Motohiro Tomii "Work of Paper"

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Motohiro Tomii was born in 1973. Since graduating from the sculpture course at Musashino Art University in 1999, he has been holding several solo exhibitions mainly in Tokyo, while also participating in several group exhibitions.

Most of Tomii's works are made out of straws, thumbtacks, sponges and other common everyday objects. He leaves these materials in a form that ignores their original intended use and imbues them a new purpose. The works that emerge from this method enable us to rediscover the sense of presence that derives from making assemblages of these objects and highlighting the delicacy of their forms, things that typically go completely unnoticed over the course of daily life. According to Tomii, his work is not an intentional gesture to offer viewers a "change of perspective in relation to a particular object" expressed through his sculptures. However, Tomii's work awakens in the viewer a fresh sensation not dissimilar to the rude shock experienced by adults in the face of a child's casual, oblivious actions and utterances - a product perhaps of his own personal, innocent attachments to the objects that surround him.

This exhibition features works made out of paper that explore the hitherto unknown world views inherent to paper.

May 2nd (Sat)
18:00- Artist Talk, ¥1000 (includes one drink)

20:00- Opening party

May 9th (Sat)
19:00- Guest talk with Moto Umetsu (curator at Saitama Museum of Modern Art)
¥1000 (includes one drink)

May 10th (Sun)
15:00- Lecture and explanation of work by Tomii.
¥1500 (includes cake and drink/ limited to 30 participants)

May 16th
19:00- "Motohiro Tomii & Motohiro Tomii & Inuhiro Tomii & Motohiro Tomidonburi"
¥1000 (includes one drink)



From 2009-04-29 To 2009-05-17

Opening Reception on 2009-05-02 from 20:00


Motohiro Tomii



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