Erika Kusumi

クスミエリカ

クスミエリカ

Erika Kusumi

プロフィール/Profile

1982年生まれ。北海道札幌市出身・在住。フォトグラファー、ウェブデザイナー、美術作家。
自身が体験した“現実”を記録し、時間も空間も異なる写真を幾層にも重ね合わせ、デジタル処理を施した「デジタルコラージュ」作品を制作。写真以外の素材は一切使用せず、全て自身で撮影した写真のみを用いている。誰もが目にすることが可能な現実の風景を再構成することで、非現実な世界でありながらも、現実・日常の延長線上、あるいは平行線上に存在する世界であることを表現する。

Born in 1982. Presently lives and works in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
Freelance photographer and web designer. Also an artist.
My works function as memories of the “reality” experienced.Overlaying pictures with
different times and spaces, my works have been processed digitally. The artist qualify my works as digital collages, made out only of the photographs I have taken.

アーティストステートメント/Artist Statement

 現在、写真はスマートフォンを始めとするデジタル機器の普及によって、日常を気軽に記録できる身近なメディアの一つとなりました。多くの人々にとって写真は記憶の外部装置であると同時に、自身を表現し発表する事の出来るメディアとして、その役割を拡張し続けています。しかし、どれだけ技術が進歩しても、撮影された一枚の写真はあくまで連続する時間の一瞬を記録したものに過ぎません。
 私はコラージュという技法を用いて、異なる時間や様々な空間の写真を重ね合わせて一枚の写真では表現しきれない時間性・空間性を拡張すること、および写真以外の要素を用いないことで写真の持つ要素の拡張を試みています。また、現実では撮影不可能な物理法則を無視した表現は、アンドレ・ブルトン(André Breton,1896-1966)が発表した「シュールレアリスム宣言」の思想に由来しています。多くの画家が取り組んできた絵画表現としてのシュールレアリスムを、現実の記録である写真を用いることは、写真を気軽に楽しめる現代において、より身近な表現となりえるのではないでしょうか。
 ブルトンは「シュールレアリスム宣言」の中で、理性によって支配された現実世界ではなく、夢・幻想など潜在意識的な世界を表現することで人間の開放を目指すと述べています。
 誰もが目にすることが可能な現実の風景を再構成することにより、非現実的な表現でありながらも、その世界が日常の延長線上に存在するかもしれない世界であると示唆すること。そのことにより、今を生きる人々にとっての開放となることを願い、制作しています。

Today, with the spread of digital devices such as smartphones, photography has become a familiar medium, allowing us to easily record our daily lives. While photographs act as external memory devices for many people, photography continues to expand its role as a medium for self-expression. However, no matter how much technology advances, a single photograph is nothing more than a record of a moment in the continuity of time.
I attempt to extend photographic elements using collage techniques, superimposing photographs of different times and various spaces to expand senses of time and space that cannot be expressed in a single photograph, and by not using elements other than photographs. Further, this form of expression—which ignores the laws of physics that cannot be photographed in reality—draws from the ideas of a Surrealist manifesto written by André Breton (1896-1966). Using photography as a medium that records reality, Surrealism—a form of expression that many artists have engaged with through painting—can become more familiar in today’s world, where photography is easily enjoyed.
In his Surrealist manifesto, Breton states his intention to liberate human beings by expressing the subconscious world of dreams and illusions, rather than a real world ruled by reason.
By reconstructing a real landscape that anyone can see with their eyes, I create an expression that, while unrealistic, suggests a world that may exist as an extension of everyday life. In doing so, I hope my work will liberate those living in the present.

主な出展歴/Major Exhibitions history

個展/Solo Exhibition
2012
Vertical Images of White“, Salon Cojica, Hokkaido
2014
“Hokkaido Arts Foundation Art Space Exhibition vol.19 Erika Kusumi:Ambivalence”, Hokkaido Arts Foundation Art Space, Hokkaido
2015
FAbULOUS WALL Featuring Erika Kusumi“, FAbULOUS, Hokkaido
Planter“, KIITOS hair design, Hokkaido
2017
FAbULOUS WALL, Erika Kusumi Exhibition“, FAbULOUS, Hokkaido
Corridor of Kaleidscope“,Galley Monma ANNEX, Hokkaido
2019
Polyhedron“, Galley Monma, Hokkaido
2020
Erika Kusumi Solo Exhibition KIYOE GALLERY NISEKO presents,3rd Exhibition at Black wood Grill, Hokkaido
Hongo Shin Sapporo Memorial Museum of Sculpture sponsored by Waku Waku Art School 2020 “Fantasy x Reality”
Collaborative work production using photographs solicited from the general public, and solo exhibition , Hokkaido
2021
“Erika Kusumi Solo Exhibition” Hokkaido Bank Arts and Culture Encouragement Award, Lilac Gallery, Hokkaido
3331 ART FAIR 2021 Satellite Venue Solo Exhibition”Segment” at NOHGA HOTEL UENO TOKYO, Tokyo
グループ展/Selected Group Exhibition
2014
Erika Kusumi and Ikumi Shirayama exhibition “Parallel”, space SYMBIOSIS, Hokkaido
2016
Motion-Emotion | Invigorated City“, Sapporo Art Museum, Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido
“ART FAIR SAPPORO 2016 (from Galley Monma)”, Cross Hotel, Hokkaido
the art fair +plus-ultra 2016 (from Galley Monma)“, Spiral, Tokyo
2017
ART FAIR SAPPORO 2017 (from Galley Monma)“, Cross Hotel, Hokkaido
2018
3331 Art Fair 2018“, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
Utopia & Chaos“, MINA-TO (Spiral 1F), Tokyo
MINA-TO 2nd Anniversary “Spring Light”, MINA-TO (Spiral 1F), Tokyo
“CASE: 10 -scape”, CIBONE CASE, Tokyo
2019
VOCA 2019 Exhibition“, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
JR tower Art Planets 2019,Young storytellers,The present of North Painting“, JR TOWER PLANIS HALL, Hokkaido
“ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2019 (from Galley Monma)”, Hotel Okura Fukuoka, Fukuoka
2+2 Hokkaido-Gwangju Art Exchange Exhibition 2019” Phase 1, Gallery Retara, Hokkaido
2020
“ART FAIR PHILIPPINES 2020(from Syukado)”, @The Link Ayala Center Makati, Manila, Philippines
ART FAIR MONMA 2020“, Galley Monma, Hokkaido
The materials“, Shukado Gallery, Tokyo
Sapporo Art Stage 2020 “Kids Art Festival”, Sapporo Community Plaza SCARTS, Hokkaido
Sapporo Museum ArtFair”(from Gallery Monma)“, Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido
2021
“SIX ARTISTS -Dream in a dream-” Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo
“ART FAIR Tokyo 2021 (from Galley Monma)“, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
Art Gallery Hokkaido “Dogin Art and Culture Encouragement Award Winners’ Exhibition” Hokkado Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido

その他/etc.

2014
My article was introduced in Hokkaido Arts Foundation published “Kita no Tobira”vol.100
2015
Sapporo*north2 AWARD ver.SIAF2014 category of photographs grand prize
2017
Promotional artwork design of Sapporo Education and Culture Hall’s musical“Our Town”
2018
My works published on “BIOCITY” No.74 cover
My article was introduced in Sapporo Child Information magazine“Asobo” August in 2018
2019
My article was introduced in Monthly magazine”Artcollectors” September 2019
Promotional artwork design of Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art special exhibition “Cabinet of Curiosities: 151 Years of Hokkaido History”
2020
My article was introduced in Sapporo Education and Culture Hall Information magazine “act” vol.36
Received The 48th (2020) Sapporo culture prize for encouragement prize
Received The 30th DOGIN(Hokkaido Bank) culture prize for encouragement prize
2021
Commissioned work for permanent outdoor installation in a certain place in Tokyo