Scarlet Love & Nishikigoi Trio : Shinjuku Serenades, 2010

by Hiro Ando

Painting : oil

175 x 135 x 3 cm 68.9 x 53.1 x 1.2 inch


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175 x 135 x 3 cm 68.9 x 53.1 x 1.2 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Artwork location: France

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Serie "LOVE , Clouds and Nishikigoi Chronicles : Shinjuku Love Affair“

In the heart of Shinjuku, where the vibrant energy of Tokyo meets the tranquil allure of artistic expression, Hiro Ando embarked on a visual journey that transcended the ordinary. His canvas series, titled “LOVE, Clouds, and Nishikigoi Chronicles: SHINJUKU Love Affair," unfolded a captivating tale of romance, nature, and the iconic LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana.

The city lights of Shinjuku danced like stars in the night sky, casting a surreal glow on the bustling streets. Nestled within this urban symphony stood the famous LOVE sculpture, a beacon of passion that seemed to radiate its essence into the surrounding air.

Ando, inspired by the pulsating beat of Tokyo's nightlife, captured the essence of love in its myriad forms. The canvas breathed with the ethereal touch of clouds, drifting across the midnight canvas like whispers of romantic tales. The LOVE sculpture, bathed in the gentle glow of city lights, became a focal point, a symbol of enduring affection.

Nishikigoi, the vibrant and graceful koi fish, swam gracefully through the composition, their colors echoing the emotions that lingered in the Shinjuku air. Each brushstroke conveyed the ebb and flow of emotions, as if the koi themselves were carriers of love stories, swimming through the currents of time.

The clouds above mirrored the transient nature of love, forever changing and evolving. They weaved a narrative of fleeting moments and enduring connections, as if the heavens themselves were witnesses to the romantic tales unfolding in Shinjuku.

As viewers immersed themselves in Ando's canvas, they could almost hear the whispers of lovers strolling beneath the neon lights, the soft rustle of cherry blossoms, and the gentle splashes of the Nishikigoi in a nearby pond. The LOVE sculpture, a silent witness to countless stories, stood as a testament to the universal language of love that transcended cultural boundaries.

In “LOVE, Clouds, and Nishikigoi Chronicles: SHINJUKU Love Affair," Hiro Ando masterfully blended the urban vibrancy of Tokyo, the timeless symbol of love, and the serene beauty of nature. The canvas became a portal into a world where love, in all its forms, found expression in the heart of Shinjuku—an ode to romance, art, and the enduring spirit of a city that never sleeps.

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galerie jacob paulett • France

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Hiro Ando

Japan  • 1973


Hiro Ando was born in 1973 on the island of Shikoku in Japan. Hiro Ando started his career as an illustrator in 1995. In 2005 he founded with Saori Nakamishi an artist studio in Tokyo to manage the creation and promotion of other young neo-pop artists who express their own popular culture in their creations. Today the studio "Crazynoodles" has ten artists.

Hiro Ando is a versatile artist. He works in oil on canvas, digital media or video. His technique consists of making several sketches before painting on canvas. The painting shapes itself and emerges in the streets of Tokyo at night, and combines lots of colors and graphics. Hiro paints dark cityscapes and goldfish all over the canvas.

The marriage of the two subjects makes the whole of the painting dynamic and violent, with a strange feeling of eternity given by the goldfish which recall old Japanese paintings and watercolors. The sculpture is a recent addition to the media used by Ando, who started working on a series of orange, green sculptures ... inspired by Japanese popular culture. Thus the cat, which is a lucky charm in Japan, like the Maneki-Neko, takes different forms such as the samurai or the sumo wrestler.

The artist translates this theme into a modern style. The shiny and smooth materials, the vivid colors, the brutal but rounded shapes of Hiro Ando's sculptures take us to the world of manga in which the artist's generation grew up. Hiro Ando's art is the meeting between the Meiji era and Manga, he is Shogun in the world of Pokemon, he is traditional Japan seen through the eyes of young people: he certainly belongs to Japanese neo pop art.

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