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BIOGRAPHY

Since been selected for the 83rd National Exhibition (New National Art Museum, Tokyo, 2009), I have been working with paintings as a source of emergence of unspeakable space. My paintings, characterized by fluid lines and mysterious colors, are based on a cross-disciplinary reflection on space, time, and existence. I consider painting as a metaphysical inquiry into the question of what existence is, while in parallel I explore experimental drawing methods from an optical perspective on virtual reality simulations.

CV

[EDUCATION]

Goldsmith College, University of London
BA (Hons), Fine Art 2012-2015

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design , University of Arts London
Foundation Diploma for Art and Design 2011– 2012

[GRANTS AND AWARDS]

Young Creators Award 2017
MI Gallery (Osaka, Japan)
Date : 14th – 31st Oct 2017

83rd KOKUTEN
THE NATIONAL ART CENTER, TOKYO (Tokyo, Japan)
Date : 29th Apr – 11th May 2009
Organizer : KOKUGAKAI
Supporter : NHK Public Welfare Organization

[SOLO EXHIBITION]

Timelessness
WHYNOT. TOKYO (Tokyo, Japan), 7th – 17th Apr 2022

Slowly but Surely
WHYNOT. TOKYO (Tokyo, Japan), 10th – 24th Apr 2021

UNTITLDIES
WHYNOT. TOKYO (Tokyo, Japan), 16th Jan – 2nd Feb 2020

Plastic Rendez-vous
5th base gallery (London, England), 16th – 21st Dec 2014

Either me or you
by Jun Atsushi & Kaoru Ichikawa Fine Art (Tokyo, Japan), 7th – 21st Sep 2014

The One
Jun Atsushi & Kaoru Ichikawa Fine Art (Mie, Japan ), 14th – 21st Jul 2013

[GROUP EXHIBITION]

CROSSROADS Exhibition by WHAT CAFE in association with 4 Galleries
WHAT CAFE (Tokyo, Japan), 5th – 23rd Mar 2022

Arcus Pride Art Exhibition 2021
Virtual exhibition organized by Clifford Chance International Law farm

Things may or may not be useful but beautiful
Monkey Galley DAIKANYAMA (Tokyo, Japan), 1st Feb – 11th Feb 2020

How Tokyo Biennale ?
3331 Arts Chiyoda (Tokyo, Japan), 14th Oct – 4th Nov 2019

Arcus Pride Art Exhibition 2019
JP Morgan Tokyo & Clifford Chance International Law-farm (Tokyo, Japan), 28th Jun 2019

ART FAIR TOKYO 2019
Tokyo International Forum (Tokyo, Japan), 7th Mar – 10th Mar 2019

Smile of Flowers
Kobayashi Gallery (Tokyo, Japan), 27th Nov – 8th Dec 2018:

Seven Fresher Green
Kobayashi Gallery (Tokyo, Japan), 15th – 25th May 2018

Enterration: Jyunya Utsumi
Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo, Japan), 6th – 9th Dec 2017
Curation: Jyunya Utsumi

Wework x Creative Debuts
Wework at Devonshire Square (London,UK), 25th Apr 2016

Oliver Agency x Creative Debuts
Oliver Agency (Shoreditch, London, UK), 25th Apr 2016

ON the THRESHOLD II: Formal Presence
Oriental Museum (Durham, UK), 29th Jan – 20th May 2016

ON the THRESHOLD
Oriental Museum / Teikyo University DURHAM (Durham, UK), 10th – 15th Nov 2015

Hoxton Hotel x Creative Debuts
Hoxton Gallery in Hoxton Hotel Holborn (London, UK), 6th Oct 2015 – 6th Jan 2016

GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY of LONDON Graduates Exhibition curated by VJB Arts
10 Gresham Street, (London, UK), Sep 2015 – Jan 2016

Creative Debuts Showcase VIII (Whitechapel Gallery’s First Thursday)
The Black and White building (London, UK), 2015

RAW TALENT 2014 (We.Create International)
Dalston Department Store project space (London, UK), 26th – 29th Jun 2014

STATEMENT

In the pictorial space, the individuality and forms of something as it “exists” are not presented, but the subjective qualities that the object or natural phenomenon has generated in our minds through its action on our sense organs are emerging in a pluralistic sense. I do not apply lines to suggest the relationship between objects in the physical world or the configuration of space, but rather place ambiguous and amorphous forms to merge with colored surfaces made from pigments.