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Satoshi UCHIYAMA:Soaked Paintings
Published: September 19 2012

Attached image: Satoshi Uchiyama, Soaked Painting, acrylic on canvas, 28.0x19.0cm, painted in 2011

eitoeiko is pleased to announce the exhibition ‘Soaked Paintings’ by Satoshi Uchiyama. The exhibition is his first solo exhibition at eitoeiko. Satoshi Uchiyama was born in 1978, Kanagawa. He received BA Japanese painting in 2003 from Tama Art University and received MFA fine art in 2005 from Tama Art University.
Uchiyama thought that after 3.11, Japanese people had to get renewal of their somatic sensation. Uchiyama saw the trace of the sea surface left behind to the surface of walls of the buildings swallowed up by tsunami, when the artist participated in the disaster volunteer at Ishinomaki. That spectacle looked like a flat surface grows up to a three-dimensional mass with weight.
By soaking the canvas into the paint, the artist indicates the influence from the environment which we could never escape from it. The white canvas was governed by the power of the environment which surrounds it. The artist paradoxically attempts to act against the fate. Instead of by drawing or painting, he memorizes fashion, culture and history by soaking. That is conversion of value and the dawn of new era.


2003 BA Japanese painting, Tama Art University
2005 MFA fine arts, Tama Art University
2011 The 26th Holbein scholarships, grantee

Recent exhibitions
2010 OVER TONE II, group exhibition, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama
2011 Quick Pick, solo exhibition, Gallery Hirawata, Fujisawa
2012 Time Mime, solo exhibition, Gallery Gen, Ginza
2012 Melting Core, group exhibition, Gallery OUT of PLACE, Nara

Opening Reception, September 21, 6PM-8PM

時間:12:00 - 19:00
休日:Sun/Mon/National Holidays
Last Updated on September 21 2012

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