Yugo Kohrogi 2012-2016


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Yugo Kohrogi 2012-2016

Apr 3 - 23, 2017
11:00-19:00 Closed | Tue, Wed
Venue | Yoshimi Arts

Yoshimi Arts is pleased to present the exhibition "Yugo Kohrogi 2012-2016".
Yugo KOHROGI has, until now, moved his home and studio around Kumamoto, Tokyo, Osaka, London, and Berlin. The location physically influenced his studio practice, how he saw and thought about his own identity as a Japanese person relative to his environment, and additionally, what he perceived from the light, food, sounds, air, mountains, temperature, city, water, and people. These have all been reflected in his work in abstract ways. Continuing to observe Kohrogi's works should clarify what lies at the core of this abstraction.
Yoshimi Arts has held solo exhibitions of Yugo Kohrogi's work, "/" in 2014 and "Pond" in 2016, and has also collected his works apart from these solo exhibitions. For this exhibition, we will present from our collection, a tableau of his works between 2012 and 2016. Instead of seeing new works presented intermittently in the form of solo shows, this will be a unique opportunity to see and enjoy the transition of his work over the course of 5 years.
Yoshimi Arts


Bringing past works together for an exhibition enables seeing the work from a chronologically continuous point of view, which then highlights a different side of the works than what was seen before.
Take the motif, for example.
In my work from any time period, the human figure is apparent, but the more recent the work, the more it transforms into rather a "representation of light or color" through the human form.
Furthermore, take the composition, for example.
In the early work, the human figure and the outside had a "figure/ground" relationship, but the recent works have transformed to have a more layered composition of foreground, middle plane, and deep plane.
I believe continuing to create work is essentially building up the slight differences that arise between what changes and does not change.
What kind of artistry appears within the five years, and how will it continue for the next five, ten years?
I am excited to see for myself.
Yugo Kohrogi


*image | announcement design

《/ 12》 2012 oil on canvas 1620×1303mm(F100)

《/ 40》 2015 oil on canvas 1167×727mm(M50)


We will participate in the event "Festart Osaka 2017" by this exhibition.
Festart Osaka|http://festart.net/


Yugo Kohrogi 
1982 Born in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japana
2007 Graduated from Fine Arts Department, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2009 Completed Oil Painting Course, Fine Arts Department in Graduate School, Tokyo National
  University of Fine Arts and Music
  -2012 Education research assistant at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2015 Part-time teacher at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Solo Exhibition
2016 "Portrait" (Gallery Naruyama/Tokyo)
  "Pond" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) 
2015 "Dark Adaptation" (Gallery Naruyama/Tokyo)
  "Drawings 2011-2015" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) 
2014 "/" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
  "Hopskotch" (CASHI/Tokyo)
2011 "boiling point" (CASHI/Tokyo)
2010 "Sparkler" (Gallery Art Composition/Tokyo)
2009 "body nude / body" (Gallery Art Composition/Tokyo)
  "melting point" (CASHI/Tokyo)
Group Exhibition
2016 "Naked Men 1876-2016" (Gallery Naruyama/Tokyo)
  "Insight 15" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
2015 "Body" (CASHI/Tokyo)
  "5th Anniversary Festival !!" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) 
  "Viewpoint of three art" (Art Gallery, Daimaru Sapporo store/Sappro)
2013 "Figurative Abstraction" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
  Insight 8 "Figurative" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
2012 "Physical side II" "Yoshimi Arts/Osaka"
2011 "Summer Arts Festival - MITSUKOSHI × Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music-"
  (Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi/Tokyo)
  "Group Show IV" (CASHI/Tokyo)
  "Tradition, Contemporary, Generation" Drawing Exhibition (The University Art Museum-Tokyo
  University of the Arts-/Tokyo)
2010 "Group Show II" (CASHI/Tokyo)
  "Self Portrait - Others as Myself"  (Takahashi Collection Hibiya/Tokyo)
  "Lost Generation" ( Bunkamura Gallery/Tokyo)
  "HANGA's Color" (Bunpoudou Gallery/Tokyo)
  Straight grass" (CASHI/Tokyo)
2009 "Group Show Ⅰ" (CASHI/Tokyo)
  "Tokyo National University Prints Collection" (EYE OF GYRE/Tokyo)
2008 UTM "Tradition and the present age" (Asakusa Public Hall/Tokyo) 
  "umsteigen" (Austrian Embassy/Tokyo)
  "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (CASHI/Tokyo)
  "Tokyo Wonder Wall 2008" (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo/Tokyo)
2007 UTM "Tradition and the present age" (Sakamoto elementary school/Tokyo)
  "CROSS BORDERS" (Silpakorn University/Thailand)
Takahashi Collection, Tokyo University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Art
2014 Excellence Award of Terrada Art Award
2012 The 6th Shuou Fund Scholarship Award
2010 HOLBEIN Scholarship
2008 Tokyo Wonder Wall, Selected
  Tokyo Wonder Seeds, Selected