Yuu Minamimura Solo Exhibition Sep. 17 (Thu.) to Sep. 23 (Wed.)
Yuu Minamimura creates three-dimensional art using marble, bronze, brass, stone-powder clay and other materials. The underlying concept for his pieces is "Japanese people's sensations and sensibilities in response to various phenomena." After studying abroad in Thailand, Italy and Austria, Minamimura felt that he was losing his Japanese identity, so he attempted to distinguish the sensibilities and sensations of Japanese people in various situations amidst the nation's history and social movements, and then rethink, analyze and reconstruct these, expressing his results through the medium of sculpture. One recurring motif in his works is clouds—a common factor that has, in fact, become a defining element of his art. Despite the complex themes behind his pieces, the use of clouds as a vehicle for reconstruction and expression result in pop-like, charming works of art that have a strong presence capable of altering the feel of the spaces they occupy. For this exhibition, Minamimura will be showing two-dimensional works in addition to his usual sculptures. Experience for yourself the sensations of empathy and gentle, healing comfort found in this artist's work.