May 12 - 28, 2023
Closed on Mon, Tue and Wed.
Shimokitazawa Arts is pleased to announce to have Yu Kurosaka solo exhibition "Painting looking the other way".
He was born in Chiba pref., Japan, 1991 and got MFA of School of Art, Tokyo University of the Arts Laboratory 3, Department of Oil Painting.
Since he was a student, he has been active in a wide range activities, such as launching shared studio. In 2019, he won the Shell Art Award Grand Prix. Currently he is mainly engaged in painting and participated in many solo and group exhibitions.
Yu Kurosaka, who has deuteranopia, actively pursues the diversity of color vision as one of his themes.
Yu Kurosaka's works so far have been particularly impressive with motifs such as a palm tree, a shower, a bat and a car.
In this exhibition, he created and exhibits paintings that make visitors conscious of colors, in order to clarify the theme of his works "aiming to establish 'colorblind painting' ".
Please take a look at the latest works by Yu Kurosaka who keeps trying.
Color is often used in communication as a common language, but it's just one aspect and not the whole.
I think that being absolute, lonely and uncommunicable is also the nature of color.
A painting is not drawn to convey something.
A color is a color, and a painting is a painting, even if it doesn't reach anyone.
Borin in Chiba pref. Japan, 1991.
2017 BFA of Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in oil painting.
2019 MFA of School of Art, Tokyo University of the Arts Laboratory 3, Department of Oil Painting.
Taking advantage of his own color vision characteristics, he aims to establish " colorblind painting".
"see and discern" KATSUYA SUSUKI GALLERY, Tokyo
"project N Kurosaka Yu" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
"some rhythm, an inert place" Yotsuya Unconfirmed Studio, Tokyo
"a request from a rough garden, empty room" Yotsuya Unconfirmed Studio, Tokyo
"While lying down for a while" Yuga gallery, Tokyo
"I’m glad I was able to come today." blank space in Nogata, Tokyo
"weak value" itadakiBLDG., Tokyo
"be in one place" space dike, Tokyo
"as far as possible from here" The parents’ home of Yu KUROSAKA
"grid" biscuit gallery, Tokyo
"Collectors’ Collective Vol.5" biscuit gallery, Tokyo
"emerging artist" Sapporo Odori 500-m Underground Walkway Gallery, Hokkaido, Japan
"yangyoung okazaki Vol.1" MyK Contemporary Art, Kyoto
"While I can be empty" a vacant store in Koenji, Tokyo
"Allelopathy of the wasteland" MITSUKOSHI CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo
"After Opening" Yotsuya Unconfirmed Studio, Tokyo
"Mount Fuji Exhibition 2.0: The Giant Trip" Yotsuya Unconfirmed Studio, Tokyo
"the pictorial movement (rough dimension)" Yotsuya Unconfirmed Studio, Tokyo
"Atami Art Week 2017" Atami, Shizuoka pref., Japan
"Collapse Eve" Former Toshima Ward Office, Tokyo
"in the air" 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
"Say hello to Stranger." Nagoya Citizen’s Gallery Yada, Aichi pref., Japan
"Say hello to Stranger." Ota Eki Naka Bunkakan, Gunma pref., Japan
2019 Shell Art Award Grand Prix
2016 ~ Participating [sanka] operation
2018 ~ Operation of Yotsuya Unconfirmed Studio, launch of Bus Unit Co., Ltd.