Artist Name
Shigeto Yamashita
Painting is an act that is given to everyone, not only to those with a background or recognition. How can one express one's own personality without being influenced by the eyes of others? This is not limited to the arts, but is a necessary element for society to carve out its future. In order for that freedom not to be controlled by anyone else, I believe that art exists to explore and develop a world that is uniquely one's own.
I have a serious physical disability. In drawing, I can only hold a pen with four fingers. This is not something to be pessimistic about.
It is not something to be pessimistic about, but a great opportunity to create a new contemporary art that only a very few people can experience. I take advantage of my disability and pour my whole heart and soul into a single painting to give it a perspective and emotion that many people cannot see. The soul I put into my work may not be able to move or empathize with many people. This is because my paintings are not limited to people with disabilities, but they are messages to people who are hurt, struggling, and have lost hope for life, as well as to those who seriously support them.

絵を描く事は誰にでも与えられた行為であり、経歴や認められた人だけが、あたえられるものではない。周りの目に影響されず、いかに自分らしさを表現できるか。それは、芸術に限らず、社会が未来を切り開くために必要な要素だ。その自由が誰からも支配されないために、自分だけの世界を探求し、開拓していくために、芸術があるのだと思う。
僕は体に重い障害がある。絵を描く上で、ペンを4本の指で支えることしかできない。これは悲観すべきことではなく、限られたごくわずかな者にしか経験できない、新しい現代アートを生み出す大きなチャンスなんだ。僕は与えられた障害を逆手に取り、多くの人がみえない視点、感情を一枚の絵に全身全霊で魂を注ぎこむ。その作品に込めた魂は多くの人の感動や共感にはつながらないかもしれない。なぜなら、僕の描く絵は、障害に限らず、傷つき、もがき苦しみ、生きる希望を見失った人たちやそれを本気で支える人に向けたメッセージだからだ。
Artist Biographies
I was born in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan in 1973. Currently I live in Miyagi Prefecture. I have developed progressive muscular dystrophy since childhood, and have used ventilators since 1999. I worked on creative activities from the beginning of 1990 and started CG works in 2001. Currently, at the same time as working on the web at home, I continue to draw works using my slightly moving fingertips and computers. I have won numerous awards and had held solo exhibitions on an irregular basis. I have also been a student at the Kyoto University of Arts (Communication system) since '21.
'73年宮崎県生まれ。宮城県在住。幼少に進行性筋ジストロフィーを発症、'99年(26歳)から人工呼吸器を使用している。'90年(17歳)に独創的な作品を手がけ始め、'01年(28歳)からCG制作に取り組んでいる。現在は、IT企業で在宅勤務する傍ら、CGで創作活動を行なっている。作品発表はオリジナル卓上カレンダーが中心で2000年から一度も途切れず継続している。また、'21年より京都芸術大学芸術教養学科(通信制)に在学中。

1993 Awarded the Tomohito King's Cup at 6th Yomiuri Painting Exhibition for Independence of a person with disabilities
1996 Participates in "Two people" exhibition (Yurtec head office, Sendai)
1997 1st Solo Exhibition (Maruzen Gallery, Sendai)
1998 Participates in "Link" exhibition (Awagin Gallery, Tokushima)
          2nd Solo Exhibition (Silver Center, Sendai)
2000 3rd Solo Exhibition (Takutaku Gallery, Sendai)
2004 4th Solo Exhibition (Small house on the prairie Gallery, Miyagi)
2005 5th Solo Exhibition (Nimanendo Gallery, Sendai)
2015 Participates in Borderless Art Organization
2019 Participates in "1st Amo Labo Art" exhibition (Almond Ginza, Tokyo)
1993 第6回障害者自立読売絵画展「寬仁親王杯」受賞
1996 「二人展」ユアテック本社(仙台)
1997 「第一回個展」丸善画廊(仙台)
1998  「LINK展」あわぎんギャラリー(徳島)
           「第二回個展」仙台市シルバーセンター(仙台)
2000 「第三回個展」TAKUTAKUギャラリー(仙台)
2004 「第四回個展」大草原の小さな家(宮城県亘理町)
2005 「第五回個展「弐萬圓堂ギャラリー(仙台)
2015 「一般社団法人障がい者アート協会」の登録作家になる
2019 「第1回アモラボアート展」アマンド銀座店(東京)
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