Yoshihara Eri Exhibition - Empty room-2021
(Web exhibition / By appointment only)

May 12 [Wed.] ― May 27 [Thu.] 2021 11:00-19:00
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*Due to the state of emergency, duration of the exhibition has been altered.

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Yoshihara Eri Exhibition - Empty room-2021 Artist Interview (Japanese only)

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Yoshihara Eri made a dazzling debut at her first solo exhibition in 1984. Afterwards, she began to make copperplate prints using a unique "laminate technique", with motifs from daily life such as hats, teacups, and wine bottles. Later, she aslo began to make installations, as well as mixed media works that combined print and painting.

At this exhibition, we will present 13 works including new mixed media and copperplate prints utilizing a laminate technique.

My life as an artist began with prints, but, alongside my prints, I've always created works in a variety of materials and mediums. "My book series", the paintings I began in 2001, incorporate different materials like cheesecloth, as well as printing in certain parts. For these works, I was interested in the rhythm born from the expression of images in the notes and paintings within the painting (the print), and the motif itself (the painting) - the real and the fiction. From 2012, I took another new approach in considering painting itself another material of the work, and began installation pieces to form this new relationship. What I'm seeking is the surprise that comes from qualities of chance and the charm of an unfinished work, as opposed to the act of me creating something from start to finish. Considering I myself as my first audience, I'd like for the work to have that strange quality about it.

Toki-no-Wasuremono's architecture has a unique sequential environment and and exciting structure that provides many points of view. I will try to have my works utilize this space effectively.

吉原英里(1959-) YOSHIHARA Eri
Born 1959 in Osaka.
Completed the printmaking course at the Saga College of Arts in 1983.
She made spectacular debut in 1984 with her first solo exhibition at Ban Gallery in Osaka. She uses the unique “laminate technique” to create her etchings, using familiar objects such as hats, teacups and wine bottles as motifs.
She began to develop an installation in 1986, and began showing oil paintings combined with prints in 2001

Major exhibitions: Invited exhibitor at 1997 Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Art, Slovenia / 2000 Art Fair in Bologna, Italy / 2003 Agency for Cultural Affairs Purchasing Superior Art Work Exhibition, Japan Art Academy Hall, Tokyo / 2007 "Chic of Japanese Prints" Contemporary Print Exhibition, Nanto Fukumitsu Art museum, Toyama / 2011 Artists around Yoshihara Hideo Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama / 2013 New Collection "Shinanobashi Gallery's", Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art / 2016 Temptation of printmaking, Tonami Art Museum, Toyama / 2016 The 13th Gongju International Art Festival, Lim Lip Art Museum, Korea / 2018 Summer Museum Project #8 "Time Travel", The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama / 2018 "New Wave": Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1980s, The National Museum of Art, Osaka.

From 1984 to 2020 she had 70 solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuyama, Kumamoto, Seoul, Milan, and other cities.

Public collection:The Agency for Cultural Affairs Japan, Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kobe Art Village Center, Kyoto Saga University of Arts, Will Aichi (Aichi Prefecture Women’s Center), Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Tonami Art Museum.

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