[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] Shotarou Sanada’s solo exhibition “Process Landscape” will be held from Saturday, July 13th. He abstracts real landscapes and draws them with vertical strokes.

Ginza Tsutaya Books (6th floor, GINZA SIX, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold a solo exhibition by Shotaro Sanada titled "Process Landscape" on the art wall in the store from Saturday, July 13th to Friday, August 2nd, 2024.

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Process Landscape.001, 1167 x 910 mm, 2023, oil and acrylic on canvas


Shotarou Sanada is an artist who continues to create works on the theme of creating "new landscapes" by thoroughly abstracting elements extracted from real landscapes. He will graduate from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts in March 2024, and is currently working on creative projects while also exploring the expansion of expression through artificial intelligence and the roots of human creativity at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo.
Sanada believes that landscapes, whether natural or urban, stretch from the bottom up. Based on sketches and photographs of landscapes, he creates blueprints of the final composition and colors before starting work. He takes his time in the planning stage, including setting the theme, concepts, and putting knowledge into writing, and then improvises vertical, flowing strokes that express the nature of time and gravity, following the blueprint.
This exhibition will focus on three new works from his representative large-scale painting, Process Landscape.

・Artist statement

Paintings are both walls and windows. They separate space, but at the same time they penetrate fiction and reality, establishing a physical relationship with us.
"Process Landscape" is a series of large-scale paintings in which elements extracted from actual landscapes are abstracted and reproduced as new landscapes. The paintings are based on a planned brushstroke, color selection, and composition, and are based on the ideal of recreating that plan in the real world. It is a creative project that allows the artist to create a landscape that continues to develop while accepting the improvisational brushstrokes and environmental irregularities that arise during the production process. The blank canvas is updated as a world by incorporating information into pigments and accepting new elements and objects as relationships and environments.

Shotarou Sanada

・Sales of exhibited works

Works exhibited at the venue will go on sale from 10:30 on Saturday, July 13th.
Depending on the pre-sales situation, sales may end before the start of the event.
The online art marketplace "OIL by Bijutsu Techo" will begin selling the pieces from 12:00 on Monday, July 15th.

*Depending on the pre-sales situation, sales of some works may end before the start of the exhibition period.


Shotaro Sanada

Born in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture in 2000. After graduating from the Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Aesthetics, he is currently enrolled in the Master's program at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies. He is a recipient of the 8th Kuma Foundation scholarship. While presenting large-scale paintings with the theme of "new landscapes," he practices interdisciplinary research in aesthetics and information engineering, exploring whether human creativity resides in communication with extended bodies through painting and artificial intelligence development. While enrolled at Tokyo University of the Arts, he was selected as the first artist for the "Google Japan x Gen Z Artist" project, and was responsible for holding live painting at Makuhari Messe and permanently installing a large painting at JR Nagano Station. After entering graduate school in 2024, he held a solo exhibition in Taipei and created a permanent mural at JR Ueno Station, continuing his wide-ranging activities.

・Exhibition details

Shotarou Sanada solo exhibition "Process Landscape"
Dates: July 13th (Sat) – August 2nd (Fri), 2024
Time: 10:30-21:00 *Closed at 19:00 on the final day only.
*The session may be subject to change.
Venue: Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Art Wall Fee: Free Organizer: Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Cooperation: CPD Co., Ltd.
Inquiries: 03-3575-7755 (during business hours) /info.ginza@ccc.co.jp
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