Live Your Dream

I amputated my leg at the age of 4 because of a complicated condition called Mixed Vascular Malformation. by yoko tanaka

I amputated my leg at the age of 4 because of a complicated condition called Mixed Vascular Malformation. I was in and out of the hospital/surgery until my late 20s. Since I was very little, I not only suffered from this condition, but also struggled with the difference in my body and the many things that I cannot do.   This condition cannot be completely cured, and it was obvious that my legs were not growing back, so I have no choice but to deal with this body for the rest of my life. However, when I saw all the children and family fighting the serious condition, and some not making it, I told myself that my struggles cannot be compared to them. Like so, I had a habit of putting a lid on my emotions. Growing up with such an environment, it was natural for me to think about life.  Even though I have had many sad and hard experiences, I believe that through this, I have felt that “nutrition of the mind and body is important” to live and make the most out of life.  Since I was little, art has been the nutrition for my mind and heart. When my body and mind suffered, I encountered the artworks… Read More »I amputated my leg at the age of 4 because of a complicated condition called Mixed Vascular Malformation. by yoko tanaka

I want to continue drawing the unimaginable vastness And the unimaginable sense of space (the universe). by Jupiter

When I was watching YouTube, I came upon an artist who was wandering around the world to perform spray paint of space without any draft. Commenting on his LIVEs, I stared intently at his videos. With this method, I can instantly draw the universe I imagined! I was motivated to create and start drawing.  I can’t grasp the main points! Without hesitating, I drove about 3 hours to where a spray paint artist lived, and learned about spray art and deepened exchanges with one stroke dragon artists. Around the same time I received an offer on Instagram by a JCAT staff, and for the first time, I exhibited my artworks to people from other countries at a group exhibition in New York. Restarting my creative activities Spring of 2019… I created an artist team as exchanges were made centered on spray art. Currently, there are about 10 members around the country. JCAT Director, Ms. Itami held a lecture nearby, so I joined it.  I was able to deepen exchanges with nearby artists who also joined the lecture.  I was discovered by a member who attend Ms. Itami’s lecture, and held my own exhibition.   New encounters will influence your future life. Autumn of 2019… I held an exhibition, and was selected… Read More »I want to continue drawing the unimaginable vastness And the unimaginable sense of space (the universe). by Jupiter

This is the story of how I, ? someone who was not interested in art, by Satomi Tanji

Let it flow Acrylic/ Gross medium/ Floetrol/ Epoxy resin / Wood panel19.69 x 25.67 inch2020$800 This is the story of how I, ? someone who was not interested in art, suddenly started drawing abstract artworks, and realized that I wanted to introduce my art to the world.   I am currently absorbed in this world that I never imagined myself being in. I realized that life is mysterious and unpredictable.   I was born in Fujieda city, Shizuoka, and raised in a household that runs a stonemason company with my craftsman father.?I believe I have liked drawing and creating things since I was little. Yet, I did not have any special feelings or connections towards art.   When I was a student, I remember being obsessed with the world overseas. I was intrigued by different cultures, languages, and the diversity of people, and became obsessed with language studies and Western music. I wanted to someday come in contact with the world overseas. At that time, there was no way for me to understand the “great things about Japan,” and all I had was an admiration towards other cultures.   After graduating college, my personality of being interested in anything, allowed me to become a flight attendant at a Taiwanese airline… Read More »This is the story of how I, ? someone who was not interested in art, by Satomi Tanji

My dream is to present myself to the world with my Japanese paintings! by Nobuyo Sakakibara

My dream is to present myself to the world with my Japanese paintings! If someone around you said that, what would you think? Nice to meet you. My name is Nobuyo Sakakibara and I am a Japanese-style painter. This is what I always say. Those who hear it for the first time give me a cold shoulder and think, “What kind of adult says such childish things?” But after hearing it for the 2nd or 3rd time, their attitude becomes, “It’s amazing how you can say that.” And after a few more times, it ultimately leads to, “Yes. You can do it!” Before I knew it, they were cheering me on.  It appears as though dreams move towards coming true when it is said out loud. I have loved drawing ever since I was little, for as long as I can remember. I was born and raised surrounded by nature, and my oldest memory was when I was drawing pink flowers in the middle of a flower garden. Crouching down on the ground and drawing on a piece of paper with crayon, I remember thinking “oh, I’m definitely not going to forget this day.” Before entering preschool, my daily routine was to paint pictures at my secret hiding place, which was inside a clay pipe right outside… Read More »My dream is to present myself to the world with my Japanese paintings! by Nobuyo Sakakibara

Focusing too much on looks-physical beauty, wealth represented by “things/money”- by Astudiosuojo

I want to challenge myself with anything that is meaningful. Life is the relationship between yourself and your ego. Polish yourself. Invest in yourself. Create yourself. I plan on becoming an actor or singer, who expresses themselves through their body. I want to introduce people to my way of thinking and understanding things through this. I may be able to attract people if I emphasize that I am doing something even though my disability seems like I cannot. I will need to challenge my possibilities. My fear of not being accepted, my of getting my certainties denied, my fear of getting my worries denied, I will need to change my self-consciousness on my certainty of denial and start fresh. I will need to change the direction of my imagination, even if it is one step or half a step. Is it more important to focus on recovering from my disability? Is it more important to focus on aging and decaying? Those are irrelevant to me. What I am seeking for is the immortal, universal perspective. Dreams should not remain dreams. In order to make it into reality, I must be patient, try my best, and work hard. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and… Read More »Focusing too much on looks-physical beauty, wealth represented by “things/money”- by Astudiosuojo

The sound of a positive word is generally thought of as a sign of exhaustion. by Ryo.S

sweet devilPencil on paper16.1 x 12.52 Inch2020 The sound of a positive word is generally thought of as a sign of exhaustion. I also do not like being tired. I believe it is probably not because I am tired, but simply because I have strong desires. In order to satisfy them, I am more or less automatically “challenging” myself.    For example, “I definitely need that toy,” “I want to hold hands with her/him,” “I want to eat my favorite food everyday,” “I want to be rich,” are thoughts basically every person has had in their life. Desires are necessary to materialize and accomplish such thoughts. I believe challenge is the process and action to satisfy desires.I personally believe that there are two different challenges. The first is to prepare and practice for a goal and accomplish it. The other is to explore the unknown and be convinced through experience. I will begin with a clear explanation and understanding of these two challenges.  A challenge for goal-achievement continues until the goal is met. Complete success is difficult in a single try. Even with unintended results, the probability of success increases. It is necessary to examine the process thoroughly in order to idealize the real. Get advice from someone who is… Read More »The sound of a positive word is generally thought of as a sign of exhaustion. by Ryo.S

I would like to move the hearts of people around the world regardless of borders. by AAA_chan

Profile Japanese style Digital artAfter ordering, please give time for paper and panel processing*Please note that because it is digital, there may be a difference in color on the screen 13.11 x 13.11inch(25/50+3a.p)2020$400 <I would like to move the hearts of people around the world regardless of borders.>   Let me tell you a story about a little girl.    She was born and raised in a small town in Ibaraki Prefecture, where green rice fields stretched beyond the horizon.  The little girl loved to draw.  Her parents always left a pen and paper in the kid’s room.    Instead of playing with real dolls, she loved to play with art dolls.  The number of dresses were limited when it came to playing with real dolls.  However, she was able to draw her favorite characters and make up lines when she played with her art dolls. Different dresses and different hairstyles, the possibilities were endless.    She was able to be who she wanted to be on paper.  The little girl played art with her younger sisters everyday.  They were very lively and fun times.  All the time spent on drawing, however, made her dislike physical activities.  Because of this, school sports days were accompanied with feelings of melancholy.   … Read More »I would like to move the hearts of people around the world regardless of borders. by AAA_chan

I Want To Continue Creating Artworks That Give Hope To Those Who See It. by yaya hills

I Was Born In Tokyo, And Raised In Tokyo. My Parents Took Good Care Of Me, But My Father Was Always Disappointed That I Was Not A Boy. He Never Said It Directly To My Face, But My Mother Was Never Afraid To Say It. As A Young Girl, Hearing Those Words Hurt My Feelings And It Always Made Me Sad. To This Day, I Do Not Understand Why She Did Not Stop And Why She Constantly Reminded Me Of It. Even Though They Were Unhappy With A Daughter, My Parents Still Raised Me With Love And Care. I Will Forever Appreciate This With The Bottom Of My Heart. My Parents Were Very Education-Minded And Were Strict About My Upbringing. I Was Tied Down To Their Strict Rules. I Am Generally A Very Positive, Friendly, And Curious Person, But I Was Only Able To Express That Within My Parent’s Limit. I Eventually Felt Reluctant To Show My True Self In Front Of Them.I Was Playing The Good Daughter. The Only Place I Could Express My True Feelings Was Drawing.  When I Was Drawing, My Parents Never Yelled At Me, So I Was Free To Do Anything Inside My Drawings. I Also Enjoyed Looking At Art. However, My Education-Minded Parents Never Let Me Read Manga Books. Instead,… Read More »I Want To Continue Creating Artworks That Give Hope To Those Who See It. by yaya hills

The World Overflows With A Beautiful Harmony. by ICHIHARU

We live in a world, where a beautiful harmony is born when each person lets their colors shine. Through my colors, I would like you to see your colors. This is the message I want to tell the world through my art.  I am currently drawing whatever I want, whenever I want and living the happiest moments of my life. However, I did not always choose art.  I made a lot of detours on my long path-of-life, and at the end of the road was the world I am living in now.  I would like to tell my story. Born and raised in Kobe, I was a child that loved imagination, art, and anything beautiful.  I especially felt the happiest when I was drawing or creating something, So my dream was to become an artist or a designer. However, I grew up surrounded by adults who had jobs unrelated to art.  Art was also labeled as a supplementary lesson under the Japanese education system. I soon realized that making a living from art was not realistic.  I needed to figure out what “realistic job” I wanted to do. For my first job, I was a flight attendant. It was difficult, but it was an attractive job in a stimulating world.“I want to… Read More »The World Overflows With A Beautiful Harmony. by ICHIHARU

Have you ever time traveled? Unfortunately, I do not have such experiences. by Futureman

Have you ever time traveled? Unfortunately, I do not have such experiences. Then why is my artist name Futureman and why do I create artworks under the theme of time traveling? I would like to tell you my story. During a trip, you can discover and experience new things, and enjoy a refreshing time with company. What happens if this trip goes beyond time and space? It is perhaps something far beyond our imaginations. However, I believe there is one thing that we have to keep in mind. Going beyond time and space means abandoning the concept of age and changing our relationship with people around us. Once a time traveler goes beyond time and space, their bodies continue aging, and I believe it becomes impossible for them to return to the present. This also means that they will think about the importance of time usage and living in the moment more than us in the present. In modern society, climate change is continuously worsening and causing a lot of problems. Many people live with various small and big problems because it is impossible to go back to the past or predict the future. What I value the most is to live life to the fullest and create a future… Read More »Have you ever time traveled? Unfortunately, I do not have such experiences. by Futureman