December 10 - 27, 2020 12 - 6pm
* Fri - Sat 12 - 8pm, closed on Mondays
ANB Tokyo 3F & 6F
5-2-4 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 Japan (3 minutes walk from Roppongi station)
* Admission free, online advance reservation required
I was planning on living in New York.
I was planning on high-fiving, hugging my friends and laughing at our stupid jokes as we've always done so.
I was planning on painting everyday feeling as happy as I've always been.
But suddenly, the borders were shut down, we couldn't see each other, couldn't spend time together.
We weren't allowed to travel but the person who I admired departed to a place where borders no longer exist.
People were angry, sad and didn't know what to do with their nasty feelings.
We almost even lost our hopes, but again, we couldn't help but to hang on to our hopes.
Everyone says the year 2020 has become a special year.
I agree. My emotions were severely shaken, my thoughts were drastically distracted.
I could feel myself shutting down. I've never experienced such a ride and hope I never will again.
There was one thing I always knew.
Art never dies. Art will never be locked down.
So, I decided to draw. Draw the "scenery" of 2020, the view from my eyes and the landscape within myself.
As an artist living in this era, I face this year in my own way.
That's how I decided to remember this special year of 2020.