A brilliant “scratching” painting exhibition in Ono city, JAPAN

At Cafe Soleil (Ono city, Fukui prefecture), an illustration exhibition “Bird, or …” is being held. Until August 31, 2018.

First solo exhibition by WAKABAYASHI Tomomi, an illustrator living in Ono city. A total of nine such items as “scratching” that scratches and draws layers of color overlaid with crayons and acrylic paints are on display.

All six works by scratching have titles beginning with “Bird, or …”.

She looks back. “A teacher of high school days edits literary magazines. He asked me to paint a cover picture. I heard a story of a memorial issue of literary fellows, I painted with the feeling of turning flowers. The petals began to look like birds.”

In common scratching techniques, only layers of color are made using crayons. She combines acrylic paint and transparent crayon to finish the work. “I want to express with brilliant coloring.”

She shows a smile. “I got the same feeling as when I scratch a scratch card. I knew of the existence of transparent crayons while trying various painting materials, and I got to the technique that fits my feeling.”

It is about two years since she began scratching. “This exhibition mainly exhibited works of B5 size, I would like to work on large-scale works in the near future.”

WAKABAYASHI Tomomi exhibition “Bird, or …”

  • Venue
    Cafe Soleil (Hon-machi 8-17, Ono city, Fukui prefecture)
  • Opening hours
    9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Holiday
    Every Sunday
  • Entrance Fee
    Free

(The article was published by Fukui Keizai Shimbun.)

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