Shin Itagaki is an artist based in Tokyo, Japan. As a global citizen born and raised in Japan, he travels and participates in AIR programs around the world and takes inspiration from the local cultures and his diverse experiences. Now, Shin is an artist in residence at Kunstraum LLC.
"I pursue the fascination of humans as living things by following my own curiosity and doing unexpected encounters. I took snapshots of buildings, trash, people, and other things that interest me in New York City. And I mix them in sketches and paint them in oil. By doing this, I think in images and communicate with images. This is the thinking of the image as an individual. It does not follow the artist, and it is not part of the artist. It just appears, and we have the ability to accept and empathize with it. Like a pupa metamorphoses into an imago, the chaotic images grow into a motif for the painting through my body."
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