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World of the World.

For me, the means of expression such as color in painting, form in sculpture, and the relationship with the place in installation are attempts to connect macroscopic and microscopic areas that cannot be visualized with our daily lives, and I consider them as a way to move fluidly back and forth between them. My themes of "multiplication and transformation," "combining boundaries," and "searching for points of connection" exist around us on a daily basis, in the external world that spreads around our bodies and feet, and in the internal world of our thoughts and minds. It is an elusive thing that keeps happening to us. I am interested in going back and forth between the inside and the outside, and creating a relationship with those things that cannot be visualized. In Buddhism, "the impermanence of all things" is a simple expression of this. All real existence in this world is in a constant state of flux, both in form and essence, and existence cannot remain the same, even for a moment. My choice of motifs such as mucus, minerals, and drifting objects is an attempt to see the invisible, and to access the "continuous and elusive connections" of this world with them.



Biography

Solo Exhibition

2021
「World of the world - Under constellation 2021" SYP GALLERY, Tokyo,Japan
2020
"World of the world - Under constellation" Studio Kalahan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2020
"World of the world - The world began without human beings and would end without humanity” Japan foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia
2015
"Biomorphic form and dot to grow" Yokogawa-souen, Hiroshima, Japan
2014
"Drawing Works" nagne,Tokyo, Japan
2013
"NEW WORLD" Masumi-Matsunoma, Nagano, Japan
2011
"Eden" Maki Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2008
"Ushiro no Syomen" 8 Link Studio, Omachi, Nagano, Japan
2001
"Solo Show" CASA DE BARRO, Cusco, Peru

Group Exhibition

2021
“Overview vol.2”SYP Gallery,Tokyo
2020
“Overview vol.1”SYP Gallery,Tokyo
2019
"Group show" Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery,Paris, France
2018
"Shinbism2" Maruyama Banka Memorial Museum,Nagano
2017
"Seeds of Memory" Langgeng Art Foundation,Yogyakarta,Indonesia
2016
"spiritual imagination" LIXIL Gallery,Tokyo, Japan
"The Pathos of Things" KYODO HOUSE,Tokyo, Japan
2014
"THE MIRROR" Nagoya-Syoukoukaikan, Tokyo, Japan
"Riyoo Kim × Wataru Yamakami Exhibitions Magic Real" Maki Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
"MID TOWN Street Museum" TOKYO MID TOWN,Tokyo, Japan
"Roppongi Art Nigth" TOKYO MID TOWN,Tokyo, Japan
"metamorphosis 2014" THE HACHIJUNI CALTURE FOUNDATION, Gallery 82, Nagano, Japan
2013
"TOKYO MID TOWN AWARD 2013" TOKYO MID TOWN ,Tokyo, Japan
2012
"ART SYNCHRONICITY" Creative Hub131,Tokyo, Japan
"NAGANO NEW CONSEPTUS" Shiga Kougen Roman Museum,Nagano, Japan
"DAN T EA2012" \\~ DESIGNTIDE>CHANOYUSIDE \\~, Shinjyuku Isetan,Tokyo, Japan
2011
"metamorphosis" THE HACHIJUNI CALTURE FOUNDATION, Gallery 82, Nagano, Japan
2010
"Globe show2009" 8 Link Studio, Nagano, Japan
"Japanese Inspired" Exhibit" Mendocino Art Center, USA
"Primitive Sense Art Exhibition of Lakeside" Nagano, Japan
2009
"Taro Okamoto Award" Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki
"Group show 2009" 8 Link Studio, Omachi, Nagano, Japan
"Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial "Kamaboko Gallery" Matsudai, Niigata, Japan
2008
"Group show 2008" 8 Link Studio, Omachi, Nagano, Japan
2001
"Two Persons Show" Capilla de san bernardo, Cusco, Peru

Award

2019
Agency for Cultural Affairs(Bunka-cho) One year stay in Indonesia.
2013
TOKYO MID TOWN AWARD
2013
Second Prize, Audience Award
2010
Tokyo Wonder Seed 2010
2009
Taro Okamoto Award Special prize
2008
Tokyo Wonder wall
Shinjuku Art Infinity
Tokyo Wonder Seed

ArtFair

2018
"Art Paris Art Fair" Grand Palais, Paris
2011
"AHAF" Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
2010
"ULTRA003" Spiral Garden, Tokyo

Workshop

2014
"The story of the magic mask" German Festival,Ichijigahaku,Tokyo
2012
"The Story of Magic Stones" Minamisanriku Irimae Elementary School, Ichijigahaku, Minamisanriku, Miyagi
2011
"The story of the magic wand" Canal Court CODAN, Ichijigahaku, Tokyo

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