hpgrp GALLERY TOKYO

    Crystallized Points of View

    2017.09.09 ( sat ) -2017.10.08 ( sun )

    ARTIST D[di:]

    TRACE OF TIME

    2017.08.04 ( fri ) -2017.08.26 ( sat )

    ARTIST Kanako Ohya

    Suna no Shita no Kujira

    2017.07.14 ( fri ) -2017.06.29 ( thu )

    ARTIST Shiho Yoshida

    ©Shiho Yoshida, Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates

    History on paper - Mono-ha -

    2017.06.22 ( thu ) -2017.07.09 ( sun )

    ARTIST Kishio SUGA, Lee U-fan

    Dimensionism

    2017.04.21 ( fri ) -2017.04.18 ( tue )

    ARTIST Yasuo Nomura

    hpgrp Gallery TOKYO is pleased to announce “Dimensionism”, a solo exhibition by Yasuo Nomura for the first time in two years. Nomura’ s body of work enquires into the very essence of pictorial beauty by employing topics from art history and scientific theory.

     

    Nomura joined the airtist-in-residence program of Kavli IPMU (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe) at the University of Tokyo in 2015, surrounding by the forefront of scientific study on site, brought him back with many ideas.  In this exhibition, he challenges new pictorial expression with a concept of  “high dimension”.

     

    Artist’s Comment

    Einstein's theory of relativity and Picasso’s cubism are both the revolution of science and art in the 20th century. It was “Science and Hypothesis” written by Henri Poincaré that impacted on them who opened up a new era. Non-Euclidean geometry and the four-dimensional figures gave a vision of new generation to the people who were in the major change of modernization at the time. The famous work “The Large Glass” by Duchamp is no exception.  Duchamp, who was depicting time and motion by cubism method, formed the four-dimensional work based on the description of Poincaré's "division of dimension".

     

    The mathematical method called topology accomplished by Poincaré highly abstracted the natural sciences of the 21st century centered on the “high dimension,” which became far apart from what a painter can be aware. However, I would like to start the painting theory of the 21st century that aims to connect the current high dimensional physics theory and the modern mathematics by redefining as "painting is the art of dimension".

     

    There is a technique of cutting and reconstructing dimensions called "fibration" in topology dealing with high dimensions.  When thinking about the two-dimension in paintings, I was reminded of the contour lines used for maps. In this solo exhibition, I would like to develop this idea more and analogize the scenery spreading in the high dimensional world by the elements of  “movement of coordinate system”, “rotation”, and “layer”.

    Dizzy

    2017.03.10 ( fri ) -2017.04.16 ( sun )

    ARTIST Miki Kubota

    TENGAI 3.0

    2017.02.08 ( wed ) -2017.02.25 ( sat )

    ARTIST Hisashi Tenmyouya, Hajime Sorayama, Kenichi Asano, Hiroaki Ito, Feebee, Miki Kato and Moeko Kageyama

    I ♥ Tools

    2017.01.20 ( fri ) -2017.02.04 ( sat )

    ARTIST Makiko Azakami

    History on paper #3 - The printing -

    2017.01.07 ( sat ) -2017.01.15 ( sun )

    ARTIST Alex Katz, Julian Opie, Katsura Hunakoshi