”Would you like to see a colorfully reborn future against the absurdity and cruelty of the world such as elimination of racial discrimination, support for intractable diseases, and achievement of SDGs?

  This is a success story about an outsider who has dropped out of high school and becomes a world-class artist.”



 Japanese and quarter Russian

 After being expelled from high school he briefly studied business administration at a Buddhist university and learned programming at a vocational school for 2 years. Wanting to be involved in more creative fields, he began work as a model and studied fashion design. He was encouraged to become an artist from both foreign and local teachers and designers and decided to pursue his dream. Having received various awards in the field of painting before leaving high school, he now wants to express himself without limitations. He is driven by an artistic ideal which he calls「NO BORDER IN THE WORLD」. To transcend race and ideology, connect country to country, human to human, to express oneself freely and resonate with people from  all different backgrounds; this is why he is an artist.



 KENDY created a new concept which he calls “VISUAL ROCK PAINt” .

 He developed this style by exploring the gap between mainstream contemporary art centered in the western world, which has highly focused style, and visual kei which takes a much more experimental approach. Unlike western art which gradually developed in a logical way, Japanese art has been accepting of diversity since ancient times.

 Visual kei at its core takes influence from completely different aspects of music, such as hard rock and new wave in Britain and the US, while in fashion it’s inspired by Japanese kabuki. The background of this multicultural and diverse evolution is largely due to Japanese zen art. Zen is the beauty found in spite of imperfection. In this sense, imperfection means accepting diversity. That is the beauty of Japan. While deeply examining the mind through zen, Japanese art is not about making shapes, but expressing the soul.

 His art style is an amalgamation of several influences, namely Russian painter, Wassily Kandinsky, who visualized music as pictures. He also takes inspiration from asymmetric beauty of Zen art. He strongly believes that accepting each other’s culture is necessary for the future of the international community. Therefore, he creates art that holds this ideal. It is a sharp contrast against the face of modern art.


-Artist Statement-
 VISUAL ROCK PAINt is a new art concept which shows the painting method which visually shows how you may confront and overcome your negative emotions such as ,anger and sadness . This concept also promotes the mental health of the audience .
 Specifically, this painting technique presents the strong link that is between rock music and self-harm. 
The purpose of this art concept is to imagine how self harm is inflicted to how the self harm scratches may be healed, this is shown through scratch painting , created while listening to Japanese rock music. 
 This is a painting technique which acts as a method of healing or therapy , showing the process of psychological changes that happen due to the prominent effect of music.
This art concept includes much knowledge within different subjects such as , business studies, religious studies and psychology, all of which KENDY majored in while he was a student. More specifically speaking, it focuses on the emotional trigger of anger and also the management of that anger , usually said by business owners and athletes. 
 VISUAL ROCK PAINt (“visually cool condition” *ROCK also means “cool” in English)
is a state in which visualizes a third emotion which has been generated within a process of controlling your primary emotion and your secondary emotion. In Buddhism, this is seen as a modern nirvana.  His artworks compositions are based on the golden ratio shown in Western art and incorporates the asymmetrical beauty of Zen art. Using this , He creates a rare world view that brings together both unity
and independence.
 He creates paintings which aim at an audience that will be useful to individuals within a high position in society along with innovative thinkers . In business administration, it is said that a consistent corporate philosophy and flexible decision-making are highly important to prevent issues and rigidity.
However, people’s stature and social conditions are not the same or stable .
  He created this painting method with the goal of being able to have an innovative method and solution through painting surrounding problems . The reason for creating this world view that harmonizes unity and independence in painting is so that people can feel it as a model that it has successfully achieved both of the consistent idea and the flexible concept . In addition, by viewing the art that has been visualized beyond an emotional response to the deep psychology of human beings, he also aims to create art which helps the healing of people’s pain and sorrow.
 Do you know of the agenda in SDGs that the United Nations plan to achieve by 2030?He has aimed to achieve peace and equality for the people listed in items 10 and 16 of this agenda, engaging in the production of paintings which raise appeal for such problems.
 The background to the art concept is based on KENDY’s tragic experience of suffering from many personal issues, such as bipolar disorder, being bulled racially , educational refusal, and high school withdrawal.According to psychology, it is firstly said that interpersonal relationships are likely to worsen if the above secondary emotional response in anger management does not go well.It is also said that the symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders are likely to worsen if tertiary emotions are repeated.
 In today’s modern society, we are supposed to fight stress however , deterioration of interpersonal relations must be prevented first. These paintings appeals to the emotional feelings of humans and humanistic topics like ,What happiness is ,who a person is , What art is , and what culture is. In other context , he makes this art so that it will encourage many people who see it to practice their power to their fullest potential , allowing themselves to be free.
 Lastly, in 2020, The New Coronavirus pandemic has spread all over the world. After the Corona era and Within the Corona era, it is hard to see what comes next . “Is that Alright? I don’t think so!” 
We should believe that our human powers will bring a brighter future. 
Based on an early artistic idea called “No border in the world”, he will do his best to raise issues to the surface to bring everyone a better future. 
He would like to create a fruitful future with many people and create a great , renewed history ,sincerely hoping that it will be an art concept to provide light for everyone’s tomorrow, bringing the utmost effort for painting from now on.
 Kind regards, VISUAL ROCK PAINter , KENDY
 -Painting Style-
● The concept of his art is in within the  historical context of abstract art, starting from The Russian artist, Wassily Kandinsky and great inspiration from Gerhard Richter and Jackson Pollock.
● The Russian art of Rayononym is regarded as “light”, and Zen art is added to it to embody the art of enlightenment.They hold some similarity.
● There is also a  role of preserving the  unique Japanese artistic culture such as Japanese visual rock music playing a part of the context within the world’s art history. This is based on the dream he once possessed to be a visual rock musician.
● His artistic mediums are unique , using a method that mixes analog acrylic painting with digital silk screen paintings, which is a modern interpretation of Andy Warhol’s silk screen art . It can be said that this is a new unique artistic method by a Japanese and quarter Russian creator. He wants many people living today to know about the important theme of “symbiosis” in the social problems that we may all face in the near future.


-References  (random order)-

・Buddhism art of National important cultural treasure and property , Nara National Museum, Shogakukan 
・The way of the Buddha statue came, Jiro Sugiyama, Seidosha 
・Square Eyeglass [Pursuit of Truth], Tokumoto Sakai, Daihokankaku 
・Iwanami Museum Buddhism world, Sougen Yagagi, Iwanami Shoten 
・Introduction to Shinto, Juntaka Inoue, Heibonsha Shinsho 

・All of Shinto, Masaaki Hamada, Nihon Bungeisha 
・Illustrative Trivia Shinto, Juntaka Inoue, Natsume 
・Teaching of Illustrated Buddha, Daihide Tagami, Nishitosha 
・Japanese sensitivity and tactile structure, Kenichi Sasaki, Chuko Shinsho 
・How Buddhism looked at the universe, Kan Sasaki, DOJIN selection 
・Japanese beauty of shape, Hideki Mitsui, NHKBOOKS 

・British Royal Institute Open Lecture, Origin of the Universe, Malcolm S. Longea, Kawade Shobo Shinsha 
・Art of the World of the World, Volume 18 Modern Art, Yasuo Kamon, Gakken 
・Russian Biography, Tetsuo Kato, East Shinsho 
・History of Shimane Prefecture, Hisao Matsuo, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Sadayuki Watanabe, Katsumi Ohinokata, Kanji Inoue, Mitsuru Takenaga, Yamakawa
・Publishing Company 
・Freedom theory, John Stuart Mill, Nikkei BP
・A Downward Spiral to the Strategic Rigidity, Kohichi Nakagawa, Yuhikaku
・Greek Mythology, Yoshihiko Akihiko, Nihon Bungeisha

・Jewish Wisdom, Hideaki Kase, Aspect 
・Old Testament, Presented by Japan Bible Society 
・New Testament, Presented by Japan International Gideon Association  
















 新しい芸術概念であるVISURAL ROCK PAINtとは、怒りや悲しみと向き合い克服していく事を可視化し、観る人の心理の健常化を促す絵画手法のことをいいます。これは音楽という外部の作用による心理変化の過程を描き、ヒーリングペイントのような役割を果たすことを目的としています。


 この芸術概念には作者が学生時代に専攻していた経営学、宗教学や心理学の知識が多く含まれています。故に、経営者やスポーツ選手にも取り組む人が多いといわれる心理学のアンガーマネジメントにおける怒りのトリガーに着目しています。1次感情、2次感情を制御する過程で生じた3次感情を視覚化した状態をVISURAL ROCK PAINt(”視覚したクールな状態” ※英語でROCKは”かっこいい”と言う意味があります。)といいます。これは仏教においては、現代的な涅槃という見方も出来ます。そして、彼の作画の構図は、全て西洋芸術における黄金比率を基に、禅芸術の左右非対称の美を取り入れています。これにより、統一性と自立性を調和させた稀有な世界観を構築しています。





“それで良いのでしょうか?私はそうは思いません!” 人の力は、常に未来を明るく切り開くと信じています。

 No border in the worldという彼の初期からの芸術思想を基に、より良い未来に向けて、人々の心の在り方を問題提起出来るように全力で取り組みます。多くの皆様と未来を一緒に作り上げ、歴史を刷新して行きたいとも思っています。皆様の明日に光をもたらす芸術概念になる事を切に望み、今日も、明日も絵画制作に向き合って行きます。




  • この芸術概念は、ロシアの芸術家ワシリーカンディンスキーからはじまり、リヒター、ジャクソンポロックと繋がってきた抽象芸術の歴史的な文脈にあります。
  • ロシア芸術のレイヨニスムを”光”に見立て、そこに禅芸術を加える事で、啓蒙思想的な芸術を体現しています。 
  • 一方で、日本のヴィジュアルロックミュージックという日本の独自芸術文化を、文化財産として世界の芸術のコンテキストに、文化保存していこうという取り組み・役割もあります。これは彼が元ヴィジュアル系ロックミュージシャンを志した体験に基づいています。 
  • この手法にはアンディウォーホルのシルクスクリーンを現代的に解釈したデジタルシルクスクリーンとアナログ的なアクリルペイントを混合した独自手法を採用しております。これは近い未来にAIの進化によって、人が直面する「共生」という社会問題を、現代に生きる多くの人に知ってもらいたいという日本とロシアのクォーターらしい作者独自の新しい芸術手法とも言えます。



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・神道の全て, 菅田正昭, 日本文芸社
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・図解ブッダの教え, 田上大秀, 西東社
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・かたちの日本美 和のデザイン学, 三井秀樹, NHKBOOKS

・英国王立研究所公開講座 宇宙の起源, マルコム・S・ロンゲア, 河出書房新社
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・学研ロシア皆伝, 河東哲夫, イースト新書

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・自由論, ジョン・ステュアート・ミル, 日経BP社
・戦略硬直化のスパイラル — どうして企業は変われなくなるのか, 中川功一,  有斐閣
・ギリシャ神話, 吉田敦彦, 日本文芸社