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