Pledge of the dazzlement

PrizeFinalists in Create (art), Shortlist in Create (art)
University/SchoolKanazawa college of art
ArtistMarina Ito

The two boys are happy, but insecure about their mutual love. It is the red thread of fate that connects their little fingers and binds them together all over their bodies. This red thread is also the bond between the two of them and their bondage to other people, suggesting their connection to people not shown on the screen. The red thread wraps around their bodies, and the tangled threads suggest the twists and turns they have gone through while hating and loving each other to reach their current relationship.

In my work, I seek to explore the possibilities of painting by combining the classical styles and techniques of Western art with the pop culture of my time. In particular, I incorporate elements of shoujo manga and Boys' love culture. I create stories based on the theme of love, and pursue the expression of relationships and emotions through the technique of oil painting. And I aim to establish a style of painting in the modern age while exploring my own unique worldview and method of expression.