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赤リんご
Akaringo

ごみ捨て場の鴉たち
Gomisuteba no karasutachi (Crows on the Trash Heap)


今回のテーマ「日本の一景」を描くにあたり、メインモチーフをゴミ捨て場の力ラスとタバコを吸うメイドさんのどちらにするかで最後まで迷いました。¶普段からパンやパスタを食べている私は、現代の日本人が着る和服は一部の例外を除きコスプレだと思っています。
自分の中で「和」と「日本」の間にはもはや決定的な隔絶があり、「日本の一景」という文脈を素直に表現するのであればその中心に位置するのは「和」ではなく、深夜のコンビニに上下スウエツ卜で赴いてヴィトンの財布を出すような、品格を語るのに決定的な何かが欠けている「無節操さ」そして「文化の飽和」ではないかと考えています。

そして、僕は日本のそういう所が大好きです。ビューティフルではなぐファニー。


When I came to draw an illustration on the theme for this exhibition, a ‘Japanese scene’, I could not make up my mind until the last minute whether to use a trash heap or a ‘maid’ smoking a cigarette as the main motif.
As somebody who generally eats bread or pasta, I think that with a few exceptions, when contemporary Japanese people wear kimono they do so merely as a form of cosplay.
For me, the concept of ‘Japanese’ or ‘Japan’ is completely irrelevant to my daily life, if I were to conform to the context of a ‘Japanese Scene’, the central motif would not be one of traditional Japan, rather it would focus on the ‘unscrupulousness’ and ‘cultural saturation’ that is crucially lacking in dignity, as personified by a person who visits a convenience store in the middle of night, wearing a sweat suit and carrying a Louis Vuitton purse.

I love that kind of Japan. It’s not beautiful but it is funny.
aka_ringo kimono stockings thighhighs

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