– 埃のように –
Shotaro Yoshino Solo Exhibition
– Like Dust –
この度、SYP Galleryでは吉野 祥太郎の個展 「埃のように」を開催いたします。
会期 : 2020年4月4日(土) – 4月26日(日)
時間 : 13:00-19:00
2020 年 4 月 4 日(土)18:00-20:00(予定)
S.Y.P Art SpaceからSYP GALLERYへ
2014年から作家・吉野祥太郎が運営してきたS.Y.P Art Spaceは、2020年4月より吉野祥太郎（作家）、
S.Y.P Art Spaceは、
S.Y.P Art Space Becomes SYP GALLERY
S. Y. P Art Space, created in 2014 by artist Shotaro Yoshino, will be reborn in April 2020 under the name SYP GALLERY.
Shotaro Yoshino (artist), Javier Casas (architect), and Yu Harada (gallerist) will run this new entity.
S. Y. P functioned as an artist-run-space when these were still few and far apart. It provided a “place” for people from various backgrounds to share pleasing experiences freely through the presentation of artworks, activity reports, and yet to be realized projects.
Alternative and artist-run spaces have become more prevalent in recent years. Thus we three believe in the need for the programmatic power of a commercial gallery to be coupled with the artist-run space capacity to accompany artists in their quest for independence. That is the reason why we have decided to adopt the form of a gallery.
We believe in the synergy born from our three different personalities and fields of activity to promote new values and diversity in contemporary art.
The first exhibition held by SYP GALLERY, Like Dust by artist Shotaro Yoshino, will start from Saturday,
You will find the press release of the show as well as Shotaro Yoshino’s profile attached to this message for your perusal.
We look forward to welcoming you.
SYP GALLERY は、2020 年 4 月 4 日(土)から 4 月 26 日(日)まで、吉野祥太郎の個展「埃のように」
by Shotaro Yoshino
April 4th (Sat.)– April 26th (Sun.), 2020
SYP GALLERY is pleased to announce Like Dust, a solo exhibition by Shotaro Yoshino. It
will be held from Saturday, April 4th, until Sunday, April 26th, 2020.
“Just as all creatures eventually die, objects come to their end in various fashions. Do memories of the persons who used them, or the places they were in, permeate things? I sometimes perceive enigmatic signs when confronted with old objects. Then I want to
focus on these signs to pull them out. I want to try to grasp the precious messages hidden away in the trash of consumer society. For it is the power of Art to express what we can feel yet cannot see.” – Shotaro Yoshino
Shotaro Yoshino was born in Tokyo in 1979. His work, which revolves around the notion of “memories of the ground,” has been exhibited in museums, galleries, alternative spaces, and open-air venues in Japan and abroad. His representative Lifting the Ground series reveals the cross-influences between “humans” and “places.” By showing the layers of history, exposing the memories stacked within the ground of a particular location, Yoshino aims to jolt the consciousness of locals and visitors alike.
In the present exhibition, Yoshino attempts to shape the time contained in multiple pieces of junk from our daily lives by layering the earth collected in the locations where the objects were found. These works evolved from the series of landscape sculptures shown last year during the artist’s solo exhibition at Exhibition Room 634 in Kokubunji. The sculptures were made from the earth of the locations they were modeled after, sharing their imagery of life-giving wastelands and buried memories with the artist’s wider body of work.
We, humans, exist within the Earth, which exists within the Milky Way, which in turn exists in the Universe. The combination of old utensils and pieces of trash with the sculpted earthen forms embodies the invisible worlds within which objects exist in the same way, leading to deeper connections to the outside world. The works then become the interface between the artist and society.
We look forward to welcoming you.