Shintaro OHATA

Statement

Shintaro Ohata (born 1975, Hiroshima, Japan) is a painter who is known to create artworks that depict little things in everyday life like scenes of a movie. He captures every kind of light in our daily lives from sunset/sunrise to artificial lights in cities, and records them in his painting.This strong and impeccable light expressions dramatize ordinary sceneries, and give a very unique touch to his works. The artist is also renowned for his unique style that he places sculptures in front of paintings and combines 2D and 3D worlds. "By doing so, I believe that the viewers could feel the atmosphere of my works more lively and dynamically. I had been seeking for a way to give more realistic feel on my piece without changing my painting style, and then I got inspired by the painting in the backgrounds of film and theatre. This was when I came up with the idea of making sculptures popping out of paintings." says the artist. This became one of the most significant turning points of his career. Ohata's works have been well received and appreciated by large public beyond borders.

Works

BIOGRAPHY

Shintaro Ohata portrait

Biography

1975
Born in Hiroshima, Japan

EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
"Light and shadow",YUKARI ART's booth in Art Fair Tokyo,Japan
2015
Solo exhibition produced by YUKARI ART,Ginza Koushin Gallery,Tokyo,Japan
2014
"Boundary", entrance hall of Futako tamagawa RISE office, Tokyo, Japan
2013
"If", online solo exhibition on YUKARI ART’s website Selected Group Exhibitions
2012
"Polaris", YUKARI ART's booth in Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2011
“Everyday life”, YUKARI ART CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo, Japan
2010
“Luminous”, gallery4walls, Seoul, Korea
2008
“SAYONARA SANKAKU”, YUKARI ART CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo, Japan
2007
“HIKARI”, YUKARI ART CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo, Japan
2005
Peters gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004
Design festa gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
“Eyes & Curiosity―anomaly”,Mizuma Art Gallery,Tokyo,Japan
2014
“SWEET PARADOX”, MIZUMA GALLERY,Singapore
“20 YEARS”, Ginat Robot Gallery, LA, U.S.A.
2013
“ZIPANGU”, the Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita, Japan
“ZIPANGU”, the Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Takasaki Museum of Art, Gunma, Japan
2012
“ZIPANGU”, the Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata, Japan
2011
“Three-Dimensional Art Show by Contemporary Artists”, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010
YUKARI ART CONTEMPORARY’s 3rd year anniversary exhibition vol.1 “it’s a wonderful life!”, YUKARI ART CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo, Japan
2009
“TONARI:Their personal episode”, gallery4walls, Seoul, Korea
2007
“So many men, so many minds by YUKARI ART CONTEMPORARIES”, GalleryES, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery APA, Nagoya, Japan
2006
"SCOUTED! 2", Gallery ES, Tokyo, Japan
2004
Design festa gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Art Fairs

2017
Art Stage Singapore, Singapore
2015
Art Basel Hong Kong 2015, Hong Kong
2014
Singapore Art Fair,Singapore
2013
Sniff Out, Osaka, Japan
2012
ART KYOTO, Kyoto, Japan
Art Fair Tokyo 2012, Tokyo, Japan
2011
ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR HONG KONG, Hong Kong
2010
EMERGING DIRECTORS‘ ART FAIR ULTRA 003, Tokyo, Japan
KIAF, Korea International Art Fair 2010, Seoul, Korea
ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR HONG KONG, Hong Kong
2009
Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2009, Tokyo, Japan
ART TAIPEI 2009, Taipei, Taiwan
Art Fair Tokyo 2009@TOKIA, Tokyo, Japan
2008
101 Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2008, Tokyo, Japan
2007
Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2007, Tokyo, Japan
ART@AGNES 2007, Tokyo, Japan
2006
NADA Art Fair, Miami, U.S.A.

AWARDS

Selected Awards

2009
Celeste Prize 2009, Shortlisted Prize (installation & sculpture)
2006
GEISAI#10, yukari-art, Inc.award,
WWD Japan award,
DENTSU award,
GIANT ROBOT award
2005
GEISAI#7, BTmagazine award
2004
GEISAI#6, YUZU-Kitagawa Yujin award

AWARDS

Selected Commission Works

CD jackets

2001
“Daylight”, Rika Shinohara
“Suiyoubi no Wine”, Rika Shinohara

Book Covers

2007
“Bungaku-no toshi”, Motoyuki Shibata, University of Tokyo Press
2004
“Yoru-wa mou aketeiru”, Toshiki Komazawa, Kadokawa Group Publishing

COLLECTION

Public Collection

TAKAHASHI COLLECTION

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