Sayaka Suzuki

Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program
(Japanese Creators sent abroad)


Sayaka Suzuki

Participating ProjectExchange Residency Program (Japanese Creators sent abroad)
Activity BasedJapan
CityBasel
Period2014.5 - 2014.7
Purpose of the residency

Japan is subject to frequent earthquakes. A big earthquake happened in Japan in 3.11, and this problem is not solution now. Japanese must feel coexistent with nature sensitively. We intervene in nature to wherever, and is it good? I think that I go to Basel and work there as Japanese have a great meaning. Many people say that my paintings are very Japanese or has the Japanese taste. I had no intention to emphasize my work in a Japanese style. But I wanted to create myself through from the Japanese perspective. I expect a good result for my works by Chemical reaction with my Japanese identity and Basel's Culture, which I have not explore them yet.

Plan during the residency

I would like to paint landscape of Basel on canvas. I take communication with the Basel's people, and draw as a sketch experience which received the inspiration from there. If there is important furniture which the person of Basel , I will buy and painting it. I think that I use pattern cloth showing a characteristic of Basel to my picture, therefore I expect a good result for my works by chemical reaction with my Japanese identity and Basel's Culture, which I have not explore them yet. I see history and landscape of Basel and drawing many paints.

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