“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
They told me my images were dark, depressive and wouldn’t sell well. I didn’t make them to be sold. I was making them to save myself from insanity and excruciating pain. I had finally found a way to channel and embrace my darkness through art. And I was harming no one.
Believe me, believe us.
“Nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.”
– Janet Fitch, White Oleander.
“I believe that art can help create a society where people are free to figure out their own dreams. I‘m challenged every day to make that happen. Beyond art’s influences on social, political and economic factors, I believe that it can help more people to pursue their vision in life.”
– Kenta Torimoto.
Kenta Torimoto is a Japanese art curator based in Shanghai. Here’s an interview by Fumio Kanda on CNN Travel:
“Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art” by Maria Popova.