CHISATO SHINYA “MINIMAL ART”

HAPPENINGText: Satsuki Miyanishi

The fifth collaboration of SHIFT and CROSS HOTEL Sapporo!

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Monroe’s Shoes, Chisato Shinya, 2012. 1,500 × 1,500 mm, Swarovski, Acrylic on Canvas Photo: Ryoichi Kawajiri

The solo exhibition by Sapporo based artist, Chisato Shinya a.k.a. Kinpro have been held from Wednesday September 19th at Cross Hotel Sapporo. This exhibition is the fifth edition of collaborations of Clark Gallery + SHIFT and Cross Hotel, and is one of the series of “Machinaka Art X edition”.

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Michael’s Glove, Chisato Shinya, 2012. 727 × 727 mm, Swarovski, Acrylic on Canvas. Photo: Ryoichi Kawajiri

Since its opening in 2007, Cross Hotel Sapporo has focused on art by giving a series of art exhibitions onsite entitled “ART X” located at the ground floor entrance hall. From 2011 in collaboration with Clark Gallery + SHIFT, the ART X exhibition series will feature Hokkaido based artists.

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2 Russia with love, Kinpro, 2010. London Design Festival. Photo courtesy of Clark Gallery + SHIFT

Her illustration forms are derived from a nature motif which is part of her own life theme. She has produced designs for hotel interiors, fashion, packaging, picture book illustrations, etc, worldwide.

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Photo: Ryoichi Kawajiri

In this exhibition, Chisato will release about 20 new artworks including mixed 3D media inspired by fashion icons. This art has been painted by the repeated motif of simplified shapes and colors created from her original illustrating style. It is a bit like “back to basics” and her artwork is homage to Pop art/Minimal Art which she herself has inspired. Some of her original interior goods will be sold here as well.

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Behavior of Bear, Behavior of Cat, Chisato Shinya, 2012. 1,303 × 1,303 mm each, Acrylic on Canvas. Photo: Ryoichi Kawajiri

Some of her original interior goods like stencil work of handmade cushion covers will be sold in the lounge and the bar of the hotel.

During the exhibition, some events such as workshops will also be planned. Please enjoy the collaborations of exhibitions and a stylish atmosphere in Cross hotel Sapporo and the exhibition.

Chisato Shinya Exhibition “Minimal Art”
Date: September 19th – December 30th, 2012
Place: Cross Hotel Sapporo
Address: North 2 West 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan
Organized by Cross Hotel Sapporo (Planning department +81 11 272 0050)
Curated by Clark Gallery + SHIFT
Collaboration: Machinaka Art, Shobunsya
http://crossmet.jp/sapporo/

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi
Photos: Ryoichi Kawajiri

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