Infinite Set 5(YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, 2015)
Infinite Set 5(YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, 2015)
Infinite Set 5(YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, 2015)
Infinite Set 5(YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, 2015)
Infinite Set 5(YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, 2015)

NEWS

Oct 10,2016
UPCOMING   Hanging Gardens

Date:October 14 - November 12, 2016   Venue:Japan Creative Centre, Embassy of Japan in Singapore
会期:2016年10月14日 - 11月12日   会場:在シンガポール日本大使館ジャパンクリエイティブセンター

WORKS

Infinite Set

Others

ABOUT

STATEMENT

The image of a single figure standing amid nothingness; what I have been depicting in the "Infinite Set" series is a metaphor of how we exist as well as a description of this world.
The way we live is, in a sense, to embrace an "infinite set" - vast numbers of cells that support our life by continuously repeating births and deaths; senses and perceptions entangled in subjectivity; a mind that is capable of creating rich and endless worlds of emotion and imagination. Trying to grasp the complete picture of such existence is just like trying to understand the whole universe. Thus the belief of any consistency in our own existence and that of the world comes as a profound surprise and mystery to me.
Figures are the fundamental motif to my practice. I am trying to draw closer to the complexities of our own existence, and that of the world we exist in through depicting the solitary figures.

BIOGRAPHY

Solo Exhibition

2015
"Infinite Set 4," YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012
"Infinite Set 3," Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, USA
2011
"Infinite Set 2," YUKA TSURUNO Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010
"ANA MEETS ARTS 25th Exhibition," All Nippon Airways, Tokyo International Airport
"Infinite Set 1," Yuka Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan (current YUKA TSURUNO Gallery)

Selected Group Exhibition

2015
"PRESENCE: Tomomi Nitta + Karen Ann Myers," The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center King Street Gallery, Maryland, USA
2013
"Summer Group Show," Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012
"LIKENESS/ Interpretations of Portraiture,"
The Athenaeum Gallery of Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, Alexandria, VA, USA
2010
"Angelica 01," Yuka Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan
"Tama Art University Thesis Show 2010," Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan
"Joint Graduation Exhibition of 5 Art Universities in Tokyo," The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
"No Man’s Land," Embassy of France, Tokyo, Japan
2009
"Tomomi Nitta & Saeko Asai," Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan
"Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program III," Eye of Gyre, Tokyo, Japan
"Emerging Artists 2009," Gallery Q, Tokyo, Japan
2008
"Amuse Art Jam 2008 in Kyoto," The Museum of Kyoto, Japan
"Visaart 2008," Shinwa Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
"Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program II," Eye of Gyre, Tokyo, Japan
2007
"Pushing Paper," VisArt Gallery, Rockville, MD, USA

Education

2010
B.F.A. Tama Art University, Department of Painting, Tokyo
2004-08
Extensive course work in Fine Arts and Art History at Corcoran Collage of Art and Design (Washington, DC), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA) and University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
2001
L.L.B. Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Bibliography

Stephanie Merry. "Each portrait tells a story of its own." Washington Post 24 August 2012: 25.
Ambassade de France au japon. Nouvelle Metamorphose du Lieu, No Man’s Land. Tokyo: Hachette Fujingaho Co., Ltd., 2010: 334-335.

"The up-and-coming 108 new artists selected by galleries." Window of Art June 2010: 72.

STATEMENT

白い背景に立つ一人の人物像。私が現在描き続けているシリーズ「Infinite Set」は、私たちの存在のありかたのメタファーであり、この世界についての記述である。
一人の人間とは、あたかも「無限集合/Infinite Set」を仮に一つの纏まりとして引き受けている存在のようだ。膨大な数の細胞の生と死で維持される生命活動、主観と分かちがたい知覚や認識、深遠な広がりを持つ心の活動。その全体像を把握しようとすることは、まるで宇宙を理解しようとするようなものだ。そんな生命を抱えつつ、自己や世界の同一性を信じて生きていられる私達のことが、私には深い驚きであり謎である。
人は私にとって根源的なモチーフである。一人の人物像を描くことを通して、私達や世界の深層に近づけたら、と考えている。

BIOGRAPHY

1978
奈良県生まれ

Education

2010
多摩美術大学美術学部絵画学科油画専攻卒業
2006-08
Corcoran Collage of Art and Design, Washington, DC
2005-06
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2004-05
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2001
京都大学法学部卒業

Solo Exhibition

2015
「Infinite Set 4」 YUKA TSURUNO Gallery(東京)
2012
「Infinite Set 3」 Hillyer Art Space(米国ワシントンDC)
2011
「Infinite Set 2」 YUKA TSURUNO Gallery(東京)
2010
「ANA MEETS ARTS 25th Exhibition」 羽田空港 全日空ラウンジ(東京)
「Infinite Set 1」 Yuka Contemporary(現 YUKA TSURUNO Gallery)(東京)

Selected Group Exhibition

2015
「PRESENCE: Tomomi Nitta + Karen Ann Myers」
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center King Street Gallery(米国メリーランド州)
2013
「Summer Group Show」 YUKA TSURUNO Gallery (東京)
2012
「Likeness / Interpretations of Portraiture」
The Athenaeum Gallery of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association(米国ヴァージニア州)
2010
「Angelica 01」 Yuka Contemporary(東京)
「多摩美術大学卒業制作展2010」 多摩美術大学(東京)
「平成21年度第33回東京五美術大学連合卒業・修了制作展」 国立新美術館(東京)
「No Man’s Land『創造と破壊』展」 フランス大使館(東京)
2009
「新田友美・浅井冴子展」東京アメリカンクラブ(東京)
「三菱商事第三回アート・ゲート・プログラム」 Eye of Gyre(東京)
「Emerging Artists 2009」 Gallery Q(東京)
2008
「Amuse Art Jam 2008 in Kyoto」 京都府京都文化博物館(京都)
「Visaart 2008」 シンワ・アート・ギャラリー(東京)
「三菱商事第二回アート・ゲート・プログラム」 Eye of Gyre(東京)
2007
「Pushing Paper」 VisArt Gallery(米国メリーランド)

Bibliography

ステファン・メリー 「Each portrait tells a story of its own」ワシントンポスト2012年8月24日25ページ

フランス大使館「NO Man’s Land 『創造と破壊』展」カタログ、ハシェット婦人画報、334-335ページ
「新人大図鑑2010」美術の窓 6月号72ページ

CONTACT

Email: contact@tomomi-nitta.com
 
Tomomi Nitta is represented by Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Website: http://www.yukatsuruno.com/
Tel: +81(0)3-3520-1700
Email: info@yukatsuruno.com