Mr. Ryu Kosaka
Born in 1960, Tokyo, he graduated from the architecture department of Musashino Art University and entered Nomura Co., Ltd. He is currently the creative director of A.N.D. (Aoyama Nomura Design) within Nomura's commercial space department. He has worked on several high-profile restaurants and hotels, including the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo Main Dining Room, and the environmental design for the Shin-Marunouchi Building. In the last few years his activities has been expanded to foreign countries.
Digital artwork changes in real time on large screens in the entrance area to the Diamond and JGC Premier security checkpoint.
Title: Kusho – Writings in the Air: Reversible Rotation in Black and White with Cranes – New Chitose, White Light, Day and Night
Ultrasubjective Space is logically perceived to rotate equally in both the left and right directions whereas all kusho works of art rotate only in one direction. Therefore, your consciousness will read the character from the left or right direction. Kusho is calligraphy in the air. The deep, fast, and powerful black ink traces gives a new interpretation as it reconstructs the character three-dimensionally in space. The logical structure of TeamLab’s Ultrasubjective Space becomes two dimensional. In other words, the calligraphy wanders both back and forth between a flat plane and solid body. This work brightens up with the sun rise and darkens when the sun sets. During the night it glitters in white light.
teamLab is a collective, interdisciplinary creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers and editors. Referring to themselves as "Ultra-technologists," their aim is to achieve a balance between art, science, technology and creativity.
After getting off the escalator to the lounge, guests are greeted by a work by Japan's celebrated calligrapher, Shishu.
Title : "Dream, JAPAN!"
No one can tell you what your dream looks like.
That's why we give up when we face hardships.
Because our dreams do not shine brightly.
The dreams we have held on to are now out of reach.
To reach your dreams is to face trials.
Yes, dreams approach us as a chain of trials.
So, when you are going through a difficult time,
Think of it as a sign that you are climbing the stairs to make your dream come true.
Then, you will be able to achieve your dream,
we can face the challenges without panicking, rushing, or giving up. We can face them without running away.
It is "you who is chasing your dream" that shines brightly.
Sisyu (Calligraphic artist)
A Japanese calligraphic artist officially recognized by the Japanese government. Born in Japan, she dedicated herself to creation ever since she started "Sho" (calligraphy)at the age of six. Moved to Tokyo and started her professional career as a calligrapher. Her creations inherit the traditional "Sho" and express the transition from the past to a new age of "Sho" with a new perspective. Using calligraphy, Sisyu has established herself as an artist in Japanese calligraphy and she has expanded this by incorporating them into other art forms such as sculptures, media arts, and paintings. This comes in forms of etched iron calligraphy, and her latest artwork adds calligraphy etched in glasses to the collection. This has evolved into a grander scale that combines sculptures, lights, and shadows. Through this work, Sisyu symbolizes the Japanese soul of "Zen" and is consistently projecting this art form to the world.
Her latest endeavor involved being invited by Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts (founded 155 years ago by Rodin)in year 2014 and 2015 as a VIP guest where she adorned the entrance area of the art exhibition (Art Salon)at the basement hall "Carrousel du Louvre" with 250㎡ of floor space.