西太志 + 矢野洋輔展「居心地の良さの棘」Taishi Nishi + Yosuke Yano  “Thorn of Comfort”

会 期 2017年12月22日(金) - 2018年1月15日(月)
場 所 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery
料 金 入場無料 Admission Free


The gallery will be closed at 6pm on Sunday, December 31, and will be closed on Monday, January 1.



Opening reception: Friday, December 22, 2017  6pm-8pm/Artist talk: 7pm-



この度、8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Galleryでは、京都を拠点に制作を行う若手アーティスト、西太志と矢野洋輔による二人展を開催いたします。


西太志は1983年大阪府生まれ。2015年京都市立芸術大学大学院絵画専攻修了後、「アートアワードトーキョー丸の内 2015」グランプリ受賞や、「シェル美術賞2016」入選など、目覚ましい活躍を見せています。西が生み出す、キャンバスが木炭と絵具の黒い線で埋め尽くされる特徴的な作品は、今日の混沌とした社会に生きる私達の状況を切り取ろうと試みたものです。フランシスコ・デ・ゴヤの「黒い絵」のシリーズに影響を受けながら、現実の出来事と物語が混ざりあった風景を描写し、私たちを謎めいた世界へと誘います。本展では、西自身が、「絵と現実との距離を縮められる気がする」という立体作品も展示いたします。








8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery is pleased to present a two-person exhibition by Taishi Nishi and Yosuke Yano, young artists based in Kyoto.


Taishi Nishi was born in 1983 in Osaka. After graduating from a Master’s course at the Department of Painting, Graduate School of Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts, Nishi received the Grand Prize from the Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2015 and was selected at the Shell Art Award 2016. Black lines of charcoal and paint permeate Nishi’s canvas, reflecting the artist’s attempt of capturing the moments of contemporary life amidst the chaotic society we live in. Influenced by Francisco José de Goya’s Black Paintings series, Nishi depicts sceneries where actual events and fiction coalesce with one other, through them inviting viewers to a mysterious and uncanny world. This exhibition also features his sculptural work, with which the artist feels that he is “able to shorten the distance between paintings and reality”.

Yosuke Yano was born in 1989 in Kyoto. While he studied at a Master’s course in Urushi Lacquering, Department of Crafts, Graduate School of Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts, Yano started working with plain wood due to his fascination with the rich expressions its harbored. In his works that are composed through affixing different kinds of wood together, each piece appears as if naturally connected, also depicting gentle expressions reminiscent of nuts and fallen leaves. His series of heads with unique shapes engage with wood’s natural texture, knotholes, and cracks, demonstrating a sense of intimacy between the artist and wood.

The exhibition title “Thorn of Comfort” suggests the way in which the two artists question the tendency of valuing comfort. Viewers are invited to encounter each artist’s original expressions that are conceived through their confrontation and exploration of contradictory sensations and impressions.