ART OSAKA 2022
Nagashima Chihiro “Couples”
Artist’s comment: Many of my works feature two people or other beings together. Whether they portray close friends, someone with a dear animal or heavenly creature, or two whose destiny will bring them together, I think of these as “couple” paintings. Seeing a couple who are very close to one another feels like a glimpse of a heavenly scene. Moments of peace and respite, moments when belief is justified, or simple moments of ordinariness all become priceless. Such moments are worthy of being depicted in fine detail and with clear focus. I paint them to make sure I remember them.