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アーティスト 桜井 智
Tomo Sakurai




Born in Japan. Graduated from Yokohama College of Art and Design, and has been balancing body and mind by drawing pictures since her teens. In order to release bias and pursue the beauty of contrast, her art excretes in monochrome. Techniques of expression are mainly informel, minimalism, and installation. Her production philosophy is to make people aware of mesothece. With an exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre (France) in 2022, started producing conceptual art that combines upcycling of bamboo and mourning dresses with contemporary art. She has exhibited and presented many works in Japan and abroad using a variety of techniques.


サスティナブル × 現代アートプロジェクト

This is an attempt to embody "GOEN" itself, a sensory language that cannot be directly translated in foreign languages connected through artwork, from the perspective of sustainability and contemporary art. The first phase of the project will be an exhibition at several venues in Paris, the place of origin, in January 2024.

Main Exhibits


 2024 Schrodinger's curtain (Tokyo International Gallery, TERRADA ART COMPLEX Ⅱ, Tokyo)

 2022 Y=(0.298912*R+0.586611*G+0.114478*B) (Tokyu Plaza Shibuya, Tokyo)

 2020 MONOCHROME 2020 Tomo Sakurai exhibition of original (Art Gallery SANAGI, Tokyo)


 2023 Crossing Borders with ART 2023 (DDD ART, Tokyo)

Art Fair

 2022 FOCUS Art Fair Paris (Carrousel du Louvre, Paris)

 2021 ART FAIR TOKYO 2021 (Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo)
2020 artTNZ produced by AFT with APCA (TERRADA ART COMPLEX II, Tokyo)


 2007 "Yokohama College of Art Graduation Exhibition" Encouragement Award


 2023 Aida Mitsuo Museum (Tokyo)

 2020 Korea Art Museum (Seoul)


 2024 Public collection (CHARES&KEATH, Tokyo)

 2023 List Sotheby's Event Exhibition (Location undisclosed)

 2023 Tokyo Tower Live Painting (Tokyo Tower main deck)



 2024 シュレーディンガーの幕 (Tokyo International Gallery、TERRADA ART COMPLEX Ⅱ、東京) 

 2022 Y=(0.298912*R + 0.586611*G + 0.114478*B) (Amalgam Art Gallery 東急プラザ、東京)

 2022 Accumulation (Faramarz Lounge & Gallery、東京)

 2020 MONOCHROME2020 桜井智原画展 (Art Gallery サナギ、東京)


 2023 Crossing Borders with ART 2023 (DDD ART, 東京)

 2023 漂流祝祭日 (横浜市民ギャラリー、神奈川)


 2022 FOCUS Art Fair 2022 in Paris (カルーゼル・デュ・ルーヴル、フランス)

 2021 アートフェア東京2021 (東京国際フォーラム、東京)

 2020 artTNZ produced by AFT with APCA (TERRADA ART COMPLEX Ⅱ、東京)


 2007 《横浜美術短期大学卒業展》奨励賞


 2023 相田みつを美術館 (東京)

 2020 韓国美術館 (ソウル)


 2024 パブリックコレクション (CHARES&KEATH渋谷)

 2023 リスト サザビーズイベント展示 (場所非公開)

 2023 東京タワー ライブペイント (東京タワー地上150mメインデッキ)



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Yin and Yang

When I am silent, I fall into that place

Where everything is music


Today I have seen the works by contemporary artist Tomo Sakurai. It was an arranged meeting in the sunny winter day. I’m always happy to go out on the days like this. Everything was black and white, the simplicity of colors made me turn my attention to the texture, gradations, mysterious forms, that move, expend, sing in its own language. No, not language, they sing in silence. I always try to fill my wardrobe with colors and my days with music, and I guess I miss some other beautiful aspect of life.  

Once I’ve heard that when you are sad it’s like the world looses it’s colors. Our emotions effect how we see the world, how we react, what we expect. But the world without colors, is it so bad? The world is just stripped out of it’s clothes and accessories, fancy perfumes and make up. 

And what is left then? Just naked truth.   

The truth that we are afraid to face. Some people is afraid to be alone for even sometime, because they don’t want to face themselves as they are. Imperfect, hurt maybe, but a beautiful human who can love, share joy, overcome challenges. The truth is very simple, colored in white and black.  

Some people turn on TV just to avoid the silence, and not knowing that silence speaks more than any sounds. And black and white may express much more than any colors. 

In the tarot deck there is a “Death” card, portraying a skeleton, but the meaning is not a death itself. The meaning is transformation and rebirth, facing the truth. Skeleton, without skin or muscles, nothing left but the truth. 

If I keep writing I feel I will produce even more chaotic thoughts. Let me stop here with realization of something important and something still covered in mystery. I will stop right now and sit in silence facing noting else but the truth.    












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