Let's enjoy art !
HANASAKA MURAL is art that anyone can easily enjoy. Art is not something to be appreciated only in museums, nor something that belongs only to someone else. Mural, wall art, is still unfamiliar in Japan, but we hope that many works of art will be born from this place and bloom in the world. With this in mind, we have named the project HANASAKA which means “to make flowers bloom” in Japanese. YANMAR has been supporting the next generation of athletes, and now we are expanding our support to artists who inspire people with our HANASAKA MURAL.
When I’m asked what I’m painting, honestly, I don’t even know myself.
What I can say is that I wanted to paint a piece that would excite you or soothe you on that large “canvas.”
I hope that you come see it in person since there is something about it that you can only feel when you’re standing right in front of it.
I wanted to generate as little trash as possible so I avoided buying new tools and paint as much as possible and made a conscious effort to use art supplies that were about to be disposed of.
About the work
When children create art, it is “free” and they aren’t concerned about what other people think of it. At times, it can also make adults realize something or uplift them.
While there was a sketch before the actual piece was painted, Jun Inoue’s art was updated upon encountering the vitality of children.
With the combination of various elements, including liberation, timing, and vigor, the piece provides the city with a new color.
The mural is one that frees you from the notion that “art has to be drawn with clean lines or that you can’t enjoy art because it’s too complex.” It is a mural that shouts, “just simply enjoy it!”
Inoue paints Japan’s unique, delicate spirituality using abstract lines, creating characteristic “spaces” in the piece. The exquisite feeling, like the merging of modern sensibilities with traditional spirit excites the viewer’s consciousness.
His constantly changing expressive style can be seen through the piece, “rising up” from the flat surface and shows the fusion of a variety of fields, such as fashion and display design.
・Nike US headquarters wall mural (2010)
・Live painting at the MIHARA YASUHIRO Paris collection (2012)
・Live painting at Worldwide Festival, the largest music festival in the South of France (2017)
Mural Produce: WALL SHARE Inc.
Yodoko Sakura Stadium
1-1 Nagaikoen, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, 546-0034