Murakami is using his imaginative powers to
involve the audience in his work. What is depicted here is a kind of marionette.
The viewer is also skillfully guided by Murakami's hands and threads,
the entire composition of the work.
The shading in this work is especially wonderful!
The artist has done it beautifully.
As I have mentioned many times, Murakami is a dyer
Murakami uses the advanced technique of dyeing to create original works of art.
He may have unintentionally created something completely new.
In any museum where classical paintings would be displayed,
The work is suitable for any museum or exhibition where classical paintings would be
splayed. This work is particularly original.
It is the kind of work that has been used by many designers, not only in Japan, but
around the world.
It is no wonder that Murakami's designs have been adopted by the world's leading
designers, not only in Japan, but around the world.

Indeed, the colors and lines of [PUPPET] are exquisite!
neat and orderly.
Now for the theme of the next gorgeous piece,
again returns to the sea and beautifully colored fishes.
This piece is titled "Celebrate Spring."
To discuss this work, we need to look back at the technique.
It looks as if casein has been used.
The matte tones and delicate colors.
In terms of the application of pictorial technique to dyeing,
How would you evaluate this artist?
I think he has mastered these techniques.

Of course,
He has mastered the technique and uses it brilliantly.
An easy-to-understand element was also a theme of this work.
The beloved fish shines.
The light shining in the little bit of sea reflects on the scales of the fish.
It is as if he can see them.
From this varied composition modernity and tradition are expressed at the same time.
The work of Murakami, a traditional craftsman, is beautifully expressed in this fish.
Even if we could follow his example, as we will do later.
However, it would be impossible to copy it perfectly.
In front of this creative artist,
I was shocked.
There are many painters and sculptors, but Murakami is a dyeing artist.
Dyeing as a traditional craft has been around for a long time.
However, Murakami has drastically changed the conventional concept of a dyeing artist.
He has elevated the simple and mundane craft of dyeing to the realm of art.
He has succeeded in transforming the mundane and simple craft of dyeing into a sublime art form.

Dyeing, which was originally practical, to pictorial expression
I thought it would be difficult to sublimate.
That's what we've been able to do.
Pedro gives an interesting commentary on Moriharu Murakami's work
Thank you very much.
For those of you who have read this chapter,
I think it was very interesting.
We will continue to introduce wonderful Japan artists in the future.
Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.