Keigo Kamide "Still Life"


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Keigo Kamide "Still Life"

Sep 21 (sat) - Oct 13 (sun), 2019 → extended until Oct 20 (sun)
*Closed due to typhoon on Oct 12 (sat)
11:00-19:00 (sun -17:00)
Closed on mon, tue
Yoshimi Arts

■Talk (Japanese)
Yasuyuki Nakai (Deputy Director, the National Museum of Art, Osaka) × Keigo Kamide
Sep 21 (sat), 17:00-18:00
free, reservation required


Yoshimi Arts is pleased to present “Still Life,” a solo show by Keigo Kamide for the first time since his last solo show here in 2016.
Throughout his solo shows such as “Isolated” (2011), “Floating” (2013), “Quiet Storm” (2014) and “αM Project 2013: The Earthly Paradise, vol. 3 Keigo Kamide” (2013, gallery αM), Kamide has comprehensively explored his artistic origins, the Kutani ware, and placing himself within the context of the history of East Asian porcelain, has used methods that could be described as mythical to consider the time and place occupied by porcelain.
During the four years after this, he participated in solo shows such as “BEAR MOUNTAIN or MOUNTAIN BEAR” (2015, Matsuzakaya Nagoya Art Gallery), “Bears Live In The Hollow” (2016, Yoshimi Arts), “Forgotten banáns” (2017, Tokyo Nihombashi Takashimaya Art Gallery X), and “Porcelain Sculpture” (2018, Yokohama Takashimaya Art Gallery / 2019, Matsuzakaya Nagoya Art Gallery) through which he expressed his environment and thoughts through the motif of a bear, and also rejected the banana motif that he had been creating since his graduation show at Tokyo University of the Arts. Then, by applying sculptural methods learned in his childhood to porcelain, he devoted himself to looking inwards and confronting himself, and attempted to make contact with something deeper within—memory.
This solo show will present a recompilation of new works made to exhibit in the 14th Paramita Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition at the Paramita Museum. A former student of painting, Kamide was interested in a particular genre of western painting, the still life. By using the porcelain ware as a motif, an object long created by his family legacy the Kamide Choemon potters, he created a brand new work. We invite you to view the unique “still life” created by Kamide.

image|representation of the exhibition

Keigo Kamide >>
1981 Born in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
2006 BFA, Department of Fine Arts: Oil Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts
Lives and works in Ishikawa Prefecture
Solo Exhibition
2019 "Porcelain Sculpture" (Art Gallery, Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store/Nagoya)
2018 "Porcelain Sculputre" (Art Gallery, Takashimaya Yokohama Store/Yokohama)
  "Voice" (t-gallery/Tokyo)
2017 "Forgotten banáns" (Art Gallery X, Takashimaya Nihombashi Store/Tokyo)
2016 "Bears Live In The Hollow" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
2015 "BEAR MOUNTAIN or MOUNTAIN BEAR" (Art Gallery, Matsuzakaya Naogoya Store/Nagoya)
2014 "Quiet Storm" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) 
2013 αM Project 2013 "The Earthly Paradise" vol.3 Keigo Kamide (gallery αM/Tokyo)
  "Floating" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
2012 "Bananas" (pARa:siTe/Ishikawa)
2011 "Isolated" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
2010 "Kutani Connexion" (Spiral Garden/Tokyo)
2009 "Art / Craft" (Oukashorin/Nagano)
2008 "Style" (Takagikoujisyouten/Ishikawa)
  "Para:sideB" (pARa:siTe/Ishikawa)
2007 "Para:sideA" (pARa:siTe/Ishikawa)
Group Exhibition
2019 The 14th Paramita Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition (Paramita Museum/Mie)
2017 Special exhibition (Sato Memorial Art Museum of Toyama/Toyama)
2015 "Show-zui-zu" (Art Gallery X, 6F, Takashimaya Nihombashi Store/Tokyo)
  "5th Anniversary Festival !!" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) 
  "Koi-suru Kogei Exhibition" (Kurobe City Art Museum/Kurobe City, Toyama Prefecture) (Japanese)≫
2014 "Material and Form" in a digital age (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) 
2013 "Kutani Wagatani" (G-WING'S gallery/Ishikawa, 2014 Sokyo/Kyoto)
  'Renew Japanese Tradition "Shou" (Wako Hall, Wako(Ginza)/Tokyo)
2012 "Primitive [ in order ]" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka)
2011 Insight "Repetition" (ART OSAKA - Yoshimi Arts/Hotel Granvia Osaka/Osaka) 
2010 "BASARA" (Spiral Garden/Tokyo)
  "First International Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa" (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/Kanazawa)
2009 "Medicine and Art" (Mori Art Museum/Tokyo)
  "Shokubutsu no Utsuwa" (G-WING’S Gallery/Ishikawa)
  "Nowhere but Hayama Opening Exhibition" (Nowhere but Hayama/Kanagawa)
2008 "Kiryu Saien 14" (Kiryu Moriyoshi Koba/Gunma)
  "Hako" (pARa:siTe/Ishikawa)
2007 "Kiryu Saien 13" (Kiryu Moriyoshi Koba/Gunma)
  "Montblanc Young Artist Patronage in Japan" (Montblanc Ginza/Tokyo)
Kutani Choemon
1879 Established as Kutani ware wholesaler in Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture
1969 Recived the hornor to dedicate "Flower Vase" at the request of the Meiji Shrine
1983 Recived the hornor to make the tableware used when Emperor Showa visited
  Ishikawa Prefecture
1993 Recieved the Award from the Minister of Trade and Industry for evaluation of promotion of traditional craft works
2000 The wares were used as the tableware at the dinner party, Okinawa Summit
2003 The fourth heir was decorated with the Fifth Class Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Sliver Rays
2007 Participated in "PUMA with MARUWAKA KUTANI" and made each parts of bicycle in Kutani ware
2010 Hold the solo exhibition "KUTANI CONNEXION" at Spiral garden, Tokyo.
2011 Made a new series of tableware collaborated with a spanish designer Jaime Hayon and presented them in Mirano Salone, Itary
  The work "Skull" Candy Jar with Floral Design by Kamide Choemongama + MARUWAKA-YA was added to the collection of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2012 Hold the exhibition with Yoshiki, a craftsman of Tokoname teapot, at Sabo Issho in Kanazawa.
2015 Hold the first overseas solo exhibition <”ORIGINS” KUTANI CHOEMON’s Journey> at nakaniwa in Paris, France
  The exhibition "Kutani Kamide Choemon-gama" (Art Gallery, Okayama Takashimaya/Okayama)
2016 Made the keepsake at the first stage of Kabuki Actors, NAKAMURA Kantaro III and NAKAMURA Chozaburo II
2017 Hold the festival to celebrate their 50th anniversary of the introduction of gas kilin
21st Century Museum of Contemprary Art, Kanazawa; Nomi City; Japigozzi Collection; Takahashi Collection; MONTBLANC JAPAN