[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] A new art space is born. The expression space “FOAM CONTEMPORARY”, which reflects the Japanese art scene from various angles, will open on Sunday, July 3rd.

The first memorable exhibition is Kotao Tomozawa's solo exhibition "Monochrome", an up-and-coming artist who is sweeping the world. The session will be from Sunday, July 3, 2022 to Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (GINZASIX 6F, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will start "FOAM CONTEMPORARY" as a new art space from July 3 (Sun) in the milestone year of the 5th anniversary of its opening. Now that society and people's lifestyles are undergoing major changes, we will explore the shape of the coming art while following the increasingly diversified aspects of today's art scene.

Kotao Tomozawa “slime CXXI” 2022


Since opening in 2017, Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore has introduced notable artists from a unique perspective through various projects with the motto of "life with art".
In the 2020s, as society and people's lifestyles change drastically, we will follow the increasingly diversified aspects of today's art scene and explore the shape of the coming art, a milestone year of the 5th anniversary of the opening of the business. As a new attempt, we will start the art space "FOAM CONTEMPORARY".

By multiplying <LIQUID>, which imagines flexible planning contents, and <SOLID>, a space equipped with conventional white cubes, under the name of the intermediate mode "FOAM", the day The idea is to create an expression space that reflects the art scene of a book in multiple ways.

The first "O" is intentionally deformed to remind you of a <mass of bubbles>. It shows how the artist's free and flexible infinite imagination and ideas form new sensibilities and values for each person in the ever-changing art scene.

"FOAM CONTEMPORARY" is an expression space that explores and fosters the value and real pleasure of art that transcends the life cycle while staying close to the actuality of the times. I will introduce it.

* Introspection image image

・ 1st Exhibition | Kotao Tomozawa Solo Exhibition "Monochrome"

As the first memorable exhibition, we will introduce Kotao Tomozawa, an artist born in Bordeaux, France in 1999, and hold a solo exhibition "Monochrome".

Kotao Tomozawa is an artist who is attracting attention from home and abroad for his unique portraits in which slime-like substances and organic motifs are intertwined.
Received the Kume Keiichiro Award and the Ueno Geiyu Award since he was a student at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Participating in exhibitions and art fairs, I have quickly established my presence as an artist. As one of the leading artists of the generation, he is expected to play an even more active role in the future, as he has become a hot topic in modeling and music activities.

In this exhibition entitled "Monochrome", in addition to presenting new oil paintings, we will also sell prints based on oil paintings. Please take a look at Kotao Tomozawa's works, which have a simple structure but give a strong impression to the viewer with the realistic expression of the texture, sheerness, and softness of the material.

Special page | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/26961-1020480601.html

Kotao Tomozawa “slime CXXII” 2022

・ About selling works

All works will be accepted for online entry at the art online marketplace "OIL by Bijutsu Techo" from 11:00 on Sunday, July 3rd to 19:00 on Tuesday, July 26th.
* For details, please check the entry site that will be released on Sunday, July 3rd.

<Works to be exhibited>
・ New unique work (8 points)
・ Multiple prints (2 types, limited to 25 copies each)
* Contents are subject to change.

Application acceptance period | From 11:00 on Sunday, July 3, 2022 to 19:00 on Tuesday, July 26 How to apply | Please check the entry site that will be released on Sunday, July 3, 2022.

"OIL by Art Notebook" Notice Page | https://oil.bijutsutecho.com/special/136

・ Artist profile

Kotao Tomozawa
Bordeaux, France in 1999.
Currently enrolled in the master's course in oil painting at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts.

[Major solo exhibition]
2021 "caché" (tagboat, Tokyo)
2020 "Pomme d'amour" (mograg gallery, Tokyo)

[Main group exhibition]
2022 "Art Fair Tokyo 2022" (Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo)
2021 "TAG BOAT ART SHOW" (Hankyu MEN'S TOKYO, Tokyo)
"Everything but …" (TOKYO INTERNATIONAL GALLERY, Tokyo)
"Kengo Kito x Kaoru Usukubo Recommended Artist Exhibition" (Seibu Shibuya Art Gallery, Tokyo)
"Face to face" (Bunkamura Box Gallery, Tokyo)
"JAPAN WAVE" (Japan house LA, Japan house Sao Paulo)
"Haikin" (Aono Summer and Human Exhibition) (Gallery Akikado, Tokyo)
"Z_01" (Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Art Wall Gallery, Tokyo)
"ART TAIPEI 2021" (Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei)
"SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2021" (Miami Beach, USA)
2020 "remix", "WAVE2020" (3331artschiyoda, Tokyo)
"MIND THE GAP" (The Blank Gallery, Tokyo)
"Silence" (Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo)
2019 "/" (Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo)
"WAVE 2019" (3331artschiyoda, Tokyo)
2018 "Ganguro Ranch" (Andy Bolus and 2 people exhibition) (Shibuya UPLINK Gallery, Tokyo)

[Major awards]
Received the Ueno Geiyu Award in 2021
Received the 2019 Kume Keiichiro Award

Twitter @ KKKOTAO1
instagram https://instagram.com/tkotao

・ Exhibition details

Kotao Tomozawa solo exhibition "Monochrome"

Session | July 3rd (Sun) -July 26th (Tue), 2022
Time | 11: 00-19: 00
Regular holiday | Monday venue | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore "FOAM CONTEMPORARY"
Admission | Free sponsorship | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore cooperation | Akihana-dong Inquiries | 03-3575-7755 (during business hours) /info.ginza@ccc.co.jp
Special page | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/26961-1020480601.html

・ Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore

We propose "living with art" by connecting art, Japaneseization and living through books.

Address | GINZA SIX 6F, 6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Phone number | 03-3575-7755
Business hours | Please check the store homepage.
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・ CCC Art Lab

We are a planning group that conducts art-related business within the planning company Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. We would like to make art closer to us through "Proposals for a life with art" and contribute to making someone's life happier and creating a better society. Based on the knowledge cultivated through many years of business experience such as store planning, art media, product development and event production, we make planning proposals with a professional approach.

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