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Tomomi Sato
Tomomi Sato
Geographic location General artist, Tokyo, Japan
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When and how do you start to create?

I like to draw pictures since I was a child. I started painting from around 4 years old and began drawing oil painting from 7 years old.

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Do you went to an art school or self-taught?

I entered Musashino Art University department of oil painting at the age of 18.

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Do you create as a professional or for your own?

I am drawing a picture with the intention of a professional.I am not sure of the boundaries between professional and amateur.

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How do you learn and work your skill?

Although I was drawing oil painting during my college years, I had a sense of incompatibility with traditional Japanese oil painting techniques. Just around the time, I was fascinated by the popular advertising arts and I got a job at a design company. While working as a graphic designer, I learned the operation technique of graphic software.

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What do you like in this art, your motivation?

What I liked in adolescence is Munk and Klimt. What I liked in the designer era was Takuya Onuki, advertising art director. In addition, I like Ogata Korin, Yokoyama Taikan, Hirayama Ikuo, Higashiyama Kai.

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What do you want to express or arouse in those who watch your work?

No matter how the times change and people evolve, I hope you feel the connection with people living in the same era, and people who lived far away.

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What are your favourite subject(s)?

I like to study English.

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How do you prepare a creation or project work?

I am better at drawing with a mouse or pen tablet on a PC than drawing with a brush on a canvas. However, rather than finishing everything on a PC, I create textures painted with pastels and colored pencils on drawing paper and acrylic paint on a canvas and use it as a material to make digital art. Merge them on a PC, make it into a digital file, then draw the detail with a pen tablet and finish it.(All my works are Giclee prints)

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What are your prefered moment(s) when you create?

When I was able to express deep emotions of my heart.

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What are your most representative creations, and why? (links)

Birth (produced in 2018) The answer to what I had been asking for a long time ago was expressed in this work.

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What are you trying to share via your art?

Transmission of ideas. Emotional sharing.

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Who are artists that fascinate or give you inspiration? (links)

Higashiyama Kaii, Hirayama Ikuo, Yokoyama Taikan, Endo Akiko

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What equipment and/or technic do you use?

Since I have worked as a graphic designer for more than 20 years, I am better at drawing with a mouse or pen tablet on a PC than drawing with a brush on a canvas. However, rather than finishing everything on a PC, I create textures painted with pastels and colored pencils on drawing paper and acrylic paint on a canvas and use it as a material to make digital art. Merge them on a PC, make it into a digital file, then draw the detail with a pen tablet and finish it.(All my works are Giclee prints)

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How and why your work as changed since you started?

Since graduating from Department of Oil Painting at Art University, I got involved in graphic design. I was thinking how to tell by picture. I became freelance since 2000 and started producing digital art from 2005. The theme is changing from a style that trims familiar landscapes to social problems, problems of humanity, and so on.

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What does the Internet media give you?

Sharing ideas, opinions, emotions with people around the world (people who can not meet in everyday life).

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What are you expecting from Art Limited and/or other members?

An encounter that people who can understand ideas and feelings can be shared. Or meet people who will purchase my picture.

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What was the best advice given to you as an artist?

"It would be better for you to draw a picture according to your own intuition and sense without being influenced by people's opinion," an art critic said.

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If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do?

I wanted to work in the United Nations. Or want to live in nature for research on animals etc.

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What are your plans in the future?

I live in Japan, but I would like to open my exhibition abroad. I am trying to make the base of art activities Europe or the United States.

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Do you have anything else to say?

I want to make friends with you.

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