hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO

ARTIST

Yoshiro Takeuchi

Yoshiro Takeuchi

1960 Born in Akita

1984 B.F.A. in Oil Painting, Musashino Art University



Solo Exhibition

2015 hpgrp GALLERY Tokyo (Tokyo)

2015 Nabis Gallery (Tokyo)

2012 hpgrp GALLERY Tokyo (Tokyo)

2011 Nabis Gallery (Tokyo)

2010 hpgrpGALLERY Tokyo (Tokyo)

2009  Gallery Satoru (Tokyo)

2007 Nabis Gallery (Tokyo)

2004 Nabis Gallery (Tokyo)

2002 Nabis Gallery (Tokyo)

2000 Gallery Art Point (Tokyo)

1999 Nabis Gallery (Tokyo)

1996 Nabis Gallery (Tokyo)

1993 Nabis Gallery ;NICAF YOKOHAMAユ93(Pacifico Yokohama/Kanagawa)

1993 Visions to the New Generation;Opinions from 10 galleries (Nabis Gallery/Tokyo)

1992 Nabis Gallery (Tokyo)

1989 Kaneko Art G1 (Tokyo)

1987 Gallery YO (Tokyo)

1985 Gallery YO (Tokyo)



Selected Group Exhibition

2014 Gifts in Spring, Nabis Gallery (Tokyo)

2014 DAEGU ART FAIR 2014, hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO (Daegu)

2014 SINGAPORE ART FAIR, hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO (Singapore)

2012 GALLERIST MEETING X SOMEWHERE, ShibuyaHikarie(Tokyo)

2011 Mancy's Art Nights, hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO (Tokyo)

2010 "untitled -painting-, hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO (Tokyo)

2010 「FLOWERS~To the way of the wildflower」, Gallery Satoru (Tokyo)

2010 ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR, , hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO (Hongkong)

2010 ART FAIR KYOTO, hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO (Tokyo)

2010 Hotel Mountrey Kyoto, hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO (Kyoto)

2009 "DE MYSTICA II"(nabis gallery, Tokyo)(Tokyo)

2008 "DE MYSTICA"(Gallery Art Point/Tokyo)(Tokyo)

2007 Heyri Asia Project2 Japanese Contemporary Art Festival, Heyri Art Vallery (Korea)

2000 Gifts in Spring , Nabis Gallery (Tokyo)

1995 VOCA'95 , The Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo)

1995 The 30th Artists Today Exhibition, Yokohama Citizenユs Gallery (Yokohama)

1995 Discover Paintings works & language , Art Tower Mito (Mito, Ibaraki)

1994 The 8th Triennnale India (New Delhi)

1993 Uncommon Visitors on Friday ? , Nabis Gallery (Tokyo)



What do people see when they look at a painting? For example, when envisioning a person or a flower we also tend to think about the underlining story behind the images and whether they resonate with our past experiences. Thus, when producing a work, the painter finds himself searching for an answer. Art tends to become synonymous with an answer or an end result. It’s almost like we find a sense of satisfaction or security within that answer. It’s as if looking into the mirror, only what materializes is an image staring back. The person looking back, fully understanding the work himself, leads us in the direction in which we should be heading. The painting can also be perceived as realizing that one is asking a question. Or, furthermore, can implicate a simple refusal to accept groundless establishments.

Although we indistinctly associate with the shapes, patterns, and symbols within Takeuchi’s works, the meticulously painted symmetric images are constructed in an unvoiced and uncommunicative manner. It doesn’t matter how long we search, there doesn’t seem to be anything present outside of the images in front of us.



1

15-35 Gazing and waiting

2015, oil on canvas, 910x725 mm

2

15-04 The wing of vision

2015, oil on canvas, 1460x1120 mm

3

15-08 The gate of seeing

2015, oil on canvas, 410x318 mm

4

15-32 Veronica

2015, oil on canvas, 610x500 mm