ARTIST

Saori Kanda

Dance, Destruction, and Creation

I let my body move with the energy of that moment I let my body dance and paint

And I express the primitive joy of human being
Transcending nationalities, races, sexes, and ages of those who I encounter
I share the joy and paint the light of joy
As the moon gently shines
I believe the light revives upon any darkness

SAORI KANDA was Born in Yamaguchi Prefecture (Japan) She grew up in Baghdad(Iraq) and in Dubai (UAE) in her childhood. This experience gave her a great opportunity to see the beauty of the world as well as a strong sense of longing for Japan. She keeps traveling around the globe, visiting new places, meeting new people, and those are the energy for expressing her passion. ” LIFE PAINT ” is her form of ART. She uses her entire body to feel the waves of music and draw her unique piece of art on a large canvas as if she dances. She breathes a life into the canvas. Her work grows and become filled with freewheeling spirits by experiencing the cycle of destruction and rebirth. She, as a painter, becomes a part of her own work and her outstanding performance attracts offers from all over the world.

EXHIBITIONS

2013 A'DESIGN AWARD (Milan Italy)Graphics and VisualCommunication Design  
2016 CARL.F.BUCHERER 'Pathos Woman Award' Pathos Princess 
2019 [ Independent Tokyo ] Audience Award 



•Festival 
 
FUJIROCK FESTIVAL,  
O.Z.O.R.A. festival, 
Oregon global eclipse gathering, 
RED ROCKS(U.S.A) w/SHPONGLE, 
ZUSHI MEDIA ARTS 
INDIA Dance Of Shiva 
Art Tour India,HongKong,Shanghai,Taiwan,Myammer,France,Switzerland,and U.S.A 



SOLO EXHIBITON 
 
Museum in Kazakhstan 
Hongkong/Redsuare Gallery 
Taiwan/ Sincewell Gallery 
Tokyo / SEIBU Shibuya Gallery, 
SHINSEIDO Gallery,BEAMS b-gallery, 
etc 
 
Group exhibition 
Taiwan / TOKYO ILLUSION 
TOKYO / BREAK ZENYA 
TOKYO / SHIBUYA STYLE 



Artfair 
ULTRA 01 
Artfair Shanghai 2012 
Independent Tokyo 2019 



Collaboration 
Canon,TOYOTA,NISSAN,MASERATI,AlfaRomeo 
TAITTINGER,Cartier,CHAUMET,CARL.F.BUCHERER,VIVIENNETAM,MDNASKIN,shuuemura,XgamesShanghai,Whotel Shanghai,AMAN hotel tokyo,OKADA MANILA,TOPPAN,ASJ Tokyo, 
etc 



LIFE PAINT -Saori Kanda’s Creation 
Saori Kanda calls her own creative work ‘LIFE PAINT’. 
To draw life. To draw throughout her life. Or to draw staking her life. 
You may take her words however you can. 
To draw. 
For her, it is not just to create artworks but it is to record her 
encounters and her growth. 
What you see in her work always is a festival of lines and colors that 
breathes heavily holding enthusiasm within. 
It is like a flower, like a body, or like a landscape of an unknown country. 
Who is Saori Kanda that creates this? 
Having spent her childhood in Baghdad and Dubai, 
she says she always had a longing for Japan, a far country from where she was. 
Certainly, in her work, it seems that influences from Arabic world and 
elements of Japanese roots are inseparably interwoven in her depiction 
of human body , detailed patterns, and the curves of her flowing 
brushstrokes . 
She does live with unbridled enthusiasm. 
She draws, longs for encounters with people and places, travels, 
talks, listens, gets worried, breaks, laughs, creates, sheds tears, 
lives, communicates, and again, draws. 
With all her strength and all her heart. 
It does not matter if it is a live painting performance , a creation 
of tableau, or a collaboration with other fields such as music, 
fashion, and so on. She does what she does. 
She jumps into the encounter throughout her body, communes with it, 
and devotes herself to it. Then, she lets her brushes run. 
The ‘heat’ that is boiling in all Saori Kanda’s work is the ‘heat’ 
liberated in a chemical reaction of the encounters with people, 
things, and places throughout her life. 
LIFE PAINT. To live out her life is to draw. 
(text by Chiori Fujita / Curator at Tokyo National Museum,Translationed by Kenjiro Otani 

ART WORKS