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HAZE

Born in 1978 near the big Mt. Rokko in Kobe Japan. Under the influence of his father, he has spent much time climbing mountains every weekend. At three, a book "Heaven and Hell" was his favorites and often made a lot of small clay creatures, which usually lined up in the window.

After studying at University of Art, he began to travel around the country along with Shamisen, Japanese traditional guitar, to seek Japanese identity and feel natural spirits floating around. Shamisen, standing for shamanic drum, brought him spiritual intuition and combined strongly with invisible world and he found his original interpretation to Japanese mythology, which is his theme in his artworks and develop his interests to ancient wisdom, which are seen in every roots of bliefs worldwide.

Creatures appearing to HAZE's art works have two horns, which is the antenna or lightning, to get intuition. Eyes are popping because of "satori(悟り)", enlightenment experience.

Recommendation:

"The SHINTO is the deepest expression of the ancient culture of Japan, its origin dates back to the beginning of time, it is similar to the animistic religions of ancient shamanistic peoples of Siberia. HAZE invites us to the meeting of its ONI (two-horn-monster), small recurring characters in the Japanese tradition, representations of good and evil spirits, very present in B. D. in animation at MIYAZAKI, they resist time.

HAZE is an important artist in the young Japanese generation.

MAISON DU CHEVALIER-Galerie art Contemporain- Jean-Marc TILCKÉ"
(ex-professor of Phirosophy and Arts at Solbonne University & owning contemporary gallery for 35 years)