Naoko Ohmura

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Work1 Title: Bird Year: 2015 Materials:l rice paper, Indian ink Dimensions: H 33.4cm W 24.2cm Work2 Title: Phantom Year: 2014 Materials: rice paper, Indian ink Dimensions: H 13cm W 14cm Work3 Title: sky – sun, moon, star – Year: 2013 Materials: rice paper, Indian ink Dimensions: H 84.1cm W 59.4cm Work4 Title: GuruGuru-at a loss Year: 2014 Materials: paper, Indian ink Dimensions: H 84.1cm W 59.4cm Work5 Title: Flower Year: 2014 Materials: rice paper, Indian ink Dimensions: H 33.4cm W 24.2cm

Statement:

1. How to make my works
(1) Tools
[Calligraphy brushes]
The writing brush is composed of a variety of animal hair. Hardness of the hair varies according to each animal. For example, the hair of the goat is soft. The hair of weasels, raccoon dogs and the horses is hard. The soft hair is suitable to write a soft and warm line. The hard hair is suitable to write a powerful and keen line.
The atmosphere of the work changes completely according to the kind of brushes.
[Rice papers]
The blur of the ink forms a part of the aesthetic expression.
The blur of the ink is depend on what kind of paper I use. It is important to think about what is the materials, how long time passed from a production day. It is said old paper reveal good color of ink.
[Indian ink]
The color of Indian ink changes in various colors by temperature and the humidity.
The color is mysterious and able to be seen only once.

The combination of these tools make good works.

(2) Skill
Each tool is very simple. Therefore the level of the skill greatly influences the quality of the work. Like an athlete and a musician, calligrapher has to train every day. In difference in delicate touch, a totally different expression appears in the line.
I express the line which seems to sometimes dance, sometimes sing, sometimes growl intensely, sometimes whisper and so on.

(3) The central idea of my works
I’m a general common person. I visualize what I felt in everyday life, a thing what I think important as one of common Japanese people.
Therefore, in my work, the sense of values and a critical mind as a commoner are expressed consciously or unconsciously.

2. Why I create these kinds of works
I brought up in countryside among smells of the soil. I live in the big city now apart from environment of nature. I live among artifacts such as concrete and the asphalt. I don’t know about who are my neighbors but I can connect to a person through internet without going out or seeing in reality. What is reality? Where can

Resume:

1. Academic Qualifications
03.2010 Master’s Program in Art and Design , University of Tsukuba
03.1998 Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University
2. Employment Details
2013~ Waseda University Senior High School
2011~ Junten high school
2014 Showa Women’s University attached high school
2005~2008 SCSK Corporation
1998~2005 Fujitsu Marketing Limited
3. Activity history
10.2015 Hanarart ( Nara prefecture)
07.2015 Private exhibition in Kamakura
07.2015 Volunteer calligraphy lecture in Shinagawa-ku
06.2015 Private exhibition in Shibuya
10.2014 Art Square in Kagurazaka
08.2014 Volunteer calligraphy lecture in Shinagawa-ku
08.2014 group exhibition with Tsukuba University graduate school classmate
08.2013 Private exhibition in Kichijoji
08.2012 group exhibition with Tsukuba University graduate school classmate
08.2011 group exhibition with Tsukuba University graduate school classmate
02.2010 group exhibition with Tsukuba University graduate school classmate
4. Awards, Prizes and licenses
02.2015 tour guide licensed for guiding foreigners in Japan(English)
10.2014 Member of examination committee of the vanguard calligraphy in Shodo Geijutsu-in
10.2014 Prize of the Chrysanthemum flower (Shodo Geijutsu-in Exhibition)
07.2014 Award of excellence (Mainichi shodo-ten)
02.2012 White Snow Red Plum Prize (Shodo Geijutsu-in Exhibition)
03.2011 High school teaching certificate of the calligraphy

Place: Tokyo, Japan

Contact: ohmuranaoko@gmail.com

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