/ 杉田 廣貴
currently resides in Fukuoka
University of Kagoshima, Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2006
Koki Sugita was born in Miyazaki, Japan in 1983. He studied about Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Kagoshima University. He lives in Fukuoka, Japan, works around the world. His artworks is in numerous collections including the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Hilton world wide, Van Cleef & Arpels, and more.
Metropritan Empire prise, NYC, USA, 2017
The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Florida, USA
Hilton world wide, Tokyo, Japan
Van Cleef & Arpels, London, UK
Enoshima Shrine, Kanagawa, Japan
Kanzeon-ji Temple, Fukuoka, Japan
and, Works held in private collections in some countries.
Art of Life
Japanese calligraphy began at age 22.
Sugita did not like writing at all.
Turning point is at the age of 19. He experienced two suicides in a week.
With that experience, he decided to change myself.
In that process he encountered Japanese Calligraphy.
It was based on the teachings of kendo that continued from 6 years old to 18 years old.
“The pen is mightier than the sword.”
He switched the sword to the brush.
It was part of the DOU “道”. (DOU is meaning near Bushido. the path of the samurai spirit.)
Therefore, it faces calligraphy in a unique way.
He values his experiential learning and the improvement of spirituality.
Learn the history and way of life of the predecessor,
He goes to places where they were alive, and does training like them.
Dedication to the shrines and temples is one of them.
In that way, he has raised Sugita ‘s calligraphy.
Calligrapher with soul.
Sugita’s representative performance art is just writing.
However, it has been praised by many people. It is rated “Amazing!” Regardless of race.
Also, Japanese people say “I am glad that they are Japanese.”
The expression is based on one sense of values.
Pray, and Serve our spirit.
It is a traditional Japanese philosophy.
This philosophy is the basis of Sugita ‘s calligraphy.
Artworks are collected worldwide.
Sugita’s art activities have undergone a major turnaround in 2013.
He held a solo exhibition in New York. Then it spread in Los Angeles, Florida, Washington DC.
Since holding a solo exhibition, the number of offers from all over the world has increased.
Sugita’s artworks are also collected in Europe and Asia.
Museums in the US ; exhibited with famous artists such as Van Gogh and Picasso.In companies such as Hilton and Van Cleef Arpels.
Sugita has been refining the Japanese tradition so far. However, in a long history, I realized that culture has grown around the world and mixes.
He is also influenced by art and design such as Jackson · Pollock, Andy · Warhol, Monet etc.
“Culture goes around the world.”
He decided not to be biased towards the traditional Japanese tradition.
We will accept the cultures and concepts of the world.
Again, he is seeking his art.
It’s not just a painting, it’s an experience!
I am good at being a Japanese.
It is unavoidable to keep it as Sugita only for Japanese.
Tears overflow when you see the work.
I feel the work is alive.
There are many things to teach from the way of life.
The work was wonderful.
I felt graceful in your writing.
That brush will strain the surrounding air as well.
Whenever you see it, it comes to my mind.
It was an opportunity to look back on “What is living?”