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In Azumatei's work, photographs and digitally recorded images of sky and clouds form a base upon which several permeating layers of paint are applied and burnished to retain a “blurred” surface effect.
In the recollections and traces of the sky's appearance, which never repeats the same shape as it changes day by day, A senses the breath, warmth, and pulsating heartbeat of a human being, and by blending these impressions together sublimates them into the art work.
For some years now it has not been unusual to see a painting based on a photographic image, but Azumatei's unique sensitivity towards subtle change and transformation can be felt through the sensuous process that effaces the malaise of the photo taken and tries through the accumulation of multiple layering of permeating paint to restore the emotionally moving instant when the shutter was released.


東京オペラシティアートギャラリー Project N17 プレスリリース 作家紹介文より