At the Park Hotel Tokyo, we welcome our guests with hospitality in the form of “arrangement”, one of Japan’s aesthetic values, expressed through the medium of art. As part of this initiative, we hold series of art exhibition, “ART colours”, representing the four seasons of Japan. This is our 34th Exhibition, and with the cooperation of Paralym Art, it will be an exhibition in which artists living with disabilities draw their hearts and gratitude for art.
Speaking of Autumn, it is said to be Autumn of appetite, Autumn of reading, Autumn of sports, and Autumn of art in Japan, and it is a phrase that is not available in other seasons.
In Japan, there are many delicious seasonal food in Autumn. Rice grows, and many vegetables and fruits are harvested. There are also festivals to thank farmers for harvesting crops and pray to God for a good harvest next year. People are pleased that the harvest was successful and expressed their gratitude at the festivals.
In this way, the artists of Paralym Art, who are gifted with artistic talents, will be grateful that they can harvest the skills and sensibilities of art every day, reflect them in their artworks, and continue to draw. In the Autumn of 2020, please visit us and enjoy the crops of art that have become abundant at the exhibition of “A Harvest Festival of ART” at Park Hotel Tokyo.
Paralym Art is a social business certified by “beyond2020” program, which gives logo marks to cultural programs that contribute to the creation of legacy that is proud of the next generation, making full use of the regional rich and diverse cultures. Dedicated to creating a world where those with disabilities can achieve their dreams through art, Paralym Art teams up with disabled artists to foster the self-sufficiency of people with disabilities with the support of businesses and individuals, independent of social welfare.
Park Hotel Tokyo met with the Shogaisha Jiritsu Suishin Kikou Association Introducing Paralym Art in 2017, and agreed with their activity philosophy of “Creating a world where people with disabilities make their dreams come true with art”. As part of their social contribution activities, we are making various efforts such as installing “Corridor Gallery 32” in the corridor on the 32nd floor since 2018.
We would like to provide a place for the artist activities persistently, and to communicate with people both in Japan and overseas, as well as to support deep interactions with various encounters.
Park Hotel Tokyo will continue to aim to be a company needed by society, create shared value through art, and support Paralym artists’ independence and support/contribution to social advancement.
Date: September 24 (Thu.) – November 29 (Sun.), 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Atrium (25F)
Fare: Addmission Free
[Collaborated with] Shogaisha Jiritsu Suishin Kikou Association Introducing Paralym Art
[Designed by] Design Studio PHT
[Video Production] antymark annex
[Organizer] Park Hotel Tokyo
Price: 1,800 JPY
* Tax and service charge included
Glass: Sour glass
Grey Goose La Poire…20ml
Clear Peach Juice…40ml
Artwork Recommended by Omotenashi Concierge Asuka Shiraki
Artwork Recommended by Omotenashi Concierge Kanae Takasawa
Artwork Recommended by Omotenashi Concierge Kenta Yamada
Artwork Recommended by Omotenashi Concierge Ieva Valuckaite
Artwork Recommended by Reception Saori Sugihara
Artwork Recommended by Reception Elvira Kataranova
I am very happy to have an exhibition at Park Hotel Tokyo.
I love their view of the world of art at Park Hotel Tokyo, so I always check out their homepage and yearn for their art project.
And look! I am so excited that my artwork will be exhibited and also will be sold at Park Hotel Tokyo.
Although I loved to draw since I was little, I chose to go to school to study welfare instead of art. Unfortunately I had to quit school due to my mental illness I have had since I was in high school.
After 10 years, I joined the Koyokai and tried to draw a big piece.
I often worry.
However, rather than to be worried, my body tries to continue drawing.
There are times when I can not draw due to several illnesses, but when I am in good condition, it has a good rhythm and it makes me want to draw naturally. For me, I feel that both painful and enjoyable experiences are expressed in my drawing.
I would be happy if you could feel the happiness, hope and love by seeing my artwork. I would like to thank everyone for visiting this exhibition.
In my late teens and early twenty’s, I was hospitalized and bedridden due to congenital skeletal dysplasia. (I can take a sitting position now) I was searching for something I can do on the bed at that time. I came up with the idea of drawing like a graffiti I liked, and my parents got me a sketchbook and a water-based pen. I started to draw the faces of hospital staff during my hospitalized life.
Unexpectedly, the hospital staff were happy to see my drawings, and I have always remembered the happy feelings of that time. So that I still continue to draw even now.
I would appreciate it if you smile a little seeing my drawings.
A female painter with a congenital deafness. Fascinated by Buddhist statues and Buddhist philosophy since school years.
With this as an opportunity, she became interested in Shinto, and began to express her works as a motif.
It has a well-established reputation for its sublime and adorable style created by the landscape painted with beautiful colors and her fictional character “Cotton.”
Since I was a child, I have been expressing myself with drawings rather than words I was not good at. Beside my grandmother who draws Japanese paintings, I was drawing pictures of my favorite Beethoven and gorillas every day.
When I was Junior in high school, my heart was broken and I began to draw with paper and pen that were there to survive. Since then, I have continued to make various art techniques by myself, without being taught by anyone.
Suspicion of common sense, new, but common sense. I wish to be a detonator that evokes the feeling that each individual has forgotten.
I just want to get rid of the consciousness of “something like this.”
Above all, with the freshness of an amateur.
Mainly oil paintings, but I also draw with crayons and acrylics. I also do wood carving, and recently I make clay from soil and make glaze, and challenging ceramics. Since moving to a vacant house with full of nature of my grandparents, gardening and home remodeling work have become a part of my life work. Not only do my artworks, I am making an interesting and playful house every day.
I loved drawing since I was child, and I concentrated especially on drawing in my art class at school.
Last year, I won the Shoko Endo Award at the Paralym Art World Cup Competition, Shizu-chan Award at Paralym Art Cup, and Shiga Prefecture Award.
2 years ago, I also won the both Paralym Art Cup and Shiga Prefecture Award, and this is my starting point.
While continuing to deal with my illness, I will do my best on drawing.
– Graduated from New York Bartending School.
– While studying at the university, he studied classical cocktails in New York and then he went to Europe to study mixology cocktails.
– Besides working at Park Hotel Tokyo as a bar manager, after winning awards in various competitions, he launched the Gastronomy Algorithm that creates new cocktails with companies, makes a collaboration of chef’s dish and his cocktails, opens seminar, produces bar tools, and more, and he is active all over the world.
– While keeping the traditional style in his mind, he uses the latest bar tools, unconventional materials, and cooking techniques to finish cocktails, and he has belief of taking lessons from history.
That feeling when your heart is empty.
An expression used when you are sad or when you lose something important,
but I believe that emotion can be felt in a normal state of mind.
A complex, but never a negative emotion.
A cat with warm brown coloured fur and a restful face.
When I saw this artwork, unconsciously my heart felt empty.
However, at the same moment that emptiness was filled, and I felt a sense of calm.
The Artist wants people to think outside the box and to remember the natural feelings that are being forgotten.
Please enjoy art appreciation while being aware of your own emotions.
A cute cat, frog and dinosaur are drawn in eye catching vivid colors.
If you look closely, you can find countless human-like figures tightly drawn behind the animals, creating a somewhat strange feeling.
The unfamiliar figures drawn behind the cute animals arouse a feeling of fear and disgust towards the unknown, but at the same time, the curiosity of seeing the scary figures urges me to peep into the unfamiliar world.
A world where the law of the jungle prevails, in which the cat catches the frog and the dinosaur preys on the cat.
Will I be able to come back alive from this world?
2020, what is going on in Japan!?
No, it’s not just in Japan.
You can tell that the Earth itself is in a critical state, screaming out loudly.
A lot of unexpected things have happened, and we resist within the world where darkness is cast upon.
It would not surprise me if aliens appeared in front of us in the near future.
When I saw this artwork, it awakened my determination to fight the difficulties that stand in front of us and win the victory.
By looking at this artwork, how do you perceive Japan, the Earth, and your own destiny?
Everyone is constantly pursuing a feeling of security.
What we pursue is the security that helps us to continue to live.
Security which is a man’s close friend, appears in different forms and it is not an exaggeration to say that it holds a key to the gate of our existence.
The Artist Shikata says that her friend is Cotton, a bear with rough hair.
The kind-hearted Cotton comes down from a different world in all situations and in all circumstances.
In times of turbulence, Cotton says calmly that “this is only a passing point”, and works as a close partner in ensuring that she gets over the difficulty.
I think that the Artist’s choice of “Passing point” is great as it explains the artwork skillfully.
The friend comes from a bright place to meet, calling for a walk together, an advancement which is already recorded in my mind.
A soft-looking presentation, but the artwork strongly pulls one’s eyes to the message of security it broadcasts.
I believe everyone has had an experience of running away from something.
It may be running away from the overwhelming load of work you have to do.
It may be running away from homework that seemed never-ending.
When I saw this artwork, it reminded me of a nightmare I had when I was a little girl.
A dream where I was running away from something scary, and it was chasing me everywhere.
While running away, what crossed my mind are the faces of my family and friends back at home smiling.
Home, a place where I belong.
What is the person in the artwork running away from?
What do you see in this artwork?
This artwork illustrates the richness of the Autumn Harvest, which is based on the Midsummer Festival in Latvia.
In this picture we can see a man and a woman. The man represents the sun and the woman represents the moon.
Regarding the woman’s clothes, the light blue colour portrays the blue sky, and the dark blue represents clear water, both necessary to grow food.
The green colour symbolizes grass and plants, and black is for the colour of the soil (in Russia black is reminiscent of soil).
The woman’s wreath crown has an abundance of maple leaves attached to it, as if representing the fertility of the autumn harvest.
The ruby colour of the necklace also relates to the richness of the harvest.
Finally, the sleeves are like the colour of the Amethyst stone.
It is commonly known that the colour of the Amethyst stone is meant to protect the carrier with special power so as to protect those who work in the fields.
I believe that if God was to see these clothes, he would give his blessing for a rich harvest.