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  • “umbra”, 2011, variable size, PC,3D projector,3D glasses, Collaborated with Tomohiro Okita

  • “Horror Pillar”, 2009

  • “Unknown Planet #01″, 2011, 1800 mm dia., Lacquer on wood panel

  • Left: Unknown Schliere #01, 2011, Lacquer on canvas, H280 x W220 mm Right: Unknown Schliere #02, 2011, Lacquer on canvas, H220 x W280 mm

  • “Lucent Phantom-b #01″, 2011, H25.4 × W36.6cm, C-print

  • “the corona” installation view at TSCA(Kashiwa), photo by Tomas Svab, 2008, 250×180×80 cm, LED, motor, mixed media

  • “the corona-white”, 2008, LED,moter,mixed media, 410×410×120mm  

  • “Katsina -beast-”, 2011, H2050 x W2400 x D2500 mm, FRP, Wood, Bulb, Acrylic board, Linen fiber and others

Profile

2004 B.F.A. in Sculpture, Kyoto City University of Arts
1980 Born in Osaka, Japan

Awards

2010 The 13th Exhibiton of Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art

Solo Exhibitions

2013 “Who am I ?“, Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan
2011 "umbra", Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2010 "Bricoleur’s dishes", Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan
"Sculptures and Paintings", Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2008 "Holy and Common", Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Chiba, Japan
"THE CORONA", Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan
"Garden Study", gallery maronie, Kyoto, Japan
2007 "Cosmos Service Home", Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan

Group Exhibition

2013 "KYOTO ARTISTS MEETING 2013", AntennaMedia, Kyoto, Japan
“TSCA Rough Consensus“ HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO, Kyoto, Japan
2012 "KYô", Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon / Franche-Comté, France
"BIWAKO BIENNALE 2012", OmiHachiman City, Shiga, Japan
"The Cosmos as Metaphor", HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO and Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2011 "Osaka Canvas Project", Osaka, Japan
"gallerism 2011 TNE FINAL", Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan
"The form of Co-Creation: the reality in the Digital Fabrication Era", Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2010 "The 13th Exhibition of Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art", Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
"Kyogei Transmit Program #1 Kyo-Sei", Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
"Biwako Biennale", OmiHachiman City, Shiga, Japan
2009 "Wakuwaku JOBAN-KASHIWA Project", Cinema Sunshine, Chiba, Japan
"In a landscape", Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
Yazu Yoshitaka × Yamashita Kouhei "YORUYAMA -night watching-" Antenna AAS, Kyoto, Japan
2008 "Curator's Eye 2008" Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan

Publication

Collection

Others

Profile

2004 B.F.A. in Sculpture, Kyoto City University of Arts
1980 Born in Osaka, Japan

Awards

2010 The 13th Exhibiton of Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art

Solo Exhibitions

2013 “Who am I ?“, Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan
2011 "umbra", Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2010 "Bricoleur’s dishes", Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan
"Sculptures and Paintings", Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2008 "Holy and Common", Takuro Someya Contemporary Art, Chiba, Japan
"THE CORONA", Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan
"Garden Study", gallery maronie, Kyoto, Japan
2007 "Cosmos Service Home", Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan

Group Exhibition

2013 "KYOTO ARTISTS MEETING 2013", AntennaMedia, Kyoto, Japan
“TSCA Rough Consensus“ HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO, Kyoto, Japan
2012 "KYô", Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon / Franche-Comté, France
"BIWAKO BIENNALE 2012", OmiHachiman City, Shiga, Japan
"The Cosmos as Metaphor", HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO and Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2011 "Osaka Canvas Project", Osaka, Japan
"gallerism 2011 TNE FINAL", Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan
"The form of Co-Creation: the reality in the Digital Fabrication Era", Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2010 "The 13th Exhibition of Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art", Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
"Kyogei Transmit Program #1 Kyo-Sei", Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
"Biwako Biennale", OmiHachiman City, Shiga, Japan
2009 "Wakuwaku JOBAN-KASHIWA Project", Cinema Sunshine, Chiba, Japan
"In a landscape", Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
Yazu Yoshitaka × Yamashita Kouhei "YORUYAMA -night watching-" Antenna AAS, Kyoto, Japan
2008 "Curator's Eye 2008" Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan

Publication

Collection

Others

Artist

Kyoto art hostel “kumagusuku” opened in January 2015


“An art space you can live in” is the concept of the art hostel “kumagusuku”, opened by artist Yoshitaka Yazu in Kyoto in January. Themed exhibitions by invited artists are organized regularly and the guests are able to experience the state of living surrounded by art. The hostel is at the same time an extension of Yoshitaka Yazu’s field of activity.

 

If you are looking for accommodation in Kyoto, please consider stopping by “kumagusuku”.

 

 http://kumagusuku.info/

Address: 604-8805 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Mibubanba-chō 37-3

Phone number: 075-432-8168

E-Mail address: mail@kumagusuku.info

Accommodation fees: 5,000 – 8,500 yen

Director: Yoshitaka Yazu

Artist

Yoshitaka Yazu : "Selected Artists in Kyoto The way of PARASOPHIA" The Museum of Kyoto


Yoshitaka Yazu will participate in a group exhibition “Selected Artists in Kyoto The way of PARASOPHIA” in Kyoto.
http://www.bunpaku.or.jp/info_english.html

 

“Selected Artists in Kyoto The way of PARASOPHIA”
Dates: Jan 25 (Sat) – Feb 9 (Sun), 2014
Venue: The Museum of Kyoto 4th floor
Artists talk: Feb 1 (Sat) and Feb 8 (Sat) , both days start at 13:30
Hours: 10:00-18:00 Fridays until 19:30 (last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed: Monday
Admission: 700JPY (Adults), 500JPY (College and senior high school students), 400JPY (Junior high and elementary school students)

 

 

Artist

Yoshitaka Yazu : Current News


Yoshitaka Yazu  will participate in a residency and a solo show in Besançon east side of France. 
More information are the following.
ISBA Besançon
http://www.isbabesancon.com/
http://www.diversions-magazine.com/lisba-ouverte-sur-linternationale/ 

Artist

Yoshitaka Yazu : "KYô" Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon / Franche-Comté


Yoshitaka Yazu will participate in a group show of 7 Japanese artists in France on 6th to 18th December.

“KYô”
Exhibition: 06.12. – 18.12. 2012
Close: Saturday, Sunday
Venue: Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon / Franche-Comté

    Artist

    Yoshitaka Yazu : BIWAKO BIENNALE2012

    Yoshitaka Yazu will participate in BIWAKO BIENNALE 2012 on 15th  september to 4th November.

    Exhibition: 15.09. – 04.11.2012
    Close: Monday
    Venue: Oumihachiman City and Higashihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture

    For more info, please look the following link.
    http://www.energyfield.org/biwakobiennale/page/index.php/bb_plan_e

    Project

    HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO : "The Cosmos as Metaphor"


    Takuro Someya Contemporary Art is pleased to present the exhibition with Taka Ishii Gallery and HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO, “The Cosmos as Metaphor”. For the exhibition we invite Reiko Tsubaki (Assistant curator, Mori Art Museum) as a guest curator, and across two venues will feature the work of 12 contemporary artists under the theme, “The Cosmos as Metaphor.”

    For more information, please download the following link.
    Press Release

    “The Cosmos as Metaphor”
    [Date] July 20 – September 1
    *The exhibition has now had duration extended for HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO, and will close on 7th October.

    [First Venue]
    Taka Ishii Gallery Kyoto
    483 Nishigawa-cho Shimogyo-ku Kyoto #600-8325, Japan
    TEL: +81(0)75 353 9807
    e-mail: kyoto@takaishiigallery.com
    Open: 11:00 – 19:00
    Closed on Sunday, Monday and National holiday
    Artist: Yuki Kimura, Nobuko Tsuchiya, Bjorn Dahlem, Akihisa Hirata, Yukinori Maeda, Yoshitaka Yazu

    [Second Venue]
    HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO
    7 Aketacho Higashi-kujo Minami-ku Kyoto #601-8044, Japan
    TEL: +81(0)75-681-5656
    e-mail: info@hotel-anteroom.com
    Open: 12:00 – 19:00
    Open throughout the year
    Artist: Hirofumi Isoya, Kazuki Umezawa, Makoto Ofune, Nobuko Tsuchiya, Kohei Nawa, Akira Miyanaga, Yoshitaka Yazu, Kohei Yamashita


    Courtesy of Yoshitaka Yazu and Takuro Someya Contemporary Art ”umbra” 2011, stereoscopic 3D installation, PC, projector, 3D glasses, variable size, Collaborated with Tomohiko Okita

     

    Artist

    Yoshitaka Yazu : SAVE TOHOKU PROJECT


    Yoshitaka Yazu  is offering his works on ”GYOSHO The Gallery Circus”.

    For more information, please visit the following website.

     

    SAVE TOHOKU PROJECT

    GYOSHO The Gallery Circus

    date:April 1 (Fri) – 3 (Sun)  11:00-19:00
    venue:spiral
    entrance free

    Gallery

    Yoshitaka Yazu : "umbra"


    Takuro Someya Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition “umbra” featuring works by Yazu Yoshitaka.

    Yazu Yoshitaka was born in 1980 in Osaka and graduated from the Kyoto City University of Arts with a degree in sculpture in 2004. As one of the core members of the artist group Antenna during his student days he became involved in the various fields of project planning, film, 3D sculpture, and painting. He left Antenna in 2007 and began his solo career with the exhibition“Cosmos – Service – Home” in September of that year. Using the mediums of sculpture, painting, photography, and installation, Yazu explores the universal theme of “sensing God”, common among humans of all races and ethnicities, and experiments with the expression of “God” as it exists within the contemporary notion of common sense. Past exhibitions include “Holy and Common” (TSCA) and “THE CORONA” (Art Space Niji).

    read more

    Artist

    Kyoto art hostel “kumagusuku” opened in January 2015


    “An art space you can live in” is the concept of the art hostel “kumagusuku”, opened by artist Yoshitaka Yazu in Kyoto in January. Themed exhibitions by invited artists are organized regularly and the guests are able to experience the state of living surrounded by art. The hostel is at the same time an extension of Yoshitaka Yazu’s field of activity.

     

    If you are looking for accommodation in Kyoto, please consider stopping by “kumagusuku”.

     

     http://kumagusuku.info/

    Address: 604-8805 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Mibubanba-chō 37-3

    Phone number: 075-432-8168

    E-Mail address: mail@kumagusuku.info

    Accommodation fees: 5,000 – 8,500 yen

    Director: Yoshitaka Yazu

    Artist

    Yoshitaka Yazu : "Selected Artists in Kyoto The way of PARASOPHIA" The Museum of Kyoto


    Yoshitaka Yazu will participate in a group exhibition “Selected Artists in Kyoto The way of PARASOPHIA” in Kyoto.
    http://www.bunpaku.or.jp/info_english.html

     

    “Selected Artists in Kyoto The way of PARASOPHIA”
    Dates: Jan 25 (Sat) – Feb 9 (Sun), 2014
    Venue: The Museum of Kyoto 4th floor
    Artists talk: Feb 1 (Sat) and Feb 8 (Sat) , both days start at 13:30
    Hours: 10:00-18:00 Fridays until 19:30 (last entry 30 minutes before closing)
    Closed: Monday
    Admission: 700JPY (Adults), 500JPY (College and senior high school students), 400JPY (Junior high and elementary school students)

     

     

    Artist

    Yoshitaka Yazu : Current News


    Yoshitaka Yazu  will participate in a residency and a solo show in Besançon east side of France. 
    More information are the following.
    ISBA Besançon
    http://www.isbabesancon.com/
    http://www.diversions-magazine.com/lisba-ouverte-sur-linternationale/ 

    Artist

    Yoshitaka Yazu : "KYô" Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon / Franche-Comté


    Yoshitaka Yazu will participate in a group show of 7 Japanese artists in France on 6th to 18th December.

    “KYô”
    Exhibition: 06.12. – 18.12. 2012
    Close: Saturday, Sunday
    Venue: Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon / Franche-Comté

      Artist

      Yoshitaka Yazu : BIWAKO BIENNALE2012

      Yoshitaka Yazu will participate in BIWAKO BIENNALE 2012 on 15th  september to 4th November.

      Exhibition: 15.09. – 04.11.2012
      Close: Monday
      Venue: Oumihachiman City and Higashihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture

      For more info, please look the following link.
      http://www.energyfield.org/biwakobiennale/page/index.php/bb_plan_e

      Project

      HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO : "The Cosmos as Metaphor"


      Takuro Someya Contemporary Art is pleased to present the exhibition with Taka Ishii Gallery and HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO, “The Cosmos as Metaphor”. For the exhibition we invite Reiko Tsubaki (Assistant curator, Mori Art Museum) as a guest curator, and across two venues will feature the work of 12 contemporary artists under the theme, “The Cosmos as Metaphor.”

      For more information, please download the following link.
      Press Release

      “The Cosmos as Metaphor”
      [Date] July 20 – September 1
      *The exhibition has now had duration extended for HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO, and will close on 7th October.

      [First Venue]
      Taka Ishii Gallery Kyoto
      483 Nishigawa-cho Shimogyo-ku Kyoto #600-8325, Japan
      TEL: +81(0)75 353 9807
      e-mail: kyoto@takaishiigallery.com
      Open: 11:00 – 19:00
      Closed on Sunday, Monday and National holiday
      Artist: Yuki Kimura, Nobuko Tsuchiya, Bjorn Dahlem, Akihisa Hirata, Yukinori Maeda, Yoshitaka Yazu

      [Second Venue]
      HOTEL ANTEROOM KYOTO
      7 Aketacho Higashi-kujo Minami-ku Kyoto #601-8044, Japan
      TEL: +81(0)75-681-5656
      e-mail: info@hotel-anteroom.com
      Open: 12:00 – 19:00
      Open throughout the year
      Artist: Hirofumi Isoya, Kazuki Umezawa, Makoto Ofune, Nobuko Tsuchiya, Kohei Nawa, Akira Miyanaga, Yoshitaka Yazu, Kohei Yamashita


      Courtesy of Yoshitaka Yazu and Takuro Someya Contemporary Art ”umbra” 2011, stereoscopic 3D installation, PC, projector, 3D glasses, variable size, Collaborated with Tomohiko Okita

       

      Artist

      Yoshitaka Yazu : SAVE TOHOKU PROJECT


      Yoshitaka Yazu  is offering his works on ”GYOSHO The Gallery Circus”.

      For more information, please visit the following website.

       

      SAVE TOHOKU PROJECT

      GYOSHO The Gallery Circus

      date:April 1 (Fri) – 3 (Sun)  11:00-19:00
      venue:spiral
      entrance free

      Gallery

      Yoshitaka Yazu : "umbra"


      Takuro Someya Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition “umbra” featuring works by Yazu Yoshitaka.

      Yazu Yoshitaka was born in 1980 in Osaka and graduated from the Kyoto City University of Arts with a degree in sculpture in 2004. As one of the core members of the artist group Antenna during his student days he became involved in the various fields of project planning, film, 3D sculpture, and painting. He left Antenna in 2007 and began his solo career with the exhibition“Cosmos – Service – Home” in September of that year. Using the mediums of sculpture, painting, photography, and installation, Yazu explores the universal theme of “sensing God”, common among humans of all races and ethnicities, and experiments with the expression of “God” as it exists within the contemporary notion of common sense. Past exhibitions include “Holy and Common” (TSCA) and “THE CORONA” (Art Space Niji).

      read more

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