tagboat GALLERY is pleased to present Tomohiro Shimizu solo show”Negative/Positive”.
Sep.23,2022 – Oct.1 3 2022
Open hours : 11:00-20:00 MON-SUN
HANKYU MEN’S TOKYO 7F 2-5-1 YURAKU-CHO,CHIIYODA-KU,TOKYO 100-848
Shimizu’s works have a somewhat serious aspect in their cuteness. His works are highly acclaimed for their unique impression of the richly flowing composition.
His works are created by “erasing” rather than “painting.
After painting over the entire surface with paint, he wipes off the paint and erases the surrounding area so that the outline of the overall shape emerges.
He says that this technique, which is like scraping off paint, is an image of digging up memories of the past.
His method of creating works as if he is searching for memories is like a phantom, giving us a sense of nostalgia and comfort.
In his second solo exhibition at tagboat, he will exhibit and sell his long-awaited new works. “form” is recognized because of the existence of blank space. Please come and see the world of “negatives” and “positives” created by Tomohiro Shimizu.
2008 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Painting, Oil Painting
<Major awards and honors>
2006 Selected for Tokyo Wonder Wall 2006
2008-2010 “Wonder Seed” Selected for three consecutive years
2016 Tagboat Art Fest “Independent2016” Grand Prix
2019 14th Tagboat Award Grand Prix
<Major Solo Exhibitions, Group Exhibitions, Others>
2007 Solo exhibition Emerging artist support program “Tabechiaitai kurai.” (Tokyo/Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo)
2009 Solo exhibition “Ohiruno Maboroshi” at Gallery SAKAMAKI, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Solo exhibition “Emerging Japanese Artist – Shimizu Tomohiro” at iPRECIATION Singapore, Singapore
2012 Solo exhibition “Tomohiro Shimizu: Michi no Mukou ni Mieru Mono” (Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo)
2014 “YOUNG ART TAIPEI 2014” (Regent Taipei, Taipei)
2015 Solo exhibition “Regular Contact From Planet Q” (DMO ARTS, Osaka)
Solo exhibition “Shitsunai Gaku” (Gallery SPEAK FOR, Tokyo)
2016 Solo exhibition “Wanderlust” (Taipei, pon ding)
2017 “Looking for Spring” (Tokyo / ART SPACE MORGENROT)
2017 “ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2017” (Tokyo/Park Hotel Tokyo)
2018 “THE 4TH CROSSLOADS HOTEL” (Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo)
2019 “TAGBOAT AWARD Selected Exhibition” (Shanghai/Shun Art Gallery)
2019 “Shinshoku Sayou” (Kameido Art Center, Tokyo)
“Full Empty” (tagboat Gallery, Hankyu Men’s Tokyo, Tokyo)
2021 Solo Exhibition “Michael” (KATSUMI YAMATO/ Muichimotsu, Tokyo)
2021 “Japanese Group Show” (gallery JOYANA, France)
2022 “tagboat Art Fair 2022” (Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center, Tokyo)
2022 “Furusato Bungaku Sanpo Iwate” (supervised by Hiroaki Sudo, Daiwa Shobo), book illustration for “Tenohira no Hanabi” (Satoko Yamazaki, Tanka Kenkyusha)