Hiroko KUBO「Wisdom of the Earth」

Hiroko KUBO「Wisdom of the Earth」Linear history, 2020, H1440 x W800 x D10mm x4枚

Gallery Yamaki Fine Art is pleased to announce that it holds a solo show of Hiroko KUBO, an energetic visual artist, to introduce latest works from 3 separated series.

Hiroko KUBO (1987-) finished a course of Master of art at Texas Christian University and now lives and works in Hiroshima, her home prefecture. Through the minute research in the prehistoric art, ethnic art, and cultural anthropology, she has created works to show human’s creative work or dynamism of imagination at exhibitions like ART SETOUCHI 2016, for example, on the subject of agriculture or idol using materials familiar to our lives. What do we, who live on the tip of the continuation of creativity from the prehistoric time, inherit and what are we indifferent to? Giving much thought to the imagination of the ancient people, the artist ponders upon the impact of our ancestor on the modern life. Thus created works inspire primitive imagination the viewers have.

The installation to be exhibit is her latest and ambitious work that reflects Kubo’s, who specialized in sculpture, interpretation on the ubiquitous goddess killing folktale, which tells the story that the death of goddess was the origin of our lives, food. On this thematic imagery, the artist doubles her theme, the destruction of sculpture, in an attempt to question the creativity of the present and in the future. What appears before our eyes will be the symbolic sight of the creative Earth where the all things are in the state of flux, the mixture of the death and the lives, destruction and construction, history and non-history.     

【Selected solo Exhibitions】
2017Goddess of Bricolage, Gallery G, Hiroshima
2013Masks of contemporary agricutulture, Hiroshima Art Center, Hiroshima
2011Historic man, Izumi Museum of Art, Hiroshima
2009Human Acts, Art Space HAP, Hiroshima

【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2019Place where lives are plowed – The future sought by the agriculture, Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori
2018Matsuri, Matsuru, Spiral Garden, Tokyo
2017Rokko Meets Art, 2017, Mt. Rokko, Hyogo
2016Rokko Meets Art, 2017, Mt. Rokko, Hyogo
2014Expanding Horizon- Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, 53 Art Museum, Canton
2013Texas Biennial, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio

2017Rokko Meets Art grand-prix
【Artist Information】
Hiroko KUBO

SessionSat. Jun 13, 2020 - Fri. Jul 17, 2020 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: info@gyfa.co.jp
AccessOne minute walk from Motomachi Station, West exit (JR/ Hanshin Line)