Satoshi Ohno

  • installation view from Satoshi Ohno "Beautiful Dreaming." 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2015
  • installation view from Satoshi Ohno "Beautiful Dreaming." 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2015
  • installation view from Satoshi Ohno "Beautiful Dreaming." 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2015
  • 大野智史「Prism, Hospice.」2015, oil, acrylic on canvas mounted on panel, 270 × 180 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • 大野智史「Misty Kilimanjaro, Beautiful dreaming.」 2015、oil, spray on canvas mounted on panel、213 × 182 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • 大野智史「熱海のバナナ。」"Bananas of Atami." 2014、146.0 x 122.0 cm、oil on canvas ©Satoshi Ohno
  • PRISM Bye Bye Sunset, 2013
 oil, acrylic on canvas mounted on panel
, 300.5 x 728.5cm
, ©Satoshi Ohno
  • ロイヤルメロンパフェ / ROYAL Melon Parfait, 2013 
oil, spray on canvas mounted on panel
, 162.0 x 162.5 cm
, ©Satoshi Ohno
  • シャイニー / Shiny, 2013
 oil, acrylic on canvas mounted on panel
, 103.0 x 73.0 cm
, ©Satoshi Ohno
  • installation view from "BYE BYE SUNSET" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2013 
©Satoshi Ohno, 
Photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "BYE BYE SUNSET" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2013 
©Satoshi Ohno
, Photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "BYE BYE SUNSET" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2013
 ©Satoshi Ohno, 
Photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from [PROPHET] at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2009 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • installation view from [PROPHET] at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2009
 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • installation view from [PROPHET] at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2009
 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • PROPHET, 2009
 oil and spray on canvas
, 250.5 x 220.5cm
, ©Satoshi Ohno
  • PROPHET, 2009
 oil and spray on canvas, 250.5 x 182.0cm
, ©Satoshi Ohno
  • PROPHET, 2009
 oil and spray on canvas
, 250.5 x 182.0cm
, ©Satoshi Ohno
  • untitled, 2009
 oil and spray on canvas, 273.0 x 440.0 x 3.7cm, ©Satoshi Ohno
  • self portlait - MELANCHOLY, 2008
 oil and spray on canvas mounyed on board
, 227.0 x 364.0cm, ©Satoshi Ohno
  • PROPHET, 2009 
ink, oil on paper
, 42.0 x 58.0 cm, ©Satoshi Ohno
  • installation view from acid garden at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2006 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • installation view from acid garden at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2006 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • installation view from acid garden at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2006 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • THE CREATION FOR SEKAI, 2010 
oil,spray,pencil on canvas mounted on board
, 181.0 x 249.5 cm
, ©Satoshi Ohno
  • THE CREATION FOR SEKAI, 2010 
oil,pencil on canvas mounted on board
, 162.0 x 130.5 cm
, ©Satoshi Ohno

Satoshi Ohno is based in the foot of Mt. Fuji, which embraces ocean of trees. It’s a harsh environment where life and death are repeated, but is also like a cradle and mother’s body that gives birth and nurture various lives. Inspired by the environment, his self-portraits and paintings depicting primeval forests evoke sharp and inherent human senses that are vitalized by the natural pressures felt from the wilderness. His “Prism” series depicts geometrical and man-made beauty as a symbol of the human civilization, and the aggressive and violent progress of the post-modern worldwide capitalism, yet exploring something simply beautiful at the same time. The relationship between the self-portraits from primeval forests and the “Prism” of human civilization may have similarity with the tension depicted in the scene where the black geometrical monolith appears in front of people and animals in the natural scenery in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”.

Satoshi Ohno was born in 1980 in Gifu. He received M.A. from Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo in 2006, and currently lives and works in Yamanashi, Japan. His major solo exhibitions include “Prism Violet” at The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Hawaii (2007), “PROPHET” (2009) “BYE BYE SUNSET” (2013) at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, “Beautiful Dreaming.”(2015) at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery. He has participated in many museum group exhibitions including “Art Scope 2012-2014 – Remains of Their Journeys” at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo(2014), “The Way of Painting” at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo(2014), and “Takahashi Collection 2014 Mindfulness!” at Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi. Recently, he jointed a group exhibition “Come after Magic” at aura gallery taipei, Taipei (2015). His work is included in the public collections such as The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Hara Museum of contemporary art, Tokyo, and The JAPIGOZZI Collection and National Gallery of Victoria.

Solo exhibitions

2013 "BYE BYE SUNSET" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo,
2009 "PROPHET" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2008 "PHYSICAL TREE" magical ART ROOM, Tokyo
2007 "Armory Show," [Art Fair/Solo Exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery booth] New York
"Prism Violet" The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Makiki Heights, Honolulu
2006 "acid garden" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Group exhibitions

2017 "Group exhibition" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2016 "IRRECONCILABLE" aura gallery beijing
"JAPAN 7" SILVERLENS, Manila
2015 “STANCE or DISTANCE? –Connecting Myself to the World.” Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto
"Come after Magic" aura gallery taipei, Taipei
2014 "Group exhibition by Tomio Koyama Gallery" TOLOT/heuristic SHINONOME, Tokyo
"Takahashi Collection 2014 Mindfulness!" Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi
"Big Small Wide and Tall - Selection from the Hara Museum Collection"  Hara Museum ARC, Gunma, Japan
"The Way of Painting" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Art Scope 2012-2014 - Remains of Their Journeys" Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
"Collection Ⅱ" National Museum of Art, Osaka
2013 "The Storm for Art and Popular Culture" Nagoya Citizens' Gallery Yada, Aichi
"Takahashi Collection: Mindfulness!" Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan [touring Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan]
"Why not live for Art? II -9 collectors reveal their treasures" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2012 "Crystal Chaos" CUBE 1, 2, 3, Tokyo
"Power of Painting" NADiff A/P/A/R/T, Tokyo
"REAL JAPANESQUE: The Unique World of Japanese Contemporary Art" National Meseum of Art, Osaka
2011 "Temporary Exhibition: Art in an Office" Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
2010 "Painting by Four Artists" Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto
"It Must Be Your Sexy Way" curated by Yaji Huang, AKI Gallery, Taipei
"VOCA 2010" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
"Power of a Painting" island, Chiba, Japan
"Self Portrait -Others as Myself" Takahashi Collection Hibiya, Tokyo
"camaboco" Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo
2009 "Being Seeing Feeling -Selections from the Hara Museum Collection" Hara Museum Arc, Gunma, Japan
"Selections from the Hara Museum Collection: What's interesting about Japanese contemporary art?" Hara Museum Arc, Gunma, Japan
"Fukutake House 2009: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial" ex Nagayama school, Niigata, Japan
"Koshiki Art Exhibition" Koshikijimi Art Project 2009, Koshikijima community center, Kagoshima, Japan
"neoneo Part1 [boys]" TAKAHASHI COLLECTION Hibiya, Tokyo
2008 "Selections from the Hara Museum's Permanent Collection" Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
"THE ECHO" an annex to ZAIM, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
2007 "ritual" Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya, Tokyo
2006 "au courant," Cayman Island National Gallery, U.K.
"WORM HOLE" magical ARTROOM, Tokyo
"a magical art life" Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
2005 "Nyukasho" PRAHA project, Free Space PRAHA, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
2004 "Koshiki Art Exhibition" Koshikijimi Art Project 2004, Koshikijima community center, Kagoshima, Japan

Public collections

Hara Museum of contemporary art
National Gallery of Victoria
The JAPIGOZZI Collection
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Sigg Collection
TAKAHASHI COLLECTION
Terumo Corporation
Toyota Art Collection