CLARK is proud to be the host residency partner for Japanese artist Shinichiro Koromo. This partnership stems from a residency exchange agreement that was concluded between the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and Tokyo Art and Space (TOKAS) in Japan.
Shinichiro Koromo was born in 1987 and currently lives in Japan. He is an artist and an ice hockey amateur. He was a Painting Major in the Department of Fine Arts at Tokyo Zokei University, and a has a Master’s degree in Oil Painting from the Department of Painting of the Graduate School of Fine Arts, at Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2014-15, he studied at l’École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. His solo and group exhibitions include project N 75 Shinichiro Koromo at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (Tokyo, 2019), para nature at EUKARYOTE (Tokyo, 2018), BankART Bank U35 2017 at BankART Studio NYK (Kanagawa, 2017), Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2016 at the Marunouchi Building Marucube (Tokyo, 2016), Choque Parisien at the Maison du Japon in the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (Paris, 2015) and Tokyo Wonder Wall 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo, 2013).
The motifs I paint are things I see in my daily life, and I paint them based on physical sensations and memories. I explore the existence of shapes and scenes that are the base of what each person sees when they are standing in front of a painting.
My paintings are based on rural landscapes of fields, paddy fields, and mountains of the prefecture of Gunma, where I was born and raised. I construct a painting balancing the shapes, colors and sizes of still lifes, people, sculptural motifs and ancient tombs. They are not meant as a reproduction of a certain 3-dimensional situation. Through this relation, born out of mixing different things and times on one plane, I establish them as a scenery accompanied by a sense of distance and scale.
Parallel to these paintings, I make sculptures of wood and clay. I also make three-dimensional works by putting paint tubes, oil bottles, and painting materials such as brushes on the floor, and combining these with what is around us to create a landscape in the exhibition space by juxtaposing them with the paintings.
For my residency at CLARK, I am interested in exploring the themes of Canadian landscape and ice hockey through painting and sculpture.
- Shinichiro Koromo
ARTIST IN RESIDENCY /
APRIL 21 - JUNE 30, 2019
ARTIST TALK /
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 5H30
(5445 DE GASPÉ, #609)