Photo: Takeshi Asano

WOODS
Kohei Yamashita
2017.11.16 FRI – 12.17 SAT

TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition “Woods” by Kohei Yamashita.

Yamashita is a working artist in Kyoto who was born in 1983 in Ibaraki prefecture.

In Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate School, he began his studies in conceptual and media art. Since then, Yamashita has been creating artwork based the sense of distance. With themes like perspective and current position—through expressions not bound by common mediums such as paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations. In addition, physical sensations are used symbolically, which includes his personal experiences and memories from mountain climbing.

or the first time in four years, Yamashita will be having a solo exhibition. With works based on the word “lost”, it is Yamashita’s own experience from the time he ran off track in the mountains a few years ago. Yamashita recalls, “Oddly, it was calmness within me as I found out I was lost in the vast mountain. As opposed to feeling lost or threatened, I felt a strong sense of my position. It was as if I could see my situation in the perspective of a bird’s-eye view, outside of the map and its routes. It was a paradoxical experience”.

Through this exhibition, we hope the viewers would allow Yamashita to invite them into his viewpoints and his experiences.

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