HAPPENINGText: Yurie Hatano

With a balloon saying “finish!”, Hidehito Shinou’s hands, which were moving without rest, stopped there. And a warm clapping praised his completion. If the time permited more, inside of his brain must kept showing up on the wall forever, but the white wall was already filled with cheerful black.

According to Hidehito, the number of motives he drew was almost exactly as what he saw and felt or the topic spoke about on the day, from what he felt in the street of Sapporo to a happening in a restaurant he had a lunch. Finding out that he drew such things really concretely, I thought it as if a diary. If we could draw such a delightful diary everyday, we must be able to make any sad things happy.

Even after the drawing, Hidehito kept having the black marker and responded everyone’s demend for drawing on T-shifts or notebooks. Visitors importantly took an original design home.

“If it’s enjoyable or not.” Hidehito Shinou’s philosophy in designing was here. Lines and shapes produced by his free style. And his attitude to meet, take, and try but also losing strength in a good way. These are the reason we cannot take our eyes off to the Hidehito Shinnou’s world with a lot of possibilities.

Date: February 1st – 28th, 2006
Open: 11:00 – 21:00
Place: SOSO Cafe
Address: 1F Sansei Bld. South 1 West 13 Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Tel: +81 (0)11 280 2240
Supported by BEAMS T, PRINT’EM

Text: Yurie Hatano
Photos: Sharima

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