Shinnosuke Yoshida
 
PERISCOPE


August 14 (Sat) - September 11 (Sat), 2021

PERISCOPE

2021
HD Video / Stereo sound
Edition of 10
11min37sec

I think the world I can see from my small movements, wearing a mask and just going around among Nippori where I live, Ueno where I work, and the Internet, is really like a silhouette.

It seems that I need to stay inside of myself for a while yet.

From there, I look into the PERISCOPE like drawing circles every day.

Amid happening big news in a row, I'm bothered by how I cook the chicken, teriyaki or cutlet II_latest ver.oil

2018 - 2021
Oil on canvas
259.0 x 194.0 cm

I finished and showed this work once in 2018. 

The title of this work, “Amid happening big news in a row, I'm bothered by how I cook the chicken, teriyaki or cutlet,” was the whole sentence of the tweet my acquaintance posted on Twitter at 9:08 pm on February 14, 2017. On this day, many Japanese mass media reported the news that Kim Jong-Nam, the big brother of Kim Jong-il who is the leader of North Korea, was assassinated in Malaysia.  

When I looked up at the real world from the phone screen reported the news, I found my own daily life such as doing laundry, having meals, and thinking about my own life. I turned my eyes back to my phone again, then I found the tweet. 

 

I wanted to put the inspiration I got from the moment into work, and I represented the work at my last solo exhibition in 2017. 

 

In June 2017, the US-North Korea summit meeting was held in Singapore, and media began to make noise again. I wanted to make another work of the spectacle happing on the surface of the media and the existence of my personal life at the same time. So, I created a new version of the painting.

 

After that, this work had storage in my studio for a while, but I wanted to update this painting when the pandemic by COVID-19 have changed the way people and their lives around the world in 2020. 

 

The huge change is as if the data I played was overwritten on the different games. I literally overwrote the latest version and keep the concept of “Amid happening big news in a row, I'm bothered by how I cook the chicken, teriyaki or cutlet.” 

It is also like new formations have been created.    

 

One of the things I wanted to express in this work may be stuffy. 

Suffocation, we feel when we can only see the fragments and cannot see through the overall picture. 

The suffocation, like being buried in the stratum. 

Suffocation, like being covered with noise.

Room with Plants - Fire on the Opposite Shore

2019 - 2020
Oil on lawn cloth, rabbit-skin glue
162.0 x 162.0 cm

I had created this work from 2019 to 2020. 
The theme of this work is the distance between the flame wars of others in some incidents, accidents, and media at the time and myself who is connected to them with one plate. 

Regarding the material, I have been interested in new media for the supports since 2019. In this work, I used the lawn cloth applied rabbit glue for the canvas. I am attracted to the material gap in which a transparent and delicate film of the glue supports a rough and heavy layer of oil paint. 
 

IMG_20191019

2019 - 2021
Oil on canvas, rabbit-skin glue
100.0 x 100.0 cm

The motif of this painting is the last heartbeat of my grandmother who passed away on October 19, 2019, due to senility. Fortunately, I was able to hold her hands until the end of her life.  
I felt the heartbeat at the moment when she ended her 92 years of life, that is, the moment when her heartbeat stopped through her hands I hold.

Through the screen

2019 - 2021
Oil, charcoal on canvas, rabbit-skin glue
45.5 x 53.0 cm

「画面越しに」と題した作品である。
コロナ禍では他者との画面越しのコミュニケーションが強いられた。
画面越しに見る他者の顔はいつも一方向的であるし、

ましてや相手がマスクをしているとそこから読み取れる他者の情報やニュアンスは著しく減少する。
不純物をも含んでいた他者の豊かな情報は、画面とマスクによって濾過されてしまった。
この作品はキャンバスの裏から描いている。
画面の向こう側、すなわちキャンバスを裏返した時にはじめて、直に描かれた顔が見れる構造の作品である。

Through the mask

2019 - 2021
Oil on canvas, rabbit-skin glue
53.0 x 45.5 cm

「マスク越しに」と題した作品である。
窓の外=ギャラリー外から見た時の作品の印象と、ギャラリー内から見た時では印象のギャップが起こるものにしようと思い制作した。
内と外、明と暗、カラーとモノクローム、抑圧と解放、夢と現実など、さまざまな二項対立的な要素を各面に配置し対比させ、現実への矛盾や葛藤・次に起こる事柄が確定していない状態としての「宙吊り状態」を表現しようと試みた。
さて、この作品を普通の白壁へ展示しようとするとき、どちらを表にするべきだろうか。

森 - いない
森 Ⅱ
森 Ⅲ - いる



The Forest - Not Exist
The Forest Ⅱ
The Forest Ⅲ - Exist

2019 - 2021
Oil on canvas, rabbit-skin glue
22.7 x 22.7 cm