Shotaro Yoshino “Like Dust”

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Shotaro Yoshino was born in Tokyo in 1979. His work, which revolves around the notion of “memories of the ground,” has been exhibited in museums, galleries, alternative spaces, and open-air venues in Japan and abroad. His representative “Lifting the Ground” series reveals the cross-influences between humans and places. By showing the layers of history, exposing the memories stacked within the ground of a particular location, Yoshino aims to jolt the consciousness of locals and visitors alike.

In the present exhibition, Yoshino attempts to shape the time contained in multiple pieces of junk from our daily lives by layering the earth collected in the locations where the objects were found. These works evolved from the series of landscape sculptures shown last year during the artist’s solo exhibition at Exhibition Room 634 in Kokubunji. The sculptures were made from the earth of the locations they were modeled after, sharing their imagery of life-giving wastelands and buried memories with the artist’s wider body of work.

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from June 04, 2020 to June 21, 2020

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Shotaro Yoshino

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