SHINTARO OHATA

STATEMENT

Born in Hiroshima, 1975.
Shintaro Ohata is an artist who depicts little things in everyday life like scenes of a movie and captures all sorts of light in his work with a unique touch: convenience stores at night, city roads on rainy day and fast-food shops at dawn etc. His paintings show us ordinary sceneries as dramas. He is also known for his characteristic style; placing sculptures in front of paintings, and shows them as one work, a combination of 2-D and 3-D world.

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STATEMENT

Shintaro Ohata is an artist who depicts little things in everyday life like scenes of a movie and captures all sorts of light in his work with a unique touch: convenience stores at night, city roads on rainy day and fast-food shops at dawn etc. His paintings show us ordinary sceneries as dramas. He is also known for his characteristic style; placing sculptures in front of paintings, and shows them as one work, a combination of 2-D and 3-D world. He says that it all started from when he wondered “I could bring the atmosphere or dynamism of my paintings with a more different way if I place sculptures in front of paintings”. Many viewers tend to assume that there is a light source set into his work itself because of the strong expression of lights in his sculpture. His further steps have been noticed as he has been featured by lots of media from overseas, including a cultural magazine from the USA that featured him on their front cover and a long interview.

BIOGRAPHY

Biography

1975
Born in Hiroshima, Japan

EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS

Selected Solo 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

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

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