Tsuyoshi Ozawa “Everyone Likes Someone, As You Like Someone”

Misa Shin Gallery

poster for Tsuyoshi Ozawa “Everyone Likes Someone, As You Like Someone”
[Image: OZAWA Tsuyoshi Untitled - Everyone likes someone, as you like someone By the children of Minamisōma who participated in the Yume Hat Minamisōma Oil on canvas, 2016]

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Tsuyoshi Ozawa’s creation Everyone likes someone, as you like someone is an enormous heap of over a hundred futons. Children encountering the installation are allowed to freely scramble up, slide down, and roll around on the heap of bedding, which generally goes by the name ‘The Futon Mountain.’ At the top of this mountain is a letterbox, where each child is encouraged to post a postcard with a picture he or she has drawn of a loved one, knowing that their card will eventually be delivered to someone he or she has never met.
This exhibition is made up of around thirty reproductions made by Ozawa of portraits drawn by children in Minamisoma, Fukushima, of people they love. The children’s pictures have been reproduced by Ozawa in simple lines on canvases each using a different background color, graded in tone. Each of these canvases has a white line running through its top section, coinciding exactly with the eyes of the figures in the paintings. When these are displayed side by side in a row, the lines connect up, forming a single beam of bright light running through the canvases. The eyes of the people loved by the children of Minamisoma seem both to be gazing out into the distance, and also casting their light upon us.



from April 15, 2016 to June 18, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-04-15 from 18:00 to 20:00
The artist will attend the opening reception.


Tsuyoshi Ozawa



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