This artist, Ms. Aki Kondo says “The happiness that exists here in this world simply is what it is. There can be things that lack form in this world, yet still exist, and I see and feel their countless vestiges here among us. I trace invisible paths of memory to paint them, and by painting them, I trace them once more. All this together forms the happiness that exists here in this world.” Aki Kondo, the writer, says this.
Because of the era of coronavirus that always side by side with anxiety, traveling abroad or gathering with friends to party is not the only “happiness” you deserve, but even from small events and things in our daily lives. I received a message that I could feel enough “happiness” from her book. If you want to actually see and enjoy the luster and excitement of her paint, the flow of the brush, and the overlapping colors that are the characteristics of Ms. Aki Kondo’s many works, please visit Park Hotel Tokyo in Shiodome. There are Artist rooms where each artists drew their works directly on the wall of the guest room, and one of them was finished by Ms. Aki Kondo. Please be healed in the “OTAFUKU” room filled with Ms. Aki Kondo’s world view. This collection of works is a book that makes me want to support Aki Kondo, who continues to draw works that strongly affirm living now.