I create my abstract paintings rendering the world of fantasy after themes of dreams while sleeping.
Sometimes I utilize motifs which suddenly pop into mind while I am going about my daily life, doing things like eating or taking a bath. Currently, somehow, the internal organs of human beings became the motifs of my paintings. I “process” these motifs in my own way, sometimes “crunching,” sometimes “kneading” them to create my artworks. Except for internal organs, numerous ineffable “scenes,” objects and shapes, well up in bubbles in my paintings, all of which are the “dramatis personae” in my dreams. I would like to continue depicting my original world in my paintings.
Comings and Goings between the World of Dreams and Reality
“I want to draw a world full of fun where viewers can let slip a chuckle.”
KAMIJO Mika keeps drawing energetically with this desire in mind. She was diagnosed to be suffering from congenital bone disease, fallen sick from joint dislocation at three months of age. Even now she lives her life in a wheel chair fighting against the pain. She was spurred to draw while she was in a hospital, located in Shimosuwa-cho, Suwa-shi. At that time, she drew a portrait of a staff worker in the hospital. Twenty years has passed since that pivotal moment. She has continued to draw in her home studio, while doing her best to deal with her physical condition.
She has received awards at various art competitions, beginning with the “’98 Art Paralympic Nagano.” Her design was commercialized in the Tokyo megapolis and she continues to vigorously expand her activities.