Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. (CCC ART LAB)
[OIL by Bijutsu Techo Gallery] Mika Shinagawa “Day and Night” exhibition will be held from Friday, December 2nd. A solo exhibition of new works by an artist who paints imaginary landscapes floating in the light in warm colors.
OIL by Bijutsu Techo Gallery (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Shibuya PARCO 2nd floor) will hold a solo exhibition “Day and Night” by Kansai-based artist Mika Shinagawa from December 2nd (Friday) to December 26th (Monday). . Presenting a new work that projects the original scenery in memory and the experience of pregnancy and childbirth during the corona disaster. Through the figure of a child, she expresses the awe of nature and the ephemeral yet powerful life.
Hiru 2022 Wooden panel, oil on canvas, acrylic 160 x 501 cm (Photo by Hirotsugu Horii)
OIL by Bijutsu Techo Gallery is pleased to present Mika Shinagawa’s solo exhibition “Day and Night”.
Mika Shinagawa was born in Kumamoto Prefecture in 1988. In 2016, he completed a master’s course at Kyoto University of Art and Design (currently Kyoto University of the Arts), and has presented his works in various parts of Japan, mainly in the Kansai region. Through the composition of vivid colors, the decorative expression of plants, and the figure of a child, which is a representative motif of Shinagawa, I have created a landscape in my mind.
The origin of Shinagawa’s work is the original landscape in his own memory. Shinagawa, who creates works while thinking about the “unknownness” of self, others, and non-human perceptions of the world, seems to create a collage of the scenery and thoughts that emerge in the time he has spent so far. He says that he draws pictures with a feeling. The children’s motif is the foundation of those feelings, and it is an innocent existence that connects the miscellaneous reality and the unreality of dreams. The depicted children are anonymous yet have a strong presence, and the infinite universe shines in their eyes.
The 5-meter-wide large-scale work “Daytime” presented in this exhibition expresses the awe of nature and the ephemeral yet powerful life against the background of Mt. For Shinagawa, the personal experience of pregnancy and childbirth in recent years was an event that made me aware of the continuous history of life and the connection between the big world and the small self. This work was born from the contrast between the covid-19 disaster that occurred simultaneously in the world and the small but arrogant experience of the birth of a new life. The strong feeling as a writer of “I want to” is projected.
Mika Shinagawa’s work evokes a sense of intimacy while also
referencing art history and classical art. If you surrender yourself to that world, you will discover the original scenery of childhood in everyone’s memory. Please take a look at the venue.
Hiruma no Hoshi 2022 wooden panel, oil on canvas, acrylic 73 x 91.3 cm (Photo by Hikari Okawara) / reference work
Dream 2021 wooden panel, oil on canvas, acrylic 106 x 190 cm (Photo by Hikari Okawara) / reference work
I gave birth to a child in the corona misfortune and became a mother. Life is connected. I once again felt that my existence is a small, small part of a big flow.
On October 10th, I loved my child, who I had carefully raised in my womb, more than anything else. A baby that has just been born is a bare life itself that has not yet fully become a human, and its slow movement, which does not realize that it has left the outside world, is like an insect, like an android. It was like a god or a Buddha. And I felt a kind of overwhelming impossibility of communication with that which had been part of my gut until just a moment ago.
The sight of him wearing flesh over time and coming into contact with this world was his first contact with an unknown life form. I thought that all humans become humans in this way.
I would like to touch on what I do not yet know by drawing out my own little story, one by one, as if a baby puts it in its mouth with its hands and puts it in its mouth to confirm and recognize the world. Mika Shinagawa
The works exhibited in this exhibition will be sold at the venue and at the art online marketplace “OIL by Bijutsu Techo”.
Online sales start | December 3 (Sat) 16:00-
*Online publication will be after the venue sales start, so it may be sold out at the time of publication. Please note.
Born in Kumamoto Prefecture in 1988. In 2016, completed the master’s course at Kyoto University of Art and Design. Currently based in Osaka (SUPER STUDIO KITAKAGAYA) and Kyoto. He creates paintings centered on the theme of “What am I? What is a human being?” Major exhibitions in recent years include “Universal Music Art Project 17” (Universal Music, Tokyo) in 2019, Hotel Anteroom Seoul Permanent in 2020 (South Korea), “ANTEROOM NAHA_Phase 2020” (Hotel Anteroom Naha, Okinawa), 21 2010 Solo exhibition “When I Was a Fish” (Kyoto), “Up_01” (Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM, Tokyo), 2010 “Le Mette Adeline Art Lounge Project” (Okayama), etc.
Mika Shinagawa “Day and Night”
Venue｜OIL by Bijutsu Techo Gallery
Dates: December 2nd (Friday) to December 26th (Monday), 2022 * Open every day during the exhibition period
Admission | Free
Organizer | OIL by Bijutsu Techo
* The business hours of OIL by Bijutsu Techo conform to the business hours of the museum. Subject to change depending on the situation. Please check the Shibuya PARCO official website for the latest information.
Spring 2020 Wooden panel, oil on canvas, acrylic 190 x 339.5 cm (Photo by Hirotsugu Horii) / reference work
OIL by Bijutsu Techo (Gallery)
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“Bijutsu Techo”, which has been reporting trends in the art scene, is a “service that allows you to purchase art works online” created in collaboration with Japan’s leading galleries and art stores. Bijutsu Techo, which has played a role in connecting art and society as a medium, will deliver the experience of “purchasing art works” through this service. In the fall of 2019, we will open a gallery on the 2nd floor of Shibuya PARCO, creating a place to encounter art works. https://oil.bijutsutecho.com/
CCC Art Lab
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