Yosuke Suda - JCAT

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BIOGRAPHY


  • Yosuke Suda’s adoration for calligraphy art began in his high school days. Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1979, he grew up in the suburbs of Nagoya and led an uncertain school life not wanting to live but at the same time not wanting to die. But during this time, there was something that caught his attention every day that he would gaze at while ignoring his lectures. It was the calligraphic works by a Zen priest that hung on the classroom wall. No matter how often he looked at these works, he never grew tired of them. He also wanted to make such vibrant works of calligraphy. Having studied calligraphy since the age of eight, this was the first time he found himself captivated by it as an art. He also continued to study calligraphy in university. However, he could never make such ideal works like those that never grew old to him. He went on to graduate and entered the work force. For the 10 years that followed he never picked up a writing brush, until one day in 2011, two photographs caught his attention. They were calligraphy made both before and after taking Mr. Motonari Nohara’s Method of the Natural Brush lectures. It was as though someone who played baseball in a grass field suddenly became a major league player. If he studied under this teacher, perhaps he also could create calligraphy that keeps one captivated. He immediately joined Mr. Motonari Nohara’s weekend school. To his surprise, not long after school started he was already able to make something like he never imagined. It was this moment that he had created something that he wanted to make and show to people. He continued to create and never grew tired of it. His life as an artist had suddenly begun.

    His purpose for his calligraphy and abstract paintings is not to train his dominant right hand by moving it like a machine, but instead to pick up his brush with this left hand,right foot, or even his mouth, and let the nature of his mind take its course in expressing the moment and its essence. His questioning of the mainstream tendency towards major works in modern calligraphy has pushed him to focus his works on small pieces that adorn our way of living. His hope is to invigorate those that see his works and inspire them to perhaps also become artists.


  • 須田陽介の書芸術への憧憬は彼の高校時代に始まった。1979年に愛知県で生まれ、
    名古屋市の郊外で育った彼は生きることが嫌だが死ぬのも嫌だという灰色の学校生活
    を送る高校生だった。その灰色の生活の中で彼が授業を聞かずに毎日興味を持って
    眺めていたものがある。教室に掲げられた禅僧の書だ。「この書は毎日見ていても見
    飽きることがない。自分もこんな瑞々しい書を書きたい。」8歳の頃から書道を習ってき
    た彼は初めて芸術としての書に魅了され、大学でも書道を学んだ。しかし、彼が理想と
    する見ていて飽きない書を書くことができないまま卒業をし、就職をした。それから10
    年間筆を持たない生活を送っていたが、2011年のある日、2枚の写真が彼の目に留ま
    った。ある人が野原元成氏の自然運筆法を受講する前と後に書いた書だった。「草野
    球の選手が突然メジャーリーガーになったような変化だ!自分もこの先生に習えば見
    ていて飽きない書が書けるかもしれない。」彼は迷わず野原元成氏の一泊二日のスク
    ールの門を叩いた。驚いたことにスクールの開始早々から考えられないほど良いもの
    が書けた。初めて自分が書きたいもの、人に見てもらいたいものが書けた瞬間だった。
    どれだけ書いていても飽きることはなかった。彼のアーティスト人生が突如として始まっ
    た。

    彼の書と抽象画は鍛錬をして機械のように利き手である右手を動かすことを目指すの
    ではなく、左手・右足・左足・口でも筆を持ち、自分の中の自然にまかせてその時・そ
    の場の気を表現している。また、現代書道の主流である大作主義への疑問から、生活
    の場に飾れる小品を中心に発表している。彼は彼の作品を見た人に元気を与え、自
    分もアーティストになれるかもしれないと思う人が増えることを望んでいる。


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