OHBA Sakura
Artist/
Painter

OHBA Sakura

Painter

Bio

BIO
She has always been interested in identity and the idea of the impermanence of things, and during her college years and a few years after graduation, she not only did two-dimensional paintings, but also engaged in live painting, dance, and theater, which she created in real time. Currently, she paints landscapes mainly in oil. After going to Wak-kanai, the northernmost city in Japan, to do live painting, she became interested in the different values of life in Japan, and in 2019 she painted "Summer at Mt. Kawara". Recently, she created "tokyo.shibuya," which captures the city and people of the Corona disaster. He vividly depicts this unpredictable world from his unique perspective.

ARTIST STATEMENT
For me, my work is a memory and a record. Everything that can be perceived is a fact, but it is only a subjective event. Existence is uncertain, but even though my existence is un-certain, my work is right in front of me and I can confirm it. I feel that I can shape my own existence by reliving and "appreciating" my feelings, thoughts, and other things that can-not be visualized through artworks. In addition, sharing and discussing subjectivity with others through artworks can also be a way to reconfirm my existence. I find the significance of my work in knowing others through my existence, and in knowing myself through knowing others. At the same time that I love the passing days, I would like to scoop out from oblivion all of my senses, including emotions and smells, and the space in which they existed, and keep them together by incorporating moments into my work.

Artworks