Nene Tatsumi is a Japanese artist. While studying the law in the university of Keio, Japan, she started to draw the illustrations inspired by the manga, animes, to and traditional artworks of Japan. Studied the art at the P.I Artcenter in NY for 6months, she came back to Japan and got a Gakuten Prize in 2018, by the work[Mirror]. After graduated the university of Keio as bachelor of law, she got a prize of the women association prize in Japan, 2019. Also, that work [Fate]was exhibited in the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Ueno.
In July of 2019, She got a Nika Association Prize, Japan. That work[Passion] was exhibited at The National Art Center, Roppongi.
Also, she participated in LUXEMBOURG ART FAIR, 2019 by the gallery of Spain.
In 2020, she participated and exhibited at the Diocesano Museum di Terni, Italy, supported by the coartmagazine.
In 2020, she will exhibit her artworks at collective exhibition of KUNSTRAUM GERDI GUTPERLE gallery, Germany.
She graduated the master of law of Sorbonne University in France, 2020.
My artworks are inspired by the Asian traditional arts, which also called as illustrations. Growing up in Japan, culture of illustration, seeing not only the historical artworks, but also art like manga and anime, I have been absorbed in the beauty of those artworks.
My subject matter is inside of human feelings.
By my illustration, I try to draw the real figure of people in the society. I mix the flowers, human body and faces as the motif to express human feelings such as saddness, anxiety, fear, joy and love, etc.
As Hokusai, Japanese historical artist, drew the landscapes by the illustration long time ago, I wanted to draw the people’s feelings like a landscape.
Although most Japanese people do not have a religion, growing up in Christian family, I have been fascinated by many masterpieces of European paintings like the works of Michelangelo, Leonard de Vinci.
I try to draw my interpretation of human feelings within the Bible verse in a contemporary way.
For example, “Passion”, one of my painting which won a prize in Japan, is an expression of the song of Solomon.
My goal is to inspire those who see my work to see more deeply the world around them, to discover the purpose of their life, hope and beauty of life itself.