Naohisa Inoue 井上 直久 (born 1948) Japanese Artist.
The Art of Inoue Naohisa is influenced by both Surrealism and Impressionism movements. Most of his paintings are set in the fantastic land of Iblard. He created reference and background art for the Studio Ghibli film Mimi o Sumaseba, where I actualy discovered him.
He was one of my first references when I started to paint. That’s why I chose him to be the first article of the blog. His work reflecte a world of poetry, where everybody is able to fly and set out to conquer the rest of the globe.
About his Techniques: Inoue’s Technique inspired me a lot when I first starting to paint when I was 16. I was stunned by how he uses the colors by first splashing them one after another randomly into his canvas. Those ink stain would structure the painting and Inoue would use them to create his work. He never sketches his painting but highlights the forms which stand out. Just let appear a new world through the colors.
.Have you ever faced a beautiful landscape in the country-side, or perhaps even in a city, a landscape which you thought was so beautiful that it was in some ways ‘out of this world’? That could have been a scene from Iblard. It could have been a beautiful sun set, or an extraordinary tree, anything can open your personal door to Iblard. Or perhaps there is a place you have always dreamed of, a place that doesn’t exist in this world, but which would have been great fun if it DID exist. Anything your heart desires can be seen in Iblard and everyone opens there own door to this eternal land. When you see something that pleases your eye, that is YOUR entrance to Iblard whether it be a precious stone, pretty clouds, or a beautiful field.. Thus Iblard can in some ways become a mirror reflection of our hearts desires, the landscape in Iblard can change according to our desires, the trains in Iblard (known as Siema) move according to where we want to go.