Gyoko Yoshidaよしだぎょうこ

Born in 1970 in Nagoya, Yoshida completed Tama Arts University’s MFA course in 1996, and is currently based in Kanazawa, Japan. Yoshida has consistently produced work which pursues the theme of 'Japanese painting'. For over a decade she has dealt with her work using a method of composition "lacking a central point; portraying a integral space, in which the various parts remain independent," recognizable in the finer examples of Rimpa and Kano school painting; and which is an ancient Japanese method of composition the artist has independently come to pursue and focus on. Yoshida's works question and redress Japanese contemporary art's development under heavy Western influence, seeking the potential of original production. Yoshida takes a sense of visual illusion mixed from past and present Japanese art, then using various mediums, including performance and installation, makes this into 'paintings'. By not only employing traditional materials such as lacquer, silk gauze, Japanese handmade paper and pigment, but also mirrors and PVC elements, for example, this work manifests a fundamental joy for the very acts of looking, feeling and thinking.

WORKS

Title
Sketch For the Abundant Scatterflow of Power in Space
Year
2007
Size
175 x 356 cm
Material
Lacquer, Mineral Pigment, Gold Leaf, Acrylic, Polyester Resin, Mirrored Paper, Japanese Paper
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Title
Morph-retracting moonlight
Year
2008
Size
117 x 91 cm
Material
Acrylic, botanical glue, mineral pigment, on canvas
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Title
Morph-beaming shadow
Year
2008
Size
117 x 91 cm
Material
Acrylic, botanical glue, mineral pigment, canvas
Title
PAINTING/LAYER_Twilight・PAINTING/LAYER_Sunset
Year
2013/2014
Size
Dimensions variable
Material
Silk organdy, wood frame, stainless steel board
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EXHIBITIONS

Tokyo

Gyoko Yoshida Seeing in the night _ The Dawn of Meaning

2009/3/25–4/18

Tokyo

Gyoko Yoshida Michiru Chikara - Abundant and Overflowing Power

2007/1/24–2/17

Tokyo

Gyoko Yoshida Yoshiki-no yuetsu

2004/10/7–11/2

NEWS

Gyoko Yoshida

『Kanazawa College of Art, Faculty Research Presentation & Exhibition 2020: The Work of an Art College』
Dates: January 19 (wed) – 31 (sun), 2021
Location: B1, Gallery B, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, KANAZAWA
Hours: 10:00~18:00