I am very good at continuing things. My 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.
My work is dedicated to capturing everyday moments on conventional materials. In the pandemic, seeing a prominent stack of newspapers growing taller in my studio made me think about the compression of my time. Now, I face today’s newspaper, to feel the present.
— 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.