With a focus on public art, The Japan Traffic Culture Association interviewed successful artists and prominent figures in each field. In this popular section, they talk about their passion for art that inspires them and stories behind producing their work.
*The contents are as of the time of the interview.
Painter and Sculptor
His taste for literature and music preceded and followed by art, but they are all connected in his mind as one in the sense of "image transformation".
Sculptor KOMI Taku has mainly worked on stone works. He created a work using stained glass for the first time as an invited artist for the Transportation Culture Exhibition 2022, breaking new ground.
Professor, Tama Art University
For a designer, it is important to think about the story you want to tell in a given space, says YUZAWA Sachiko, professor of Tama Art University and winner of the 8th TAKIFUJI Art Award.
XU Ning, the 38th International TAKIFUJI Art Award winner. As an invited artist for the Traffic Culture Exhibition 2021, she challenged her first work using ceramic plates.
KANEMARU Mikako, a painter, created her first ceramic art as an invited artist for The Traffic Culture Exhibition 2019.
OHKOJIMA Maki, the 29th International TAKIFUJI Art Award winner who deepens her reflection on the earth’s environment and on humans, nature, and the universe.
UCHIUMI Satoshi , the 20th International TAKIFUJI Art Award winner who is producing works in many public spaces such as Toranomon Hills and Palace Hotel Tokyo.
Ms. Aoki Noe, a sculptor well known both in Japan and in abroad, is the first recipient of The TAKIFUJI Art Award, which was founded in 1980.She is an artist supple and natural with a worldwide viewpo
Tets Ohnari, a sculptor who won the 24th International TAKIFUJI Art Award, has been living in Czech Republic to create works since 2010.
Sculptor/ Former President of Tama Art University
Mr. IGARASHI took advantage of “1% for Art” both in the United-States and in Taiwan to produce his art works there.