[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] Naoya Inose’s solo exhibition “The Utopia Chapter 6” will be held at THE CLUB from Thursday, April 28th.

Naoya Inose, The Construction, 1534, Edward Clarke, 2021, Black ink and watercolour on wooden panel, 41 × 30.5cm, © THE CLUB

Various painting styles that symbolize the history of Western painting of each era and Naoya Inose's overwhelming painting technique create a fictional world called "utopia".

Naoya Inose's solo exhibition will be held at Gallery THE CLUB (Ginza GINZA SIX6F, Chuo-ku) in Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore. The fourth solo exhibition will be held at THE CLUB, and the session will be from April 28th (Thursday) to June 11th (Saturday).

This time, THE CLUB will hold a solo exhibition "The Utopia Chapter 6" by Naoya Inose.

“Utopia” -It is one of the parables that symbolizes human arrogance that has been passed down for centuries, like the Tower of Babel in Babylonia. In this exhibition, we will take a closer look at the numerous works and history of utopia in the "Lumen Museum" that exists in the fictional world created by Naoya Inose.

Utopia has long been a painter's motif from the 14th century to the 21st century. Its mysterious landscape has fascinated people from old books to modern times. Whether it was a myth or a reality, what happened in the mysterious Utopia and how it is being perceived today.

"For centuries, painters have drawn fictitious things. This series was inspired by the desire to create the human arrogance seen in such parables from scratch. This approach is common in movies. Based on a strong expression of the pseudo-documentary side, people build buildings that are convenient for them, and nature becomes intolerable and abandoned. I would like you to appreciate the works drawn negatively or positively from a different perspective over a long period of time. "

-Naoya Inose

From this exhibition, which is drawn in various painting styles that symbolize the history of Western painting of each era, you can get a glimpse of the development of the mysterious utopia. Please enjoy the world of "Utopia" embodied by Inose's overwhelming painting technique.

Naoya Inose, Euphoria, 1864, Emmett Edwards, 2021, Oil on Linen, 76 × 101cm, © THE CLUB

Naoya Inose, Locus Amoenus, Reference work, 2021, Acrylic on Canvas, 70 × 100cm, © THE CLUB

・ Artist profile

Naoya Inose
Born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1988. After graduating from the oil painting department of Tokyo University of the Arts, he is currently based in London. Inose is exploring the greedy nature of the natural world and human beings there, and the dissonant relationships created by it. The elaborate landscape and abstract world are drawn on canvas using oil painting techniques. His work asks how we face nature and discusses the role of masterpieces in postmodernism and how it is changing. The collection of works includes the Benetton collection, the Okeda collection, the Takahashi collection, and the SEGA Sammy collection.

・ Exhibition details

"The Utopia Chapter 6"
Artist: Naoya Inose Date: April 28, 2022 (Thursday) -June 11, 2022 (Saturday)
The artist will be in the hall on April 28th (Thursday), the first day of the exhibition.
Time: 12: 00-19: 00 Closed: Sunday, Sunday Place: GINZA SIX 6F THE CLUB (inside Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore)
Introduction page: https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/26198-1348270421.html
Instagram: theclub.tokyo
Inquiries: theclub@ccc.co.jp


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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