This is the personal project Kimura started in 1999, in which he’d make 1000 pieces of work “faces” by his original way of collage in the same sized paper (210mm×297mm).
Each face contains each facial expression at the moment which can never seen again.
“The main motif of my artworks is Human Faces.
Though I am quite interested in various aspects and contradictions which people have inside, I attempt not to think about them in the stage of creation. I’d rather devote my attention to force of line and exquisite balance of form, mass, composition and color so that sense of existence of my works, which are inclusive of said factors, can stand out.
If I hold up the emotion of human being, which is so complicated and elusive, as theme of my work, the work will be unable to catch up with the emotion and the work will be undistinguished. Therefore, in a state of selfless, I command not feeling but solely my aesthetic sense and attempt to create my work.
And then if you feel some complicated emotions of human beings are expressed out of my work [faces], it might be projections of what you have inside. The broken faces might be mirrors to reflect your emotions.”
Takahiro Kimura: website