Seigo Aoki “Spin this world” (Scheduled date)

We are pleased to present “Spin this world,” a solo exhibition by painter Seigo Aoki, who has been active in Japan and abroad since his debut in the 1990s, but this will be his first solo exhibition in the Kanto area in about five years.

In recent years, Aoki has pursued a stoic approach to his work using minimal materials and techniques. They can divide into two series, one with canvas and only three colors of paint, and the other with the same three colors of pencil and paper. The previous has formed by painting a massive series of three geometric shapes: circles (○), triangles (△), and squares (□) using the three primary colors of light: red, green, and blue. In the latter case, on the other hand, he creates a shadowy black image by applying several layers of three-colored pencils to create a work of art.

Using only minimalistic elements have related to painting and even vision, his works may remind one of the theoretically designed paintings, such as Georges-Pierre Seurat’s pointillism. However, in his oil paintings, he decides a rough image of the picture and then the spot painting one by one and his combination and arrangement of colors and shapes that make up the image. Therefore, his art takes several months to several years to accumulate this tremendous work on a single canvas is a painting. While maintaining a precise harmony as a whole, it shows the randomness of colors and shapes painted by hand and the organicity that can be called “fluctuation” that accompanies the accumulation. In addition to these qualities, Aoki’s work shows a symbiosis of contrasting elements such as light and shadow, presence and absence, and the reversal of figure and earth.

The works in this exhibition incorporate motifs of his immediate acquaintances, images of strangers found on the web, and photographs of historical scenes. The work of creating these external images through an ascetic method of drawing that Aoki has defined and continued may be one of the ways for him to trace the world around him and come into contact with the outside world. We would be happy to show you where Aoki is now as he pursues his paintings with his unique technique.

Seigo AOKI
1964 Born in Chiba,Japan
1991 Bachelor’s degree in Oil Painting Department of Fine Arts, Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music
1993 Training completed Graduate school of Art, Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music
1994 Mfa Graduate School of Art, Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music

Solo exhibitions
2017 “Cosmos” Toyota Municipal Museum of Art | Room9 (Aichi, Japan)
2017 “Cosmos” GAKEI GIMLET SAAS (Kyoto, Japan)
2016 “Shadows” GAKEI GIMLET SAAS (Kyoto , Japan)
2015 “Touching the light and darkness” Satellite Gallery of Aichi University of Arts (Nagoya, Japan)
2015 “Night and Day” Gallery Camellia (Tokyo, Japan)
2014 “Skin behind the eyes, Shadows100 parson to Japan from Portugal” GAKEI GIMLET SAAS (Kyoto, Japan)
2014 “Touching the light and darkness” T&S gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2013 “Forest of Certification” New Artist Exhibition” Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery Atlia (Saitama, Japan)
2011 “Allogeneic Forest” Ai Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2010 “Skin behind the eyes White Color” Ai Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2009 “White Canvas” Hidaka House Open Studio (Saitama, Japan)
2008 “Deep Breath of Seeing” Watanabe Gallery (Saitama, Japan)
2007 “What You See and What You Can’t See” Gallery Caru (Fukushima, Japan)
2006 “Meaning of seeing” Gallery Kaku (Tokyo, Japan)
2005 “Beyond the Gaze” Futaba Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2004 “Skin behind the eyes, Size of the Room 1 eyes,Scale of the room” Futaba Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2004 “Skin behind the eyes, Size of the Room 2” Mixed Media (Shizuoka, Japan)
2002 “From Skin Behind the Eyes to Skin of the Heart” Exhibit LIVE (Tokyo, Japan)
2001 “Skin behind the eyes” Kawaguchi Contemporary Art Studio (Saitama, Japan)
1999 GALLERY CYRANO / (Tokyo, Japan)
1998 Suicatou (Tokyo, Japan)
1997 Oregon Moon Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
1995 INAX Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
1992 Gallery Takeuti (Nagoya, Japan)
1992 GALLERY Q (Tokyo, Japan)
1991 G-ART GALLERY (Tokyo, Japan)

​​Group Exhibitions
​2018 “The2nd TSA Contemporary Art Triennale 2018 Shanghai” Shanghai Undou Art Museum (Shanghai, China)
​2017 “Soranifuror” Seigo Aoki, Yukari Bunya, Galleria Finarte. Gallerya Finarte (Nagoya, Japan)
​2017 “Draw. Copy. Write, Drawing now” Seigo Aoki, Satosi Asano, Motoazabu Gallery (Yamanashi, Japan)
2016 “You Meet Art, Kawaguchi” Welcomed the 10th anniversary Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery Atlia
2016 Kawaguchi station square Administration Center (Saitama, Japan)
2016 “ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2016” PARK HOTEL TOKYO (Tokyo, Japan)
2016 “Openrs”2016 Art space Kan (Kyoto, Japan)
2016 “gengenten 2016” (Fukushima, Japan)
2015 “ART OSAKA” Hotel Granvia Osaka (Osaka, Japan)
2012 “Spin Japanese Art Now: Skillful and Delicate” Poramoraarte Galeria (Portugal)
2011 “Hakotohito” X+Y / Gallery PSYS and Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art (Shizuoka, Japan)
2008 “EXHIBITION FROM HOMAM2008” Residence of Mackenzie (Shizuoka, Japan)
2008 “20th Anniversary Exhibition” Watanabe Gallery (Saitama, Japan)
2008 “Hoyu Gakuin Teachers’ Exhibition” T&S Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2006 “With Exhibition” Taira Salon (Iwaki, Fukushima)
2004 “Threads, 2004 One Hundred Years of Comfort” Exhibit LIVE (Tokyo, Japan)
2004 “Memorable Landscapes” Nagoya City Archives (Nagoya, Japan)
2003 “People, 2003 One Hundred Years of Comfort” Exhibit LIVE (Tokyo , Japan)
2002 “Selected Artists’ Exhibition, 6th Art Competition” Exhibit LIVE (Tokyo, Japan)
2001 “2002 Selected Artists’ Exhibition” Art Harumi (Tokyo, Japan)
2000 “Contemporary Artists Center Exhibition” Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan)
1997 “Contemporary art Elites’ Exhibition” Premier Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
1995 “Charity Exhibition” INAX Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
1993 “Forest of déjà vu” Gallery NAF (Nagoya , Japan)
1993 “BIBLIO-ARTE” Nagakute Central Library Gallery (Aichi, Japan)
1990 “Mito October Exhibition” Contemporary Art Gallery Art Tower Mito (Mito, Japan)
1989 “14th National University Print Exhibition” Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts (Tokyo, Japan)
1988 “13th National University Print Exhibition” Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts (Tokyo, Japan)
1988 “recent works” Tachikawa Civic Hall (Tokyo, Japan)

2017 University of Yamanashi art and cultural promotion project agency for cultural affairs grants
2013 Residence artists 17th Biennial of Cerveira / Portugal
2012 Award for Excellence, 2nd New Artist Exhibition
2001 Associate jury grand prix, 6th Art Competition
1995 8th Holbein Scholarship
1989 Purchase award, 14th National University Print Exhibition

Public collections
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts
Biennial of Cerveira Foundation / Portugal
Ashikaga Museum of Art

Artist Website