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      ARTIST Yoichiro Otani / Otani Toichiro

      Due to syntactic and logical constraints based on the order of traditional mojikumi,
      Freeing words into a world that receives them simultaneously and directly,
      The aim is to generate new poetry.

      In the work "ki/u", by arranging countless kanji based on the syllables "ki" and "u",
      I drew a picture of falling rain. Originating from the syllables of the word "Kiu", which means to pray for rain,
      Existing words such as ``kiu'', ``kiu'', ``juu'', ``demon rain'', ``rainy season'', and ``rainy season''
      Eventually, around 50 kanji were selected through connection and further derivation.

      As Ernest Fenollosa called kanji "thought-pictures,"
      Over a long history, the kanji writing system has not been streamlined and has become more complex.
      Forms include nature, human figures, objects, and emotions.
      Kanji freed from lines and lines exist simultaneously in the work,
      It has the possibility of connecting with all kanji on the same plane.

      As the kanji characters meet each other in the viewer's line of sight,
      Every kind of inspiration is born.
      The form, syllable, and meaning of kanji interact and intertwine,
      The work is presented as a place where kanji resonate with each other through the image of prayer.

      From the syntactic and logical constraints based on the order in traditional letter formation,
      to the world of simultaneous and direct reception,
      The work "ki/u" is based on the Chinese characters "ki" and "u", which are syllables.

      In his work "ki/u," he depicts rain falling by arranging a myriad of Chinese characters based on the syllables "ki" and "u.
      The work "ki/u" depicts rainfall by placing numerous Chinese characters based on the syllables "ki" and "u". The work "ki/u" depicts rainfall by placing numerous Chinese characters based on the syllables "ki" and "u" ." The starting point is the syllable "kiu," which means "praying for rain,"
      The word "kiu", meaning "praying for rain", is used as a starting point, and is connected to existing words such as
      The final selection of about 50 Chinese characters was made by further derivation while connecting them to existing words such as "qiu," "joy rain," "tree rain," "demon rain," "rainy season," and "rainy season.

      As Ernest Fenollosa called Chinese characters "thought-pictures,
      As Ernest Fenollosa called Chinese characters "thought-pictures," they have complicated the writing system without rationalizing it over its long history,
      The forms of Chinese characters contain images of nature, people, objects, and emotions.
      The Chinese characters, freed from the line, exist simultaneously in the work,
      The Kanji characters that are released from the line exist simultaneously in the work, and have the possibility of being connected to all the Kanji characters on the same plane.

      When the kanji characters meet each other in the viewer's gaze, all kinds of inspirations are born,
      Inspiration is generated by the encounter of kanji characters with each other in the viewer's line of sight.
      The forms, syllables, and meanings of the Chinese characters interact and intertwine with each other,
      The work is presented as a place where Chinese characters resonate with each other through the image of prayer.


      Main exhibitions
      2022 Tokyo University of the Arts Doctoral Examination Exhibition (Tokyo University of the Arts Museum, Tokyo)
      2022 RAYS from the FUTURE (StART Art Fair, the Seouliteum, Seoul)
      2022 PRIVATE HOUSE Living House (Japanese House in Nerima, Tokyo)
      2021 Future Japanese New Artists (Shanghai Meilong Town Isetan, Shanghai)
      2021 Distant Shadow of a Solitary Sailing (MONTBLANC Ginza Main Store, Tokyo)
      2020 DenchuLab.2019 (Former Hirakushi Denchu ​​Residence Atelier, Tokyo)
      2018 crossword(Daikanyama T-SITE, Tokyo)
      2017 Minato Media Museum (Hyakkagura, Ibaraki)

      award
      2022 Nomura Art Award
      2020 NONIO ART WAVE AWARD Graphic Illustration Category Grand Prix
      2019 DenchuLab.2019 Adopted
      2018 Salon de Printemps Award
      2017 IAG AWARDS IAG Encouragement Award
      collection
      Tokyo University of the Arts University Art Museum (Tokyo)

      commission work
      MixC Shenzhen Bay (Shenzhen)

      publication
      2021 Kanjirue (Fukuinkan Shoten)
      2017 Rain Yoichiro Otani Works (Little More)

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