金森 朱音 KANAMORI Akane
金森 朱音 KANAMORI Akane
金森 朱音 KANAMORI Akane
What to see, what to think.

Artist Statement

KANAMORI started learning traditional calligraphy from childhood. She was strongly attracted to avant-garde expressions when she met INOUE Yuichi's works at the age of 18. She is also affected by hardcore punk rock in the same period. Read more...
She entered the calligraphy department of Tokyo Gakugei University, and spent her days totally absorbed in calligraphy.

The impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 made her thought deeply about her identity and "What should be written." It has become a significant theme in her expression. She seeks for original expressions based on traditional calligraphy. She uses not only Sumi ink and paper but also painting materials such as paints and canvas.

Unlike many avant-garde calligraphers who advance to abstract expression, she sticks to writing "characters." Her characters transform freely as if they were alive and come up from the surface. There are strong thoughts such as doubts and anger towards society in living as a woman and mother. Her expression is so close to her daily life that it is “the living figure itself,” she says. Kanamori will continue her explore as an individual, as a mother, and as an artist.

CV
KANAMORI Akane
 
1991  Born in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture. Lives in Tokyo.
Graduated from Department of Calligraphy, Tokyo Gakugei University
 
Solo exhibition
2014  “KANAMORI Akane Exhibition — What to see and what to think” (Gallery Le Deco, Shibuya)
 
Group exhibition
2012  “Feast of calligraphy” (Gallery Voyage, Ginza)
2013  “Feast of calligraphy” (Gallery Voyage, Ginza)
2019  Spiral Independent Creators Festival 20 (Spiral,Tokyo)