Face my Fears – Takuyo Kawachi
“What fears do you have?” I was asked by a therapist while I was attending a couple therapy with my ex-wife last year.
We had a marriage crisis at the time and I started thinking about the question since then. At first I did not think I had any very clear fears but the therapist felt that my frustration, stress, anger and way of thinking or reactions could come from the fears that I had deep inside.
“I am afraid to fail”
“I am afraid to be shamed”
“I am afraid not to have control”
“I am afraid to be misunderstood”
“I am afraid not to be needed”
“I am afraid of the reactions from my parents or family members”, and so on.
In the end I realized that I had full of fears in me.
As a foreigner living a foreign country I am fighting every day not only to adapt, understand, and be respected but also ultimately to survive. Then I live among my own fears without knowing it. Or does it matter where I live? Or does this apply to everyone? At least I am not alone in feeling this way. Are we the same?
Do you feel any fears?
This time I decided to make a series of paintings with the theme of “Face my fears”. I painted something that I have avoided, something that I am not good at, something that is not my style of painting. This is a challenge to myself. Moreover I painted with completely different painting style from how I used to paint. I would like to share what lies deep inside of my mind, in order to show that I am actually a part of you.
EXHIBITION OPENING: wed 17.3. 17–18.30
Artist is a painter, photographer and world traveller from Fukuoka, Japan. Takuyo currently lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.