Yasui Tomotaka, b. 1974, Holland. Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
Tomotaka Yasui’s life-sized sculptures of impeccably dressed women and sleek animals are subtly detailed and finely textured. Working with a combination of contemporary and traditional techniques (urushi), his pristine creations are a play on exposure and robing. Revealing occasional slivers of ‘skin’, his female figures are otherwise encased in architecturally structured outfits. The tension between the body and its trappings is felt in the poised figures, referring to both cultural and gender norms.
Selected solo exhibition include void+, Tokyo, Shinjuku Prince Hotel+G, Tokyo, MA2 Galley,Tokyo, Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, The Hakone Open-Air Museum ,Kanagawa, Megumi Ogita Gallery,Tokyo, Asahikawa Museum of Sculpture In Honor of Teijiro Nakahara, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Braverman Gallery,Tel Aviv,Israel, SPACE-S, Tokyo, Gallery SEIHO, Tokyo, and more.
Group Exhibitions include Musashino Art University、309・310studio, Tokyo, The Art Museum of Tokyo National University of Arts, Tokyo, Gallery SEIHO, Tokyo, MA2 Gallery,Tokyo, The 8th Yamagata Biennale, ROOTS & technique gallery, Yamagata, AKI Gallery/Taipei, Taiwan, Flower Garden and sign”Oyakuen, Fukushima, Kanazawa College of Art, Ishikawa, NADiff Gallery, Tokyo, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Mie Prefectural Museum of Art, Thalie Art Foundation,Brussels, Belgium, Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Kanagawa, Tohoku University of Art And Design,Gallery,Yamagata, Nihon University College of Art Art Gallery, A&D Gallery,Chika Ecoda, Tokyo, Tokyo University of The Arts Gallery, Tokyo, DILLON GALLERY, N.Y., U.S.A., Aizu, Fukushima, MegumiOgita Gallery ,Tokyo, Gunma Museum of Art Tatebayashi, Gunma, University CS Gallery, Tokyo Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Busshozan-Onsen , Takamatsu, Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo, Satellite、Okayama, Fukushima Museum, Fukushima, La Galerie 59 – AFTERSQUAT, Paris, France, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo, Della Pina Arte Contemporanea, Pietrasanta,Luxembourg, SPACE-S, Tokyo, Kasugai City Library Culture and Art Center in Aichi Prefecture,Aichi, Asahikawa Museum of Sculpture In Honor of Teijiro Nakahara, Hokkaido, Chinetsu Gallery of the Art Museum of Tokyo University of Arts,Tokyo, Gallery360°, Tokyo, among others.
In 2005, Tomotaka was awarded an excellent prize of the 34th Nakahara Teijiro Award. His works are included in several public collections including Asahikawa Museum of Sculpture In Honor of Teijiro Nakahara, The Art Museum of Tokyo National University of Arts, Thalie Art Foundation, andThe Hakone Open-Air Museum.
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