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Motoki Hitomi:Twilight Mimic
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Published: July 10 2014

Clown Insect, 2014, Acrylic on Camper, paulownia and ebony, 120.0 x 70.0 x 80.0cm cMotoki Hitomi

GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Motoki Hitomi titled Twilight Mimic that will consist of five wooden sculptures and several drawings from July 5th to July 26th. Adding fear and a sense of discomfort to the world surrounding himself, human desire, aspiration, jealousy, affection, and delusion to the gestures and the gaze, the artist has developed the animal motifs into anthropomorphic colored wooden sculptures. In the last solo exhibition, he challenged to make human sculpture and succeeded in opening a new window. In this exhibition, Hitomi will show his latest works that have a dual nature and focus on the theme of “mimicry”: the elements of humor, melancholy and vitality. The artist attempts to distance the artist its-self from the works with newfound awareness of narrativity, and express the fantasy world as if reality is reversed. Motoki Hitomi was born in1985 in Shimane, Japan and completed his M.F.A. Sculpture course at Faculty of Fine arts, Tokyo University of Arts. In 2008, he was awarded the Mitsubishi Estate Prize at the Geidai Arts in Marunouchi while he was a student. This is his third solo exhibition at GALLERY MoMo since 2009.

Artist comment
What is mimicry?
Some insect turn into a branch of tree and some fishes make similar into the sand. Some creatures transform their figure into something to protect their selves or to prey on other. Somehow, I find these acts are very human.
These creatures change the figure to hide weakness and adapt the environment. The creatures like this fill of the world surrounding me.
What are their original forms and what shape do they assume?
Which side is the top? Do they deceive me or do I?
I realized that my works are teem with creatures having two or three faces.

1985  Born in Shimane
2008  B.F.A ., Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2010  M.F.A., Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

[Solo exhibitions]
2009  GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo
2012  GALLERY MoMo Roppongi, Tokyo

[Group exhibitions]
2005  \"Motoki Hitomi, Yuji Doi\" Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo
2007  \"Sculpture four exhibition\" Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo
\"Geidai Arts in Marunouchi\" Marunouchi Building, Tokyo
2008  \"Opning Exhibition\" GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo
\"Geidai Arts in Marunouchi\" Marunouchi Building, Tokyo
\"The progeny of the atelier or the future\" Old Denchu Hirakushi\'s house, Tokyo
2009  \"Summer Group Show Hop Step Jump\" GALLERY MoMo Roppongi, Tokyo
\"synchronicity\" SAKuRA GALLERY, Tokyo
2010  \"The forest of the animal\" Utsunomiya Forest of the Culture, Tochigi
2011  \"Regenerate\" GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo
\"Anima\" Shimane Art Museum, Shimane
2012  \"The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2012\" Echigo-Tsumari region, Niigata

2008  Mitsubish Estate Prize at \"Geidai Arts in Marunouchi\"

Reception for the Artists | July 5 (Sat) 18:00 - 20:00

全文提供:GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku
会期:July 5 (Sat) - 26 (Sat), 2014
時間:11:00 - 19:00
closed on Sunday, Monday, and national holidays
会場:GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku
Last Updated on July 22 2014

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