OHBA Sakura

Born and now residing in Saitama Prefecture in 1991. She graduated from Musashino Art University,
oil painting department. She have been always interested in the idea of existence (identity) and all worldly things that are passing. For several years after graduating from school, she was creating not only paintings but also was doing live painting that you create in real time, dance and acting.
Currently she mainly paint landscapes in oil. After going to Wakkanai, the northernmost part of Japan, for live painting, she became interested in the various values of life in Japan, and in 2019 after moving to Kawara Town, Fukuoka Prefecture, she created the painting "Kawaradake in summer". Recently, she have produced "tokyo.shibuya" that captures the city and people in the time of Corona. Vividly she express this unpredictable world from her unique perspective.

For her, the painting is a memory and a record. Everything that can be perceived is a fact, but it is a subjective event in the same time. And the existence is uncertain, but even if the existence of me is uncertain, she can confirm it if she see the work in front of me. She feel that she can shape my existence by re-experiencing and "appreciating" things that cannot be visualized, such as emotions and thoughts. Sharing and discussing subjectivity with others through the work can also be a task of reaffirming her existence. She know others through my existence, and she find the significance of production in knowing her by knowing others. At the same time as she loves the flowing days, by incorporating the moment (temporary) into the work, she scoop out all the five senses including emotions and smells and the space where they existed from oblivion and connect them.

OHBA Sakura