SHIHODO Gallery is pleased to present three individual exhibitions of works by Keiki Yamada: “What I found while staying at home – Era with COVID-19”, “Scenes of the shopping arcade”, and “Dining room”. We will hold viewings of the works in our Tokyo, Osaka, and Taipei galleries. Works will be on view in our Tokyo and Osaka galleries through 11 – 21 Dec. 2020, and in Taipei, Taiwan, through 15 – 28 Jan. 2021.
分為三個主題「從宅在家的時間所看到的事物─Era with COVID-19」、「拱廊街道的風景」、「Dining room」，依此來舉辦山田啓貴的個展。 在銀座・大阪・台北，可以實際觀賞到作品。實體畫廊內的觀賞，從2020年12月11日～12月21日為止，同步在日本・銀座、大阪2個會場舉辦。2021年1月15日～1月28日則在台灣・台北舉辦。
Through presenting his works internationally at art fairs and museums over the years, Yamada has brought to the world his distinct style of using the classical combined technique of oils and tempera to meticulously depict his subjects. Employing this renaissance method which preserves the original glory of centuries-old paintings to this day, Yamada creates his works on the basic theme of what the contemporary artist sees.
Not only do his works depict physical motifs, but also express memories and senses of space. His works, in which the motifs seem to serenely sit in the centre of the image, allow for the audience to reflect their own sentiments. As each viewer is at liberty to perceive different backgrounds and hold unique emotions towards the works, they become intimately entwined with the viewers memories.
Each of the motifs painted by Yamada are modelled by the actual items depicted. These old tools and toys found in online auctions and at flea markets could be perceived as “art” typical to our times. We invite you to explore the memories and space portrayed in these works by Keiki Yamada.
Our exhibition is “Motifs loved by artist”. We will focus on the motifs that the painters would have drawn many times in their lives, and will exhibit the ones they like and the representative motifs for each. Please take a look at what the painters were fascinated by and how they tried to express it.