MITSU HARAGUCHI

& artworks

About


About
Ever since humans left their caves, houses have been places that provide comfort and protection from the harsh environment. In this regard, every house has the same function anywhere in the world. However, their appearances significantly vary even in the same country. That is because houses reflect not only the way people adapt the environment, but also the culture and history of the people dwelling within.

Houses or buildings have been the subject of my painting for the past few years. Although you may call it a landscape, I do not feel like I am painting a landscape. When I paint a house, I feel like painting the family who lives there. When I paint a commercial building, I feel like painting the workers who work there. In other words, I am creating the portraits of people in the form of architecture. I call them “house-scape” paintings.

In this website, I introduce my “house-scape” paintings in places to which I am personally attached, including my home town Ome (Japan), Poughkeepsie (NY), which changed my artistic life and Aix-en-Provence (France) where I spent one summer in a residency program.

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  • 08/11/2018 11:09 PM

In order to attend a group show, I went to Poughkeepsie, NY, my second home town.....

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  • 08/05/2018 11:23 PM

Through a Different Lens - Stanley Kubrick photographs

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  • 07/29/2018 11:37 PM

The first plein-air of this year...

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  • 07/12/2018 02:02 AM

I have the honor to be part of group show, Merit Scholarship Show at he Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery...

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  • 08/21/2017 11:07 PM

I went out for plein-air painting last Sunday, The weather was nice. I enjoyed every minute of it....

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  • 08/16/2017 12:00 AM

At long last, finally, I got my own website! I have been thinking about creating one for more than a decade, but never had a chance to do it....

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Inteview by Bertrand Delacroix Gallery

Inteview by Bertrand Delacroix Gallery

Prior to his premier exhibition at Bertrand Delacroix Gallery in October, 2015, Mistu talked about his style in watercolor and his life

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Mitsu's bio

Mitsu was born in Japan and has been living in New York since 1991.

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