I think that I stand at the tip of the era when people have accumulated and I think what I express there.
I study works and literature from past to the present regardless of field, then I think about what I should address and what to express myself.This is the way of thinking acquired when I was doing research at engineering department. As a way to further exploit the results of other researchers and to further develop, they are incorporated into their own production stance.
I was born and grew up in Japan and have the sensibility I gained. It is my core, as if I trying to imitate the culture of other countries, it ends with superficial things. I want to take full advantage of it, absorb various cultures and create new sensibilities. I always try to input and output a lot, and I want to expand my own work more and more.
I draw a picture for a gentle person.
People who are too gentle to others sometimes sacrifice their hearts.
For such people, I draw. I hope that people who are too gentle will be able to send a life that will make their hearts calm.
Shin Itagaki was born in a town in Yamagata, Japan. Living around mountains and lush greenery, Shin’s disposition toward nature has been a constant in life. When he was in high school, he belonged to the mountaineering club and climbed the mountain on weekend. He felt a quiet world away from the hustle and bustle of the city in the mountain. The majestic nature overwhelmed and inspired him, and he felt a continuous life.
These feelings are also reflected in his works. The painting that feels like a calm moment. The building which floods in Tokyo is thought as still life. The girl with the wall standing there. It seems to be lonely in the wistfully thing. However, the relation appears when the same motif is repeatedly drawn. Even if there is only one piece in front of you, it is part of the continuum, and there is a connection. It will be considered the same in life and society.
While exhibiting on a regular basis, he is seeking the possibility of expression, 3D modeling, making music, live performance, and working as a graphic designer. He received a Bachelor of Engineering from Ibaraki University, and Diploma of Art from Tokyo Design College.
|2018||"100 Collection", "FGS Collection" at Fuji Gallery Shinjuku|
|"Shiodome Street Festival2018 -Summer-" (Japan)|
|"Blue Collection" at Tokyu Department Store TAMAPlaza (Japan)|
|"Approximation" at Gallery IRO (Japan)|
|"Shin Itagaki Exhibition" at Tully's in Omotesando Hills (Japan)|
|2017||"Shiodome Street Festival 2017 -Winter-" (Japan)|
|"SEBIT2017" at TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM (Japan)|
|2016||"inquire" at Design Festa Gallery (Japan)|