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For the upcoming exhibition on December 17th
 

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Takashi HATTORY was born in Tokyo in 1970. While working as a diplomat specializing in the Middle East, he continues to create artworks, mainly paintings. He is currently living in Jerusalem and making artworks using soil and sand from Israel and Palestine while praying for peace and stability in the region. The soil embraces life and death, as all of us are born from the soil and return to the soil. The history of the place is soaked into the soil, not only the history of human beings, but also the history of the earth itself. He believes that the soil in this place gives his work the power and beauty that the soil itself has.

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Mixed media: sand, soil and oil on canvas