|Sugimoto Marina says she would like to convey the exciting feeling through her art works at the Teramachi art museum in Tokyo. |
March 31, 2013
Sugimoto Marina, 26, a Deaf illustrator living in Meguro-ku, Tokyo, expresses the scenery of a town that a train and people go back and forth, and children's expression as well in a three-dimensional art. Her personal exhibition is held in the Teramachi art museum in Taito-ku, Tokyo on March 30 through April 7.
Marina was diagnosed as congenital auditory difficulties at the age of three. Until she was 9 years old, she changed the school for the Deaf to another school 4 times. She was poor at the Japanese language drills using uniform teaching materials, unable to communicate with a classmate, too.
Only she concentrated on an thing that interested her; she refused to pay attention to what the teacher said in the classroom.
Marina changed after she began attending the free school in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Her mother Kanae, 52, recalled, saying "They accepted Marina as a whole person."
Marina studied at the fine-arts modeling vocational school in Toshima-ku and graduated March, last year, following her dream of being an illustrator.
Marina invented the three-dimensional art in response to the stimulus in the work of an American pop artist James Rizzi which she saw by her mother's recommendation.