Tomoko Hisamatsu “Storyteller”

Gallery Ohrin

poster for Tomoko Hisamatsu “Storyteller”
[Image: Tomoko Hisamatsu "Storyteller" (2021) Wood, acrylic paint, synthetic resin paint 180 x 180cm ©Tomoko Hiramatsu]

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Tomoko Hisamatsu has been highly acclaimed since she was a student, receiving the Encouragement Prize of the 7th Koji Kinutani Award for “Burying Japanese Art” (2014) and the Toshiko Okamoto Prize of the 18th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art for “Represent Japanese Art” (2015). These works have been published in “The Complete Works of Japanese Art, Volume 20” (Shogakukan). In recent years, he was invited to Ohara Museum of Art’s “Residence Program ARKO2018” in 2018 and held a solo exhibition, and last year he participated in the “Rokko Meets Art Art Walk 2020” (Mt. Rokko Silence Resort, Hyogo).

Hisamatsu has produced works on themes such as the indigenous culture of the Tohoku region, modern Japanese art history, and folk art, as well as portraits featuring historical figures and satirical works on contemporary society. Hisamatsu’s works also feature self-referential spaces such as his own figure and the studio where he created his works. In addition to creating paintings, he is also involved in a wide range of activities such as exhibition planning.

For this exhibition, Hiramatsu has chosen the theme of “Kojiki,” Japan’s oldest historical book, and has traveled to Shimane Prefecture to experience the myth of Izumo firsthand, attempting to provide a guide to the myth through art. As Hisamatsu comments, the existence of the storyteller is a mystery, and the Japanese mythology is elusive, grand, and mysterious.



from June 27, 2021 to August 29, 2021
Exhibition Hours 10:00-16:00



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