Omine in the Kii mountain range, culture, lifestyle, and beliefs have been passed down from generation to generation to the present day. I would like to ask the following questions. Since ancient times, people have worshipped the mountain itself as a sacred body, and by entering the mountain, or the sacred body, and practicing asceticism, they have tried to gain mystical power and achieve salvation for themselves and others. By entering the other world of the mountains, he hopes to express the connections and distortions between the ancient and modern worlds, and to explore the essence of nature and human beings.
The carbonized sculptures with black as their base color remind me of the goma burning and the smoldering inside of a temple hall on a sacred mountain, and the rough carving of wood expresses the natural formations in the mountains. The work reproduces a different space by listening to the voices of divine and earth spirits and gaining magical powers.
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1981 Born in Tenkawa Village, Yoshino, Nara Prefecture
2003 Graduated from the Nara College of Art
2020 Utsusenoho, Gallery OUT of PLACE / Tokyo, Japan
2017 Kotoyonohora, Gallery OUT of PLACE / Nara, Japan
Tsukamorinome, Gallery Asuka / Nara, Japan
2006 The Eyes of the Inner Man, Kita Museum of Art / Nara, Japan
2005 L'Espoir, Surugadai Gallery, Ginza / Tokyo, Japan
2021 RED/BLACK, TSUTAYA BOOKS NARA / Nara, Japan
2020 Minamonomine, Koriyama ancient castle / Nara, Japan
2020 The Voice of the Wilderness, Tenkawa-mura Museum / Nara, Japan
2019 Linking Landscape, Nara Prefectural Museum of Art Gallery / Nara, Japan
Konshin Exhibition, Gallery OUT of PLACE / Nara, Japan
2018 3331 ART FAIR 3331 Arts Chiyoda / Tokyo, Japan
2016 Art Festival of Machiya House, Nara, Old Kometani House / Nara , Japan
2016 RinRin Exhibition, Gallery Yusai / Nara, Japan
2011 Kaze no Kai '14 '18, Setsuryosha Art Museum / Niigata, Japan
2008 Setsuryosha Firenze Prize Exhibition / Niigata, Japan
Gallery OUT of PLACE
Gallery OUT of PLACE opened in the center of Nara City in the spring of 2005 and is a contemporary art gallery that regularly introduces artists active in Japan and abroad. We operate the gallery as a place where not only art professionals but also the general public can enjoy the exhibitions and at the same time purchase high quality works.In January 2009, we opened TOKIO OUT of PLACE as a branch in Hiroo, Tokyo. At the end of February 2014, we relocated TOKIO OUT of PLACE to 3331Arts Chiyoda room 207, and integrated its trade name into Gallery OUT of PLACE to promote contemporary art from the Tokyo metropolitan area.
In April 2021, we have finished our 12 years of activities in Tokyo, and from September 2021, we have just started organizing exhibitions and events at our Nara Head Office.
We hope that the long history and culture of the Nara Basin and the Kii Peninsula will be exchanged and fused with different cultures, and new and universal expressions will be born from OUT of PLACE.
The name of the gallery, OUT of PLACE, is derived from Edward Said's autobiography of the same name. I would like to emulate Said's idea that those who do not have a sense of belonging anywhere are the ones who can create new paths and new values, and I would like to expand the base of art.
Representative: Yoshinori Nomura
Director: Yoshinori Nomura
32-2 Imazushi-cho, Nara 630-8243 JAPAN
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