Award winner

Ryoko Kaneda (Japan)



(Not seeing the original work, I cannot confirm as to the details of the delicate handwork of the piece, but) I felt that the balance between the cute characters that were distorted in Japanese art style-like technique, and the surreal world view sensibilities that were woven into the work was arranged well. The contrast of the micro and the macro between the girl that was drawn as the main subject and the tiny girls that move around in the intricately drawn world is a factor that draws the viewer deeper into the world of this work. I believe that this is a unique work for not simply drawing girls in a cute way, but instead, encouraging the viewer to have various perspectives.