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Artist Statement

I am always open to the things which come through my five senses in my daily life. Those are colors and forms, something come through communication by words and sounds, and something like atmosphere caught by the senses of smell, touch and so on. I always observe my painting to get a next step on painting by the hints of one color piece, a small part of the picture, the whole structure of the picture or the atmosphere of the picture. When I misread the hints, I analyze the reason of my mistake and try to find another step. I always repeat this process and complete a painting.

Viviana Puello
ArtTour International Magazine

Misa Aihara draws her inspiration from many sources. Usually, she says, the image of the complete piece dosen't come to mind before she begins, but as she starts working on a piece, a small detail of the same can trigger her imagination and influence the result. Other times, this inspiration comes from the atmosphere or the whole structure of the canvas.

Many of her works have acquired her great popularity and recognition the world over. Just glancing at her works, one may classify them as abstract. On further scrutiny, however, one can begin to recognize an organized and planned spontaneity-the result, order out of chaos, compositions that evoke profound feelings in the viewer as an invitation to explore deeper dimensions of consciousness.

Misa Aihara is, without a doubt, one of the best artists who has emerged in the international art arena in recent years. Her works are timeless masterpieces full of depth and meaning. Aihara's passion, dedication, and drive are represented in every piece. She is incredibly accomplished and is striving to discover more in her research into colors and how they influence one's emotions. This unstoppable artist is a great source of inspiration, and her career is a testimonial to how far dedication and excellence can take an indivisual in her journey.

October 2016

Color as content by Rose Hobart 2012

Rose Hobart: There is a certain rhythmic pattern prevalent in many of your paintings, is there any correlation between the notion of musical composition and the performance of colors in your artwork?

Misa Aihara: Musical composers work with sounds, which are originally noise. Sound alone, does not express a concrete rhythm. I am interested in that notion of music. I want to make a performance with non-representational parts of colors, textures, brushstrokes and so on-every component on canvas.

Misa Aihara is an incredibly accomplished painter. Though her canvases seem to have been comprised by an abstract-expressionist’s agenda, on second look it is obvious that the artist’s hand, here, is calculated. It’s hard to develop an extremely lucid explanation, or even a definitive emotion when staring at Misa’s artworks. Which is why they are so compelling. It is within the calculated chaos of her canvases that one finds intrigue, a spark that keeps you looking to discover more.

Misa Aihara creates kaleidoscopic paintings by filling the canvases with thick layers of color that visually stir emotions through sensatinal perception. Misa Aihara utilizes color theory in order to show how colors interact between one another and how a simple juxtapositon between hues builds depth to a two-dimentinal canvas.

One becomes enveloped with intricate relationships between line, shape and color standing in front of Misa Aihara’s large scale oil on canvas paintings, and her briliant coloration and whimsical forms charismatically entice personal sentiments from all grace with her opulent paintings.

(Ruthie Tucker-Amsterdam Whitney Gallery NYC)