ART IN THE PARK

ART IN THE PARK

Wall art is being displayed at Sukiyabashi Crossing, Ginza, during the construction of the new Ginza Sony Park, scheduled to open in 2024

Even while construction takes place to complete the new Ginza Sony Park in 2024, Sony hopes to bring creativity to Ginza by using the temporary enclosure around the construction site as an "art wall." The wall features works by artists with close ties to Ginza Sony Park at Sukiyabashi Crossing so that visitors can further enjoy the Ginza experience.

The first display is featuring works by artist SHUN SUDO. These are recreations of the murals that he painted directly on the walls of Ginza Sony Park's B1 Floor, displayed from March 2020 to September 2021. Flowers and music, which bring him back memories of visiting the original Sony Building when he was a child, are the motif of the murals, and they express the concept of the Ginza Sony Park Project that has been passed down from 1966.

Duration

March 15, 2022 (Tue) –

Location

Ground Floor, Ginza Sony Park, 5-3-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Profile: SHUN SUDO

In 2015 he held his first personal exhibition called Paint Over in New York. Since then he has displayed his works at art fairs all over the United States. He is now garnering attention in the worldwide art scene with his artistic style that combines a Japan-like meticulous attention to detail with the dynamic power of pop art.

Comments by SHUN SUDO

Ginza is a place that has always been close to my heart. When Ginza Sony Park was created, I was also drawn to this intriguing park in the center of Ginza, and I have been a frequent visitor. When I was approached with the offer to depict Ginza on these walls however I want, I was extremely happy but at the same time I also felt a huge sense of responsibility. There are definitely many people out there who have emotional attachment to Ginza and the Sony Building just like I do. My feeling was that I needed to paint something here that these people consider suitable for their beloved neighborhood. I chose flowers and music as the motif. There are people and buildings, but also beautiful flowers blooming and uplifting music reverberating in the same space. That is what Ginza feels like to me, and Ginza Sony Park is right in the middle of it. It will make me tremendously happy if my artwork here can bring a smile to the faces of people who have loved this neighborhood since the old days, as well as people visiting from all over Japan and the world.

Murals by SHUN SUDO that were painted directly on the walls of Ginza Sony Park's B1 Floor

Displayed from March 2020 to September 2021

Introducing ART IN THE PARK, an exhibit of murals by SHUN SUDO to symbolize the Ginza Sony Park Project

ART IN THE PARK by SHUN SUDO

Floor B1/Basement 1 will feature murals by artist SHUN SUDO expressing the concept of the Ginza Sony Park Project from the opening of the original Sony Building in 1966 to the current Ginza Sony Park and on to the vertical expanse of the new future building. These dynamic murals illustrate the neighborhood of Ginza and its enduring appeal to so many people both past and present. Adorned with a multitude of flowers, Ginza is expressed with an atmosphere that almost feels as if light, uplifting music is playing in the background. Within this atmosphere, Ginza is depicted meticulously and vivaciously from the perspective of an artist who has been closely familiar with the neighborhood since he was a child.

Wall Murals

ART IN THE PARK by SHUN SUDO (Video)

https://youtu.be/5HXiAsD0gXE

ART IN THE PARK by SHUN SUDO (Video)

https://youtu.be/5HXiAsD0gXE