Material : Washi (Japanese paper)
Area : Kutchan Towan, Hokkaido Prefecture
When I saw Shoya's work at SOMOZA, a restaurant and gallery in Niseko,
I had the illusion of being drawn into the world of his artwork
Shoya's photographs, mainly of Niseko's snowy landscape,
printed on washi paper, evoke a sense of calm and richness
like an ink painting, expressed only in black and white gradations.
When I stand in front of Shoya's work, it seems to
remind me of important things that we Japanese have almost forgotten,
such as wabi-sabi and appreciation for nature.
This exhibition brings together works on the theme of "MIZU".
Please enjoy the beautiful scenes depicted by the water; MIZU as seen through Shouya's vision.
［ Profile ］
Founder・Creative Director at Sekka Style & Zaborin
- Born in Yorkshire, England.
Moved to Australia with his parents at the age of 13.
- First came to Japan.
After working as a club DJ and radio DJ, established a design company in Sapporo.
Not only design, but also involved in the entire design, from concept creation to website creation.
At the same time, making use of his experience in Australia, he began to be active as a photographer.
- Opened restaurant "Sekka" in Niseko.
- Launched "J-sekka", a complex facility consisting of stay, dine, experience in Niseko.
Launched "Sekka Brand".
Announced architecture with attention to detail from concept creation to construction and interior.
Received highly rated from domestic and international as Sekka brand = Shouya Grigg.
- Opened a luxury ryokan "Zaborin" in Niseko.
- Opened restaurant, bar & gallery "Sekka lab".
- Opened "Somoza", a renovated 150-year-old house.
- "Shiguchi" scheduled to open.
His lifestyle itself is already art.
Everything around him becomes art by seeing through his eyes.
*AMART 2022 exhibited works will be available from Friday, October 28, 2022. We hope you will look forward to them.