Masaki Mori discovered 4’33”, John Cage’s masterpiece during his studies. He then became interested in experimental music, which led him to produce drawings in order to visualize musical space. His “Gig” series expresses the visual image of postmodern, deconstructed music, represented among others by John Zorn. He solves the existential anguish caused by his long struggle with illness through drawing.
Born in 1969, Masaki Mori lives in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. He joined Atelier Yamanami in 2016.
Masaki learned graphic design in a vocational school of design. While in school, he experienced 4’33”, the masterpiece of John Cage in his concert and became interested in experimental music of the United States. Afterwards, he started his own unique drawings with visualizing musical space in mind. Masaki produced “Jiuta (base songs)” Series based upon the expansion of space embodied by underground and Psychedelic rock and “Gig” Series expressing the visual image of deconstructed postmodern music represented by John Zorn, among others.
Masaki loves Antonin Artaud, a poet, and admits himself that he resolves existential anxiety caused by his long struggle against illness by drawing pictures.
Preface : Yukiko Koide & Raphaël Koenig
Foreword : Christian Berst.
Catalog published to mark the exhibition Japan Brut : the moon, the sun, yamanami, from August 31st to October 5th, 2019.