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Photo by Sakiko Nomura

Atsushi Suwa

Born in 1967 in Hokkaido. Active in Tokyo and Saitama. He lived two years in Madrid, Spain, from 1994 under the Agency for Cultural Affair’s Overseas Study Program for Artists. For 18 years since 1999, he produced a series of portrait paintings of Kazuo Ohno and his son, Yoshihito, both Butoh dancers. The series helped him to move away from the pursuit of realism, which is a return to the origins of painting, and toward placing greater emphasis on the reporting process itself.


Video interviews with SIAF2020 participating artists are uploaded consecutively.
The summarized interviews are also available as text in PDF files along with the video interviews.
These PDF files are to be compiled into “SIAF 2020 Index”, a documentation book to share the full spectrum of SIAF2020 which will be published after February, 2021.

[About PDF file]
It is the edited text of the comments from the artist in the video interview to convey the projects within SIAF2020.
The QR code on the PDF file is linked to the video interview of the artist.
Please note that the linked URL is subject to change without prior notice.

Works (works that were to be exhibited, reference works, etc.)