Queen Marie Antoinette in Paris, France
This portrait of queen Marie-Antoinette symbolizes the baroque seduction which is at the heart of French culture.
Place you live: Paris, France
Place your photo was taken: Paris, France (in my studio)
Can you sum up Paris? I was born in Tokyo, Japan, therefore I come from a Buddhist culture consisting of minimalism, restraint and subtraction. When I moved to Europe, I discovered the culture of baroque consisting of accumulation, enticement, dizziness. My art is located in between these opposite significations.
Occupation: Visual artist.
Preoccupation: History of art
If someone was visiting, what must they do? Go and discover Le Louvre, Pompadour Center, Palais de Tokyo, Jacquemart-André, Camondo, Arc, Picasso Museum, Rodin Museum, Orsay Museum, Quai-Branly museum…
Where is your favorite place in the world? Venice, Italy