Suzuki, born in Aichi Prefecture in 1977, completed his studies in 2001 at the Graduate School of Education, Shizuoka University. Currently, he is an active artist based in his hometown of Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture. He calls his own works “Carved Painting”, and by carving out with a carving knife the multiple pigment layers painted repeatedly on the panels, he produced many works with an art style that paints various design patterns. The production method is similar to carved lacquer in terms of techniques, but the surface of the paintings created by Suzuki offers to the viewers vivid traces of an artist’s conduct to an extent where one can even feel the artist’s breath. And, at the same time, the fault lines on the pigments that manifested through the repeated act of “carving” tell a story about the enormous amount of time the artist had spent confronting the works.