KOROMO Shinichiro

Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program (Japan-based creators sent abroad)

update: 2019.3.18

KOROMO Shinichiro

Participating ProjectExchange Residency Program
(Japanese Creators sent abroad)
Activity BasedJapan
City / Place stayedQuebec / Centre Clark
Period2019.4 - 2019.6
Purpose of the residency

Montreal city, Quebec, Research of Canadian landscape.I will also find new motifs by walking around townscapes and buildings in Montreal and the nature within the city. Also I want to do research on ice hockey at the same time. Ice hockey is very popu-lar in Canada and it is a part of people's lives. Quebec has a long history of ice hockey in Canada, and you can see many materials such as skate rinks, armors and tools. From the old days, when hockey was played on frozen natural ponds and rivers to the way of contemporary hockey, I want to research canadian history that grew with the canadian landscape and its people, and connect it to my works.

Plan during the residency

Reserch of Quebec (Landscapes,Townscapes, National Parks, Old ruins, Museums, Galleries..)
Townscapes and Architectures about Montreal.
Gather Artmaterials, materials Tools and other things. Meet local people and gather information.

Reserch of Ice Hockey, Ice rink, Tools, History, and watch the games.
Gathering Activities,Fieldwork of Mountains and cities around the Quebec (Quebec City, Toronto)
Make Art works (Drawings and make Sculptures at Wood workshop studio)

Open Studio in late of residency program. I want to exchange ideas by having my work seen by many locals and artists, and want to make exchanges that will continue even after the residency program is over.

Activities during the residency

The research I did in Canada focused on the two topics of Canadian Landscape and Ice Hockey. I made drawings and sketches visiting Montreal’s Parks, Townscapes and Quebec’s National Parks. By visiting the National Museum of Art and the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa and Toronto and doing research on the Art of the Indigenous people and modern artists I learnt about the life of people and the scenery in those days, how people related to nature and oil painting techniques. It wasn’t Ice Hockey season, but I was able to see some games and visit a Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and museums where I could see some related materials. Regarding work production, I made drawings in the large studio that was prepared for me. I was also able to make new experiments with my Oil Paintings. I also participated in a drawing class in Shawinigan where I drew nude model.

Landscape with Tree, Oil on wood, 23.0×31.0cm, 2019

Ice Hockey, Oil on canvas, 60.6×72.7cm, Water color, Acrylic on paper, 21.0×29.7cm, 2019

Drawing (Nude), Water color, Acrylic on canvas, 20.0×15.0cm, 2019

Untitled, Wood, Leaf ,Pine cone, Puck, dimensions variable, 2019

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