SAORI KANDA

ARTIST / Contemporary art performer

SAORI KANDA

Dance, Destruction, and Creation

I let my body move with the energy of that moment
I let my body dance and paint
And I express the primitive joy of human being
Transcending nationalities, races, sexes, and ages of those who I encounter
I share the joy and paint the light of joy

As the moon gently shines
I believe the light revives upon any darkness

SAORI KANDA

SAORI KANDA was Born in Yamaguchi Prefecture (Japan)
She grew up in Baghdad(Iraq) and in Dubai (UAE) in her childhood.
This experience gave her a great opportunity to see the beauty of the world as well as a strong sense of longing for Japan.
She keeps traveling around the globe, visiting new places, meeting new people, and those are the energy for expressing her passion.

” LIFE PAINT ” is her form of ART.
She uses her entire body to feel the waves of music and draw her unique piece of art on a large canvas as if she dances.
She breathes a life into the canvas. Her work grows and become filled with freewheeling spirits by experiencing the cycle of destruction and rebirth.
She, as a painter, becomes a part of her own work and her outstanding performance attracts offers from all over the world.

ART PERFORMANCE
FUJIROCK FESTIVAL, O.Z.O.R.A. festival,Oregon global eclipse gathering,and RED ROCKS(U.S.A) w/SHPONGLE,Tour in India,HongKong,,Taiwan,Myammer,France,Switzerland,and U.S.A

SOLO EXHIBITON
Museum in Kazakhstan,Hongkong,Taiwan,and Tokyo.

Collaboration
Canon,TOYOTA,NISSAN,MASERATI,AlfaRomeo
TAITTINGER,Cartier,CHAUMET,CARL.F.BUCHERER,VIVIENNETAM,MDNASKIN,shuuemura,etc

LIFE PAINT -Saori Kanda’s Creation

Saori Kanda calls her own creative work ‘LIFE PAINT’.
To draw life. To draw throughout her life. Or to draw staking her life.
You may take her words however you can.

To draw.
For her, it is not just to create artworks but it is to record her
encounters and her growth.
What you see in her work always is a festival of lines and colors that
breathes heavily holding enthusiasm within.
It is like a flower, like a body, or like a landscape of an unknown country.

Who is Saori Kanda that creates this?

Having spent her childhood in Baghdad and Dubai,
she says she always had a longing for Japan, a far country from where she was.
Certainly, in her work, it seems that influences from Arabic world and
elements of Japanese roots are inseparably interwoven in her depiction
of human body , detailed patterns, and the curves of her flowing
brushstrokes .

She does live with unbridled enthusiasm.
She draws, longs for encounters with people and places, travels,
talks, listens, gets worried, breaks, laughs, creates, sheds tears,
lives, communicates, and again, draws.
With all her strength and all her heart.

It does not matter if it is a live painting performance , a creation
of tableau, or a collaboration with other fields such as music,
fashion, and so on. She does what she does.
She jumps into the encounter throughout her body, communes with it,
and devotes herself to it. Then, she lets her brushes run.

The ‘heat’ that is boiling in all Saori Kanda’s work is the ‘heat’
liberated in a chemical reaction of the encounters with people,
things, and places throughout her life.

LIFE PAINT. To live out her life is to draw.

(text by Chiori Fujita / Curator at Tokyo National Museum,Translationed by Kenjiro Otani)

Awards

  • A'DESIGN AWARD (Milan Italy)Graphics and VisualCommunication Design
  • CARL.F.BUCHERER 'Pathos Woman Award' Pathos Princess

Activity history

  • 2018
    ART performance & exhibition at TOKYO ILLUSION presented by Gallery tagboat/ Taiwan
  • 2018
    Group exhibition/BUREAK ZENYA /Shibuya Bunkamura Gallery 
  • 2017
    Solo exhibition/TOKYO/ASJTOKYO
  • 2017
    TAITTINGER / Tokyo National Museum / ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2017
    OKINAWA/world Heritage NAKAGUSUKU/ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2017
    ART PERFORMANCE / Oregon global eclipse gathering/session with SHPONGLE
  • 2017
    ART Dedication for OKAYAMA /KIBITSUHIKO shrine
  • 2017
    Organize for TSUKIYOI MATSURI in Yoron island
  • 2017
    Shingapore/ Ritz Carlton party/ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2016
    ART PERFORMANCE / Hangary O.Z.O.R.A festival /session with SHPONGLE
  • 2016
    Gifu/NAKATSUGAWA THE SOLAR BUDOKAN/ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2016
    Tokyo National Museum/Cartier launch party/ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2016
    Taiwan/openingceremony/ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2016
    TOKYO/ SMF/ART PERFORMANCE with VINI VICHI,SYSTEM7,Juno Reactor
  • 2016
    Hungary/ O.Z.O.R.A. festival/ART PERFORMANCE with Shpongle
  • 2016
    CARL.F.BUCHERER 'Pathos Woman Award' Pathos Princess
  • 2016
    INDIA/Dance Of SHIVA in Manali/ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2015
    Swiss/Bellinzona/JAPAN MATSURI /ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2015
    Tokyo/Aman Resort Hotel/Grand opening party/ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2015
    Gunma/NAKANOJYO ART BIENNALE
  • 2014
    Solo exhibition /Tokyo/Non-Finito/
  • 2014
    Kyoto/CHAUMET private party/ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2014
    U.S.A//REDROCKS/Shpongle concert /ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2014
    France&Swiss/LIFE PAINT Tour/ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2014
    Solo exhibition /Taiwan/Sincewell Gallery
  • 2014
    Tokyo/Maserati party/ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2014
    Solo exhibition /Tokyo/SeibuShibuya gallery
  • 2013
    Dragon Ash [ Lily ] MV/ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2013
    FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL'13/ART PERFORMANCE with Polar Chalors
  • 2013
    Solo exhibition /Kazakhstan/Almaty /A. KASTEYEV STATE MUSEUM OF ARTS
  • 2013
    NISSAN CALENDER/ ART WORK
  • 2012
    Canon EOS 5D Mark III / ART WORK
  • 2011
    Solo exhibition /HongKong/ RED SQUARE GALLERY
  • 2010
    VIVIENNE TAM /ART WORK
  • 2010
    Alfa Romeo[MiTo]CM/ ART WORK
  • 2010
    ART SETOUCHI /ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2009
    Art performance for TOYOTA Lexus RX exhibition with Togi Hideki
  • 2009
    Solo exhibition/Tokyo/SHIBUYA SEIBU gallery
  • 2009
    Solo exhibition/Tokyo/SHINSEIDO gallery
  • 2005
    Tokyo/ Shuuemura /ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2005
    N.Y./D&A/ART PERFORMANCE
  • 2005
    Solo exhibition/Tokyo/Beams B-gallery
  • 2003
    Album ARTWORK for
    Asuca Hayashi(TOSHIBA EMI)
  • 2000
    Graduate from Musashino Art University/Visual communication design