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This video introduces an exhibition by artist Yoshie Tonegawa.
This exhibition has ended.
Yoshie Tonegawa Exhibition – Overflowing Forms
Wednesday, May 18 – Monday, May 30, 2022
Gallery NEW Shinkuro
For the Exhibition
I majored in oil painting at university, but began creating semi-3-dimensional works using wood while still in school. Since 1995, I have mainly created relief-like sculptures of organic and abstract shapes using Styrofoam, wire mesh with stone clay, paper, wire, and a variety of other materials.
In this exhibition, I will show small two-dimensional works in which I attempted to express myself through color, and three-dimensional works using familiar paper as the main material, such as colored paper, magazines, and newspapers. Paper is an interesting material that is difficult to handle but has a rich texture and can be used for a wide range of expressions.
I value what comes naturally to me from within, and give shape to my work through repeated trial and error.I enjoy creating shapes, especially feeling of vitality, organic shapes, and I never get tired of them.Ideas sometimes develop one after another in my mind as I create, and at such times I feel a world of unlimited possibilities and freedom, which is very exciting.
This time, a new experiment will be added to the exhibition, and I hope it will be an interesting exhibit.
1987 Graduated from Tama Art University, Painting Department, Oil Painting Course
1996 Gallery SUDOH（Tsukushino）
1999 Shonandai Gallery（Shonandai）/ Gallery SUDOH（Ginza）
2000 Klein Blue（Jinbocho）
2001 GALLERY KLAMMER (Meguro)
2003 Shonandai Gallery (Shonandai)
2010 Gallery SUDOH (Odawara)
2012 GALLERY + SHULABO (Hamadayama)
2013 GALLERY Muusai (Monzennakacho)
2014 Klein Blue（Jinbocho）
2015 Gallery SUDOH（Odawara）
2016 Oiso Art House (Oiso) / TATOPANI (Ekoda)
2020 Gallery Hinoki B (Kyobashi)
2022 Gallery NEW Shinkuro (Odawara)
1995 The 1st “Messages from Young Painters”
［Gallery SUDOH Prize］
2002-2008 WAVE AGE Exhibition, Gallery SUDOH（Ginza）
2005 100 Artists for a Museum（Casoria, Italy）
2006 Art Fair PURO ARTE（Spain）
2010 1000m above sea level exhibition, Tri Angle（Karuizawa）
2012.13 JAPON CONTEMPORANEO（Guadalajara, Spain）
2014 Inside Esquisse Exhibition, Gallery Rutan
Odawara Art Hotel “My One Room” Exhibition, Hotel Green（Odawara）
2012-2019 Odawara Moa Exhibition, Gallery SUDOH, Yosegi Gallery Tsuyuki（Odawara）
2015.2019 Drawing Show Exhibition, Gallery Hinoki（Tokyo）
2017 SLOVENIJAPONSKA Beyond Boundaries (Slovenia)
Flower Exhibition, GALERIE SOL
2018 INCIDENT ACCIDENT 4 (Poland)
2020 “Ichiro Sudoh and the World’s Smallest Museum Story” Exhibition, Tama Art University Museum（Tokyo）
2021 Odawara Moa 10th Anniversary Archive Exhibition, Odawara Station East Exit Library（Odawara）
2022 “Hyakka for Noriko Sudoh” Exhibition, Ochiai Kan（Kanagawa）
And many others
2011-2017 Participated in the activities of the GENKI Art Power Project for East Japan［GAPPE］ (Art activities in Otsuchi Town, Iwate Prefecture, etc.)
2013 Participated in the 2nd Seisho Area Artists in Residence ［ARIO］(Odawara)
Hyakka II 2023
Artists: Keiko Ichimori, Maki Kaneko, Ping Zhou, Tamae Takahashi, Yoshie Tonegawa, Ei Matsuda, Yoko Watanabe
Location: Session House Garden
Dates: Tuesday, April 25 – Monday, May 1, 2023
Hours: 12:00 – 18:30 (until 17:00 on the last day)
158 Yaraicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Living with the Artworks
Contemporary art tends to focus on the fads of the moment and works of intense expression, but when it comes to hanging art in my home, I prefer pieces that are calm and light.
Tonegawa’s works are suitable for enjoyment in daily life.
What I think after living with Ms. Tonegawa’s works for a long time.
Its appeal is, first of all, that it never gets boring.
I see them every day, and their calm and light presence feeds my soul.
Second, it can be enjoyed by all genders and age groups.
The entire family, from children to adults, and even my husband, who is not familiar with contemporary art, will find the work comfortable.
When I ask my children which of her works they like best, Ms. Tonegawa’s works are always at the top of the list.
About 10 years after hanging the work in the house, my husband suddenly said, “I think we still need this kind of work.” Even if you don’t understand anything, it doesn’t mean that you don’t feel anything. Perhaps the best part of living with art is that you spend so much time with the artwork that it becomes a part of your life.
When I go to an exhibition, especially a solo show, I enjoy encountering not only calm and light works, but also works that make me feel something sharp and challenging.
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