• Notice of change of the opening date of “there-was”, a two-person exhibition by Ryoki Kurasaki and Kurumi Kotani

    2020-12-04 12:09

    【Notice of Change of Opening Dates】
    The gallery will be closed on December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13 due to Osaka Prefecture's request for voluntary curfew.
    For the last week of the exhibition, the opening hours will be changed as follows
    12/17(Thu) 15:00〜19:00*
    12/18(Fri) 15:00〜19:00
    12/19(Sat),20(Sun) 13:00〜19:00
    12/21(Mon) 11:00〜15:00*
    *Temporary open

    Saturday, November 21 - Sunday, December 20, 2020
    Fri 15:00―19:00 / Sat,Sun,Holi 13:00―19:00
    *Monday, December 21, 11:00-15:00 only by appointment

    B1, 2-1-16 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0041, Japan
    (3 minutes walk from Kitahama Station of Osaka Metro)

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    DMOARTS is pleased to present "there-was", a two-person exhibition by Ryoki Kurasaki and Kurumi Kotani. This exhibition focuses on "traces" and "signs" - things that were there - "there-was", a concept shared by both artists of the same generation.

    Ryoki Kurasaki
    Kurasaki attempts to pursue the reality of his motifs by burning the parts of his oil portraits that used to be the eyes. The phenomena and materials generated by the flame as a metaphor for life, the exposed space, and the structure of the canvas itself are important components of his work. In this exhibition, he will also present a new series of frames, whose shapes are copied with wax and melted by the flames, framing landscapes that remind us of the original landscapes we all have in our minds.

    1995 Born in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture
    2016 Graduated from Kyushu Designer Gakuin

    Main Exhibits
    DELTA Experiment(Osaka)
    solo exhibition「Traces Of The Soul」 DMOARTS(Osaka)
    solo exhibition「Remains」 Gallery Kogure(Tokyo)
    ART FAIR TOKYO 2019(Tokyo)
    VOLTA Basel 2019(Switzerland)
    ART OSAKA 2018(Osaka)
    UNKNOWN ASIA 2018(Osaka)

    Kurumi Kotani
    Kotani mainly exhibits paintings based on the theme of time, traces, and presence. In this exhibition, Kotani will exhibit his "21g" series, which was inspired by his interest in the occult and horror, and in which the entire screen is supposed to be a "window" with traces of someone touching the condensation on the glass surface, as well as new works from his "Iron Rust" series, which is more important to him because it attempts to reference the marks left on the earth by mankind.

    1994 Born in Osaka
    2017 Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Oil Painting Course
    2019 M.F.A., Kyoto University of Art and Design

    Main Exhibits
    DELTA Experiment(Osaka)
    two-person show「FUZZY TRACE」, Dopeness Art Lab(Taipei)
    solo exhibition「Blind」, MEDEL GALLERY SHU(Tokyo)
    group show「U30 - Whom do you suspect?」, GALLERY NOMART(Osaka)
    Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduate School Graduation Works Exhibition (Kyoto)
    New Star Art Collection, Matsuzakaya Nagoya Exhibition(Aichi)
    Selected Graduation Works Exhibition of Kyoto University of Art and Design, Spaceship Earth, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan(Tokyo)
    「nine colors X III」, Seibu Shibuya Art Gallery(Tokyo)
    「NEO SEED」, Hankyu Umeda Main Store(Osaka)
    solo exhibition「MESSAGE」, SUNDAY CAFE(Tokyo)
    solo exhibition「SIGN」, Seibu Shibuya Art Gallery(Tokyo)
    ART OSAKA 2019 (Osaka)
    group show「The island where the big ogre lives」, WAITINGROOM(Tokyo)
    UNKNOWN ASIA 2019 (Osaka)

    Collection of works by Ryoki Kurasaki and Kurumi Kotani「Ryoki Kurasaki / Kurumi Kotani」
    Digmeout press Scheduled to be published in November
    First collection of works by two artists of the same generation who will hold a two-person exhibition "there-was
    DMOARTS, sold through the online store RADIPASSTORE