Motoi Yamamoto 時に宿る – Staying in Time–

2023.4.1 [sat] – 5.6 [sat]


YUKIKOMIZUTANI is pleased to hold contemporary artist, Motoi Yamamoto’s, first solo exhibition in Tokyo in eight years. Running from April 1st (Sat.) to May 6th (Sat.), the exhibition will feature a wide range of works, diary like in reflecting on “time” and “seasons”.

Centered around his signature installations using salt, which the artist has worked on world wide, the artist will present digital drawings projection on salt screen, labyrinths sereies symbolic of rebirth, and two-dimensional with whirlpools motifs. Furthemore, the artist will present a new series themed of butterflies.



Return to the Sea Project

Date: Saturday 6 May 17:00 – 17:45, exhibition final day
Venue: Motoi Yamamoto Solo Exhibition ‘時に宿る – Staying in Time–’ at YUKIKOMIZUTANI


The ‘Return to the Sea Project’ sees the salt used to create the exhibition’s installation artwork sent back to the sea by those who share in the work’s aspiration. Each person who has gathered together at the gallery on the final day of the exhibition will break apart the artwork by hand, collect the salt, and return it to the sea.

Those wishing to participate in the project are kindly asked to register from the ‘Registration From’ link below, and arrive at our gallery on the above date and time.

* Participation will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will be closed when we reach capacity.

Registration Form is only available in Japanese. For any inquiries regarding ‘Return to the Sea Project’, contact us at office@yukikomizutani.com or (+81) 03-5548-5858
Registration Form



山本基 | Motoi Yamamoto

Born in Onomichi, Hiroshima in 1966. Graduated in Painting from Kanazawa College of Art in 1995. He has had numerous exhibitions in Japan and internationally including, MoMAP.S.1 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Hermitage Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Hakone Open-Air Museum, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and the Setouchi Triennale.