EXHIBITION
CONCEPT
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BIOGRAPHY
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VIEW WORKS
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INFORMATION
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INSTALLATION IMAGES

ELEMENTS

AKIYOSHI MISHIMA

AUG 30, 2008 – NOV 9, 2008

CONCEPT

Akiyoshi MISHIMA is an up-and-coming young creator. He works greatly on his own solo-project, while working on various creative activities including commercial works, fine art works and VJ as a member of an artwork group ENLIGHTENMENT. His creativity with borderless image has a great control over colors and shapes, and keeps drawing high degree of attention from art experts to young people hoping for the new generation in arts.

As a reality of third-generation after the war, MISHIMA works with his own concept, “the aggressive harmonization in different cultures.” In his creativie works, MISHIMA tries to absorb different languages, histories and images from every culture, and to capture the possibilities of the integration by restructuring them. This attitude might result from the anomalous existence of Japan, which leads the globalism as the future vision of the world.

In this exhibition [Elements], MISHIMA attempts to consider the possibility of the world harmonization, inspired by the traditional Chinese philosophy Wu Xing (five phases). Wu Xing describes everything with five elements; Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. The controlling idea of Wu Xing is the cycles of generation of "Water destroys Fire, Fire destroys Metal, Metal destroys Wood, Wood destroys Earth, and Earth destroys Water." Focusing on the interactive relationships between phenomena, MISHIMA creates an image for a vision of the future world by those five figural images and an experimental installation as an embodiment of the idea.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Akiyoshi Mishima


    1978, Born in Osaka. Lives and works in Tokyo.

    Solo-Exhibition

    2008
    • ・ 「Elements」 DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA, Tokyo
    2006
    • ・ 「QUARTER」 NANZUKA UNDERGROUND,Tokyo

    Group-Exhibition

    2008
    • ・ 「Art@Agnes」 NANZUKA UNDERGROUND, Tokyo
    2007
    • ・ 「SHContemporary」 NANZUKA UNDERGROUND, Shanghai
    • ・ 「Magical art life exhibition」 Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo
    • ・ 「Tokyo Art Fair Tokyo 07」 NANZUKA UNDERGROUND, Tokyo

    Anthology

    2006
    • ・ 「QUARTER」 (ENLIGHTENMENT Publishing)

    He has worked as art/video director of an artwork group by Hiro Sugiyama, ENLIGHTENMENT since 2001. As member of ENLIGHTENMENT, he participated in SUPERFLAT exhibition (MOCA, Los Angels/Henry Art Center, Seattle 2001), JAM exhibition (Barbican Art Gallery, London 2001), Solo-Exhibition "Both Sides" (Kohji Ogura Gallery, Aichi 2003), PLANET UNDER A GROOVE exhibition (Kulturreferat, Munich 2003), Solo-Exhibition "Mind Pleats" (Canon S Gallery, Tokyo 2005), group-exhibition ”After the Reality”(Deitch project, New York 2006). He made his solo-exhibition debut with [QUARTER] (NANZUKA UNDERGROUND, Tokyo) in November 2006.

VIEW WORKS

Title
Elements
Artist
Akiyoshi Mishima
Date
Aug 30, 2008 – Nov 9, 2008
Venue
DIESEL DENIM GALLERY AOYAMA 2F
Curator
SHINJI NANZUKA / NANZUKA UNDERGROUND
Curator
SHINJI NANZUKA / NANZUKA UNDERGROUND
1978 Born in Tokyo
2000 Graduated the special course of Art History, School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, WASWDA University.
2005 Finished Master of Art History major, the department of School of Letters, WASWDA University
2005 Started The Contemporary Art Gallery ”NANZUKA UNDERGROUND” He aims to be “UNDERGROUNG=avant-garde” to the concept of fine art itself, and finds widely the talent, which is out of the framework of the existent art scene. He works to encourage and familiarize Japanese artists, such as Keiichi Tanaami, known as a graphic artist, MUSTONE, who is from street art, Tomoki Kurokawa, known as an illustrator, and media artists such as Taku Anekawa, Hiroki Tsukuda, and Akiyoshi Mishima. On the other hand, he works to familiarize foreign alternative artists, such as Alexander Gelman, and Paul Davis.

INSTALLATION IMAGES

Photo : JIRO FUJITA

Photo : JIRO FUJITA

Photo : JIRO FUJITA