[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] A solo exhibition “Cosmos Remembered” by young artist Hiroka Yamashita, who is attracting attention both in Japan and overseas, will be held at THE CLUB from March 27th (May).

Currently based in Okayama. Introducing works that portray the scenery of Satoyama and everyday emotions on canvas while interweaving the techniques of Western painting and Japanese painting.

At Gallery THE CLUB (Ginza GINZA SIX6F, Chuo-ku) in Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore, we will move to Okayama from 2019 after working in NY, and will hold a solo exhibition of young artist Hiroka Yamashita, who is now attracting attention from collectors in Japan and overseas. The session is from Saturday, March 27th to Thursday, May 6th.

Hiroka Yamashita, Midday Saltpan, 2021 Acrylic and oil on canvas, 145.5 × 227.3cm © THE CLUB

THE CLUB is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Hiroka Yamashita, who is based in Okayama.
Moved to the United States alone at the age of 18, and after graduating from a local school, worked based in NY. Returning to Japan in 2019, this is the long-awaited solo exhibition. Introducing works drawn on canvas while scooping up the scenery and emotions that can be glimpsed in everyday life and interweaving the techniques of Western painting and Japanese painting.

"We humans are part of life forms that have evolved and diversified over a daunting amount of time. It is about drawing a free and natural appearance as a living thing, a scene of love and life. This is my protest against the present age, which gives superiority and inferiority to life and talks about people as "resources".
This work depicts what I remembered from the scenery I saw in this land after going around the four seasons, living in Japan for the first time in 10 years. I think that the depth of the space is emphasized more than before, and the overlap of colors and spaces has increased. By drawing a person who is assimilated with the landscape and the transition of the field of vision, you can feel the moment when you and the outside, the past and the future, and the distant spaces intersect. (Excerpt) "-Hiroka Yamashita

・ Artist profile

Hiroka Yamashita
Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1991. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2017, he earned an MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at New Jersey State University in 2019. Currently based in Okayama. Through the connection between nature and people and the activities of life in everyday scenes, we will work to build an image that expresses the memories and properties shared by life. While interweaving the characteristic screen composition of Japanese painting with the genealogy of Western painting, we challenge the story created by a new painting space and the spatial relationship with the viewer, and pursue the expression of Japanese Ephemerality (transience). doing.

Hiroka Yamashita

・ Exhibition details

"Cosmos remembered"
Artist: Hiroka Yamashita
Dates: March 27, 2021 (Sat) -May 6, 2021 (Thurs)
* On the first day of the exhibition, reservations will not be required and the exhibition will be open to the public in the artist's hall. In addition, in order to maintain social distance, we may limit the number of people during times of congestion.
Time: 12: 00-19: 00 Closed: Sunday, Sunday Place: GINZA SIX 6F THE CLUB (inside Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore)
Enter: Free reservation: To prevent infectious diseases, please make a reservation from the URL below before visiting.
Reservations are currently possible until 4/3. After 4/6, we will inform you separately in the near future.

In addition, depending on the situation, reservations may not be required. In that case, we will inform you on our corridor Instagram (@ theclub.tokyo) etc.
Contact: info@theclub.tokyo
Introduction site: https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/event/art/19226-1044310319.html

Hiroka Yamashita, Born Now, Now It's Born, 2019 Acrylic and oil on canvas, 148.2 x 222.8cm © THE CLUB

Hiroka Yamashita, Harvest of Shine, 2021 Oil on linen, 116.7x91cm © THE CLUB


Under careful curation, we will hold exhibitions that transcend the times and fields, centered on contemporary artists who have few opportunities to visit Japan.

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