It has been 5 years since
the Fukushima nuclear disaster,
30 years since Chernobyl's

Tamura Yoshiyasu & Marfa Vasilieva

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It has been 5 years since
the Fukushima nuclear disaster,
30 years since Chernobyl's

Tamura Yoshiyasu & Marfa Vasilieva

kleo_o

SCROLL DOWN
to explore our STATMENT

It has been 5 years since
the Fukushima nuclear disaster,
30 years since Chernobyl's

Tamura Yoshiyasu &

Marfa Vasilieva

kleo_o

SCROLL DOWN
to explore our STATMENT

STATEMENT

Tamura Yoshiyasu

It has been 5 years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, 30 years since Chernobyl’s. Because of this commemorative year I decided, together with Marfa Vasilieva, a Ukrainian photographer, to start a new art project. Ukraine and Japan, while being culturally completely different, share one important experience. The experience in surviving through a nuclear power plant disaster. How should the people who have been forced to leave their homes, faced with continuous health risks, find peace of mind? If there is a connection, it exceeds cultural explanation. Perhaps there exists a universal element that unifies mankind. In Japan there is the belief of animism, a belief there are 8 million gods. Prior to Christianity, Ukraine was also polytheistic, and this belief is still present. From ancient times, people have created myths, longing for gods and paradises. It was a mechanism that was necessary for the soul in order to cope with the cruel and hard world. And now, in this day and age this mechanism seems to become more and more important again. However, gods that we discuss here, are not gods who reside in some distant world. In fact, it is possible to find one in each person’s heart. Myths are born from the path of the heart, paradises are the fruits of human hopes, faith is to look at one’s own heart. In 2014 I collaborated with McQ Alexander McQueen, where I drew on clothes. Building on that experience, this time I will draw directly on people’s skin. The theme of the illustrations will be the mythology of Ukraine and Japan. Marfa Vasilieva will capture tangible hope on the body’s surface. We will present and share our art collaboration as a photo exhibition. We believe that the heart that longs for paradise, no matter how awful reality is, should never disappear. Which is why we have named our collaboration project after the old myth of Japan: Takamagahara. With this project we would like to show that Japan and Ukraine find each other in similar circumstances, searching for a system of comfort. In order to never give up hope.

Marfa Vasilieva

People often doubt themselves, their abilities, and forget that life is not eternal. Eternity exists in a series of moments. A moment of true revelation of oneself, a moment of believing in ones own dreams and desires, a moment where one makes the first step towards a long road called – The Way of the Heart. Precisely in that moment of heartfelt instinct, within the shining eyes and tender hearts – the truth emerges. The crystal of the soul, although great and powerful, needs to be carefully cared for. Through willpower, love and desire incredible achievements have been created on earth. They have build cities, invented science, gave birth to geniuses who cured illnesses and eliminated terrible tragedies. Human potential is truly great and only the spark of the divine in everyone of us was moving mountains and winning wars. The crystal of the human soul has endless divine potential, but it comes with responsibilities. We are all gods with our own unique set of sparks and magic. Project Takamagahara – Paradise on earth – everyone is a god.

STATEMENT

Tamura Yoshiyasu

It has been 5 years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, 30 years since Chernobyl’s. Because of this commemorative year I decided, together with Marfa Vasilieva, a Ukrainian photographer, to start a new art project. Ukraine and Japan, while being culturally completely different, share one important experience. The experience in surviving through a nuclear power plant disaster. How should the people who have been forced to leave their homes, faced with continuous health risks, find peace of mind? If there is a connection, it exceeds cultural explanation. Perhaps there exists a universal element that unifies mankind. In Japan there is the belief of animism, a belief there are 8 million gods. Prior to Christianity, Ukraine was also polytheistic, and this belief is still present. From ancient times, people have created myths, longing for gods and paradises. It was a mechanism that was necessary for the soul in order to cope with the cruel and hard world. And now, in this day and age this mechanism seems to become more and more important again. However, gods that we discuss here, are not gods who reside in some distant world. In fact, it is possible to find one in each person’s heart. Myths are born from the path of the heart, paradises are the fruits of human hopes, faith is to look at one’s own heart. In 2014 I collaborated with McQ Alexander McQueen, where I drew on clothes. Building on that experience, this time I will draw directly on people’s skin. The theme of the illustrations will be the mythology of Ukraine and Japan. Marfa Vasilieva will capture tangible hope on the body’s surface. We will present and share our art collaboration as a photo exhibition. We believe that the heart that longs for paradise, no matter how awful reality is, should never disappear. Which is why we have named our collaboration project after the old myth of Japan: Takamagahara. With this project we would like to show that Japan and Ukraine find each other in similar circumstances, searching for a system of comfort. In order to never give up hope.

Marfa Vasilieva

People often doubt themselves, their abilities, and forget that life is not eternal. Eternity exists in a series of moments. A moment of true revelation of oneself, a moment of believing in ones own dreams and desires, a moment where one makes the first step towards a long road called – The Way of the Heart. Precisely in that moment of heartfelt instinct, within the shining eyes and tender hearts – the truth emerges. The crystal of the soul, although great and powerful, needs to be carefully cared for. Through willpower, love and desire incredible achievements have been created on earth. They have build cities, invented science, gave birth to geniuses who cured illnesses and eliminated terrible tragedies. Human potential is truly great and only the spark of the divine in everyone of us was moving mountains and winning wars. The crystal of the human soul has endless divine potential, but it comes with responsibilities. We are all gods with our own unique set of sparks and magic. Project Takamagahara – Paradise on earth – everyone is a god.

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Tamura Yoshiyasu – Japanese Manga Artist, Painter

Born in Gunma, Japan, in 1977.

Since high school he has been involved with drawing cartoons and soon for a contract with the publisher Shūeisha. In 2003 his first manga, Fudegami (JUMPCOMICS, Shūeisha) was published on a very popular monthly again called “Gekkan Shōnen Jump”. Besides for drawing mangas he also works as a painter, inspired by Western style, and in 2008 he had his first personal exhibition titled “Genesis – Paintings by Yoshiyasu Tamura” at the Daimaru department store.
In 2011 he has exhibited his works at the “Nihonga ZERO” (Higari Zingaro, Kaikaikiki), an exhibition under supervision of Takashi Murakami. At that time he started to exhibit out of Japan., at art fairs. In the same year, starting from Mexico City, took part at several exhibitions abroad, including Basel, Taipei, Los Angeles, and New York, Poznan, Mexico City. In 2013 he has been invited to cultural events in Siena, Lucca, Lisbon and had a European tour of his works.

As he has published his works in various countries, in recent years he has received several invitations to hold his workshops in festivals and comic schools. His workshop always see large participation. In 2014 he had a personal exhibition at Palazzo Medici-Riccardi in Florence. He has worked with the fashion brand “McQ Alexander McQueen” for the woman winter collection 2014. Tamura has surely a bright future ahead, both a mangaka and as a painter.

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Marfa Vasilieva – Ukrainian photographic artist

Creator and developer of a patented methodology of work with women – “Photo-therapy as a means of female self-cognition”

Born in 1986, in Siberia.

“My profession started from a dream. Since childhood social and interpersonal skills meant a lot to me – I love communication and many different people. Each person living on Earth is unique, and it makes the world infinite. There are no unphotogenic people for me – all people are beautiful, each person with his or her own heart, depth and view”.

2006 – Exhibition “Collage/Decollage” with Alina Kapitsa – Kiev

2007 – Marfa Vasilieva – display of photographs – Kiev

2012 – Exhibition “Origins: there’s something greater in us than just organic memory” – Kiev

2013 – “Fairy Tales” – display of paintings Amsterdam

2014 – 7 Madonnas of Maydan 7madonnas.com – online-exibition

2015 – CLOUD PHOTO GROUP SHOW Amsterdam

AUTHORS

6199

Website

Tamura Yoshiyasu – Japanese Manga Artist, Painter

Born in Gunma, Japan, in 1977.

Since high school he has been involved with drawing cartoons and soon for a contract with the publisher Shūeisha. In 2003 his first manga, Fudegami (JUMPCOMICS, Shūeisha) was published on a very popular monthly again called “Gekkan Shōnen Jump”. Besides for drawing mangas he also works as a painter, inspired by Western style, and in 2008 he had his first personal exhibition titled “Genesis – Paintings by Yoshiyasu Tamura” at the Daimaru department store.
In 2011 he has exhibited his works at the “Nihonga ZERO” (Higari Zingaro, Kaikaikiki), an exhibition under supervision of Takashi Murakami. At that time he started to exhibit out of Japan., at art fairs. In the same year, starting from Mexico City, took part at several exhibitions abroad, including Basel, Taipei, Los Angeles, and New York, Poznan, Mexico City. In 2013 he has been invited to cultural events in Siena, Lucca, Lisbon and had a European tour of his works.

As he has published his works in various countries, in recent years he has received several invitations to hold his workshops in festivals and comic schools. His workshop always see large participation. In 2014 he had a personal exhibition at Palazzo Medici-Riccardi in Florence. He has worked with the fashion brand “McQ Alexander McQueen” for the woman winter collection 2014. Tamura has surely a bright future ahead, both a mangaka and as a painter.

portraitmine8277

Website

Marfa Vasilieva – Ukrainian photographic artist

Creator and developer of a patented methodology of work with women – “Photo-therapy as a means of female self-cognition”

Born in 1986, in Siberia.

“My profession started from a dream. Since childhood social and interpersonal skills meant a lot to me – I love communication and many different people. Each person living on Earth is unique, and it makes the world infinite. There are no unphotogenic people for me – all people are beautiful, each person with his or her own heart, depth and view”.

2006 – Exhibition “Collage/Decollage” with Alina Kapitsa – Kiev

2007 – Marfa Vasilieva – display of photographs – Kiev

2012 – Exhibition “Origins: there’s something greater in us than just organic memory” – Kiev

2013 – “Fairy Tales” – display of paintings Amsterdam

2014 – 7 Madonnas of Maydan 7madonnas.com – online-exibition

2015 – CLOUD PHOTO GROUP SHOW Amsterdam

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