Zen abstract painter/singer-songwriter from Yokohama, Japan based in London.
My mission is creating music and painting where Japanese aesthetics and Western aesthetics express sublime harmony.
Acrylic on Paper A2 (42.0 x 59.4 cm - 16.5 x 23.4 in)
Filemed in The Regents Park in one lazy afternoon.
Recorded at home while London was under Lockdown.
Artists Statement (for painting)
I’m a strong believer that the truth lies beyond duality.
My goal of creation is going beyond duality.
Not love or hate nor good or bad. Something beyond them.
Duality in painting is adding and subtracting.
Adding comes from putting brush marks on paper and subtracting comes from space around them where no brush marks exist.
I want to create a superb balance between brush marks area and space where no brush marks exist. For me both elements are equally important as brush marks won't exist without space and space is not recognisable without brush marks.
Once this materialised, the painting will be visible but at the same time invisible.
The painting you can see and you can't see at the same time.
It is like you can't hear anything when you hear two sounds with opposite sound waves at the same time because the sounds are canceling each other out.
There are sounds but you can't hear them.
This applies to my painting. A painting which you can't see but stays vividly in your mind.
Artist Statement (for music )
The silence is the key ingredients for my music.
Not just notes...a space between the notes is what makes music more interesting....
and words ...I'm deeply influence by Haiku Poetry. I just drop words in an empty space to create lyrics.
Arrived London UK to pursue music career.
First solo acoustic gig at Lock Tavern in Camden Town.
First EP Life Is Upside Down is released from Pogo Music.
Formed a duo O-ARC with London-born guitarist Neil Mason who has been playing with Masa since EP’s recoding session.
They created highly original sound collage like songs with just using three elements: voice, acoustic guitar ,and electric guitar.
They played at unique art related spaces like Tate Britain, Institute Of Contemporary Arts Whitechapel Gallery , Art Car Boot Sale at Brick Lane, Leyden Gallery, Comme des Garcon’s boutique Dover Street Market.
The first album En is released from Weast Music.
4 of the songs from the album is used for TV series Hollyoaks
Started creating abstract calligraphy like paintings to add new images for O-ARC
Acquired a representation by Toukou Gallery who specializes in a master potter Hiroyoshi
His first interview was featured in webzine Chom Magazine by Chrom Art which supports
The first O-ARC's Japan live concert was held at Myosaijij Temple. It was a charity concert to
help raise money for Mihara city in Hiroshima who was devastated by heavy rain in 2018.
Created a Logo for a craft lovers website Elluse. He created it on one sunny afternoon in The
Regents Parkin London and all the process were filmed.
14day Solo exhibition at Wine Bar Namiya Yokohama, Japan.