Art Chowder May | June 2017, Issue 9 - Page 24

Nishiki and Bartosz are considering a show together in the near future. They still need to choose a common theme, and though they are both experimenting with sculpture, they are still in the planning stages. Q: Any Advice for Artists in Relationships? A suggestion handed down over many generations from Bartosz’s friend is the popular marriage advice adaptation of Ephesians 4:26 “Don’t go to bed angry.” This is a contract both Nishiki and Bartosz have signed and placed as a reminder on the refrigerator. Nishiki: “Enjoy the process. Try to find the joy in balancing life and art.” Bartosz: “Two lions in one cage must find a way not to eat each other.” Bartosz and Nishiki Sugawara-Beda may appear to be different art- ists on the surface, yet both use language in their work: Nishiki with calligraphy as inspiration under a layer of water medium and Bartosz incorporating words to his paintings to add content. Art by nature is an examination of the human condition and speaks to an individual on numerous levels. 24 ART CHOWDER MAGAZINE