Sponsor of my visit to U.S is the Agency for Cultural Affair of Japan, government of Japan, with their Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists.
They will cost enough expense of my visit to U.S.
I am going to visit U.S while the fellowship period of the program from 03 September 2014 to 02 August 2016 (700days). Less than 1 year stay allowed by B-1bisa will be repeated while the 700days. I am going to leave for Mexico to research murals by end of each less than 1 year stays. And I visit U.S again after that. I am going back to Japan at 02 August 2014.
Mentor who accepts and supports me in U.S in the program of Ovearseas Study is Professor ｘｘｘ. He is artist and he is also specialist of art history.
He mentor me with his veteran`s high wit to lead me to relevance product.
Brief of plan is working in painting inspired by landscape of Los Angeles`s art to advance my art. I am going to independently research the landscape of art in Los Angeles.
Some specific things what I want to find out are “Chicano Art in Los Angeles”, “tendency of American contemporary art”, “background of American galleries treating Japanese cartoonish art” and “my exchange with my mentor Prof. ｘｘｘ and any other artists in Los Angeles”. All of them are rare opportunity almost impossible in Japan. I am going to go to each specific place close to them. For example, I visit ｘｘｘｘ . The equipment near Venice Beach is art gallery and laboratory of ｘｘｘｘ fixing and making murals in Los Angeles.
I am going to visit Mexico to see murals. Mexican murals and culture relate with Chicano murals and culture. Travel to Mexico is also a relevant research to understand Los Angeles`s culture including art of Chicano properly.
I stay in economical hotel in Los Angeles at first.
I am going to look for proper apartment and studio in Los Angeles and move as early as possible from there.