"HISUMI" Solo Exhibition by Yuki Nishimoto
2022.05.11(Wed) – 2022.05.16(Mon)
Born in Kagoshima prefecture. Unbound by traditional techniques, he develops works that pursue "dynamism" and "strength" with a touch that combines boldness and delicacy. He often shows "live painting" at international events and TV programs, and was invited to the Hong Kong Christie's auction, where the sumi-e he drew immediately after the LIVE was sold for HK$85,000 (approximately 1.3 million yen). be. From classic motifs such as dragons and samurai to novel motifs such as athletes and musicians. In 2015, he released a new contemporary art piece "Tobokuga" with Nishimoto's sumi-e touch. By painting with glaze on a clay plate and firing it at a high temperature, it is a work that has a lively touch that will not fade for a thousand years. In February 2016, the first “Yuki Nishimoto Tobokuga Gallery” in Japan opened in Fukui Prefecture, where his production base is located. In January 2018, his first solo exhibition “Ryu no Kiseki Exhibition” held at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum attracted 45,000 visitors in one month and became a huge hit, setting a record for the museum’s attendance. In addition, he is active on the world stage with an unconventional style, such as solo exhibitions and live performances in Europe, the United States, China, etc., CG and videos, and collaborations with various fields.
Learning from the old method of sumi-e, which was introduced to Japan in earnest in the Kamakura period, from the moment he puts in a stroke, he presents his work with a live painting technique that draws in a tense atmosphere that does not allow mistakes or redrawing. .
With motifs ranging from classics such as dragons and tigers to modern athletes, he vividly captures the vitality and dynamism of living things through the effects of brush strokes, ink shading, blurring, and blurring.
From his paintings, the original impulse of art to express the invisible energy into something visible without emphasizing the precise reproduction of the form is vividly felt, and the viewer is exhausted. Foreshadows the exchange of souls without.
In addition, using the soft texture of the soil of Echizen (Fukui) and the glaze made by crushing minerals, he established a new style of painting with the texture of sumi-e on unglazed ceramic plates, and has been making sumi-e, which can be said to be the art of the moment, for 1000 years. elevating it to an eternal expression that transcends
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