[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] Contemporary artist Tetsuya Noguchi’s solo exhibition “armored space” will be held from August 16th (Tuesday).

Acrylic painting on "Armored space" panel

Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (GINZA SIX6F, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold “Tetsuya Noguchi Exhibition – armored space –” from August 16th (Tuesday) to August 31st (Wednesday). In addition to three-dimensional works of human figures armed with armor, new two-dimensional works will also be presented. By exhibiting many sketches and drawings, we will approach Tetsuya Noguchi's view of the world from various angles.

(Left) Acrylic on "sky-jet pack 1" paper, (Right) Acrylic on "Armored space" panel


A solo exhibition "armored space" by contemporary artist Tetsuya Noguchi, who continues to work on the theme of "armor and humans," will be held from August 16th (Tuesday) to August 31st (Wednesday).

Noguchi sees armor as a shell made by humans, and projects various thoughts and values ​​onto it. Instead of clear emotions, the neutrally expressed human figures highlight the flexibility of human beings who live to adapt to any situation. Noguchi's work, which destroys viewers' stereotypes through the motif of armor and human beings, proposes a new sense of art that “makes you feel uncomfortable and sympathetic at the same time.''

In addition, Noguchi, who graduated from the oil painting department, is working not only on three-dimensional works, but also on many two-dimensional works. From classical painting techniques using acrylic paints to light illustrations, Noguchi expresses his ideas in a wide range of ways.

In this exhibition, in addition to three-dimensional works made with resin and chemical fibers, various sketches and drawings that were created in the process of conception of the work, and a new flat work created on the theme of "Armored Space", which is the theme of the exhibition. We will exhibit face works and more. (*Armored = wearing armor)

Please enjoy Tetsuya Noguchi's unique worldview where various thoughts and values ​​intersect through armor.

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・Artist statement

While dealing with extremely local motifs such as armor and helmets from the Far East, the idea that it is still possible to access the global world spreads like a vague underground tunnel at the base of my work. The branches and leaves seek further destinations, advance, and continue to search for veins of curiosity while connecting with various elements.

For me, it is a clue for thinking about all civilizations and human beings through armor, and it can be a light of wisdom that illuminates one's whereabouts in a dark tunnel.

Tetsuya Noguchi

・Talk event

A talk event will be held at the exhibition hall on Sunday, August 21st. For details and how to apply, please check the URL below.

Date/Time|Sunday, August 21, 2022, 14:00-15:00
Appearance | Tetsuya Noguchi x Masahiro Yasuhara (web version "Bijutsu Techo" editorial department)
Venue | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM (event space)

Feature page| https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/28040-1520130728.html

*In the future, if there is a request for suspension from the national or local government, the event may be changed accordingly. If there are any changes in the announcement, we will inform you on the website of Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore, official SNS, etc. Please note.

・ About work sales

It will be on sale from 11:00 on Tuesday, August 16th at Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore.
We plan to sell sketches, prints, edition works, etc., except for some exhibited works that are not for sale.

(Left) "Aemored cycling" Print, pen, watercolor on paper, (Right) "sky -egg chair" Acrylic on paper

・Artist profile

Tetsuya Noguchi Born in 1980

Main solo exhibition
2008 "Tetsuya Noguchi Exhibition" TCAF2008
2011 "Tetsuya Noguchi Exhibition" Gallery Gyokuei
2014 "Tetsuya Noguchi Exhibition – Tetsuya Noguchi's Illustrated Guide to Classification of Warriors" Nerima Art Museum / Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art
2015 "The HISTORICAL ODYSSEY" Haneda Airport International Terminal
2015 "SLEEP AWAY" Art Fair Tokyo 2015
2015 "Tetsuya Noguchi's Works Exhibition Travel to Another World" Gallery Gyokuei
2016 "Human silhouette" Art Fair Tokyo 2016
2016 "Antique Human" Gallery Gyokuei
2017 "Drawing Exhibition -Armor and Pencil-" Gallery Gyokuei
2017 "Work Exhibition armored neighbor" Gallery Gyokuei
2018 "From the Middle Ages With Love" POLA MUSEUM ANNEX
2019 "This is not a Samurai" Arsham Fieg Gallery, New York
2021 "This is not a Samurai" Takamatsu City Museum of Art / Gunma Prefectural Tatebayashi Museum of Art / Kariya City Museum of Art / Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art
2022 "This is not a Samurai" Pola Museum Annex
2022 "Tetsuya Noguchi Exhibition -armored space-" GINZA ATRIUM

Major group exhibitions
2007 "LE MONDE DE COCO by Contemporary Artists – The World of Coco" Chanel Nexus Hall
2008 "Art Fair Tokyo" and every year since 2009 "Parabiosis" Soka Art Center
2009 "Medicine and Art: Exploring the Future of Life and Love" Mori Art Museum
2010 "BASARA" Exhibition Spiral Garden
2015 "Tea Ceremony: The Beauty of the Kettle" Izumiya Hakukokan Annex
2016 "Rediscovery! Three-Dimensional Japan" Gunma Prefectural Tatebayashi Museum of Art / Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art / Mie Prefectural Museum of Art
2017 "CROSS POINT Intersecting gazes – 20 expressions" Kagawa Prefectural Museum
2018 “Gather!
2020 "ART in LIFE, LIFE and BEAUTY" Suntory Museum of Art

Other activities
2011 "Working" Shibaura Institute of Technology Main Visual
2014 "Happy children's day" Audi Forum Tokyo
2017 "Nagano University" Nagano Shimbun advertisement
2018 "VALENTINO TKY" Valentino Tokyo

2014 Tetsuya Noguchi's work collection Samurai's home. 』 Seigensha
Serialized from 2017 Bimonthly magazine "Nekobiyori" double-page spread column "Old cats, old people" Tatsumi Publishing
2018 "Tetsuya Noguchi Works ~From Medieval with Love~" Kyuryudo
2021 "This is not a Samurai" Asahi Shimbun

・Exhibition information

Tetsuya Noguchi Exhibition -armored space-

Period|Tuesday, August 16, 2022 to Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Time|11:00-20:00 *Closes at 18:00 on the last day of the exhibition Venue|Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM (event space)
Admission | Free Sponsorship | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Cooperation | Gallery Gyokuei Inquiries |
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