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Sat, Jun 01



Ryohei Yamashita 7 MOTIONS

"Artist Ryohei Yamashita, who consistently explores the theme of dynamism, presents his solo exhibition in Tokyo for the first time in approximately two years. The exhibition is titled 'MOTIONS,' and it will be held at MU GALLERY in Tennozu.

Ryohei Yamashita 7 MOTIONS
Ryohei Yamashita 7 MOTIONS

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – Jun 15, 2024, 6:00 PM

MU GALLERY, 1-chōme-32-8 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan

About the event

Exhibition Title:

Ryohei Yamashita 7 MOTIONS


June 1, 2024 (Sat.) - June 15, 2024 (Sat.)

Opening hours: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Closed on Sundays and Mondays



TERRADA ART COMPLEX II 2F, 1-32-8 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan



Artist's Presence:

To be announced

Highlights of the Exhibition:

Ryohei Yamashita, who has consistently explored the theme of "movement" in the contemporary art scene, will be hosting his solo exhibition "7 MOTIONS" at the MU GALLERY in Tennozu. This exhibition, born from his years of exploration, offers a profound opportunity to revisit the origin of expression through a collection of dynamic artworks.

The exhibited pieces feature iconic motifs such as athletes and samurais, capturing their powerful yet delicate movements with Yamashita's distinctive touch, based on interviews and sketches. Beyond serene portraits, these works depict the inner essence and passion of the figures brought forth by their movements.

Yamashita has consistently sought to find the pinnacle of beauty in the moments of human "movement," carving out a unique genre as an artist. Every bodily motion, from slicing through the wind to making water dance, is immortalized on canvas with bold compositions and the full use of his physicality. Moreover, he continues to evolve by seeking themes in various moments that extend from dynamic beauty, such as replacing an athlete's imagination with landscapes or selecting the sentiments of the seasons. In 2020, his works were featured as stained glass art at Gaiemmae Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, showcasing the new possibilities of art in public spaces. This recognition has led to widespread acknowledgment of his works, leaving a deep impression on many.

In this exhibition, marking his return to Tokyo after two years, approximately 20 pieces created with oil and acrylic paints will be exhibited and available for purchase. Additionally, a dream collaboration piece with "Kingdom," realized through a direct request from manga artist Yasuhisa Hara, will be specially showcased, offering a glimpse into new forms of creativity born from the fusion of different genres. This exhibition presents an excellent opportunity to immerse oneself in Yamashita's artistic journey and delve into his worldview.

About Ryohei Yamashita:

Creating artworks with "dynamism" as a consistent theme. Born in Fukuoka, currently residing in Shonan. Graduated from Kyushu Institute of Design. After engaging in street art activities in Fukuoka, moved base to Kanagawa Prefecture in 2002 and began full-fledged creation. Representative works include the Samurai and Athlete series. Artworks have been featured in Tokyo Metro Ginza Line public art, Toyota Motor Corporation calendars, Mizuho Financial Group advertising visuals, and Sapporo Black Label Hakone Ekiden can artworks. Awarded the "e+" prize at the art fair "UNKNOWN ASIA" in 2015.

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