I am very good at continuing things. The SUNRISE FROM A SMALL WINDOW painting series began as a simple meditation, born out of a feeling of restlessness and an observation of the contrast between the chaos in the news and the natural calm outside my window, and it evolved from there as I continued to paint and explore my emotions and reactions to the news. In this sense, the project is never finished.
The pandemic was the spark that started this series, but it has grown beyond any single theme. It is not about the news or about the sunrise. The series is united by practice, by routine, and by my personal experience. When I describe it as meditative, that is what I mean: it is a method of reflecting on my feelings and sharing them with the world. It is my visual diary, my reaction to the day, captured in color rather than language. I’ve found that painting is the best way for me to communicate my emotions, to interact with the world. And so, I will continue.
— Sho Shibuya is a Japanese artist living in Brooklyn, New York. His work is primarily concerned with exploring the concept of time and creating a visual, emotional record, and the paintings have been exhibited at the Triennale Milano, at Art Basel Miami Beach in collaboration with Saint Laurent, and the Momu Fashion Museum, among others.