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Artist Information

 

Kohei Yamashita

Country(activity based):
Japan
Genre:
Visual Art

Profile

1983  Born in Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan
2008  Graduated from the Department of Conceptual and Media Art,
           Fine Art Division, Faculty of Fine Arts,
           Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009  "Cairn, present location", Inax Gallery 2, Tokyo
2008  Solo exhibition at the Department of Conceptual and Media Art,
           Graduate School of Art and Design, Kyoto City University of Arts,
           Kyoto, Japan
2008  "Cairn", Maison d'Art, Osaka, Japan

 

Selected Group Exhibitions
2009  "Yoruyama - Night Watching", AntennaAAS, Kyoto, Japan
           "Out of place", Daikakuji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
2008  "Sensuous", AD&A Gallery, Osaka, Japan
           "Kohei Yamashita & Hitosugi Watanabe Exhibition", Galerie 16,
           Kyoto, Japan
2007  "ARTZONE EYE01", ARTZONE, Kyoto, Japan
         "ART AWARD TOKYO", Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, Tokyo
2006  "Stairs", Contemporary Art Space Osaka, Osaka, Japan

 

Selected Awards
2008  Kyoto City University of Arts, Graduation works exhibition, 
          'Mayor's Prize'

About works / performance

 


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Mountain climber (self-portrait), 2009, mixed media

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Yoruyama - Night Watching, 2009, installation
Exhibition with Yoshitaka Yazu, exhibition view  (photo: Yuko Shirahata)

Comment

I use mainly flat and solid means for my works. In the initial stage, I mix the scale, the interval, the time, the space between myself and the universe and the "near-far" fades into a homogenization, and express my own present position at the origin and in the future. In recent years, the subject matter of my work changed to "mountain", and, taking the common denominator of "concentration" that surpasses the notions of micro and macro, I measure my own present real situation and work on fusing together art and outdoor amusement through the experience of climbing mountains.
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