Sept. 10-Oct. 2, 2022
Guest : Kristina Kite Gallery (Los Angeles, US) kristinakitegallery.la/
Aoyama Meguro http://aoyamameguro.com/ and Yutaro Aoki (From CDMX,Tokyo) https://www.yutaro-aoki.com/
Thu. and Fri. : 12:00 ‒ 19:00
Sat., Sun. and National holidays : 12:00 ‒ 18:00
What is Onsen Confidential?
Onsen Confidential is a hybrid city-wide gallery share and natural hot spring retreat/conference. The project is meant to bring together like-minded gallerists in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation and to provide a friendly introduction to the unique context of the contemporary art world of Tokyo.
Initiated by Misako & Jeffrey Rosen of Misako & Rosen, Tokyo and COBRA of XYZ Collective, Tokyo
Host Gallery: Satoko Oe Contemporary (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)
Guest Gallery: Good Weather, (North Little Rock, Chicago USA) and A Thousand Plateaus Art Space (Chengdu, China)
Host Gallery: Hagiwara Projects (Kiyosumi-shirakawa)
Guest Gallery: Crèvecœur (Paris, France)
Host Gallery: MUJIN-TO Production (Kinshicho)
Guest Gallery: Galerie Gregor Staiger (Zurich, Switzerland, Milan, Italy) and Jan Kaps (Cologne, Germany)
Host Gallery: MISAKO & ROSEN (Otsuka, Brussels, Belgium)
Guest Gallery: LambdaLambdaLambda (Prishtina, Kosovo,Brussels, Belgium) and 47 Canal (New York, USA)
Host Gallery: Fig. (Otsuka)
Guest Gallery: Galerie Max Mayer (Dusseldorf, Germany)
Host Gallery: KAYOKOYUKI (Komagome)
Guest Gallery: Johnathan Hopson Gallery (Houston, USA) and Galeria Wschód (Warsaw, Poland)
Host Gallery: Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tennoz)
Guest Gallery: Chris Sharp (Los Angeles, USA)
Host Gallery: ANOMALY (Tennoz)
Guest Gallery: The Green Gallery (Milwaukee, USA)
Host Gallery: XYZ collective (Sugamo) 4649 (Sugamo)
Guest Gallery: KIM? (Riga, Latvia)
Host Gallery: Take Ninagawa (Higashi Azabu)
Guest Gallery: Air de Paris (Paris, France)
Host Gallery: Aoyama l Meguro (Meguro)
Guest Gallery: Kristina Kite (Los Angeles, US)
The recent painting Burnt image was a beginning and led into the ongoing series of drawing landscapes from direct observation at public parks in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.
2017-19 Worked and produced in Mexico City, Mexico
2013 Completed Graduate School of Tokai University, Department of Plastic Arts
1988 Born in Shizuoka
Aoki’s sculptures, with their simple forms, capture the small desires and circumstances that are not worth talking about, the gestures and habits that are unique to each individual, the shapes that seem to have accompanied them over long distances while moving, the situations in which they flow and disappear (which means they were certainly around there earlier), and invisible movements such as speed and gravity. The work is captured in volume, creating and visualizing space with a scale and extreme thinness that does not seem trivial motives.
Most of his works are made of wood, but especially after working in Mexico City, he has been treating space, three-dimensionality, and even the fact that people come and go and engage in them as equally important materials, creating an neutral time.