DAISUKE FUKUNAGA / SATOSHI OHNO

Talk event “Daisuke Fukunaga × Satoshi Ohno × Kenjiro Hosaka”

Talk event : Daisuke Fukunaga × Satoshi Ohno × Kenjiro Hosaka
Oct.17(Sat.) 6:30pm~8:00pm
Tomio Koyama Gallery(Kitasando)
http://tomiokoyamagallery.com/en/about/
Admission: Free
Booking: NOT required


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Daisuke Fukunaga

Fukunaga Daisuke was born in Tokyo, in 1981. He graduated from the oil painting course of Tama Art University in 2004, lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan.
He has participated in group shows such as “AFTER THE REALITY 2” curated by Hitomi Yoshii (Daichi Projects, New York, 2008), “VOCA Exhibition 2009” (The Ueno Royal Museum), and “The Way of Painting” (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 2014). Also as a member of the artist group MIHOKANNO, he participated in group exhibitions “Hello MIHOKANNO” (Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, 2009) and “GOOD NIGHT MIHOKANNO” (Akibatamabi 21, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 2011). He won the first Kinutani Koji Award sponsored by the Mainichi Shimbun in 2009. At Tomio Koyama Gallery, Fukunaga has held solo exhibitions in 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2013.
He is having his fifth solo exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery until 17 October.

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photo by Fuminari Yoshitugi

 

Satoshi Ohno

Satoshi Ohno was born in 1980 in Gifu. Having graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, he currently lives and works in Yamanashi. He has held four solo exhibitions at Tomio Koyama Gallery, as well as “Prism Violet” at The Honolulu Museum of Art (2007). He has also participated in many group exhibitions including “Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2009” at Fukutake House 2009 (the former Nagaya Elementary School building in Niigata); “VOCA 2010” at Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo; “Real Japanesque” at The National Museum of Art, Osaka (2012); “Art Scope 2012-2014 Remains of Their Journeys” at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2014); and “The Way of Painting” at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (2014). His work is included in the collections of the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, the Toyota Art Collection, and The National Museum of Art, and also in numerous private collections of Japanese and international collectors. His newest paintings can be seen at at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery until 19 October.
http://www.hikarie8.com/artgallery/2015/08/satoshiohno.shtml
Movie:https://vimeo.com/139893702

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 Kenjiro Hosaka

Kenjiro Hosaka (born in 1976) is curator of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Hosaka graduated with MA in Art History from Keio University, and is specialized in Contemporary/Modern Art . He has curated many exhibitions such as“A Perspective on Contemporary Art 6: Emotional Drawing” (2008),  “Where is Architecture? Seven Installations by Japanese Architects” (2010), “Leiko Ikemura: Transfiguration” (2011),  “Francis Bacon” (2013) and “Logical Emotion” (2014). Hosaka is co-writer of many books including  “I will be a curator” (2009, Film Art),“Welfare × Expression × Art × Spirit” (2013, 3331 Arts Chiyoda) and  “ART BRUT ART NIPPON” (2013, Heibonsha ) , and writes many articles as a contributor to many magazines and newspaper including “Subaru”  “Asahi-shimbun”and “chic”. Hosaka is currently an adjunct lecturer of Tokyo University of the Arts and Kyushu University.

Photo by Keizo Kioku
Photo by Keizo Kioku

Artist Profile

Daisuke Fukunaga

Objects depicted in Daisuke Fukunaga’s painting are something too ordinary for us to pay attention everyday – places or objects we have forgotten, such as a shabby vacant lot, a dark basement of the construction building without wiring, old cleaning tools like mops, tires, and wastes. With his “representationalism” approach, these objects seem to throw off its functional meanings attached to them and wriggle like animals, as if they had emotions and personalities.
Personified objects against the dramatic backgrounds in Fukunaga’s paintings evoke strongly and theatrically, emphasized by being depicted on large canvases. The senses of endless depth and presence as materials attract viewers.

Fukunaga Daisuke was born in Tokyo, in 1981. He graduated from the oil painting course of Tama Art University in 2004, lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. He has participated in group shows such as “AFTER THE REALITY 2” curated by Hiromi Yoshii (Daichi Projects, New York, 2008), “VOCA Exhibition 2009” (The Ueno Royal Museum), and “The Way of Painting” (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 2014). Also as a member of the artist group MIHOKANNO, he participated in group exhibitions “Hello MIHOKANNO” (Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, 2009) and “GOOD NIGHT MIHOKANNO” (Akibatamabi 21, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 2011). He won the first Kinutani Koji Award sponsored by the Mainichi Shimbun in 2009. At Tomio Koyama Gallery, Fukunaga has held solo exhibitions in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

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 B.A. from Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo in 2004, 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.