Hiroaki Hasumi

Hiroaki Hasumi ⁄ 蓮見浩明

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Hiroaki Hasumi has been wondering what humans are born for. He was a motorcycle test driver and working hard. He thought it was a right job for him. Thanks to the job, he was lucky to find the meaning of his existence from the early days. But there was always danger in this job. He had passed through many dangers on several occasions and had a brush with death. Every time he experienced the danger, some miraculous power occurred and helped him out the danger. And then he heard someone’s voice, saying, “Not now. You still have a lot of things to do. Don’t die.” Eventually, he got an opportunity to see fine art photography. He thought it was a gift from God. It might be his new role to contribute to people with photography and be a chance to move on to the next stage. When he takes photographs, he tries to find hidden spirituality of Japanese in the object. His creative style is greatly influenced by his mysterious experiences which he had been through.
Exhibition history:
-THE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL MUSEUM / Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (2021-22)
-Glavny Prospect Gallery / Ekaterinburg, Russia (2021)
-ERARTA MUSEUM / St Petersburg, Russia (2020)
-THE BID Art Space / Pesaro, Italy (2019)
-NOVOSIBIRSK INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY / Novosibirsk, Russia (2019)
-SHATTO GALLERY / Los Angeles, U.S.A. (2019)

何のために生まれてきたのか。蓮見浩明は若くして二輪のテストライダーという命を懸ける仕事を得たことで、自分の存在意義を早くに見つけることができました。但し、その仕事には危険がつきまといます。「もうだめだ!」と思った瞬間が何度もありましたが、その度に不思議な力が働き危険な状況から脱することができました。そのとき「お前にはまだやることがある」という声を聞いたと言います。やがて彼はファインアート写真に出会いました。それは人々への貢献のために神様が彼に与えた次なる役割だと思いました。被写体の中に隠れた日本人の霊性を探る彼の創作スタイルはこれまでの不思議な体験が大きく影響しています
出展履歴
2019年イタリア・ペーサロのTHE BID Art Spaceで開催された「LANDSCAPES. East meets West International Group Show」に出展。ロシアのNOVOSIBIRSK INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHYに招待。ロサンゼルスのSHATTO GALLERYに出展。2020にはロシアのエルータ現代アート美術館、グラブニープロスペクトギャラリー、プレスティージャス国立博物館で展示。

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A new coronavirus has plunged the world into panic since the end of 2019. The world was disconnected, and at times, society was filled with great sadness and anxiety. In this situation, Hasumi thought about what he should do as an artist. He read the messages left behind by our ancestors, such as Japanese traditions, history, and legends, with a modern sense. He concluded that it is important to believe in and imagine a bright future. This future is not one of material wealth, but one that comes from a mind that is free from preconceived notions. He hopes that his work can provide a hint for the renewal of the world.

2019年末から世界をパニックに陥れた新型コロナウィルス。世界がつながりを絶たれ、時に社会は大きな悲しみと不安に包まれました。その状況の中、蓮見はアーティストとして何をすべきか考えました。彼は日本の伝統や歴史、伝説など先人が残したメッセージを現代の感覚で読み解きました。そして明るい未来を信じて想像することが大切であるという結論にたどり着きました。それは物質的な豊かさではなく既成概念から解放された心の中から生まれる未来と言います。彼は自分の作品が少しでも世界を再生するためのヒントになれることを願っています。

Shape of Truth (2021-) / 萬波一水
While the world became less energetic because of the pandemic, I was struggling to find hope in my life. One day, I was meditating in front of the waterfall. Then the voice came to me, saying, “Live with the passage of time.” I remembered one of Zen’s teachings. “Trying to realize the Truth by oneself is called ambivalent. When the universe leads you to it naturally it is called enlightenment.”
My journey to find a clue of the true meanings of life has just begun. Facing the waterfalls may lead to find the answer.
世界が光を失ったとき、私自身もこれからの生き方について迷っていた。そんなときある滝の前で瞑想していると「流れに逆らわずに生きなさい」という声を聞いた。禅の教えにある「自から真理を悟ろうとするのが迷い。宇宙からの働きかけで悟らされるのが悟りである」という言葉を思い出した。それ以来、私は滝と対峙し人生の真理を解き明かす旅を始めた。
・Media Size; 420 × 594 mm (16.5 × 23in), Image size: 370 x 463 mm (14.6 x 18.2in)
・Edition:5
・Media: Japanese Art Paper with Plaster coating + Archival pigment print
・Number of worksː 25
・Project progressː Ongoing

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Samadhi(2019-2021)
Kare-sansui or dry landscape garden is the Japanese traditional gardens, which only uses rocks and white sand to express mountains and water abstractly. While Hasumi Hiroaki was sitting down in front of the garden, he was led to the deep world of meditation and filled his imagination. Then he realized that Kare-sansui can release us from the sufferings of the material world.
枯山水は石と砂のみで山水を抽象的に表現する日本庭園である。蓮見浩明はその庭園の前で深い瞑想の世界へと導かれ、想像力を膨らませていった。そして枯山水は物質社会の苦悩から人々を救うためにあることに気づいた。
・Media Size: 279x356mm(11x14in), Image size: 203x254mm(8x10in)
・Edition:10
・Media:Japanese traditional handmade paper (Washi) + Archival pigment print
・Number of worksː 27
・Project progressː Done

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Snake and Centipede (2019-2021)
There is a legendary forest where a giant snake and a huge centipede had fought. The story of the brave warriors inspired Hiroaki Hasumi. He tries to unravel what a legend means to Japanese people in his photography.
ある森に巨大な蛇とムカデの戦いの伝説がある。蓮見浩明がその森で感じたものは勇敢な戦士たちの物語であった。彼は日本人にとって伝説とは何かを紐解いていく。
・Media Size: 344x329mm(13.5x13in), Image Size: 254x254mm(10x10in), Edition:5
・Media: Hahnemuhle FainArt Baryta Paper + Archival pigment print
・Number of worksː 22
・Project progressː Done

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