MISA
Artist/
Painter

MISA

Painter

Bio

MISA I graduated from university with a degree in modern sociology. While working at a semiconductor company after the graduation , I happened to see an exhibition of artists with intellectual disabilities called \"Art Brut? Outsider Art? O...? - Inherent Creativity -\"(2017, Tokyo), I was so shocked by the artworks in this exhibition. What was presented was a free world, no restrictions, no limitations. There were no objective rules, life was lived within that network of rules that everyone had created for themselves. The moment I saw those artworks, I felt like my life lit up with a bang. At the same time, I got a serious illness. Although the disease itself was not life-threatening, I began to think about death all the time, wondering what \"death\" is. And I begin to think that I strongly want to live for only myself, so I started to draw something even I thought drawing is useless and worthless. At first, I enjoyed drawing multiple layers of thin lines, and then I drew a cluster of black dots and circles. By drawing, I noticed that I felt a sense of healing, of being released from all the fears I had been having. And by concentrating on drawing the each dot and line, I found it interesting that there is no way to know what the final picture would look like. I think I am expressing my inexpressible fears and anxieties, things that I cannot help and cannot do anything about. Perhaps I am expressing the voiceless voices that have been abandoned and disregarded by society. Through my works, I would like to sublimate such voiceless voice that society can't listen. Solo exhibition at Kiazuma Coffee in October 2018. Chalk art on the wall of Kiazuma Coffee in 2019. Pregnancy and childbirth in 2019 and 2020. Resumed drawing around January 2021. Up to the present.

Artworks