Gallery's Picks for the Month (Park Hotel Tokyo Exhibition Vol.2)
May 23 (Mon) - November 19 (Sun), 2023
The Seasonal Exhibition (Art Colours) VOL. 40 2023 Summer-Autumn: Ametsuchi no Uta - Song of Heaven and Earth is currently being held at the Park Hotel Tokyo in the Shiodome Media Tower until 19 November. The exhibition is divided into four themes, with over 30 works by 18 artists on display and for sale.
Among them, this time we present works by Aoyama Yume and Tanaka Nozomu, who are also working on an artist's room, and Kado Bunpei and Abe Takeshi, whose new works were added to the autumn exhibition.
|May 23 (Mon) - November 19 (Sun), 2023
|Shiodome Media Tower 1-7-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku 1057227 Tokyo
theme: Time-space to Experience the Japanese Aesthetics
Park Hoterl Tokyo offers first-hand experience of Japanese aesthetics through various artworks.
Among them, we are currently holding an exhibition and sale titled "Ametsuchi no Uta - Song of Heaven and Earth" exhibition. In addition to the exhibition in the common area on the 25th floor, two artists are also working on the "Artist Room" project, in which the entire guest room becomes a work of art, during their stay.
The "Songs of Ame-tsuchi" exhibition currently being held in the common area and atrium on the 25th floor presents Japanese aesthetics in four themes: "Festivals (Four seasons)", "Contemporary Art✕ Play (Fun)", "Color and Emotion (Love)", and "Craft✕ Art (Thought)". The exhibits are open to the public, even if you are not a guest. The exhibits are also available for purchase (with the exception of a few pieces).
We invite you to experience the beauty of Japan in the common area and atrium, as well as the wonderful view from the 25th floor of the Park Hotel Tokyo.
Aoyama was born in 1997 in Ibaraki, Japan, and graduated from Tohoku University of Art & Design, Graduate School at Painting Research Area.
While a student, he participated in 3331 ARTFAIR TOHOKUCALLING (3331 Arts Chiyoda). In the same year, he had his first solo exhibition, "Gaze at the Absurd" at Court Gallery Kunitachi, and won the Grand Prize in the General Section of the 72nd Niki Exhibition, Niki Prize.
Aoyama has been creating works based on the motif of a universal form of thinking about death in the environment where people live with nature, through his research on Mukasari ema, a memorial service custom in the Murayama region of Yamagata Prefecture.
He is currently researching the symbiosis between humans and nature, which repeatedly heals and destroys itself, by viewing modern life with a mythological mindset. He is interested in beasts that mix without boundaries in the face of calamity, and creates works using the skin and hair of various beasts before disposal as materials.
Nozomi Tanaka was born in 1989 in Miyagi. She develops her style on the basis of folklore or anthropological research and field work of Tohoku region.
Recently, at the Kiaf SEOUL art fair in Seoul, South Korea, in September, he won one of the top three prizes at Kiaf SEOUL 2023 Highlights, selected from more than 150 artists from participating galleries around the world, as voted by visitors. Kado Bunpei is an artist who has been remarkably active in a variety of venues, including at Maison Hermès in Ginza, where he developed an image of a climbing hold shaped like a floating island in a window that opened onto the city, and presented a dynamic work that blends sports, art and fashion.
Kado was born in 1978 in Fukui Prefecture. He is a fascinating artist with an honest ability to express himself based on his childlike freedom of imagination and a reproduction ability based on his delicate, Japanese-like modelling skills. Despite being painstakingly crafted, his creations give the illusion of being everyday objects picked up from somewhere else. With humorous and witty ideas, combined with the everyday lives, always has a subtle sense of discomfort and has the power to make the viewer look at the work. In this exhibition, the works are arranged on a display stand in front of the reception area, creating a single world by themselves.
A new exhibition of works by Takeshi Abe is on display at the autumn exhibition change.
Abe was born in Tokyo in 1977. He creates ambiguous two-dimensional works by photographing portraits and landscapes, breaking them down into images on a computer and colouring the wooden cubes according to colour samples.
What Abe's work conveys is the presence of ambiguous and uncertain things such as people's memories, emotions and signs. The methodical arrangement of the coloured cubes represents mainly people and landscapes, but with their specific characteristics reduced to the barest minimum. By reproducing only the information as an array of colours, Abe's chosen objects become a mosaic, stripped of the features and details that identify them as people or landscapes. The collection of fragments that have thus become colour cubes are complemented by pieces from the memory of each viewer, forming an image once again and reducing the anonymous existence to a unique 'someone' or 'somewhere' for the viewer.
Takeshi Abe《Day dream＃46》880x880x65㎜、wood cube, panel 2018
The exhibition 'Ametsuchi no Uta - Song of Heaven and Earth' runs until Sunday 19 November.
Anyone is welcome to view the works and purchase them on the spot. Please visit the 25th floor of the Shiodome Media Tower.
★ Hotel website
★ Yume Aoyama Artist Room
★ Nozomi Tanaka Artist Room