WILLIAMSBURG SALON at the Amarin Café

Amarin Café

Modern Thai Cuisine — open daily
617 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Between Driggs Ave. and Nassau Ave. (G Train to Nassau Ave.)
718-349-2788


Takamune Ishiguro
Takamune Ishiguro

THE WILLIAMSBURG ART & HISTORICAL CENTER invites you to a one person show by a member of the art club. "WILLIAMSBURG SALON"

Takamune Ishiguro

June 21 to August 20, 2006


Artists Statement

To draw a picture is to express myself.
The best method to express my sensuous desire is a Picture, and sometimes To Print, or To Draw.

The motif of my most works comes from Nature, vitality created from nature, hue, shape, air, smell, etc
Not the motif created systematically, but the motif created naturally, is put on my canvas not directly but through the filter of myself.

Etching has many attractive expressions, which is lines or areas caused by corrosion, or accidental one. Those expressions cannot be found from the paintings.
A long time ago, Printmaking was reproduce prints, but these days beyond reproduce prints, it becomes the one of arts. I take advantage of etching as one of my art techniques. One fragments from some printed works, or many collaged Japanese rice paper, these became my background paper, and I draw etching prints on it. Therefore, my works become original ones. My strong concept is that beyond the art of printmaking, I treat Printmaking as one of paintings.

My completed works are sometimes a product of shame, and at the same time they are a mirror of myself.