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Tomohito Ushiro

  • 2023/11/25-2023/12/28
  • Maebashi Galleria Gallery 2, Maebashi

Installation view, artwork: Tomohito Ushiro

MAKI Gallery is pleased to present NEW NUDE, Japanese artist Tomohito Ushiro’s first solo exhibition at Maebashi Galleria Gallery 2.
Ushiro worked for many years in the forefront of digital media as an art director and held his first solo show as an artist, Pointed, at MAKI Gallery / Omotesando in December 2022, garnering attention for realizing an impressive transition from his earlier digital creations to physical works of art with a convincing materiality. The exhibition at Maebashi Galleria presents 8 works from Ushiro’s NEW NUDE and Vague Portraits series, both of which are part of the artist’s continuous endeavor of translating photographs into paintings, alongside a selection of sculptures from his Balloon series.

Please take this opportunity to experience the unique vision and exquisite execution of Ushiro’s works in person at the gallery.

Opening: November 25 (Sat.) 11:00 – 19:30 | Reception: 18:00 – 19:30
*The artist will be present on opening day
Location: Maebashi Galleria Gallery 2
5-9-1 Chiyoda-machi, Maebashi-shi, Gunma 371-0022, Japan
Hours: 11:00 – 19:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and National Holidays

Kaz Oshiro

Installation view, artwork: Kaz Oshiro, Photo: Naohiro Utagawa

MAKI Gallery is pleased to announce Nothing New Under the Sun, a major solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Kaz Oshiro, marking a momentous return to Tennoz since his last solo show three years ago. The exhibition presents new iterations of Oshiro's signature three-dimensional canvas works, which perfectly imitate mundane objects like amplifiers, steel beams, and trash bins. In addition, the show introduces California Calligraphy, a series of abstract paintings inspired by the streaks and scribbles left on dust-covered car bodies across smog-filled Los Angeles.

Please take this opportunity to experience Oshiro’s captivating new works, which quietly yet compellingly challenge the very nature of art through their sheer existence, and invite viewers to explore the liminal space between abstraction and representation, where consciousness and subconsciousness intersect.


To be announced