© HAYASHI Shunsaku

10th Art Division Encouragement Prize

Sagrada Familia Project

Still image [Japan]

HAYASHI Shunsaku

Reason for Award

Mr. HAYASHI has won several minor prizes over the last few years, but this year his work has been finally awarded the Encouragement Prize. Although still a junior high school student, his huge and detailed wall painting betrays no hesitation in execution and a degree of perfection in completion. His interpretation of Gaudí’s unfinished work, Sagrada Familia, is also excellent. He says that he was inspired by a television program, but I recommend that he actually travel to Barcelona. Twenty years ago, I heard that it would be completed in one hundred years, but someone who visited the site recently also said the same thing. Perhaps nobody is really counting down; it is a building of mystery.