Kumi Machid influenced by the tradition of Japanese ink painting, the simple lines of the ink pen reinterpreted the recognizable pop culture idol. The soft and tense strokes exude opposite, often contradictory goodness, indifference, intimacy and alienation. There is no mention of snow in the title, and the snowy day evokes the imagination of the audience. With its usual soft tones, Machid’s extra use of color makes the character’s next glance mysterious and profound.
Snow Day, 2008; Sumi (blue); mineral pigments, pigments, coloured pencil and pencil on kumohada linen paper; 194 x 162 I’m; Collection of the National Museum of Art Osaka