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GALLERY MoMo is pleased to represent a solo exhibition of Shinnosuke Yoshida entitled PERISCOPE from Saturday, August 14th through Saturday, September 11th.
In his early works, Yoshida depicted both nature and the artificial, combining nature with manmade structures such as dams, revetments, and buildings. He suggests faith and respects for human agency in the figurative motifs with anonymity. However, his thought on nature completely changed after the devastating earthquake that hits Japan on March 11th, 2011. Due to the destructive power of nature, the artificial objects he described became the symbol of confusion and collapse. In addition, Yoshida had questioned general information provided about the nuclear accident. Even though he could not experience with his five senses, the invisible fears of radioactive material changed his views of everyday life.
Yoshida has been interested in the invariant through his transmuted artworks since the last exhibition. James J. Gibson, who was an American psychologist, defines that invariance as constancy that shows up by variegating something. Like the concept, Yoshida attempts to release his attachment to the artworks and face them fully with being himself. As a result, the motifs of his works have changed in such a way as to adapt to changing environments or conditions.
Due to the influence of the COVID-19, his solo exhibition scheduled for 2020 was postponed. Yoshida said, “In everyday life, I have to wear a mask, and I am forced to social distance and online communication. The sceneries are silhouette-like, and I feel that it is more difficult to grasp the essence of things.” In changing situation, Yoshida wanted to feel what he saw through the window with his whole body and tried to consider what he can be made in this environment now. He continues to seek “invariant.”
Shinnosuke Yoshida was born in 1983 in Saitama, Japan, and received his MAF from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2012. In 2009, he was awarded the second ground prize of Shell Art Award and received a special prize from Yuko Hasegawa in Art Award Tokyo in 2012 and the prize from Art Olympia 2015. Yoshida joined the VOCA group exhibition at the Ueno Royal Museum as one of the prizewinners, Kobe Biennale, and the traveling group exhibition titled MOBILIS IN MOBILIS started from Osaka, Tokyo, and Kanazawa in 2013. The artist was selected Okamoto Taro Art Prize in 2014.
Shinnosuke Yoshida "Room with plants-Fire on the opposite bank" 2020 oil on canvas 162.0 x 162.0cm