MITSU HARAGUCHI

& artworks

About

Ever since humans left their caves, houses have provided 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.

When I paint a house, I indirectly paint the family who lives or lived there. When I paint a commercial building, I paint the workers who work or worked there. Although you may call it a landscape painting, I do not feel like I am painting a landscape. What I paint are the portraits of people in the form of architecture. I call it “houses-scape” painting.

In this website, I introduce my “houses-scape” paintings in places where 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. Hope you will enjoy them.

  •  12/29/2021 11:12 PM

December 29, 2021

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  •  05/31/2020 09:51 PM

May 31, 2020

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  •  12/22/2019 07:46 PM

December 22, 2019

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  •  12/21/2019 10:37 AM

December 21, 2019

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  •  08/11/2018 11:09 PM

August 11, 2018

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  •  08/05/2018 11:23 PM

August 5, 2018

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  •  07/29/2018 11:37 PM

July 29, 2018

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  •  07/12/2018 02:02 AM

July 12, 2018

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  •  08/21/2017 11:07 PM

August 21, 2017

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  •  08/16/2017 12:00 AM

August 16, 2017

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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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