KOKUBUN Yuko

KOKUBUN Yuko

update: 2022.3.10

Profile 

Born in Chiba in 1982. Lives and works in Tokyo.

Graduated with an MA from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2010.

Recent exhibitions:
“Soft Coercion”, solo, TS4312, Tokyo, 2022
“VOCA 2020”, group, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, 2020
“Paranoia syndrome”, solo, TS4312, Tokyo, 2019
“Art in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2018”, group, Tokyo, Kazuki Gallery, 2018
“Brave New World ”, solo, TS4312, Tokyo, 2017
“The 16th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art Exhibition”, group, Taro Okamoto museum, Kanagawa, 2013 

Recent awards and grants:
“The 16th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art Exhibition”, group, Taro Okamoto museum, Kanagawa, 2013, Winner

Creating paintings with the concept of “Earth Theater”. A member of gymnastics club in high school and thus explored about body flexibility and started to be hooked by spatial arts. Participated in workshops from professional dancers in different genres and observed closely about the relationship between human body and methods, since then focused on the exploration and work creation of art performances on stage and paintings.

About works / performance

With the concept “Earth Theater,” dramas occur among humans/organisms are replaced with theatrical interpretation and applied to a painting. Personally, I think collage is a dissection accommodating combinations of matter with and without meanings. In a situation similar to the recreate matters in the narrow space of the upper stage, shapes are like intertwisting with each other, and playing with each other. Also, the mesh pattern usually found as the background, has a function to indicating the “visual texture” upheld by James Jerome Gibson, a visual perception psychologist. It reveals that there is a huge amount of interrelated “texture” in our world indeed.

Opera for plant victory, 2022, Collage, pen, pencil on paper, 410x290mm

We do not know their joy, we do not know their pain, 2022, Collage, pen, pencil on paper, 290x205mm

Something passes by that splits us apart, 2022, Collage, acrylic, pen, pencil on paper, 295x208mm

You can hear the old stories here, 2022, Collage, acrylic, pen, pencil on paper, 410x290mm

Demolishing the structure creates a golden waterfall, 2017, Acrylic, oil on canvas, 53 x 92 cm

Cannis Demens change everything to the morning, 2013, Leather(cow), oil, pen, UV direct sign print, grommet and wire, 119 ×125cm over / Dimensions variable

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