acrylic and oil on canvas
1940mm x 1305mm
With this work, I felt that I finally succeeded to express a concept called a phase but I suddenly changed from the heavy, fractal image to a more sophisticated, urbane, aesthetic sense.
I suffered some criticism that I had done this casually
even though the fashion at that time was for dark and decadent pictures.
I took a model from foreign fashion magazines, "Vogue" etc, as the element of formation and constructed a drawing, carried out luminosity analysis and coloured it three-dimensionally.
I did not put the "story" of the theme in to the "complex visual-representation"
as I painted with thick-layers to create a multi-layered form. Subsequently I
treated the multi-layered and single-layered forms as equivalent.
I'm coming to think that the "search for the madeness (the artistry of the formative
arts)" is most important.
||Catalogue of The 59th Exhibition of SHINSEISAKU , p.137
||Catalogue of Toshiaki Shibata's Exhibition of the Doctor Course at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, p.4