Several years ago, I climbed a mountain which I had long wished to climb. I stopped at a place in the middle of the mountain path, and there I had a feeling which I had never experienced before. Though the air was transparent and clear, I felt something unusual in it. It was far from “emptiness.” The place was undoubtedly filled with dense “spirituality.”
On a bicycle journey long ago, I felt my consciousness being dissolved, yet expanding everywhere.
Unforgettable places or their atmospheres are relevant to not only visual factors such as color and brightness, but also smell, humidity and the air itself.
I try to express my impressions of these sites and the ambiences using dots.
Furthermore, layered dots resulting from my daily work of creating dots can produce serendipitous results.
Dots are found in everything. Atoms, which make up matter, are like infinitesimally small dots. I guess radio waves and wave-like motions may have something to do with photons or dots. The “Measurement Problem,” which I came to know of lately, proves that consciousness is also made up of particles. Doesn’t the concept of “nothingness” also consist of a series of invisible innumerable dots?
Running such things about in my mind, I draw dots day in and day out.
SUENAGA Eri creates paintings with innumerable dottings which fill her canvas.
When we look closely at her paintings, we see the traces of her brush strokes. While viewing them from a distance, we can see her rich hues, creating light and shade, are multi-layered and beautiful.
SUENAGA was born and raised in Tokyo. While living in Tokyo, she enjoyed bicycle trips on her own to various places, but was troubled with the conflict that existed between her livelihood and pursuing her art. Since moving to the foot of Mt. Yatsugatake in 1999, she has held a solo exhibition annually. In 2014, she sowed a large canvas with numerous stars, conjuring an image of cosmic space, opening a new horizon for her art depicting a kind of scientific viewpoint. SUENAGA keeps forging new paths for creating art, based in Shinshu.