Solo Exhibition “The Earth is Blue Like a Lemon” 

Satoshi Hirose / solo exhibition
“The Earth is Blue Like a Lemon”
Arts Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
June 1 – July 26, 2020

Artist Profile

Satoshi Hirose

Satoshi Hirose was born in 1963 in Tokyo. He graduated from Tama Art University in 1989 and two years later he received an Italian government scholarship and moved to Italy. In 1996-97, he stayed in Italy under POLA Art Foundation Grants Program. He then completed a degree at Milan’s Brera Academy of Fine Arts in 1997, and studied in New York under Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2008-09. He is currently based in Milan and Tokyo.
His major solo exhibitions include “Lemon Project 03” (The Ginza Art Space, Tokyo, 1997), “Paradiso- Criterium 34” (Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, 1998), “2001” (Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, 2000), and in more recent years “Heteronym” (Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Napoli, 2015), and “Vis à Vis Flâneur – SATOSHI HIROSE” (Fondazione Molise Cultura, Campobasso, Italy, 2016).

He has presented work in numerous group exhibitions including “Neo Tokyo” (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2001), and “Beppu Contemporary Art Festival 2012: Mixed Bathing World” (Beppu City, Oita, Japan, 2012), as well as a commission “Your Sky, My Sky: sky project for Arts Maebashi” Arts Maebashi, Gunma, Japan (2013). He has held five solo exhibitions at Tomio Koyama Gallery in 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009, ad 2013. Hirose also has worked on commissions in collaboration with companies.This July, he is creating an artwork in the new building of PeptiDream, a pharmaceutical company that pursues drug development.

  • 無題 (奇妙な循環) Untitled (strange loop) 2020 cement, iron, 24K pure gold leaf, imitation gold leaf h.101.0 x w.5.0 x d.5.0 cm ©Satoshi Hirose
  • 無題(島) Untitled (Island) 2008 acrylic paint h.3.0 x w.15.0 × d.15.0 cm ©Satoshi Hirose
  • Untitled (Pentagram) 2020 deer skull, beeswax, 24K pure gold leaf, imitation gold leaf, yarn, bean Dimension variable ©Satoshi Hirose
  • 無題_01 Untitled 01 2020 26.5 x 21.0 cm paraffin, pencil, grease pencil, tracing paper, acrylic color on paper ©Satoshi Hirose