[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] Focus on & # 8221; Ki & # 8221; of Eastern thought. A new solo exhibition “Surge” by artist Yujiro Ueno, which weaves various strokes, will be held from Saturday, October 16th.

Vortex 2021 1670 × 3333mm Canvas, oil on panel, acrylic

Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (GINZA SIX6F, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold a solo exhibition "Surge" by Yujiro Ueno as the 11th day of the exhibition series "Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore ART PARTY" featuring up-and-coming artists. It will be held at the gallery. The period is from October 16th (March) to November 5th (Monday), 2021.

Vortex 2021 1670 × 3333mm Canvas, oil on panel, acrylic


Yujiro Ueno is a writer who has created paintings with the motif of creatures such as birds and beasts, focusing on the "ki" of Eastern thought, based on the idea that "everything is always influencing each other as a fluid existence". ..

After spending four years in Okinawa from 2015, he has participated in many notable exhibitions including TURNER AWARD and won awards. He has just completed the master's program at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2021, and is one of the young artists who are drawing attention in the future.

In this solo exhibition, a new work will be exhibited under the title of "Surge".
For the motif of the work, I chose dragon and phoenix. On the technical side, not only the stroke of the brush, but also the color surface is shown as a layer, and a new technique is adopted.
In addition, in the small work exhibited this time, we will also make a new attempt to show only the stroke of the brush, and the contents will show the new frontier of Ueno.

Up until now, Ueno has drawn mainly real animals, but since his completion, he has consciously drawn fictional creatures centered on dragons. Breaking out of the picture that converges on easy-to-understand words such as "animal life", presenting a more complex idea. In addition, Ueno's own method expresses the image of a universal dragon that humans have imagined and drawn since ancient times.

"Surge" has the meaning of "swell, vortex, big wave, boiling" and has the etymology of "rising upward" in Latin. The circulating "vortex" is one of the important images in expressing the fluctuations of living things and the outside world, as well as the larger substances and the flow of time, which are the themes of Ueno's production.
By drawing a dragon as a symbol of the chaos and swirling power of the natural world, we intend to reach an image that has both newness that reflects the modern era and universality that transcends time and place. ..

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・ Artist statement

I mainly use living things as a motif, and my theme of my expression is to approach the inherent qi and fluctuations with the outside world, or the flow of time and matter that continues while repeating generation and disappearance.
In exploring these themes, I focus on the brushstrokes as a way to open up my senses, and take a method of layering them. This is influenced by the oriental ink painting, the impressionist brush stroke division, and the multi-layered drawing method of ukiyo-e.
Therefore, in my production, I use water-soluble paints and oil paints together, and build screens with various brush strokes while taking advantage of the characteristics of each.
The fusion of different elements can also be said to be a modeling element. For example, by integrating the game of concrete and abstract, modern and ancient, east and west, yin and yang, etc., we created it with the intention of presenting it as a new expression in modern times while inheriting the history and culture of the past. There is.

Yujiro Ueno

・ Artist profile

Yujiro Ueno (Yujiro Ueno)

1996 Born in Kyoto
2019 Graduated from Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Faculty of Arts and Crafts, Department of Painting (Oil Painting)
2021 Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Fine Arts Department of Fine Arts Art Education Laboratory Master's course Completed

[Major awards / selections / grants, etc.]
2021 69th Tokyo University of the Arts Graduation / Completion Exhibition 2021 [Early Akatsuki Award] (Purchase of works)
Selected for 2020 TURNER AWARD 2020
2020 LIQUITEX THE CHALLENGE 2020 [Liquitex Award University Division]
2020 7th Future Exhibition -Art School Competition- (Recommended Artist Exhibition) (Nippon Video Gallery)
2019 TURNER AWARD 2019 Selected
2019 Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program Scholarship Student
2019 6th Future Exhibition -Art School Competition- (Recommended Artist Exhibition) (Nippon Video Gallery)

[Solo exhibition]
2021 "Yujiro Ueno Solo Exhibition" (Tokyo American Club Frederick Harris Gallery, Tokyo)
2018 "Yujiro Ueno Solo Exhibition" (Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts Planning Exhibition Room)
In addition, many group exhibitions, etc.

・ About work sales

The works will be on sale from 13:00 on Saturday, October 16th at the Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore and the online store "OIL by Art Handbook".
* Some of the works may be discontinued due to prior sales. Please note.

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・ Exhibition details

Yujiro Ueno Solo Exhibition "Surge"

Session | October 16th, 2021 (May) 13: 00-11th, May 5th (Monday)
Business hours | 10: 30-21: 00
* October 16th (Sat) only 13: 00-
* If there is a change, we will inform you on our website and SNS.
Venue | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Art Wall Gallery Admission | Free Organizer | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Inquiries | 03-3575-7755 (during business hours) /info.ginza@ccc.co.jp
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* If there is a change in the content of the leave request from the national or local government in the future, the period of this exhibition may change accordingly. Please note that any changes will be announced on the Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore website, official SNS, etc.

・ What is "Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore ART PARTY"?

In this project, we will explore the art of the coming era, considering the ten-odd years of the early 21st century as a turning point in Japanese art. Through the works exhibited in the open space unique to Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore, this exhibition series allows you to feel the artist's fresh and exciting ideas, the actuary of the times, and the real thrill of art itself. .. We will cover various artists of interest regardless of age or career.

・ Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore

We propose "living with art" by connecting art, Japan and living through books.
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Phone number | 03-3575-7755
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・ CCC Art Lab

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