Artist

Hidetaka KAJI

Hidetaka KAJI

INTRODUCTION

K1-30(total 30 pieces)

When I first saw Kaji’s work, I couldn’t quite believe that he had drawn them only using colored pencils The drawings, which are made up of countless strokes in colored pencil on paper, are the visualization of a simple and earnest intrinsic desire to express himself. Kaji, who is severely autistic, has a variety of obsessions as part of his daily life. It has been 11 years since he started attending his art class. He eventually began to draw in even strokes with balanced colors, which conveys to the audience that he is creating his paintings with a certain intent. He also uses his colored pencils until they reach the same length, another important “obsession” of his. For Kaji, creating a drawing and keeping his pencils at the same length are equally important, and for him, both may be “works of art.”

PROFILE

Born in 1992 in Osaka, Kaji currently resides in Osaka. Currently a member of atelier ripehouse. Kaji, who is severely autistic, has a variety of “obsessions” that are part of his daily life. He has been attending art classes for 11 years. Running colored pencils across paper is one of his “obsessions,” though he eventually began to draw in even strokes with balanced colors, so we can see that he is creating his paintings based on his own thoughts. He also uses his pencils and colored pencils until they are the same length, another of his “obsessions.” For Kaji, creating a drawing and keeping his pencils at the same length are equally important, and for him, both may be “works of art.”