Mar 3 (Fri.) – Mar 11 (Sat.), 2023
Hours: 11:00-19:00 (Closed on SUN, MON, and holidays)
Venue: tagboat NINGYOCHO
The Parklex Ningyocho 1F, 7-1 Nihonbashi-Tomizawacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0006
We are pleased to announce an exhibition of contemporary artist Kotao Tomozawa “Collections” at the newly opened tagboat gallery space in Ningyocho.
Kotao Tomozawa began showing works after entering active enrollment in the Oil-Painting Department of Tokyo University of the Arts.
Currently enrolled in the master’s program of the same university, the artist boasts such outstanding popularity that when she holds a solo exhibition, her works sell out immediately.
Influenced by her mother, Mimiyo Tomozawa, she was exposed to subcultures from an early age and has consistently expressed her inner self with her exceptional descriptive ability.
The artist applies the slime to her face. From an objective point of view, she depicts the physical memories felt by her skin and mucous membranes, such as the scenery she saw with her eyes open and the sensation of her nose is blocked, as well as the slimy texture of the slime.
The painstaking use of oil paints expresses the colors and the tenacity of the brushstrokes. The scene expressed in the paintings is beautiful, with pleasure and pain, relief and anxiety coexisting. Confronted with the work, you can closely experience the artist’s sense of the unusual.
This show will feature works that have become part of collectors’ collections.
We hope you will enjoy viewing these gems of art with an extraordinary appeal.
Born in France in 1999. Currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts.
2018 “Ganguro Ranch” (two-person show with Andy Bolus), Shibuya Uplink Gallery
2019 “Tororoen” (two-person show with Mimyo Tomozawa), Billiken Gallery
2019 “Tokyo Independents,” Tokyo University of the Arts Chenretsukan
2019 “2019 Kume Keiichiro Scholarship Exhibition,” yuga gallery
2019 “WAVE2019” 3331artschiyoda
2019 “/” Tokyo University of the Arts
2020 “Geidai Art Plaza Grand Prize
2020″ Geidai Art Plaza
2020 “Tororoen II” Kyoto Trancepop Gallery
2020 “AX Cover Exhibition” Billiken Gallery
2020 “Insect Specimens on Paper” Billiken Gallery
2020 “Silence” Meguro Museum of Art, Kumin Gallery
2020 “MOKOZO x ART Exhibition” Pearl Bookshop & Gallery
2020 “MIND THE GAP” The Blank Gallery
2020 “WAVE2020” 3331artschiyoda
2020 “Shibuya Style” Seibu Shibuya Art Gallery Alternative Space Art Shop
2020 “Pomme d’amour” mograg gallery (first solo show)
2021 “remix” 3331artschiyoda
2021 “It’s not time yet” Soei Gallery
2021 “TAGBOAT ARTSHOW” Hankyu MEN’S TOKYO
2021 “caché” TAGBOAT
2022 “SPIRALE” PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO
2019 Kume Prize
2020 Selected for Art Plaza Grand Prize, Tokyo University of the Arts.