Yu Ichino|Swimming in the Skin River


November 9 (Sat) - December 7 (Sat), 2019

Reception for the Artist :  November 9 (Sat) 6pm - 8pm

Open : Tuesday - Saturday  11am - 7pm

Closed on Sunday, Monday and National holiday

Yu Ichino

“Look back 8 ”


Stone lithograph

57.0 x 111.0cm

Edition of 3

©Yu Ichino

GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku is pleased to represent a solo exhibition by Yu Ichino entitled Swimming in the Skin River from Saturday, November 9th through Saturday, December 7th.


In this exhibition, Ichino composed this exhibition based on the theme of film that she had creates artworks with her skin in the last exhibition. Also, she shows stone lithographs and sculptures that she got idea from the materials related to word of skin such as the book cover.


In the last exhibition in 2013 at the gallery, Ichino showed not only lithographs but also artworks that she uses the idea of lithographs, overprinting. Depositing layer upon layer of materials, Ichino produce the deep landscapes and flowers. Ichino succeeds in expressing layers on her works with various materials such as papers, acrylic boards, and ceramics.


After she got big stone for her lithographs, Ichino is interested in how long the stone was formed. Ichino has worked on new series of the lithograph that she uses her father’s old photo and memories. Traveling to the same site where her father did and taking photos of the site, she tries to create works that show the passage of times.  


Yu Ichino was born in 1985 in Kanagaea and has studied at Tokyo Zokei University since 2009. She won the prize of Machida City Museum of Graphic Design in 2012 and was selected for the 10th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints. 

Artist statement

When I look back at the photos, I feel a change of my memory.

I feel that a new landscape emerges from the scene I’ve seen.

The film is a thin layer that wraps things, and separate two things such as oneself and others, and inside and outside.

In my works, I described the landscapes based on the imagination that uses the memories of others and my own experience.

Going back and forth between them like a layer, I work on my creation. In this exhibition, I show the works derived from the word film.  


Yu Ichino, 2019

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