Art should be for man, namely for making a human
being noble. Civilization is a technical accumulation of human culture
from the past to the present, but I believe that it is necessary for us
to deeply think by ourselves, and neither to be easily pulled about by
the past nor to simply look for a desire in the future. It means that
you must neither respect the thing only because it is old nor be
fascinated with the thing just because it is something new. It also
signifies that you should neither grieve over the dying nor stick to
Contemporary Japanese art, however, is destroying the sublimity which it has originally. As a result of that, it is at present thrown into confusion, and hover about on a low level. It is also standardized in some categories, and wherein there is no longer difference between professional and amateur. On one hand, installations, comic art, and photography are becoming the main current of contemporary arts, but on the other hand it is doubtful that these are universal arts.
Our fundamental standpoint of expressing in pictures is to paint what we feel through our 5 senses, especially vision, and we have the wish to continue to paint and create our works on the basis of it.
Until not so long ago, the middle of the 19th century, pictures in any country had been painted with pigments made from natural materials such as stone or soil, and a solvent like gelatin or oil. But now fine-grained pigments which are easy to be used and produced chemically are substituted for those things, and the act of pigmenting rather than painting is the current of the times.
Toward the world, we start to create our works by making good use of the material in the classical way, that is, to be analogous and domestic. We believe that it is the direction in which we should go.
Comparing myself with others, neither to think that I am superior nor to think that I am inferior, and getting away from greed, not getting arrogant, not pretending, further not being stingy, in such ways we are ready to work hard and continue to create works.
In order to connect with the next generation on the basis of the matter mentioned above, we planted the group exhibition which were collected publicly, could not be seen in any established one, and aimed at the appearance of a few real artists of talent.
Wind is sometimes gentle, but it can be furious in some cases. Wind has such various aspects. We would like to bring a new wind into the art world. With this mind,
we formed ARTIST GROUP, KAZE.