Yugo Kohrogi "Under the Skin"

 
 


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Yugo Kohrogi "Under the Skin"

Jan 27 - Feb 18, 2018
11:00-19:00, Closed on Tue, Wed
Yoshimi Arts

■Gallery Talk: Aki Ashida (Curator of Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto)×Yugo Kohrogi |
Jan 27, 15:45-17:00

■January Party | Jan 27, 17:00-19:00

 

Yoshimi Arts is pleased to announce the "Under the Skin" a solo exhibition by Yugo Kohrogi.

Kohrogi rarely deliberates or has doubts about how to go about painting a piece. With already a thorough image in mind, he begins working with the steps and methods worked out so that the results are just as he had imagined it to be. This calculated process and mindset may be due to the fact that his undergraduate study was in oil painting, which was followed by graduate studies in printmaking.
Furthermore, Kohrogi always catches scenery, things, and phenomenon scattered in daily life that the rest of us might otherwise overlook. For him, each of these things influence his paintings and are reflected in them. Although Kohrogi's paintings are constructed logically, his indescribable sensibilities are what ultimately complete them as paintings.
Through the elements Kohrogi uses to conceive his images, such as watercolor, printmaking, drawing, sketches, pencil drawings, and photos, to oil painting, which is created by the layering of paint, this exhibition attempts to clarify the structures of the paintings using the gallery space. Bringing together works from his 2017 solo exhibition "HIVE" at Gallery Naruyama, to his newest works, this exhibition pursues an evolution of exhibitions and their structures. The title of the exhibition, which can be literally translated to “under the skin,” is an idiom that means "true intent", or "truth of the matter". By "deconstructing" the paintings, allowing their structures to be revealed, then reconstructed within the space, we will be able to vicariously experience Kohrogi's production process itself.
Yoshimi Arts

 

For the most part, the act of peering into the truth of matters brings with it a sense of excitement and a touch of guilt.
Perhaps humanity has been painting in hopes to draw near to the true character of that diffidence and puzzlement.
For this exhibition, I have unfolded the inner truth of painting through "multi-layeredness".
Contrary to the word "flat" which would normally describe the physicality of painting, the accumulation of these layers will resonate with the depth of the viewers' world.
Yugo Kohrogi

 

 

image | a representation of the exhibition

 

Yugo Kohrogi 
1982 Born in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japana
2007 Graduated from Fine Arts Department, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2009 Completed Printmaking 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
Lives and works in London
 
Solo Exhibition
2017 "HIVE" (Gallery Naruyama/Tokyo)
  "Yugo Kohrogi 2012-2016" (Yoshimi Arts/Oska) 
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
2017 "Insight 19" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
  "Night and Day" (Gallery Naruyama/Tokyo)
  "Group Show VIII" (CASHI/Tokyo)
  "September Flower" (Gallery Naruyama/Tokyo)
2016 "Space,Art&Human Body" (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts/Tokyo)
  "Naked Men 1876-2016" (Gallery Naruyama/Tokyo)
  "Insight 16 "melting"" (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)
 
Collection
Takahashi Collection, Tokyo University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Art
 
Award
2017 Grant for overseas training, Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation
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