EUKARYOTE is pleased to announce Group Exhibition, “Do not start by “Because it’s a GAL” whatsoever. A hasty GAL should stop if they are going to respect a GAL.”, through March 14th to April 5th.
“Do not start by “Because it’s a GAL” whatsoever. A hasty GAL should stop if they are going to respect a GAL.” is the group exhibition of two artists, Mitsumasa Kadota and Saya Aokabi. Since graduating master course at Tokyo Zokei University, Mitsumasa Kadota has continued to produce abstract paintings with vivid colour. Saya Aokabi, who is graduated from the same university at this year, produces paintings that have the 1990s Japanese anime character motif.
In organizing a group exhibition of these artists who have different generations, themes, and styles of painting, we regarded exchange opinions on the creating, selecting and layout of works as important. As many painters in history have been, the act of drawing lays the foundation for their identity. Two artists from different backgrounds are guided by arts and get together in this exhibition is an opportunity to explore the possibilities of paintings.
In this exhibition, Mitsumasa Kadota will exhibit his new works. Through his solo exhibition in New York last year, his expression of emotion and freshness has been refined. On the other hand Saya Aokabi, she will exhibit new works that are demolished and reconstructed Cel animation girls. She also attempts to incorporate new colours and shapes into the paintings.
1997 Born in Shizuoka
2020 BFA, Tokyo Zokei University
2020″Joint Graduation Exhibition of 5 Art Universities in Tokyo” The National Art Center, Tokyo
“Graduation Works Exhibition” Tokyo Zokei University
2019″The Birth of the Venus” Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery/Tokyo
“Animation as a medium” Sekiuchi bunko/Kanagawa
“Illuminating Graphics 2” Creation Gallery G8
2018”Hendotai” Tokyo Zokei University
“DEPTH OF FLATNESS” THE blank GALLERY/Tokyo
“RED HOUSE” TALON GALLERY/Tokyo
”Bar Solaris” the CAVE/Kanagawa
2017″Strum Strum Zenmetu Suru” Chaos Lounge Atelier
“Strum Strum Taniku Akachan” Tokyo Zokei University
“R.I.P.” meee gallery Tokyo/Tokyo
“Chaos Lounge 9 Hell of Vapor” Billiken Shokai/Tokyo
“Strum Strum” Tokyo Zokei University
1980 Born in Shizuoka
2002 BFA, Tokyo Zokei University
Selected Solo Exhibition
2019″KADOTA” Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center/NY
“Star System” TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY/Osaka
“RINNE OF COLORS” M-gallery/Tochigi
2018″TELEPORT PAINTINGS” Park Hotel Tokyo
2017″ULTRA” SEZON ART GALLERY/Tokyo
Selected Group Exhibition
2019″Find Your ART for Christmas” MARUEIDO JAPAN/Tokyo
“The ENGINE – It induces us to… Koseki Ono × Mitsumasa Kadota” Sezon Museum of Modern Art/Nagano
2018″MATSUBA COLLECTION” EUKARYOTE/Tokyo
2017″PHYSIOLOGY OF ART，OR MEDITATION OF TRANSCENDENTAL TASTE” Sezon Museum of Modern Art/Nagano
2016″PHYSIOLOGY OF ART，OR MEDITATION OF TRANSCENDENTAL TASTE” Sezon Museum of Modern Art/Nagano
2002 ZOKEI Prize at ”Graduation Exhibition of Tokyo Zokei University – Zokei Ten”
Sezon Museum of Modern Art/Nagano
EUKARYOTE is an art space which has been established in Jingumae, Tokyo, in 2018. Within the concept of something more than an occurrence of art, there is an ever spinning contemporary coin of tangibility and intangibility, and it is this essence, this universal value held by artworks and artists, which is actively accepted but left behind.