Yutaka Aoki

PROFILE

Yutaka Aoki

Yutaka Aoki expands the scope of painting through an examination of the relationship between painting and the surrounding world, and of the many possibilities that are born from that exchange. Employing multiple techniques, Aoki’s gaze is always on the study of light and its three-dimensional quality. Supplemented by transformations engendered by specific elements in the environment, including the passage of time, the presence of an audience, and the nature of the exhibition space, light imbues his work with an organic richness, providing a visual experience that awakens the natural human senses desensitized by our increasingly digital lives.

 

Yutaka Aoki was born in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan in 1985 and is currently based in Tokyo. In 2008, he graduated from Tokyo Zokei University’s Department of Fine Arts, and received a Master of Fine Arts from the same institution in 2010. He presented a major solo exhibition “OUTER ROOM, INNER GARDEN” at the Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto in 2012. Notable group exhibitions include “The Way of Painting” (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 2014), “VOCA” (The Ueno Royal Museum, 2016), and “Collection Exhibition” (Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, 2016). In addition to the collection of the Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Aoki’s works have been acquired by the Takahashi Collection.

WORKS

  • Untitled

    2009

  • Untitled

    2009

  • Untitled

    2013

  • Untitled

    2015

  • Untitled

    2017

  • Untitled

    2017

  • Untitled

    2018

  • Untitled

    2018

  • Untitled

    2019

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BIOGRAPHY

1985
Born in Kumamoto, Japan
2008
Tokyo Zokei University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Majoring in Painting
2010
Tokyo Zokei University, Master of Fine Arts
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

CV

Solo Exhibitions
2021
“Treading Along the Window” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
2020
“Vision, Touch” sequence MIYASHITA PARK, Tokyo, Japan
“INTO THE AIR” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
2019
“Today's” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
2017
“Without Blinking” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan

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2014
“Mouvements” Sprout Curation, Tokyo, Japan
2013
“BREAK THROUGH IN A GREY ROOM” Sprout Curation, Tokyo, Japan
2012
“OUTER ROOM, INNER GARDEN” Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
2011
“multiprime” hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
Group Exhibitions
2021
“Meta-materialism - Beyond the Material- ” Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Tokyo, Japan
2019
“CHOKOKU: Modern Japanese Sculpture from its Beginning to 1980’s, Works from the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo” Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
2017
“CSP4” Museum of the Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo, Japan
2016
“Collection Exhibition” Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
“ZOKEI NEXT50” 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
“VOCA 2016” The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan

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2015
“Winter Exhibition” Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
“NEW BALANCE” XYZ collective, Tokyo, Japan
2014
“The Way of Painting” Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013
“rgb+ exhibition vol.5” Tokyo Zokei University ZOKEI gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012
“rgb+ exhibition vol.4” Tokyo Zokei University ZOKEI gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Pandemonium” XYZ collective, Tokyo, Japan
2011
“rgb+ exhibition vol.3” Tokyo Zokei University ZOKEI gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“See me in the dream” Sprout Curation, Tokyo, Japan
“MAGIC BLACK” hiromiyoshii roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
2010
“Painting on the move” hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
2009
“output” Tokyo Zokei University ZOKEI gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Arts Challenge 2009” Aichi Arts Center, Aichi, Japan
2008
“Yutaka Aoki / Nobuyasu Sato” hiromiyoshii, Tokyo, Japan
2007
“Samayoibito” Space Kura, Kyoto, Japan
Public Collections

Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Takahashi Collection

EXHIBITIONS

Treading Along the Window

5/June/2021 - 10/July/2021

INTO THE AIR

7/March/2020 - 11/April/2020

Today's

9/Mar/2019 - 13/Apr/2019

Without Blinking

1/Jul/2017 - 12/Aug/2017