About my private exhibition `Domestic☆Brain' 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan is an island country and Japanese has been closed culturally. The defeat of World War II tore Japanese culture into pieces and the western culture eroded like a surging wave in the gaps. After that, Japanese were attracted by western countries as a utopia, and not only girls’ comic reflects that admiration but also became an emotional prop for many girls. 

 

In such situation, as a result that the images of western countries were gradually romanticized and twisted in Japanese, the image has formed the concept "Foreign countries are admirable" in a part of new Japanese culture. Moreover, Japanese animism that Mr.Shigeru Mizuki and Mr.Yoshiharu Tsuge drew is Japan inherent closed culture still alive in Japan. Their spiritual world shows some kinds of horror and disquieting but also reminds westernized Japanese what Japanese are.

 

Because the painter Ms. "Yuri Yoshida" loves these two cultures very much, she takes them into herself, reconstructs them as her domestic fevered imagination and makes a picture in a surreal, erotic and sometimes grotesque manner. However time goes by, the instinct as Japanese (i.e. the cultural value what we taste good, what we feel Eros to, what we feel awful and so on) has been inherited, because that has been accumulated longer time. This means that we still keep the essentials of Japanese now even if our superficial looking changes. Because she mainly focuses on it, her paints show the traditional Japanese culture.

 

Her originality is that she intends to use traditional western painting techniques and classical motif for crossing the two beginnings, when she represents Japanese animism and myths. This method gives strange reality that reminds various historical and/or periodical senses to her works. 

 

 

 

Profile

 

Yuri Yoshida

 

1985 

Born in Kanazawa Ishikawa prefecture 

   

2010

Graduate in Department of Arts and Crafts, Oil peinting course in Kanazawa Gakuin University

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Works

Private exhibitions

 

2012 2011

 

(Memento Mori)/Gallery Rumpa Rumpa,Isikawa

[Mucous Membrane] /  SYSTEMA GALLERY,  Osaka

 

 

 

20Rooms Art /  Hotel Holy Himalaya,  Nepal

 

 

Group exhibitions

2014

2013 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

SELECT FAIR NYC / NY 

BANK ART FAIR / SYSTEMA gallery, Shangrl-la hotel,HK,China

KIAF ART FAIR / SYSTEMA gallery, COEX Souel, Korea

Plus ULTRA / buse name DAI KINUKAWA -Rumpa Rumpa, Spairal Aoyama, Tokyo 

HENTAI / SYSTEMA gallery, Osaka

 

Art Kyoto 2012/ SYSTEMA gallery, Hotel Montere Kyoto, Kyoto

Doors Art Fair in Seoul / Inperiaru Pares Hotel , Seoul

Contemporary art selected exhibition /  SYSTEMA gallery, Osaka

2011

U40 Japan- Hong Kong Exhibition /  SYSTEMA Gallery,  Osaka

 

Vol.7 Sekai-do Exhibition /  Shinjuku Head Office of Sekaido , Tokyo

 

Open exhibition of Nepal gallery /  SYSTEMA gallery, Osaka

 

Vol.8 U35500 Artist tenancy article sale EXHIBITION /  Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse,  Kanagawa

 

2010

 

Graduation production exhibition /  Ishikawa Prefectural Museum Of Art,  Ishikawa

 

2010 ASAGO BIENNALE /  ASAGO municipal museum of art, Hyogo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Award history

2011

Prize for excellence / Vol. 28 FUKUI Thumbhole Exhibition , Fukui