Rieko Otake brings out the mystery in simple materials such as unpainted wood and makes wood sculpture with a unique and resilient strength and depth. Hideaki Kawashima paints portraits with an intense gaze. The figures and facial expressions are widely varied but always reflect what is in his own heart and mind. Naoki Koide makes original sculptures and paintings with ideas taken from his own life and the environment around him. In this exhibition, we introduce three very interesting artists represented by Tomio Koyama Gallery.
Naoki Koide was born in Aichi prefecture in 1968. He graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in 1992. He currently lives and works in Chiba. Since the group exhibition “Magic Room” (curated by Satoshi Okada) in 2003, the solo exhibitions “A Couple in the Bathroom” (2004), “Marriage” (2006), and “In These Days” (2008), “Maternity Leave” (2011), this marks the artist’s fifth solo exhibition with Tomio Koyama Gallery. His other major exhibitions include “Cafe in Mito” (2004, Art Tower Mito, Tochigi), “Magical Art Life” (2006, Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya), “Fiction@Love” (2006, MOCA Shanghai), “neoneo Part1[BOY]” (2009, Takahashi Collection Hibiya, Tokyo), “Echigo-Tumari Art Trienial” (2009, Nigata) and “Paul Clay” (2011, Salon 94 Bowery, New York).