TOMIKAWA MITSUYOSHI ProfileBorn in 1975. His works based on a detailed style and philosophical themes have been highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad.Influenced by posthuman thought, Tomikawa's theme is to transcribe the history of humanity and the future of humanity as a "cosmic version of the...
TOMIKAWA MITSUYOSHI Profile
Born in 1975. His works based on a detailed style and philosophical themes have been highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad.
Influenced by posthuman thought, Tomikawa's theme is to transcribe the history of humanity and the future of humanity as a "cosmic version of the world heritage" and to pass it on to other life forms and intelligent life forms even after humanity's demise.
The countless sperm on the screen represent the "quantum" in quantum mechanics. The sperm on the screen represent the "quantum" in quantum mechanics, which lies between existence and non-existence, and has an affinity with the concept of "emptiness" in Eastern philosophy.
By likening the quantum to a sperm, which has countless fluctuations and is located between life and non-life, I found a common ground between the quantum and humanity.
In this way, he finds common ground between the quantum and humankind, and also brings fineness and precision to the entire work.
When drawing sperm, he plays adult videos at high volume and endures the urge of abstinence like an ascetic monk, using that urge to say, "Sperm drawing = act of chanting. We can feel the spirituality of the artist who tries to reach "the state of emptiness and enlightenment" through his sexual urge and abstinence.
2019 Tomikawa Mitsuyoshi Solo Exhibition Art Lab TOKYO Tokyo, Japan
2009 Cafe Gallery mone Tokyo Group Exhibition, Public Exhibition
2019 hanabi Exhibition Art Lab TOKYO Tokyo
2019 Lord Shomon Exhibition 2019 Kanda Myojin Tokyo
2019 "VU ! VU ! Art Lab Group Art Show VU! Shibuya Hikarie Tokyo
2009-2019 Design Festa vol.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.49 Tokyo Big Sight Tokyo, Japan
2017 New York Summer Art Exhibition Series IV 2017 ASHOK JAIN GALLERY New York
2016 TAGBOAT EXHIBITION NEW YORK 2016 ASHOK JAIN GALLERY New York
2014 Liquitex Art Prize 3331 Arts Chiyoda Tokyo
2014 TAGBOAT ART FES 2014 Zojoji Temple, Tokyo, Japan
2006-2013 GEISAI #10.11.12.13.14.17.19 Tokyo, Japan
2012 GEISAI#17 The 2nd lottery exhibition 3331 Arts Chiyoda Tokyo
2010-2011 GEISAI TAIWAN #2.3 Huashan Creative Park, Taipei
2010 Transition Exhibition a-forest-gallery, New York
2019 Art Olympia 2019 Excellent Prize, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2018 The 48th Junten Encouragement Prize macos/deepLFree.translatedWithDeepL.text