Yugo Kohrogi

Yoshimi Arts
Wakasa Bldg. 3F,
1-8-24, Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka,
550-0002, Japan
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Yugo Kohrogi Pond

Jan 30 - Feb 21, 2016
11:00-19:00 every day open during the exhibition
January Party | Jan 30, 17:00-19:00
The artist will be at the gallery on Jan 30
Venue | Yoshimi Arts

Yoshimi Arts is pleased to present the solo exhibition "Pond" by Yugo Kohrogi.

For this exhibition, Yugo Kohrogi primarily uses the human body with light reflected from the water’s surface of a pond or others, as a motif for his works due to his interest towards light in every aspect of his daily life. The facial expressions of his figures are mostly blank, and emphasize anonymity, which makes the exhibition more abstract than his previous works. Without applying undue creation in the sense of over-expressing some message through the poses of the human figures or with their facial expressions, Kohrogi’s oil colors, materials, and textures directly connect to human perception. By sharing in and informatizing the image with their own meanings, the audience will feel that they are the origin of the derived abstract paintings, the algorithms, and the thing that shapes the artwork coincidentally to take this specific form, inspiring the audience to imagine perfection in an infinite number of ways, while giving them the illusion of acquiring something which is fluid and vague.
Formatted images uploaded by someone in this world drift through the virtual Internet. They are recognized as "fictitious truth" and "augmenting reality".
We consider that Yugo Kohrogi’s paintings still appeal to our perceptions even in this augmented reality sort of way.

"Whenever I look into a pond, I see myself reflected in the water. I know that in my head, but I often feel as though I am the one standing on the water's surface, or that I am looking up at myself from beneath the water, which distorts my perspective. Claude Monet drew many paintings of water lilies, perhaps because he had dissolved and integrated himself into the colors and two-dimensionality of the paintings, while pursuing the light that diffused and refracted as it fell on the water. Primitive features encompassed in paintings are still intense even today, and fascination for the painting, at least for me, is contained within that luxuriance." Yugo Kohrogi

*image: "/ 52" 2015 acrylic, oil on canvas 1455x1120mm(F80)



1982 Born in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japana
2007 Graduated from Fine Arts Department, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2009 Completed Oil Painting Course, Fine Arts Department in Graduate School, Tokyo National
  University of Fine Arts and Music
Solo Exhibition
2015 "Dark Adaptation" (Gallery Naruyama/Tokyo)
  "Drawings 2011-2015" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) 
2014 "/" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
  "Hopskotch" (CASHI/Tokyo)
2011 "boiling point" (CASHI/Tokyo)
2010 "Sparkler" (Gallery Art Composition/Tokyo)
2009 "body nude / body" (Gallery Art Composition/Tokyo)
  "melting point" (CASHI/Tokyo)
Group Exhibition
2015 "5th Anniversary Festival !!" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) 
  "Viewpoint of three art" (Art Gallery, Daimaru Sapporo store/Sappro)
2013 "Figurative Abstraction" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
  Insight 8 "Figurative" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
2012 "Physical side II" "Yoshimi Arts/Osaka"
2011 "Summer Arts Festival - MITSUKOSHI × Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music-"
  (Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi/Tokyo)
  "Group Show IV" (CASHI/Tokyo)
  "Tradition, Contemporary, Generation" Drawing Exhibition (The University Art Museum-Tokyo
  University of the Arts-/Tokyo)
2010 "Group Show II" (CASHI/Tokyo)
  "Self Portrait - Others as Myself"  (Takahashi Collection Hibiya/Tokyo)
  "Lost Generation" ( Bunkamura Gallery/Tokyo)
  "HANGA's Color" (Bunpoudou Gallery/Tokyo)
  Straight grass" (CASHI/Tokyo)
2009 "Group Show Ⅰ" (CASHI/Tokyo)
  "Tokyo National University Prints Collection" (EYE OF GYRE/Tokyo)
2008 UTM "Tradition and the present age" (Asakusa Public Hall/Tokyo) 
  "umsteigen" (Austrian Embassy/Tokyo)
  "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (CASHI/Tokyo)
  "Tokyo Wonder Wall 2008" (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo/Tokyo)
2007 UTM "Tradition and the present age" (Sakamoto elementary school/Tokyo)
  "CROSS BORDERS" (Silpakorn University/Thailand)
Takahashi Collection, Tokyo University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Art
2014 Excellence Award of Terrada Art Award
2012 The 6th Shuou Fund Scholarship Award
2010 HOLBEIN Scholarship
2008 Tokyo Wonder Wall, Selected
  Tokyo Wonder Seeds, Selected