Shimpei Yoshida

For example, it is the wind against your cheek

2022.05.28 Sat ー 06.12 Sun

"The sea was smooth, free from waves", 2022, 455×380mm

Shimpei Yoshida is a painter from Nara, Japan. He focuses on found photo portraits, which he began to paint after his grandmother passed away. This exhibition titled “For example, it is the wind against your cheek” will consist of approximately ten works he painted during the past few months and installation art.

Yoshida paints portraits of people who are strangers yet feel somehow familiar. Once the viewer associates the vague, colored pencil-drawn images with something, it will draw them into its spiritual world, quietly opening the doors of the senses. At that moment, the beholder will encounter beautiful and intimate questions about being, seeing, hearing, remembering, and the existence of themselves and others.

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Misa Kuromoto, GALLERY crossing

 

"For example, you see a quiet night in your eyes", 2022, 320×410mm
"You are standing by the window" ,2022,270×270mm
"For example, it is the wind against your cheek", 2022, 530×910mm

PROFILE

Shimpei Yoshida
Born in Nara, 1992.
2014 Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Oil Painting Course.

Solo exhibitions
2017 studiopicnic06 “The body is only a house of words and memories” Art cinq (Hyogo)
2019 “There was a silent night on my side” Artist in Residence Program FRISE Künstlerhaus (Hamburg, Germany)
2019 “The body is only a house of words and memories” OFS Gallery (Tokyo)
2021 “That star at night is closer than you think” keiokairai gallery (Kyoto)

INFORMATION

Shimpei Yoshida
For example, it is the wind against your cheek

28, May, 2022 sat - 12, June, 2022 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close:tuesday
Meet the artist :28, May

Takayuki Watanabe

Earth collection 2022 ;
What remains, even once shape is lost ?

2022.04.16 Sat ー 05.01 Sun

Takayuki Wanatabe, Earth collection 2022

GALLERY crossing is pleased to announce an exhibition introducing Takayuki Watanabe, a ceramic artist who who believes that living itself is linked to “pottery” and expresses things that are not bound within the framework of potters in general. He lives in the mountains of Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, where he digs the soil, chops the wood, and fires his wood-fired kiln. The culture of pottery that he experienced while wandering around Asia when he was young, the time he spent training under Taizo Kuroda, the time he received high praise as a pottery artist; the expression of the earth at which he arrived after all of this is a model for the borrowing and shaping of the energies of wood and fire, born of his pure philosophy in which all things are born from, and eventually return to, the earth. As containers conceptually separated from function, the “Nohara” series of works, which used plants as their raw materials and were exhibited at GALLERY crossing in 2020, “Kakera” which was made by firing together collected blocks of soil, and “Kubomi” which copies the shapes of dents in the earth, have their essential aesthetic reflected through the artist’s experience with the earth, until now. His expression questions his idea of “pottery = living”, and is also an act akin to a lifelong experiment. In this exhibition, whose subtitle is “What remains, even once shape is lost?” the artist aims to communicate with everyone through containers as a seemingly non-functional concept, in a space to exchange energy with visitors, the artist himself, and all other beings on earth.

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Misa Kuromoto, GALLERY crossing

Takayuki Wanatabe, Earth collection 2022
Takayuki Wanatabe, Earth collection 2022
Takayuki Wanatabe, Earth collection 2022
Takayuki Wanatabe, Earth collection 2022

PROFILE

Takayuki Watanabe
1981 Born Shizuoka prefecture in Japan. 2000 Graduated Meisei University. He met ceramics researcher Mr.Shunichi Yoshimura, and his interest in clay deepened. After that, he became acquainted with lifestyles that incorporate earthenware such as those in India and Nepal. In China, he learned about the mass production of porcelain. Beginning in 2005, he worked as an apprentice to ceramic artist Mr.Taizo Kuroda. After that, he traveled through the earthenware cultures of seven countries in Asia and then settled in Izu. He digs his own clay, makes firewood kilns, and has begun making ceramics in earnest. Currently living and working in Izu , Shizuoka prefecture.

INFORMATION

Takayuki Watanabe
Earth collection 2022 ; What remains, even once shape is lost ?

16, April, 2022 sat - 1, May, 2022 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close:tuesday
Meet the artist :16 - 17 April

UPCOMING

28, May sat – 12, Jun sun Shinpei Yoshida

Rando Aso

Heavy void

2022.03.12 Sat ー 03.27 Sun

Rando Aso 2020

Japan based ceramic artist Rando Aso is interested in the connection between space and sensation through making earthenware. Through the process of creating hollow three-dimensional objects with clay, he creates shapes which interact with the invisible void inside them. These three-dimensional pieces, which have an unevenness that is tied to his view of the “concept of vessels”, contain compressed space within their shapes. He lives in a SATOYAMA area and splits firewood himself to fire earthenware using the primitive method of fired on the ground uncovered. The pieces affected by the flames boast a rustic beauty peculiar to earthenware. In addition, the lumps of clay smoked by the carbonization firing give the space a solid texture like metal. When you appreciate these works, you may feel a gravity that draws out your inner emotions. His pieces are clay sculptures that contain the power of imagination toward void.

In this exhibition, we will exhibit earthenware fired on the ground uncovered. and two-dimensional works made with mud-fiired ceramic tiles, as well as new works made with black pottery. 

People’s values ​​have changed drastically, and lifestyles today are different from the past. We hope that this exhibition will be an opportunity to open up our physical sensations and awaken the primitive sensation of experiencing space.

Misa Kuromoto, GALLERY crossing

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Rando Aso 2020
Rando Aso 2020
Rando Aso 2020
Rando Aso 2020
Rando Aso 2020

PROFILE

Rando Aso
Born in Nara Prefecture in 1983.
2009 Master's degree, Kanazawa College of Art
2010 Completed training at Tokoname Tounomori Institute
As of 2022, creating works in Minokamo City, Gifu Prefecture.

In addition to solo show at galleries, works have been installed at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial (2015), Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum (2015) , Minokamo city museum (2021) and so on.

INFORMATION

Rando Aso
Heavy void

12, Mar, 2022 sat - 27, Mar, 2022 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close:tuesday
Meet the artist :12, Mar, 2022 sat

UPCOMING

16, Apr sat – 1, May sun Takayuki Watanabe
28, May sat – 12, Jun sun Shinpei Yoshida

Akiko Hayashi

A_LIGHT

2022.01.15 Sat ー 01.30 Sun

Akiko Hayashi "screwed work" 2022

This Glass-lighting work is a reproduct of the artist herself, which she created after 10 years. The beautiful glass form created through mouth blowing, the tension generated by the combination of the gentle proportions clashing with the industrial parts will all work to make your space beautiful.
These Glass-lights consist of extremely delicate designs, created with the artist’s aesthetic sense and design as the top priority. It is not a mass-produced item, but is rather a one-off piece of art limited to about 20 units, each sold with an edition number. We are pleased to welcome Akiko Hayashi’s study of technique of glass works and beautiful designs, overflowing with her love for glass, once more to our gallery. We hope that you will come have a look at these stunning works.

GALLERY crossing, Misa Kuromoto

Akiko Hayashi "screwed work" 2022
Akiko Hayashi "screwed work" 2022
Akiko Hayashi "screwed work" 2022
Akiko Hayashi "screwed work" 2022
Akiko Hayashi "screwed work" 2022

PROFILE

Akiko Hayashi
Akiko Hayashi worked in Asahi Glass and fresco studio in Osaka, She produced a own glass studio "qualia-glass works" in Minokamo city, Gifu Prefecture, in 2010. These peaceful looking glass items were made with the glass-blowing method. These beautiful fixtures born from reliable skills fostered through practice and a delicate aesthetic will harmonizw with your living space and bring a beautiful feeling of translucency to your life.

INFORMATION

Akiko Hayashi
A_LIGHT

15, Jan, 2022 sat - 30, Jan, 2022 sun
13:00 - 18:00
Close:tuesday
Meet the artist: 15, Jan, 2022 sat

UPCOMING

23, Feb, Wed - 27, Feb, Sun    SOMA : Masaru Kawai, Pop up show
12, Mar - 27, Mar   Rando Aso (Ceramic)