Current Exhibition

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Tokuro Sakamoto | cross section

Saturday, December 11, 2021-Saturday, January 22, 2022
Closed in winter: Sunday, December 26, 2021 --Monday, January 10, 2022

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GALLERY MoMo Projects will hold a solo exhibition "cross section" by Tokuro Sakamoto from December 11th (Sat) to January 22nd (Sat) with a winter holiday.

Tokuro Sakamoto was born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1975, and graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, Department of Japanese Painting in 1999. However, he chose acrylic paint as a painting material suitable for drawing modern Japanese motifs rather than rock paint with high texture on hemp paper, opened up his own painting world, and held many solo exhibitions.

From the beginning, Sakamoto looked at the natural landscapes and artificial structures that he saw in his daily life with an equivalent look, found the beauty in the rhythms and repetitions, overlaps and hollows that were repeated there, and extracted the necessary elements. It is simply reconstructed on the screen. Despite the specific landscapes and structures that the artist actually saw, those motifs that emerge as works are extremely abstract, even though they are concrete paintings, and approach the viewer with a sense of déjà vu. It is designed to intersect the landscape in individual memories.

The work looks like a flat screen designed, but it gives a sense of life to the motif by letting you feel the temperature and sound of the landscape in it, and the expression backed by solid technical capabilities makes it a common scenery and motif. Is cut out like an abstract painting and brings a fresh surprise to our eyes, expanding the imagination to the essence and beauty of things or something else.

In this exhibition, the title "cross section", which means "cross section", will be given, and about 10 works that Sakamoto usually sees "like a cross section of a small world" will be exhibited. With the motif of playsets that you feel close to you and the stone steps that you find while walking, the unique way of cutting out the scenery of Sakamoto and the mysterious depiction that seems to have depth in the flat screen draws the viewer. Probably.

It's a time when the cold gets colder as the days go by, but I hope you'll take a look.

 

Artist comment

The world I see is just one part of this world.

Of course, you can't see everything, and you can't express everything.

I think the work is like a cross section of a small world I found.

From there, the micro spreads to the macro, and I feel like I'm connected to various things.

 

2021 Sakamoto Tokuro

1975   Born in Yamanashi Prefecture
1999
   Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, Department of Japanese Painting
2001
   Graduated from Hayami Art Academy Nihonga Juku
  
[Solo exhibition]
  
2001
   Gallery Yamaguchi (Tokyo) [2002, 2003, 2005]
2002
   Ginza Surugadai Gallery (Tokyo)
    Shinseido (Tokyo)
2005
   appel (Tokyo)
       Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art Gallery Echo (Yamanashi)
2006
   Gallery Goto (Tokyo) [2004]
       Gallery Honjo (Tokyo)
2007
   Daigado (Kyoto)
       Gallery Innocent (Yamanashi)
       GALLERY MoMo (Tokyo)
2008
   Art Front Graphics (Tokyo)
       Shinseido (Tokyo)
2009
   Tokyo Daimaru 10th Floor Art Gallery (Tokyo)
       Sapporo Daimaru Art Gallery (Hokkaido)
       Matsuzakaya Nagoya Main Store South Building 6th Floor Art Gallery (Aichi)
       Kid Press (Tokyo)
       Gallery Sakuranoki Karuizawa (Nagano)
       GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku (Tokyo)
2010
   Gallery Sakura no Ki (Tokyo)
       Gallery Sakuranoki Karuizawa (Nagano)
       Gallery Innocent (Yamanashi)
       E & C Gallery (Fukui)
       Shibuya Seibu 8th Floor Art Gallery (Tokyo)
       Art Front Gallery (Tokyo)
2011
   GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku (Tokyo)
2012
   Ginza Mitsukoshi 8th Floor Gallery (Tokyo)
       Art Front Gallery (Tokyo)
       Gallery Sakura no Ki (Tokyo)
2013
   Kid Press (Tokyo)
       Gallery Innocent (Yamanashi)
       GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku (Tokyo)
2014
   Seto Art (Osaka)
       Shinseido (Tokyo)
       Art Front Gallery (Tokyo)
2015
   Chiba Sogo  (Chiba)
       GALLERY MoMo Projects (Tokyo)
2016
   Shibuya Seibu Art Gallery (Tokyo)
       Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store Art Gallery (Osaka)
       Art Front Gallery (Tokyo)
       Gallery Tamura (Hiroshima)
       Gallery Innocent (Yamanashi)
2017
   GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku (Tokyo)
       Kid Press (Tokyo)
2018
   Gallery Sakura no Ki (Tokyo)
       Sogo Kobe Store Art Gallery (Hyogo)
       Art Front Gallery (Tokyo)
       Gallery Tamura (Hiroshima)
2019
   GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku (Tokyo)
       Shinseido (Tokyo)
       Asahi Gallery (Yamanashi)
2020
   Takashimaya 6th floor Gallery NEXT (Osaka)
       Isetan 6th Floor Art Gallery (Tokyo)
2021
   Musashino City Kichijoji Art Museum (Tokyo)
       Art Front Gallery (Tokyo)
       Tobu Department Store 6F(Tokyo)
       Gallery Sakura no Ki (Tokyo)
       Mitsumura Graphic Gallery (Tokyo)
       GALLERY MoMo Projects (Tokyo)
  
[Main group exhibition]
  
2001
   "6th Showa Shell Sekiyu Contemporary Art Award Exhibition" Meguro Museum of Art (Tokyo)
2002
   "21st Yasuda Fire Art Foundation Selection Encouragement Exhibition" Yasuda Fire Togo Seiji Museum of Art (Tokyo)
2003
   "The 3rd Yumehiroba Haruhi Painting Biennale" Haruhi Museum (Aichi)
       "Gunma Youth Biennale '03" Gunma Museum of Modern Art (Gunma)
2004
   "Shell Art Award 2004" Hillside Terrace (Tokyo)
2005
   "Tokyo Wonder Wall 2005" Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo)
2006
   "The 3rd Kaii Higashiyama Memorial Nikkei Japanese Painting Award Exhibition" New Otani Museum (Tokyo)
2007
   "3rd Art Jam Exhibition -gift-" Gallery Yamaguchi (Tokyo)
2008
   "ECO x DESIGN" Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai)
       "New Collection Exhibition" Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art (Yamanashi)
       "VOCA 2008" Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo)
2011
   "Hibiki Mutual Works" Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art (Yamanashi)
2012
   "Thousand Year Meeting 11-Hiroshi Senju and Young Waves" Onward Gallery Nihonbashi (Tokyo)
       "New Collection Exhibition" Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art (Yamanashi)
       "World of No. 0" Itsuki Art Gallery (Tokyo)
       "Sorakai" Gallery Kunimatsu (Tokyo)
       "" Hiroshige's Journey-A Faraway Place in Everyday Life- "Tsutaya Books / Daikanyama (Tokyo)
       "Small picture!" Gallery Sakura no Ki (Tokyo)
       "Art award next II" Youth Association Award / Tokyo Art Club (Tokyo)
       "PENTAGRAM" Itsuki Art Gallery (Tokyo)
       "Tentent" Gallery ni Modo (Tokyo)
2013
   "Landscape" Shinseido Tokyoberlinartbox / (Berlin)
       "Sorakai" Gallery Kunimatsu (Tokyo)
       "Un --Natural Constellations" Newman Popiashvili Gallery / New York)
       "World of No. 0 -summer-" Itsuki Art Gallery (Tokyo)
       "X'mas" Shinseido (Tokyo)
       "Winter Group Show" Kid Press (Tokyo)
2014
   "Yoshihiko Sato / Tokuro Sakamoto" Gallery Sakura no Ki (Tokyo)
       "Hiroshi Senju Disciples Exhibition" Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa (Nagano)
       "Horizon of Choice" Yamanouchi Municipal Romantic Museum (Nagano)
       "New Japanese Painting Study Group" Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store South Building 6th Floor Art Gallery (Nagoya)
2015
   "TOBI WAVE" Tokyo Art Club (Tokyo)
       "Group Horizon" Nihonbashi Takashimaya Art Gallery (Tokyo)
       "Tokuro Sakamoto, Junya Tsubota, Souta Sato 3 People Exhibition" Gallery Aviant (Tokyo)
2016
   "Kisaragi no Ding Exhibition" Gallery Kunimatsu (Tokyo)
       "Under 50" Gallery Sakura no Ki (Tokyo)
       "Beauty Bud" Mitsukoshi Art Gallery (Tokyo)
       "New Japanese Painting Study Group" Matsuzakaya Art Gallery (Nagoya)
       "Kokoro no Hana" Gallery Sakura no Ki (Tokyo)
2017
   "Print Show 2017" Kid Press (Tokyo)
       "Senki no Kai" Takashimaya Art Gallery / Nagoya (Aichi)
       "Group Horizon" Nihonbashi Takashimaya Art Gallery (Tokyo)
       "Shuto Expressway Exhibition" O Museum (Tokyo)
2018
   "Break Eve-Next Generation Artists-" Bunkaura Gallery (Tokyo)
       "Glittering Society" Sogo Kobe Store Main Building 9th Floor (Hyogo)
2019
   "Mt. Fuji Exhibition 2.0-The Giant Leap-" GALLERY MoMo Projects (Tokyo)
       "Beauty of margins-Japanese beauty consciousness-" Isetan Art Gallery (Tokyo)
       "Horizon" Nihonbashi Takashimaya Art Gallery (Tokyo) * Yokohama / Osaka / Kyoto  Patrol
2020
   "Break Eve-Next Generation Artists-" Hillside Forum (Tokyo)
2021
   "Electric Wire Painting Exhibition" Nerima Art Museum (Tokyo)

Many others
  
[Public Collection]
  
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
  
[Award]
  
2001
   Selected for Showa Shell Contemporary Art Award
2004
   Selected for Shell Art Award 2004
2005
   Selected for Tokyo Wonder Wall 2005
    Selected for Wonder Seed 2005
2012
   Art Award Next II Youth Association Award