COHJU contemporary art, Kyoto
Hidekazu Tanaka pursues a painting construction which is improvised and featured by optic vibrances. Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, Hidekazu has joined many exhibitions such as Memento Mori curated by Hiroshi Sugimoto, also collaborated on projects in music and fashion industries.
In Hidekazu’s paintings, musical factors play an important role; Sampling his previous drawings and shape, making it played back onto other works. All of those feedbacks and duplicates is a challenge to create a layer of time like instrumental ensemble between the painting and the external.
Mio Yamato puts herself to a series called “Repetition”, the works of which are made by the repetition of her simple body actions such as accumulation of dots and pile of lines. Mio has embodied a concept of the time’s flow in canvas and that creates unforeseen images on the surface as a result. It has a strange depth, and ambiguity as being painting and sculpture at the same time.
Since her graduation from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Mio won prizes in Japanese art award for young artists, and this year, had the very first solo exhibition in Museum, at Tokyo Opera City Gallery.
Michael Whittle has graduated from Royal College of Art and Kyoto City University of Arts, and also Bradford University with Biomedicine degree. With those backgrounds, Michael focuses on the concept of the diagram and combine it with his own aesthetics on drawings.
Lately his doctoral dissertation “Romantic-Objectivism: Diagrammatic Thoughts in Contemporary Art” got listed as Top-Ranked LABS Abstracts by LEONARDO, also Michael works at many projects with scientists. As part of it, Micheal had a solo exhibition at Kyoto University Museum this year.