B2F Elevator Hall “HAZAMA”
The “Artist in Hotel” project is Park Hotel Tokyo’s version of “Artist in Residence” programs, whereby Japanese artists stay at the hotel and paint on walls and ceilings in guest rooms based on the concept “beauty of Japan.” In 2017, the project was honored at the Japan Tourism Awards.
As an extra production of “Artist in Hotel” project, new paintings is created at the hotel entrance which is an important space that welcome guests into the Park Hotel Tokyo, the elevator hall on the B2F.
Artist OZ-Yamaguchi Keisuke, who created Artist Room Kabuki in the “Artist in Hotel” project, have painted under the theme of “HAZAMA (interstitial space).” The elevator hall is now a space between everyday life and an art hotel with the concept “beauty of Japan,” and leads all guests to once-in-a-lifetime experiences at Park Hotel Tokyo.
< Message from Artist >
We live our lives, conscious of the potential of “HAZAMA (interstitial space)”.
The existence of “HAZAMA” which lie dormant within the universe – in relation to nature, in relation to people, in relation to time, in relation to spaces – enrich our senses.
In the depths of the lines and forms drawn in this alley, do “HAZAMA” exist?
In the “HAZAMA” and beyond between usual and extraordinary life, there awaits a dimension of “Infinite time and space amid cognizant Japanese beauty”.
< Artist’s Bio >
Artist who continues to fuse these uniquely Japanese ideologies and sensibilities with modern ideas and techniques, painting in the continuing pursuit of that ever-elusive “something” which lies hidden within the universe.
Having loved creating things ever since childhood, began making art in his early teens.
Started LivePaint from 2001, in the pursuit of extemporaneity and specificity of each location. Also decorate the insides and outsides of shops, and plan exhibitions and exhibits.
In recent years he has demonstrated an expansive range of expression – illustrating large “ema” and modern art, and while on the one hand pursuing the succession of dedication practices and cultural efforts, also participating in overseas solo exhibitions and art festivals.
|2011||Drew and dedicated large ema entitled “Onbashirataisai Gyoretsuzu” to Takei Shrine, Nagano Prefecture|
|2013||Drew and dedicated large ema entitled “Chitosenomiya Shukireisai Mikoshi Togyozu” to Chitose no Miya, Nagano Prefecture|
|2014||Invited and participated in international art festival in Iceland|
|2015||Solo exhibition “OZ-Yamaguchi Keisuke” gallery 82, Nagano prefecture|
|Invited and participated in international art festival in Turkey|
|2016||Drew and dedicated large ema entitled “Azumaku Kannondo Konjaku Ezu” to Tofukuji Azumaku Kannondo, Nagano Prefecture|
|Selected as the winner of the inaugural RONIN-GLOBUS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM, New York, USA|
|Participated in the “Artist in Hotel” project and created Artist Room Kabuki, Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo|
|2017||Invited to conduct artistic cultural exchange efforts through LivePaint and exhibition in Mexico|
|Invited to conduct performances and a solo exhibition in France|
|“mono OZ-Yamaguchi Keisuke” AIN SOPH DISPATCH, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture|
|“MONO OZ-Yamaguchi Keisuke Solo Exhibition”, Museo Taller Luis Nishizawa, Toluca, MEXICO|
|2018||“YAWORAMONO OZ-Yamaguchi Keisuke Solo Exhibition” Corridor Gallery 34, Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo|