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Minori's solo exhibition "Connect, Open, Flicker" will be held from June 15th (Sat) to 23rd (Sun)



From Saturday, June 15th, Cignitta will be hosting "Connect, Open, Flicker", a solo exhibition by Tokyo-based artist Minori.


Since her days as a student at Tokyo University of the Arts, Minori has been creating works based on the concept of "points and lines." Lines overlap one another and become "layers," which create shapes. The shapes seen through curtains or windows are like imagined landscapes, as if peeking into someone else's world.


Minori, who is active in exhibitions such as FACE and ART TAIPEI, will hold his first solo exhibition in Osaka since establishing this style. A gallery talk will be held at the opening, Saturday, June 15th from 3pm. We will hear about Minori's production, attitude and thoughts towards his work. Please get to know the artist Minori and come and see the exhibition.




 

<Exhibition Overview>

Minori's solo exhibition "Connect, Open, Flicker"

Venue: Cignitta Space (Takagi Building 1F, 1-13-21 Kyomachibori, Nishi-ku, Osaka)

Period: Saturday, June 15th to Sunday, June 23rd

Time: 13:00~19:00 Free admission, no reservation required, open daily


Gallery Talk: Saturday, June 15th, from 3pm

 

Solo exhibition view - Biscuit Gallery

Artist Statement


The points are everywhere.

They sometimes come close to each other, overlap,

Connecting and going far away,

Drawing all kinds of lines like child's play.

The lines born from the points can at some point become words, boundaries,

Sometimes they spin little stories.

Before you know it, a place that was nothing has become someone else's place.

It's like a place that was someone's place has become a place that is nothing.

Every day, in a world that is constantly changing, we connect and undo the dots.

I engage in careful dialogue until something emerges.


I incorporate the concept of "points and lines" into my work.

The dual nature of the act of drawing a line itself,

I am attempting to express the various phenomena that result from this.

Lines distinguish and organize things, and at the same time, they divide things.

It connects the dots and creates shapes.

Lines are an element that brings about some kind of causal relationship to various phenomena,

They tell a story over time.

It's as if threads are swaying and spinning all over the world.

And as it cuts, stretches, and bends,

The space and events that are composed of

It is certainly alive in our everyday lives.

The stories they weave will eventually transcend the boundaries of the canvas,

Each dot connects into a line.


Solo Exhibition "Where You Are" - GALERIE OVO (Taiwan)

 


●Profile


Minori

Born in Nara

2016 Osaka University of Arts Design Department VA Course Dropout

2020 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, Oil Painting major

He is currently based in Tokyo.








Main activities history

2023 Solo Exhibition "Where You Are" ( GALERIE OVO / Taipei)

2023 ART TAIPEI (Taipei World Trade Center/Taipei)

2023 ART FORMOSA (eslite hotel / Taipei)

2023 Solo Exhibition "Can you forget the word sky and see the sky?" (biscuit gallery / Tokyo )

2022 Solo Exhibition " & " (Hidari Zingaro / Tokyo )

2022 ART TAIPEI (Taipei World Trade Center/Taipei)

2022 GEISAI#21 Triple winner of Otani Studio Award, OB Award, Murata Mori Award and Jury Award

Selected for the 2021 FACE Exhibition 2021

2021 Solo Exhibition "Little Voice" ( Biscuit Gallery / Tokyo)





Access to the venue: 5-minute walk north from Exit 28 of Honmachi Station on the Midosuji Line or Yotsubashi Line, 5-minute walk south from Exit 7 of Higobashi Station on the Yotsubashi Line


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