KOHEI KYOMORI: We can always talk here
October 8, 2021
With his background in research and interpretation of the decorative arts of ancient and modern decorative arts, Kiyomori has been interpreting and redefining the history of decoration from the beginning of mankind to the present day, and presenting the stories contained therein in the form of graphic works. This first solo exhibition at Whitestone Gallery will feature new graphic works and installations from two series that Kyomori has been creating in recent years, as well as participatory works as a new frontier for Kyomori to introduce new contexts.
Audiences may also participate in the work
Collaboration print "R.E.P. Obelisk Takeru"
R.E.P. Obelisk Takeru is the artist's first attempt in creating participatory art. By collaborating with the audience, the R.E.P series will take on a new fervour.
1 Create a "seal" with the artist at the gallery.
2 The artist will use the seal to make a H145.5cm×W227.3cm×D2.0cm print during the exhibition period.
3 A limited number of 100 print copies will be available for purchase. (includes artist signature).
*Images shown are for illustrative purposes only and may vary from actual works.
*The original print will be donated to the Museum of Art.
Period: October 8, 2021 - October 16, 2021
Place of production: Whitestone Ginza New Gallery
Participation fee: Free / Price:110,000 (tax included) * Limited 100 print copies.
* This event is by appointment only. Please apply below.
mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The following measures are implemented to ensure a safe and secure environment:
·Ventilation fans in use at all times with open doors.
·Alcohol hand sanitizers.
·Disinfecting of handrails, sinks, and washrooms at all times.
·Controlled visitor numbers.
·Staff will follow strict protocol of wearing masks, disinfecting their hands, and keeping a safe distance from visitors.
A three-dimensional work that involves decorative designs of animals symbolizing victory.
The appearance of these treasures viewed with modern sensibilities have a form with a certain freshness even though they are worn with age. Each of them functions as a tool and have left a deep impression on aesthetics for their high decorativeness.
What would it be like if in the modern age if in the same way treasures arrived from the West via the Silk Road? These works incorporate the fashion context of the modern mode that evolved from haute couture in a visual as a decorator.
Kohei Kyomori aims to create a unique visual language by reinterpreting the ornamentation found in all forms of art from the East to the West through a contemporary perspective applied in his graphic works. Having thoroughly studied the role and nature of decoration in ceramics, architecture, clothing, and seals, Kyomori has transformed his work through a production technique rooted in the idea of handicraft. His works are the result of continuous reflection on the idea, aesthetics and history of decoration. At a time when people are losing the human aspect of fundamentally using their own hands of modeling and expressing an object, Kyomori offers an opportunity to re-investigate human activity in our digital shift.
2020 Hermès International Scarf Design Competition Grand Prix
2019 ART START UP 100 Reward Prize
2019 Spiral Independent Creators Festival 20 Second Prize
2019 IAG AWARDS 2019 Second Prize
2018 FEI PRINT AWARD Grand Prize