Komatsu Rikako
Artist/
Painter

Komatsu Rikako

Painter

Bio

Born in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture Japan / Graduated from Konan University / Started teach-ing children at private tutoring school / Study abroad at Selly Oak College, Birmingham, *UK (now University of Birmingham) / Wrote essay series for young mother’s magazine “Mama with Kids” / Established private tutoring school / I will graduate from Kyoto University of the Arts in September 2022 // ≪Main Exhibitions≫ March 2018 Received the Kunitachi Literature Award / August 2018: Presented a poem at the opening ceremony of the Student Community Hall at Durham University, UK / September 2018 Durham University recycled art exhibition "Hanasaka Grandpa Project" production / November 2018 "1st Solo Exhibition POEM ART Exhibition" ~The Children of Shining Life~The World of Japanese Paintings and Poetry at Kobe Komugian Art Space / June 2019 "2nd Solo Exhibition POEM ART Exhibition" ~Children of Shining Life~The World of Japanese Paintings and Poetry at Minonosato Koryukan Gallery / 019 Peace Art Exhibition / October 2019 Exhibited at the 48th Contemporary Art International AU Exhibi-tion / March 2020 "3rd Solo Exhibition POEM ART Exhibition" ~Children of Shining Life~The World of Japanese Paintings and Poetry at Kakogawa Citizen's Gallery / August 2020 Miki Mu-seum Art Space miki "4th Solo Exhibition POEM ART Exhibition / September 2020 AU 2020 Small Works Exhibition / October 2020 Nakai Sanseido Gallery "5th Solo Exhibition POEM ART Exhibition" / "1st YOU ARE IN ART (fashion show)" / December 2020 Gallery Kansokyo Two-man Exhibition / June 2021 The 49th International Contemporary Art AU Exhibition At Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art gallery exhibition / February 2022 6th solo exhibition Gallery Kan-sokyo // ≪About what it is to be human and what is our truth≫ In my teaching to children, I keep asking myself what it means to be human, what my mission is, and what the truth is. The truth common to human beings is learned through the growth of children. Children grow up fast And our lives are short. What should we learn in that time? What is the truth? Each child is different, and the environment is completely different. I have been asking myself, what is it that eve-ryone can sympathize with, and what is the fusion of these different things, with completely dif-ferent thoughts and feelings, different values, justice and truth. In my work, I focus on "the time of life" and "the ability to see". It contains the feeling of thinking about the healthy growth of children and the feeling of cherishing life, which I always kept in mind. Through art, I ask what it is to be human, what is truth, and aim to have a direct impact on the fusion of these different things.
Life and the passage of time What is the difference between each person What is the difference between others and what is common to all people? From there, I would like to appeal to the theme of understanding and fusion of people who have overcome their differences. // POETRY by Rikako Komatsu: Where are you from? When did you arrive? Why did you come here? Who were you spending time with? We do not know where and how you have spent your time. But here we have gathered and we are together now. We have spent our precious time together and live in the same place. This was an unexpected thing, but in here we gathered and we are together now Just gathered together. It's just that. But we spent time together. We believe it must be truly warm. This unexpected encounter Having an unexpected time But It becomes an unexpected our treasure. We are right here just now.

Artworks

More info