Sushi Sho

Sushi Sho New York

April 2, 2024

I am so honored today to share the photos of the art I made for the new Sushi Sho in New York. Walking into Sushi Sho New York is an experience I won’t forget. The design and attention to detail is extraordinary and Chef Nakazawa has created a space and experience like no other, highlighting the best Japanese craftsmen and artists. Chef Nakazawa and I began talking about this collaboration over a year ago when he visited my studio in Karuizawa. Our shared vision is to bring Japanese culture to international audiences through food, art and crafts as a way to preserve the cultural heritage of Japan.

This painting is a meditative work reflecting on the solitary nature of a life of focus and achievement. A reflective comment on the change over time of the artist’s view of what is important and worthy of focus and dedication. ‘Solitary‘ is about the letting go of values and beliefs that no longer feel sincere.