Satoshi Ohno

  • Installation view from "Sleep in Jungle." at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2020 ©︎Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Sleep in Jungle." at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2020 ©︎Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Sleep in Jungle." at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2020 ©︎Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Sleep in Jungle." at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2020 ©︎Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Sleep in Jungle." at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2020 ©︎Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Sleep in Jungle." at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2020 ©︎Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Sleep in Jungle." at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2020 ©︎Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Forever love 2020 oil and spray on panel 122.2 × 169.7 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Sleep in Jungle 2020 oil and spray on panel 124.8 × 200.2 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Sleep in Jungle 2020 oil and acrylic on canvas 180.3 × 240.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • 真昼の満月 A full moon in midday 2020 oil on panel 227.3 × 181.8 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Moonlight 2020 oil on panel 227.3 × 181.8 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Sleep in Jungle. 2018 acrylic on paper 45.0 × 37.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Sleep in Jungle. 2018 acrylic on paper 54.0 × 76.5 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Sleep in Jungle. 2017 acrylic on paper, framed 45.0 × 37.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Sleep in Jungle. 2017 acrylic on paper, framed 53.2 × 46.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Night party 2017 acrylic on paper, framed 55.2 × 53.3 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Self portrait, funny smile. 2019 acrylics, fluorescent paint, and urethane foam on canvas 181.8 × 152.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Self portrait, funny smile. 2018 oil and spray on canvas 73.0 × 60.9 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Sleep in Jungle. 2018 acrylic on paper 45.0 × 37.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • green eye. 2018 oil and acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 180.0 × 120.2 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • blue moon. 2018 oil on canvas mounted on panel 145.3 × 112.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "Beautiful Dreaming." 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2015 ©︎Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Beautiful Dreaming." 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2015 ©︎Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Beautiful Dreaming." 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2015 ©︎Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "Beautiful Dreaming." 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2015 ©︎Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Prism, Hospice. 2015 oil, acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 270 × 180 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Prism, Happy birthday love. 2015 oil and acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 270.0 × 180.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Prism, Happiness. 2015 oil, acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 240.0 × 180.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Misty Kilimanjaro, Beautiful dreaming. 2015 oil, spray on canvas mounted on panel 213 × 182 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • 熱海のバナナ。 Bananas of Atami. 2014 oil on canvas 146.0 × 122.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Self-Portrait 2015 acrylics, fluorescent paint, fluorescent pigment, fluorescent spray paint, silicone, and urethane foam on canvas 240.0 × 180.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • MELANCHOLY Dead End 2010-2012 oil on canvas mounted on panel 162.0 × 162.5 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "BYE BYE SUNSET" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2013 
©Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "BYE BYE SUNSET" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2013 
©Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "BYE BYE SUNSET" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2013 
©Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "BYE BYE SUNSET" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2013 
©Satoshi Ohno photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • PRISM science 2013 oil, acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 97.5 × 261.0 cm (2 pieces) ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • PRISM Bye Bye Sunset 2013
 oil, acrylic on canvas mounted on panel
 300.5 × 728.5 cm
 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • PRISM science love 2013 oil, acrylic on canvas mounted on panel 364.5 × 218.5 cm (2 pieces) ©︎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 × 162.5 cm
 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • アイスクリーム Icecream 2013 oil, spray on canvas mounted on panel 146.0 × 112.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • ミスティーキリマンジャロ Misty Kilimanjaro 2013 oil, spray on canvas mounted on panel 183.0 × 260.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • シャイニー Shiny 2013
 oil, acrylic on canvas mounted on panel
 103.0 × 73.0 cm
 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • MELANCHOLY Dead End or (self portrait) 2012 oil on canvas mounted on panel 240.0 × 360.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • THE CREATION FOR SEKAI 2010 
oil, pencil on canvas mounted on board
 162.0 × 130.5 cm
 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • THE CREATION FOR SEKAI 2010 
oil, spray, pencil on canvas mounted on board
 181.0 × 249.5 cm
 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "PROPHET" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2009 ©Satoshi OhnoKoyama Gallery, 2009 
©Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "PROPHET" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2009 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "PROPHET" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2009 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "PROPHET" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2009 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • MATERNAL PRISM 2009 acrylic on canvas 270 × 480 cm (a set of 3 panels) ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • PROPHET 2009
 oil and spray on canvas
 250.5 × 220.5 cm
 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • PROPHET 2009
 oil and spray on canvas 250.5 × 182.0 cm
 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • PROPHET 2009
 oil and spray on canvas
 250.5 × 182.0 cm
 ©Satoshi Ohno
  • untitled 2009
 oil and spray on canvas 273.0 × 440.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • PROPHET 2009 
ink, oil on paper
 42.0 × 58.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • self portlait - MELANCHOLY 2008
 oil and spray on canvas mounyed on board
 227.0 × 364.0 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • prism 2007 oil, water color, ink on canvas mounted on board 159 × 181 cm ©Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "Prism Violet" at The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Makiki Heights, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2007 ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "Prism Violet" at The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Makiki Heights, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2007 ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "Prism Violet" at The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Makiki Heights, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2007 ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • prism violet 2007 oil on canvas mounted on wood panel 130 × 324 cm (2 pieces) ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • untitled 2007 oil collage on canvas φ106 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • prism 2007 mixed media on paper 312 × 382 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "Armory Show" at Tomio Koyama Gallery booth, New York, NY, USA, 2007 ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "Armory Show" at Tomio Koyama Gallery booth, New York, NY, USA, 2007 ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "ritual" at Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, 2007 ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "ritual" at Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, 2007 ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • prism violet 2007 oil, water color on canvas mounted on board 148.0 × 200.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • prism 2007 oil, spray on paper 80.0 × 109.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • untitled 2007 oil, spray and pencil on paper 79.0 × 110.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "acid garden" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2006 ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "acid garden" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2006 ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "acid garden" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2006 ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • Installation view from "acid garden" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2006 ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • untitled 2005 oil on paper φ77.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • self portrait 2005 oil on paper 30.0 × 41.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • portrait 2005 oil on paper 30.0 × 41.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • sleep in jungle 2005 oil, spray, pencil, cloth on paper 156.0 × 398.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • untitled 2004 oil on canvas 36.5 × 51.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • untitled 2004 oil and ink on paper 30.0 × 63.0 cm ©︎Satoshi Ohno
  • Yokota tree 2003 oil on paper 314.0 × 325.8 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 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.

Solo exhibitions

2020 “Sleep in jungle.” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2015 “Beautiful Dreaming.” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013 “BYE BYE SUNSET” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2009 “PROPHET” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 “PHYSICAL TREE” magical ART ROOM, Tokyo, Japan
2007 “Armory Show” [Art Fair: Solo Exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery booth] New York, NY
“Prism Violet” The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Makiki Heights, Honolulu, HI
2006 “acid garden” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Group exhibitions

2019 “Tomio Koyama Gallery: Works from the Gallery Artists and the Collection 4” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2018 “Photographs by 7 Painters” soda, Kyoto, Japan
“Satoshi Ohno Studio Exhibition” Satoshi Ohno Studio, Yamanashi, Japan
“Visions of Exchange Mercedez-Benz Art Scope Award 2009-2017” Daimler Contemporary Berlin, Germany
2017 “Group exhibition” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016 “IRRECONCILABLE” aura gallery beijing, China
“JAPAN 7” SILVERLENS, Manila, Philippines
2015 “STANCE or DISTANCE? –Connecting Myself to the World.” Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan
“Come after Magic” aura gallery taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
2014 “Group exhibition by Tomio Koyama Gallery” TOLOT/heuristic SHINONOME, Tokyo, Japan
“Takahashi Collection 2014 Mindfulness!” Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi, Japan
“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, Japan
“Art Scope 2012-2014 - Remains of Their Journeys” Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
“Collection Ⅱ” National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2013 “The Storm for Art and Popular Culture” Nagoya Citizens' Gallery Yada, Aichi, Japan
“Takahashi Collection: Mindfulness!” Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan [traveled to Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan]
“Why not live for Art? II -9 collectors reveal their treasures” Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 “Crystal Chaos” CUBE 1, 2, 3, Tokyo, Japan
“REAL JAPANESQUE: The Unique World of Japanese Contemporary Art” National Meseum of Art, Osaka, Japan
“Power of Painting” NADiff A/P/A/R/T, Tokyo, Japan
2011 “Temporary Exhibition: Art in an Office” Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
2010 “Painting by Four Artists” Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Japan
“It Must Be Your Sexy Way” curated by Yaji Huang, AKI Gallery, Taipei
“VOCA 2010” The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“Power of a Painting” island, Chiba, Japan
“Self Portrait -Others as Myself” Takahashi Collection Hibiya, Tokyo, Japan
“camaboco” Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo, Japan
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” Koshikijima Art Project 2009, Koshikijima community center, Kagoshima, Japan
“neoneo Part1 [boys]” TAKAHASHI COLLECTION Hibiya, Tokyo, Japan
2008 “Selections from the Hara Museum's Permanent Collection” Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
“THE ECHO” an annex to ZAIM, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
2007 “ritual” Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2006 “WORM HOLE” magical ARTROOM, Tokyo, Japan
“a magical art life” Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
“au courant,” Cayman Island National Gallery, UK
2005 “Nyukasho” PRAHA project, Free Space PRAHA, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
2004 “Koshiki Art Exhibition” Koshikijima Art Project 2004, Koshikijima community center, Kagoshima, Japan

Public collections

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