SATOSHI HIROSE

Solo Exhibition “A Cosmology from Forest”

La terra è blu come un’arancia, 2017(2008) Black and white print 30.5 x 20.3 cm Editon 3 ©Satoshi Hirose

Satoshi Hirose elaborates on his longstanding experiences in foreign cultures, and creates works that visualize them with common materials that embrace sensations of floating and clarity. Employing various media such as installation, performance, sculpture, photography, and drawing, he continues to present a unique worldview within which reality and memory intersect.

Hirose picks up things dissolved within our daily life and recomposes them like poems: such as in the “Sky” series in which he took photographs of sky on his actual travels; the “Night” series whereby he traveled in the image of photographic clippings from printed matters; and the “Beans Cosmos” series in which he encloses various materials such as pasta, maps, beans and gold in acrylic cubes. Conventional boundaries fluctuate by encountering different cultures and thing just like the experience of traveling. Hirose’s work embraces this fresh existence acquired by the deterritorialized imagination.

At the core of his practice lies the uncertainty and ambiguity of all things. By inviting viewers to experience the conversion of aesthetic standards and the fragility of reality that occurs when the familiar is repositioned in another context through sensory experiences, his work tells us that all things in the world are constantly changing.

In this exhibition, the first one in four years at Tomio Koyama Gallery, sculptures created from 1992 to 2017, drawings, and photographs will be presented as the medium composing the exhibition space itself. Mysterious and various worldviews, as well as the trajectory of the artist’s thinking, unfold as an installation as if it were a forest where various lives traverse one another.

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Discussion Event: “Micro Cosmos”
*In Japanese
Hirose Satoshi x Fumihiko Sumitomo (Arts Maebashi/ Tokyo Univesity of the Arts)
Dates: August 31 (Thu.) 18:00 – 19:30
Venue: 8/ COURT (facing 8/ART GALLERY / Tomio Koyama Gallery)
Admission Free, reservation required
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Artist Profile

Satoshi Hirose

Satoshi Hirose was born in Tokyo in 1963. After graduating from Tama Art University in 1989 and then completing a degree at Milan’s Brera Academy of Fine Arts in 1997, he is now based in Milan and Tokyo. Hirose elaborates on the trans- cultural experience in his artistic visualizations, which use every-day materials to evoke sensations of clarity and floating.

This year, he had a solo exhibiton “Artists in Residence Project and exhibition” at Foundation Molise Culture, Campobasso, Italy and two group exbitons at Arts Maebashi Gallery, Gunma, Japan. His major group exhibitions include “The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum Collection: on this planet” (2013, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan) and “Beppu Contemporary Art Festival 2012 ‘Mixed Bathing World’ (2013, Around Beppu City in Oita Pref., Oita, Japan). Other solo exhibitions include “Heteronym” (2015, Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Naples, Italy) “Cherubino” (2014, 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan) and “Winter Garden” (2012, Galleria Maria Grazia Del Prete,Roma, Italy).

  • Installation view from “A Cosmology from Forest" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2017 ©Satoshi Hirose, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "A Cosmology from Forest" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2017 ©Satoshi Hirose, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "A Cosmology from Forest" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2017 ©Satoshi Hirose, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "A Cosmology from Forest" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2017 ©Satoshi Hirose, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "A Cosmology from Forest" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2017 ©Satoshi Hirose, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "A Cosmology from Forest" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2017 ©Satoshi Hirose, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "A Cosmology from Forest" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2017 ©Satoshi Hirose, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "A Cosmology from Forest" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2017 ©Satoshi Hirose, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "A Cosmology from Forest" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2017 ©Satoshi Hirose, photo by Kenji Takahashi