|会 期||2012年11月28日（水） - 2012年12月17日（月）|
|時 間||11:00 - 20:00|
|場 所||8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery|
|料 金||入場無料 Admission Free|
「絵というものが現代美術では攻撃対象になることもあるけれど、それなら現代美術というのは一体何なのか。美術という名付けえぬもののはずが、どこか現代美術「的」な、言語無しでは理解しがたいものに偏っていはしないか。自分が美術をやっていく上で、（人に素直に喜んでもらえるような）自然な形を考えると絵だと思った」と桑久保は言い、印象派の画家のように海辺にイーゼルを立てて絵を描いたり、「絵を売り歩く放浪画家」としてパフォーマンスしたりと自分がイメージするいわゆる「職業画家」を演じてみることが、最初の制作のきっかけになりました。海のモチーフを多く用い、オイルを混ぜず、油絵具を分厚く盛り上げて描いていくという現代ではもはや古典ともいえる技法と、彼自身の現在の心象風景を重ね合わせて作品を作り上げています。今年の秋、ロンドンのThe Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundationにて個展を開催。（http://www.dajf.org.uk/exhibition/the-sea-by-night-and-day-by-toru-kuwakubo）それに続く本展でも意欲的な最新作を発表いたします。是非ご高覧下さい。
8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery is pleased to present Toru Kuwakubo's solo exhibition as the first show of the young Japanese artist series to follow.
Toru Kuwakubo was born in Zama, Kanagawa in 1978. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department at Tama Art University in 2002. He won the Tokyo Wonder Wall Award sponsored by Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 2002. He also received the 3rd Koji Kinutani Prize by the Mainichi Newspaper in 2011 and VOCA Encouragement Prize sponsored by The Ueno Royal Museum in 2012, and has held many solo and group exhibitions both in Japan and abroad including Germany, Denmark and Korea. He has held solo exhibitions at Tomio Koyama Gallery in 2005 and 2008.
"Painting can be subject to criticism in contemporary art but if so, what is contemporary art anyway? Art is naturally unnameable, but aren't there so many contemporary "looking" works that depend on language? In pursuing art, I thought painting was the natural form for me to appeal to people" says Kuwakubo. His artistic practice started with acting as a fictional "professional painter" as the impressionists setting an easel at the beach or as a "wondering painter" who peddles his work. The sea is often used as a motif in his paintings. Using a classic way of oil painting without mixing with extra oil, he paints thick layers of rich colors which combine with his imagined scenery. He has just held a solo exhibition at The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in London from September 12 until October 14. (http://www.dajf.org.uk/exhibition/the-sea-by-night-and-day-by-toru-kuwakubo) His latest paintings will be on view at this exhibition.