Tips and Guides

We Use Facebook, This Artist Uses Prints

Visit the Ayala Museum for free tomorrow and see how a Japanese artist documents his everyday life

Shares

In this era of social networking, it isn’t unusual for our friends to frequently post photos of the mundane happenings of our lives—a laughing baby, a just-read book, our lunch, a selfie—on Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat. But for renowned contemporary Japanese artist Tetsuya Noda, documenting the ordinary details of his daily life is something he has done for almost 50 years.

The recently launched show at Ayala Museum entitled “The Diary of Tetsuya Noda: Steven Co Collection” features works from Noda’s Diary series, which is a visual diary of the ordinary (and extraordinary) events of his daily life. The artist employs a combination of modern and traditional techniques in making his prints, including photography, silkscreen printing, and ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock printing) to create these works.

In photo: Dec 2nd 68.

Noda’s prints give us glimpses of his daily life. The prints depicting his family members are casual and very intimate—there are many portraits of his two children going through various stages of their lives, from toddlerhood to adolescence. His still-life prints of mundane objects such as an entwined pair of gourds or an ashtray stuffed with cigarette butts achieve a quiet, sculptural beauty. Because of this, Noda’s Diary becomes a shared experience with the viewer.

In photo: March 19th 91.

In photo: May 11th 70.

“The Diary of Tetsuya Noda” will be on exhibit at the Ayala Museum until August 28, 2016. Admission is free at the Ayala Museum this Saturday, July 30, 2016 as part of its “Inspire Every Day” campaign. Drop by for various events at the museum from 9am to 6pm, and see the other shows on view such as “Sanso: Setting the Stage.”

In photo: October 25th 73.

All photos courtesy of Ayala Museum.

More on Realliving.com.ph

6 Objects That Prove Japanese Design Is Truly Amazing

4 Stunning Photos That Will Make You Want To Live With Less

RL Picks: Japan-Inspired Must-Haves

Shares

Latest Stories

18 Budget-Friendly Christmas Decorations

These finds bring cheer without the hefty price tag

Should We Worry About an Oversupply of Residential Condos?

Property consultancy Colliers says the market is hyperactive but is not yet overheating

We Found The Smallest and Most Affordable Hydroponics Planter

Plus, it has a built-in aquarium, too! And it's available locally.

These Photos Will Make You Want A Golden Christmas This Year

Time to make your house sparkle for the holidays!

21 Awesome Budget Home Finds In Quiapo

We swear, the P50 dinnerware and P10 cleaning products are worth the trip!

Christmas Gift Ideas For Plant Lovers and Green Thumbs

A list of lovely plants and accessories from below P100, P500, and up!

5 Creative and Affordable Wrapping Ideas For Christmas

Are you excited for the holiday season, too?

6 Fantastic Small Space Makeovers

How can you deal with cramped cooking corners and tiny bedrooms? Let these transformations teach you a trick or two.

A Filipino Designed This Space-Savvy Modern House in Singapore

It even has its own lap pool!

Would You Try "Death Cleaning?"

We've got everything you need to know about this new Swedish decluttering trend

5 Secrets Of A Functional Kitchen

Are you dreaming of having the most efficient scullery? These tips might just do the trick.

11 Peg-Worthy Celebrity Christmas Trees

From showcasing dainty blooms to using quirky ornaments, these personalities have taken the decorating game to the next level
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!