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Title : Oracle
Price : 370€
Date : 2019
Dimensions :460×330 mm
Technique : Mixed Media, Digital print, Gold Leaf

KASHIMURA Saori
【 Statement 】
My work combines the contemporary with the ancient to explore themes that transcend time. 
I work in the contemporary medium of large-scale digital prints with collage elements, 
and draw on traditional themes from Japanese and East Asian culture in developing my imagery. 
In order to explore my Japanese roots, I began looking at history, folklore, and myths, 
which led me to become interested in how these things have been passed down and 
become integrated with contemporary culture. As a result, I create work that experiments 
with visually connecting the past, present, and future. 
 
My recent works are based on the oldest surviving record of Japanese history, the Kojiki, and mythology.
 I both travel to the locations mentioned in these myths and
 historical records to take on-site photographs, and shoot staged scenes where I pose as 
characters from the story, styling the hair/makeup and fashion specifically for each story or scene. 
Elements from these various photographs are then collaged digitally and finally 
rinted on large-format inkjet printers. Once printed, I apply traditional materials such as 
gold/silver/copper leaf and paint to complete the surface. 
 
These works began as an exploration of my roots, my identity, and the ancient stories from 
my culture, but they have developed into a search for, and representation of, universal truths 
that can be found in the ancient but which transcend time. My use of digital media is purposeful, 
aimed at prolonging the physical lifespan of the work: when data is continuously saved in the
 newest form of technology available, it can avoid deterioration and hopefully be preserved for
 posterity, contributing to the passing down of the cultural heritage my imagery explores. 
When future generations see my work, my present will have become their past, and perhaps 
they will add their own twist to these images. Envisioning how the work might be perceived 
in the future fuels my imagination as I create.
 
These works subtly hint at the faith that everyone has, regardless of their religious or racial roots. 

【 Bio 】
Saori Kashimura was born and raised in Japan. 
She learned fashion design and spatial design professionally 
at Musashino Art University. Since then, she has taught 
herself digital art and expanded her range of expression.
 
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