YUJI KANAMARU YUJI KANAMARU

YUJI KANAMARU

YUJI KANAMARU
YUJI KANAMARU

Graduates from the Department of Design in Tokyo University of the Art (2003); studies under the two great masters of Japanese style painters, Masataka Oyabu and Chinami Nakajima. Kanamaru establishes his original texture with deliberate cracks by applying the fragments of burlap, English newspaper, etc. to the surface. Multiple layers of colors create the illusion of depth and it make himself outstanding from others. Strews unique motifs and townscapes in the arid atmosphere which is reminiscent of the Southern America where he stays in his childhood. The artist integrates the hint of exoticism and nostalgic feeling into a whole enticing his world-view. Kanamaru is keenly aware of the function of art in the society and founds the art group C-Depot. His works are often introduced at the international art fairs and have enormous popularity and a high-support ratio especially in Asia.

ARTWORKS

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

YUJI KANAMARU: Organic Town
Ginza New Gallery
January 29 - February 20, 2021
LITTLE FABLES
HK H Queen’s 7-8/F
March 18 - May 16, 2020
YUJI KANAMARU: Floating Zoo
Taipei
January 15 - February 16, 2020
Don't forget sense in childhood
Ginza New Gallery
April 12 - May 5, 2019

IMAGES

"Organic Town" Ginza New Gallery, 2021
"Organic Town" Ginza New Gallery, 2021
"Organic Town" Ginza New Gallery, 2021
"LITTLE FABLES" HK H Queen’s, 2020
"LITTLE FABLES" HK H Queen’s, 2020
"LITTLE FABLES" HK H Queen’s, 2020
"Floating Zoo" Taipei, 2020
"Floating Zoo" Taipei, 2020
"Floating Zoo" Taipei, 2020

BIOGRAPHY

1978
Born in Kanagawa, Japan
1997
Entered Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Department of Design
2001
The 18 th FUKUI thumbhole Art Prize, Excellent Prize
2002
Established the artist group “C-DEPOT”
2003
Received a master’s degree at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Masataka Oyabu Lab) Taught by both Masataka Oyabu and Chinami Nakajima
2004
Received New Artist Art Prize at the New Artist Exhibition
2005
“The 24th SOMPO-JAPAN Art Foundation Selection Encouragement Exhibition”, Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, Tokyo
2006
Korea Young Artists Biennale, Daegu Arts Center, Daegu, South Korea
2007
Solo Exhibition “ART OF ZOO", Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, Fujikawaguchiko
Group Exhibition “ShinPA- Exhibition of Egg of (would be) Artists” (Traveling Exhibition), Sato Museum (-’15)
“ShinPA!” Obuse Museum, Nakajima Chinami Gallery (-’15)
2009
Solo Exhibition “Ancient breath”, Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, Fujikawaguchiko
2012
Published the picture book “Memory of the Stars”
2013
“A - Un”, Karuizawa New Art Museum, Karuizawa
2015
Published the artist book “Messenger of the age”
2016
Solo Exhibition, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong Group Exhibition, Kudoyama Art Week, Wakayama
2019
Floating Zoo, Whitestone Gallery, Taipei, South Korea
2022
Solo Exhibition, N. ART, Ginza, Tokyo

 

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