Gallery Yamaki Fine Art is pleased to present a one man exhibition “New Works,” by Seiichi SHIBATA from Sat., 30th May to Sat., 27th June, 2015. This is the artist’s second solo show at Gallery Yamaki Fine Art.
Shibata was born in Kagawa Prefecture in 1984. Having received a master degree from Kyoto City University of Arts in Sculpture, he keeps his creative life based in the Kansai region. With his own unique style such as reliefs bent sharp like paper or his series of piled cut paper, he continues to seek the borders between 3D and 2D works.
For this show Shibata will present his new works based on familiar elements such as people, animals and scenery. Shibata has been keeping his eyes on similar incidents since he was twelve when a series of child murders happened in Kobe, close from where Shibata lived. This incident had a strong influence on his life and perspective and furthermore through living in the same city and also with his transition of having his own family has lead his interest towards the anxiety which peeps through everyday life and his feeling of resentment towards evil. Evil itself cannot be judged or eliminated and to express such an abstract subject in variety, in depth and in 3D, Shibata approaches in diverse mediums; paper cutting, woodcut, papier mache and painting. Bringing together his previous works and his new developing works, this will be a comprehensive and ambitious exhibition.
【Selected solo shows】
2015“New Works”, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
2012“Screw down to open the twisted world”, Gallery Hosokawa, Osaka
2011“Seiichi SHIBATA”, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
2015“ART FAIR TOKYO 2015”, Tokyo International Forum（Booth/ Gallery Yamaki Fine Art）
2011“Recommended artists by galleries”, Art hall Kobe（Booth/ Gallery Yamaki Fine Art）
“In search for the book”, Gallery Hosokawa, Osaka
20101 floor 2010 “Simplicity/Technique”, Kobe Art Village Centre
2009“visible and invisible”, MATSUO MEGUMI+VOICE GALLERY pfs/w, Kyoto
SessionSat. May 30, 2015 - Sat. Jun 27, 2015 Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Hours11:00－13:00 / 14:00－19:00 [-17:00 on the last day]
PlaceGallery Yamaki Fine Art
Venue3-9-5-2F Motomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0022
ContactTEL: 078-391-1666 FAX : 078-391-1667 MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
AccessOne minute walk from Motomachi Station, West exit (JR/ Hanshin Line)