EXHIBITIONS

Efrain Vivas Hattori, Honoka Okuyama, Kousuke Nishimura  Visions

CURRENT

2023.1.13 [fri] – 2.4 [sat]

YUKIKOMIZUTANI

Honoka Okuyama 'remember me', oil on panel, 1500 × 2490mm, 2022

YUKIKOMIZUTANI is pleased to present ‘Visions’, a group exhibition featuring three Tokyo-based emerging artists: Efrain Vivas Hattori, Honoka Okuyama, and Kousuke Nishimura.

The three artists featured in ‘Visions’, through their varying mediums, disciplines and perspectives, each offer an intimate glimpse of their personal sensitivities. We hope you enjoy this group exhibition from Efrain Vivas Hattori, Honoka Okuyama, and Kousuke Nishimura, presenting their work at YUKIKOMIZUTANI for the first time.

 

 

Efrain Vivas Hattori (エフライン・ビバス・服部)

Born in 1991, Tokyo, Japan, Efrain Vivas Hattori draws inspiration from Caracas and Amsterdam, the modern architecture of his surroundings, and the sprawling concrete metropolis of Tokyo. Working independently in Amsterdam for four years and currently based in Japan, he has been presenting installations incorporating industrial materials alongside paintings.

 

Honoka Okuyama (奥山帆夏)

Born in 1996, Hokkaido, Japan, Honoka Okuyama completed her MA in Fine Art in 2022 from the 6th Graduate School Laboratory of Tokyo University of the Arts. Based in Tokyo, her motifs are of scenes from Hokkaido, with place of birth and a sense of belonging as points of departure for her works. Through her depictions of nature, she seeks abstract images in concrete forms. A two-time winner of LANDSCAPE of N.E. Tohoku and Hokkaido Landscape Exhibition (2014, 2016).

 

Kousuke Nishimura (西村昂祐)

Born in 1999, Hyogo, Japan, Kousuke Nishimura completed his BA in Fine Art in 2022 from Osaka Kyoiku University, and is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Fine Arts Tokyo University of the Arts. Nishimura uses a blotting process of transferring paint between two surfaces, known as decalcomania, to paint iconic characters, paintings, and ukiyo-e woodblock prints, exploring the possibilities of decalcomania as a form of expression of the mass-produced, mass-consumed image. He was nominated for the 30th Turner Award (2019), and was a recipient of the Mitsubishi Corporation ART GATE Program scholarship (2020).

Honoka Okuyama 'Matataki (またたき)', oil on panel, 1303 × 1303mm, 2022

Honoka Okuyama 'Matataki (またたき)', oil on panel, 1303 × 1303mm, 2022

Efrain Vivas Hattori 'Cell 22', acrylic paint gouache oil stick on canvas, 1455 × 1120mm, 2022

Efrain Vivas Hattori 'Cell 22', acrylic paint gouache oil stick on canvas, 1455 × 1120mm, 2022

Kousuke Nishimura 'who9 (2)', acrylic on panel, 1167 × 910mm, 2022

Kousuke Nishimura 'who9 (2)', acrylic on panel, 1167 × 910mm, 2022

 'Visions' 2023, YUKIKOMIZUTANI

'Visions' 2023, YUKIKOMIZUTANI

 'Visions' 2023, YUKIKOMIZUTANI

'Visions' 2023, YUKIKOMIZUTANI

 'Visions' 2023, YUKIKOMIZUTANI

'Visions' 2023, YUKIKOMIZUTANI