LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Born in 1979 in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture.
He did not cry immediately after birth and was taken to another room. After a long and heavy silence, she finally gave birth. When he was in elementary school, his mother told him, "I was impressed by the fact that the people in the next room all exhaled deeply at the same time. She said he was on the brink.
He spent his childhood in Minami Ward, Nagoya City, near Atsuta Shrine, until he was two years old. After that, he moved to Seto City.
Although he was sickly, he spent an active childhood running in the mountains and enjoying drawing. He liked to play in the clay layer of Seto and catch insects in the wooded area in front of his house, and was particularly fond of a particular sawtooth oak tree that attracted many insects.
Elementary School Days
Entered Suinan Elementary School in Seto City in 1986.
The school had a very large camphor tree in front of the school gate. There was a big dobu river in the school, and he often played there. When he wasn't playing outside, he spent his time drawing manga. Most of his friends were girls, and he liked girls' manga, especially "Momoko Sakura".
When he was nine years old, he experienced terrible pain behind his eyes and headaches, and went to an ophthalmologist, where he was diagnosed with glaucoma. Since then, he has been battling with the fear of going blind. Every time he wakes up, he is relieved to see light. Light" came to have a special meaning for him.
When he was in the fifth grade, his homeroom teacher criticized her drawing in class and made his redraw a model picture. he felt the utmost humiliation at having his natural expression denied.
When he was in the sixth grade, he stopped using water in his watercolors under the influence of his father. His grades in arts and crafts dropped, but his homeroom teacher at that time allowed me to express himself freely. In his graduation book, he wrote "doctor" as his future dream. He felt empty.
Junior High and High School Years
In 1992, He entered Tokai Junior High School.
When He was in the first year of junior high school, He took a fresh class on Buddhism (Pure Land Buddhism). He liked the sweet tea on the day of the Flower Festival so much that he drank many cups of it.
One vacation, he was invited to his homeroom teacher's temple in Osu, Nagoya City, and had the opportunity to make a kite out of Japanese paper and bamboo. The experience of making a Japanese kite in the temple hall and flying it in the temple grounds was strange and very enjoyable. At that time, he saw the fair of Osu for the first time. Since then, the town of "Osu" has become a special town for him.
For club activities, I joined the geology club and often went digging for ores and fossils, mainly in the Gifu area. He especially liked digging for shiny ores.
In the second year of junior high school, under the influence of his mother, he was introduced to the literature of Shusaku Endo and became obsessed with Endo's literature. He learned that visible things are not the only "light. He also gained a sense of "being with", but I didn't really know what "being with" was.
During art class, he made a three-dimensional work that defied the regulations, and his art teacher bluntly laughed at him. He was so angry that he threw the work away.
Under the influence of a friend, he started listening to YMO and Kraftwerk. This led to the discovery of Macintosh.
In the third year of junior high school, he was happy to have the same homeroom teacher as in the first year, but soon after he was hospitalized due to illness, and his homeroom teacher was replaced. The new homeroom teacher was the advisor of the geology club. The new homeroom teacher was the advisor of the geology club. The assistant homeroom teacher was also from Suinan Elementary School, and they lived close to each other. He heard that he told the assistant homeroom teacher that he wanted to work with computers in the future. He don't remember, but his mother told him that she heard the story from the teacher.
On a school trip to the Ohara Museum of Art, he was so shocked by the paintings of Monet and El Greco that he could not move. He felt the optical light in Monet and the spiritual light in El Greco.
This led to a strong interest in expressing himself, and he was bought a Macintosh as a means of expression. When he printed out his drawings on a Macintosh, he felt a strong sense of discomfort at the difference between the colors on the display and the printed colors. He gave up color printing and started printing in monochrome.
Under the influence of a friend, he started a PC communication service. Feeling the strong potential of the Internet, he became fascinated by the interaction with adults and actively participated in offline meetings.
In the same year, his former homeroom teacher who was hospitalized passed away after a long battle with illness. This was how he came to visit his teacher's temple after a long time. He felt impermanence.
In 1995, he entered Tokai High School.
In his first year of high school, he coined the word "D.sign," a combination of "Daisuke's signature" and "design. Although he had no idea what kind of path this contradictory coined word would take, he was convinced that it would become the name of an art project that would span a very long time in his life.
When he was a sophomore in high school, he was asked to create a website as part of the school festival, and he was in charge of the design. In art class, he painted with acrylic gouache using his fingers and palms for the first time, and was fascinated by the materiality of paint.
He wanted to go to the design department of Tokyo University of the Arts, but had to give it up due to glaucoma.
In his third year of high school, he didn't want to do anything and spent her time wandering around Osu. When he came to my senses, he had graduated from high school.
One day, he went to an Onward family sale and saw "Jean Paul Gaultier" clothes for the first time. The name "Gaultier" stuck in my mind because of the impact it had on him, although he only thought it was an "unusual design" because he saw it in such a chaotic warehouse-like place.
When he was a ronin, he had a high fever on the day of the National Center Test, and it was a disaster. He immediately went to the hospital and was told that he had an incurable disease. He was aiming to study at the Faculty of Integrated Human Studies at Kyoto University, but passed the exam for the Faculty of Economics. As a gift for passing the exam, he was given clothes from "HELMUT LANG.
Entered the Faculty of Economics at Kyoto University in 1999. Due to a sense of frustration, he decided to transfer to the Faculty of Law in his second year to study for the bar exam. In order to spend the year until then freely, they set up their own club, designed their own leaflets, and hijacked the entire bulletin board at the university. For his coming-of-age ceremony, he wore a Gaultier suit that he bought at an Onward family sale.
In 2000, he transferred to the university's Faculty of Law. he attended a preparatory school to take the bar exam. He led a regular life like a machine. Every day seemed to be the same day. Around this time, he went to Kyoto University Hospital for a clinical trial for an intractable disease that he had contracted when he was a ronin.
In February 2001, he suddenly lost the ability to read the Law dictionaries and gave up the bar exam.
After this setback, he began to go out to the Teramachi-dori area in Kyoto. At a department store he visited on a whim, he was shocked to see the world of Jean Paul Gaultier on display for the first time. Since then, he has frequented the store and learned about clothing and mode through interaction with the staff. In particular, he sympathized with one of Gaultier's concepts, "the third sex," and started wearing men's skirts at that time.
In 2002, he took up the theme of fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier's creations in a seminar on the history of political thought (Noriaki Ono). At the seminar's general meeting, he talked to a former student who worked for a trading company about her career path, and she told him, "If you love fashion, you must make your own clothes, not just sell them. He decided to take a leave of absence from her university to study expressive techniques.
He took a leave of absence from the university in 2003.
He entered a vocational school to study graphic design, but quit after two months because he felt that it was not for him. After that, he met the artist Yoshihito Mori at a preparatory school for art college entrance exams where she visited to learn drawing, and studied under him. He left fashion and studied basic drawing, art theory, video theory, digital design, and 3DCG. 3DCG made him more aware of the "Z-axis" than the "XY-axis," and he began to explore three-dimensional textures in CG.
In January 2005, he went to Mount Koya on a whim. He stayed alone at a lodging house and experienced a gomagyo (a Buddhist ritual). At Kongobuji Temple, he was overwhelmed by the fusuma paintings. He was extremely impressed by the air of the Okunoin Temple, where it snowed and there was no human presence.
Later, with the theme of "Cognition and Reality," he had started to create a modern version of "Raku Chu Raku Gai Zu" using 3DCG, but he reached a dead end and gave up creating it. He looked for a job.
Period of employment at companies
In September 2007, he started working at a TV production company in Nagoya, even though he had never watched TV. He was in charge of UI design for digital terrestrial data broadcasting.
Voluntarily withdrew from the Faculty of Law, Kyoto University, in March 2008.
Got married in April 2010. No ceremony was held, just a written document.
In April 2011, he moved to an advertising company in Nagoya.
In the same month, his son was born earlier than expected. He was a low birth weight baby, but both mother and child were healthy.
As for his work, he felt an unprecedented sense of reality in Augmented Reality (AR), so she volunteered to work on AR-based promotions. He also took a strong interest in digital signage and was in charge of digital signage projects. He also learned about ad networks, but refused to do so as a business.
In early 2015, he fell ill. Shortly after, he separated from his wife and children.
For the next few years, he wandered around the death line. He spent 14 to 16 hours a day in sleep, partly due to a serious sleep disorder.
In July 2016, he resigned from his advertising company because he could not expect to recover from his illness.
Around 2017, his divorce was finalized. He crawled to the family court many times, but remembers little else.
Determination for art
Since 2015, he have been unsure if he is alive, dead, or neither.
What does it mean to be alive? What is life? What is death? What is this 'life' that I can't really feel either way?"
In 2019, I decided to express these questions, "life and death, between the gap" as art.
In 2019, he will start acrylic painting in order to regain my physical senses. In 2019, she will start acrylic painting to regain her physical senses.
In 2020, fascinated by the color and materiality of silvery white, he began painting with oil.
As he struggled with oil paints, he came to believe that the material shade that changes moment by moment depending on the outside light and the material feeling that creates the shade have the power to express "life.
Influenced by the death of her cat and COVID-19, she painted "Nothing Ever Happens" in summer, which was selected for FACE 2021.
In the fall, he started to work on acrylic painting again, along with oil painting. In the process of creating shadows to represent water with a sense of materiality, he arrived at the idea of material "depth".
However, he feels that there are colors, "life" and light that inevitably fall out of the material "depth" alone.
Why do these things fall out with matter? Isn't it because they have mass and don't shine by themselves? Isn't there also "life" that has no mass and shines by itself? This led him to re-evaluate "digital expression that itself glows. Taking a step further from the material "depth", he began to work on digital paintings with a strong awareness of the "depth (Z-axis)". In January 2021, a friend asked him to make a handkerchief out of my painting, and he made a cotton handkerchief based on his oil painting and digital painting. Later, his friend sent him photos of the handkerchief being washed and dried outside. There were colors and "life" that could be seen through the sunlight on the printed cotton. He found the possibility of fusing "fabric" as a material that can glow without itself emitting light, and "painting/digital painting".
In April 2021, he received an order to make a digital painting into a "form that can be held in the hand.
While searching for a way to make this happen, he encountered the special printing technology "KASANE GRAFICA" of Sunm Color, an art printing company in Kyoto. He created his digital painting work "Rainfall", which was drawn in full digital mode, using "KASANE GRAFICA". He arrived at "Z-INDEX PAINTING", a digital painting technique with depth and material shade, covered with the unique texture and airiness of UV ink, which is different from paint.
In June 2021, he came up with the idea of combining the kimono "Fukuro Obi" with "Z-INDEX PAINTING". In August of the same year, he completed his first works, "Where I drifted to" and "Dependent Co-Arising". He established "Z-CLOTHOVER", a technique that crosses over "Z-INDEX PAINTING" to "fabric of clothes". Used "D.sign" as his signature.
2021 FACE Exhibition 2021, SOMPO Museum of Art, Tokyo
2020 All Japan Art Salon Painting Grand Prize Exhibition, The National Art Center, Tokyo
2020 Finalist for FACE2021
2019 Selected All Japan Art Salon Grand Prize Exhibition
WHO I AM
Visual artist who creates works based on the theme of "life and death,between the gap".
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