The new artworks by Toshiya Kobayashi who is from Hokkaido will be exhibited in his solo exhibition at the Clark Gallery + SHIFT, from July 1st to 30th. He is an active artist who is usually based in Tokyo, Germany and Switzerland, and has been producing artworks with plants motifs for many years.
The definition of weeds depends on each person, but about 1,000 species of plants called “weeds” are inhabited in Japan. Even if we say “weeds”, each has its own name. To express one’s life in general terms and numbers, makes it impossible to see the name of the life and the time and background in which it has passed. There is always one name for one life, not only for humans but also for plants that can not speak any language. If you think about it, then the “weeds” don’t exist in this world.
The exhibition includes some paintings, photographs, and three-dimensional works painted on dried plants inspired by “weeds” as a theme in a modern society that makes you think a lot about the weight of life. His solo exhibition entitled, the “Eternal Night” will also be held at Gallery MONMA from July 7th to 23rd.
Toshiya Kobayashi Exhibition “Those who never say anything. -weed-”
Date: July 1st – 30th, 2017
Open: 11:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)
Place: Clark Gallery + SHIFT
Address: 2F MUSEUM, South 3 East 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Tel: +81 (0)11 596 7752
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi