Kishi Omori is mainly involved in the production of three-dimensional works, focusing on materials and ready-made objects with a fragmented nature, such as metal steel and plastic models, which he has had a passion for since his childhood. His recent activities include the release of his "Training Day" series, a collection of works created by the assemblage of plastic model parts.
The specificity and background of "plastic models," a product and medium that has developed uniquely in the island nation from the postwar period to the present, and sculptures in the modern era and beyond. While interpreting these two imported cultures in his own unique way, he examines the existence and nature of various sizes and scales.
1990 Born in Tokyo
2018 PhD on Sculpture, Tokyo University of The Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Mitsubishi Estate Award
2016 [CASE YELLOW] / gallery Gen, Tokyo, Japan
2018 [Training Day] / Tomakomai City Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan
2019 [EMPIRE OF THE PATCHWORKS] / Gallery HIROUMI, Tokyo, Japan
2018 [GRAVITY] / Tennoz central tower, Tokyo, Japan
2019 [TOKUNSTERLEM] / Kunst Academy Munster, Munster, Germany
2020 [The 100th Anniversary | Robot and the Arts – Humanoid Crossing boundaries] / Tomakomai Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan
2021 [AOMORI MUSEUM OF ART_ MARCH 6 – MAY 9, 2021_《Training Day – Patchwork Super Robot》] / Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan
GALLERY KOGURE is a gallery that internationally introduces artists who possess a concept that approaches the truth and create the highest quality of art.
It goes without saying that unique originality is an artist’s lifeline, but what we consider the most important in selecting an artist is his or her “object beauty”, “super technique” and “Neo-culturalism.”
“Object beauty” means that an art object itself emits unwavering beauty and that it attracts people even without its concept. What we want from an art work before anything else is beauty.
“Super technique” is what an artist acquires by spending a lot of time on studying and training. Originality of an artist who takes interest in and learns antiques and craftsmen’s excellent skills is never carried away by the tide of time.
“Neo-culturalism” is a term coined from the idea of “Multiculturalism”. The concept was born from a desire to introduce unique and stimulating works that are a subset of “Multiculturalism”, a proactively receptive expression of the art of various cultures, but specifically featuring the distinctive background of modern Japan.
We show exhibitions in more than ten countries every year.
Director: Hiroshi Kogure
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