Chika Osaka, Yosuke Kobashi, Waka Yoshida, Dawoon Jung
September 3 (Tue)－28 (Sat), 2019
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Yosuke Kobashi was born in Nara, Japan in 1980 and the gallery has been working with Kobashi since 2006. After he graduated from Osaka University of Arts in 2003, he exhibited in Kobe Art Annual Project 2003. In 2006, he was selected as one of artists for the Visio of Contemporary Art 2006 and had a solo exhibition in Art Tower Mito, Japan. Also, he joined in the group exhibition entitled Nostalgy and Fantasy at The National Museum of Art, Osaka in 2014. Joining an artist group, Hajimeten influenced his sense of space to exhibit, and Kobashi has developed his installation with the paintings. Hanging his painting from the celling and installing them with various ways that are not just hang on the wall, Kobashi succeeded in inviting the viewers into his world. In the group exhibition at The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Kobashi had showed his huge scale “painting installation.” This attempt seems to rarefy the existence of paintings themselves. However, walking around the installation space and changing the point of views, the installation effectively made each painting stronger in the relationships with others.
Pastel on paper and panel
53.0 x 33.3cm x 100p
Installation view of "Nostalgia and Fantasy: Imagination and Its Origins in Contemporary Art" at National Museum of Arts, Osaka
Since the beginning of her career, Osaka has worked on finding a way to show the works effectively with the texts. The artist gets a lot of inspiration from the texts like short novels or private diaries, however, her works do not describe the stories directly and the texts do not complement her works like book illustrations. Osaka has intensified her interests in theater from her experience of the stage art. Last three years, she put a theme for a solo exhibition and attempted to represent the theme with the sounds that she made for matching the images of the artworks or staged installations. Using gradation technique, she successes to represent her lithographs like Ukiyo-e. The technique of prints applied to her paintings and drawings, which made her works especially unique. She depicts Japanese traditional manner and patterns of clothes, buildings and background with details, however the theme of her works is the life in the society. People in her works try to live fervent but comically and idiotically even thought they are faced with the harsh conditions.
Chika Osaka was born in 1984 in Tokyo and received M.A. from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2011. She won the prize of Jury Tateyama in the exhibition of Japan Print Association in 2010 and in Shell Art Award in 2011．In 2014, Osaka received an honorable mention from the Vision of Contemporary Art. She exhibited at Ichihara Lakeside Museum in Japan, MICHEKO GALERIE in Germany, Museum Franz Gertsch in Switzerland, and Art Space Kin Gyo Koo Kan in Taiwan. She will have a group exhibition at Museum Franz Gertsch in Switzerland. Her works are in collection of Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Zhejiang Art Museum in China, and Shanghai Peninsula Art Museum.
"Keep to Own It as A Memory"
Image : 21.5 x 30.0cm
Waka Yoshida was born in 1983 in Iwate prefecture, Japan. After completed her B.A.at the faculty of Education in Saitama University, Yoshida had studied at the Setsu Mode Seminar and finished the course in 2008. While she has built her career as an artist, Yoshida also has worked as a member of Gazoku that is a creator assemblage by thirteen artists and creators. The artist was selected at Tokyo Wander Wall in 2008 and the 17th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art in 2014. Yoshida creates both paintings and sculptures with her imaginations using the motifs such as stratums, dinosaurs, maps and the things what we are not able to see in real life. She got inspirations from educational materials such as model and samples related natural history when she was in a high school for a teaching practice. Through the experience, her works provoke nostalgia to these teaching materials and bring feelings of familiarity with her approaches toward stratums or dinosaurs that many people would be interested in in their childhood.
Acrylic on canvas
72.7 x 60.6cm x 4p
Jung creates monochrome works mainly with etching. As Jung himself says that the models of the works are between everyday and extraordinary, at the same time, they are dreams. Expressing the world of modern anxiety, loneliness, and hope, the world of his works is more like a scene from a movie or story than a real scene. In this exhibition, we will show a series Jung has been worked and apart from the series that Jung has been working recently, the descriptive depiction is less detail. The traces of the black-painted version look more emotional, and it seems that the work reflects the strong feelings of Jung himself. Dawoon Jung was born in 1989 in Korea and received M.A. from Musashino Art University in 2015. Currently, he is in the doctoral program at the university. In 2016, Jung award a grand prize of Masuo Ikeda at the 10th Madokapia Print Biennial, was selected for the Shell Art Award 2016 and Face 2017 Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award. He studied at Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany for a year from 2017 and deepened his view of the world.
Etching and wood
55.0 x 53.0cm