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Kads MIIDA
www.kads.net


"自由である事、自然の一部である事" をテーマに生命力溢れる多彩な作品を創出するアーティスト。

 1980年代後半、東京造形大学在学中にイラストレーターとして活動を開始。油絵、アクリル画、版画、壁画などの絵画制作を主体に、アパレルや生活雑貨などのプロダクト作品、店舗内装・ロゴ・広告などのデザイン・アートワーク、様々な音楽とコラボレートするライブペインティング、自身の体験を基にした絵本の出版等、その創作活動は多岐に渡る。

 2011年の震災以来、それまで海外に向く事の多かった目を国内に向け、日本全国を巡り再見聞。各地で出会った人々と共に次世代へ向けてのメッセージを込めた作品制作に邁進。2013年開催の個展 "未来おみやげ展” を発展させ、漆工や藍染など日本の伝統工芸の職人達との共作に力を入れている。また絵画制作に於いては、これまでも 和 をテーマとした作品を多く手掛けてきたが、日本画の技法を取り入れる等、表現の幅を広げ、更に自身の世界観を昇華させている。

Kads MIIDA is an artist who works with the theme of "to be free, to be a part of nature" to produce colorful works brimming with vitality.

He started to work as an illustrator during the latter half of the 1980s, while studying at Tokyo Zokei University. The core of his creative activity is painting—oil painting, acrylic painting, prints, and murals—although it runs the whole gamut. He also creates products such as clothing and household items; designs artwork for shop interiors, logos, and advertising; performs live painting in collaboration with a variety of musicians; and publishes picture books based on his own experiences.

While Kads MIIDA's focus was on traveling overseas until the 2011 earthquake, he has since turned his attention to Japan, traveling the entire country to observe it afresh. Working with people who he has met in various places, he is striving to produce works that bear a message for the next generation. His 2013 solo exhibition, "Future Souvenir Exhibition," focused on collaboration with Japan's traditional craftsmen working in media such as lacquer or indigo dyeing. In terms of painting, while a great deal of his production has worked with Japanese themes, he has recently adopted techniques from genres such as nihonga—Japanese style painting—as he works to expand his expressive range and sublimate his own concepts further.