MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY was launched in January 2013. Our mission is to introduce and encourage emerging talents that we felt in love with. We explore artists and their work across various media that meet our two criteria; creativity and independence.
MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY Yuko Miyama solo exhibition – “Both Mystery and Madness are in a Solar Whirl″
Date : Jul. 9 (Sat) ~ Aug. 6 (Sat), 2016
Open : From Tue. to Sat. , 11am to 7pm (Close on Sun., Mon., and national holidays)
Opening Reception : Jul. 9 (Sat) 5pm ~ 7pm
The natural power and providence are full of mystery.
Anytime and anywhere, that has been called “God”, “spirit”,”phantom” or “ghost”, and has been practiced with awe.
The wind rustles, and the sun flames.
Ceremonial rites are rooted in each regions’ festivals and “Itadakimasu”(means “Thank you for your meal” but it has many more meaning, for example, thank for animal or fish that we eat, etc.) .
I feel the invisible existence in them.
The nature is many-sided, not only holy but also terrifying.
It gives us both beautiful blessings and terrible disaster.
Worshipped Gods have changed their appearance in each countries, and phantoms and ghosts become Gods sometimes.
Considering from mentioned, I will continue searching after “what a definition of God, phantom and ghost is”, feeling the powerful natural force swirling in religion, facing my works, and having a dialogue with them.
Energy, release, pray, Asia, belief, life, mystery, affection, providence, the universe… we can grasp many keywords from her works.
“The invisible mystery power” makes an impression and give us mysterious feeling.
I’d like many people to see her wonderful works full of creativity.
(MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY Director – Masahiro Takahashi)
1987 Born in Tokyo
2010 Graduated from Yokohama College of Art and Design
2012 Graduated from the department of Painting, Musashino Art University
Collaboration Project / RISE GALLERY and MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
Masataka Contemporary’s exhibition:Japanese Women Artists / Bernarducci Meisei Gallery
Yang / Koganecho studio
the 100-gou Exhibition / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
ART OSAKA 2015 / HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA
◎ / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
Solo exhibition / Ginza Gallery Forest
BankART Artist in Residence / BankART etc.
2013 Accepted for TOKYO WONDER WALL
2012 Award for excellence – Musashino Art University Degree Show
2012 Accepted for Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition
2011 Accepted for Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition
2011 Accepted for the 47th Kanagawa Art Exhibition
2009 Silver prize – Yokohama College of Art and Design Degree Show