Yoichi UMETSU

  • Spirit of the Dead Watching Me

    2016 / h. 121.8 × w. 100.8 cm / Oil on panel
  • Episode 17, Blood, lots of sun

    2015 / image: h. 15.2 × w. 17.2 cm / frame: h. 17.5 × w. 19.5 cm / Rim, water colour, ink, acryl, oil, chalk ground on panel
  • Unknown (05)

    2015 / image: h. 15.2 × w. 17.9 cm / framed: h. 17.9 × w. 17.6 cm / Chalk ground, indian ink, watercolor, ink, acrylic on board
  • Unknown (07)

    2015 / image: h. 15.0 × w. 15.1 cm / framed: h. 17.7 × w. 17.7 cm / Chalk ground, indian ink, watercolor, ink, acrylic on board
  • Unknown (09)

    2015 / image: h. 15.5 × w. 17.4 cm / framed: h. 18.2 × w. 20.0 cm / Chalk ground, indian ink, watercolor, ink, acrylic on board
  • Unknown (11)

    2015 / image: h.14.9 × w.15.1 cm / framed: h.17.6 × w.17.7 cm / Chalk ground, indian ink, watercolor, ink, acrylic on board
  • Unknown (19)

    2015 / image: h. 15.3 × w. 17.3 cm / framed: h. 18.0 × w. 19.9 cm / Chalk ground, indian ink, watercolor, ink, acrylic on board
  • Unknown (28)

    2015 / image: h. 15.0 × w. 14.9 cm / framed: h. 17.7 × w. 17.5 cm / Chalk ground, indian ink, watercolor, ink, acrylic on board
  • Unknown (30)

    2015 / image: h. 14.9 × w. 15.0 cm / framed: h. 17.6 × w. 17.6 cm / Chalk ground, indian ink, watercolor, ink, acrylic on board
  • "Bomber"

    2014 / Oil on board / image: h. 14.6 cm × w. 30.0 cm, framed: h. 23.2 cm × w. 39.1 cm × d. 4.5 cm
  • "Floreal - Big pollen intermingled with dirty light"

    2012 - 2014 / Oil on panel, mixed media / h. 111.7 cm × w. 191.2 cm
  • "Wisdom, Impression, Sentiment - A"

    2012 - 2014 / Oil on panels / h. 180.6 cm × w. 99.8 cm each / 3 pieces from a set of 4
  • "Not participating in rec and doze"

    2013 / Ink and watercolor on paper / image: h. 7.6 cm × w. 10.5 cm, framed: h. 24.1 cm × w. 27.2 cm × d. 3.0 cm
  • "Exercise for Spring"

    2014 / Video / 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Exhibition view of APMoA Project, ARCH vol.20 "Umetsu Yoichi - floating pollen"

    2017 / Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
  • Exhibition view of APMoA Project, ARCH vol.20 "Umetsu Yoichi - floating pollen"

    2017 / Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
  • Exhibition view of APMoA Project, ARCH vol.20 "Umetsu Yoichi - floating pollen"

    2017 / Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

Yoichi UMETSU

(Born in Yamagata, 1982. Lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan.)


The early career of Umetsu after he graduated from Department of Oil Painting, Fine Art, Tokyo Zokei Art University could be characterized by one of his paintings, Floréal (Me) (2012-2014), for which the artist appropriated a French painter Louis-Joseph-Raphaël Collin’s painting, Floréal (1886) by replacing a naked female figure with himself. For an exhibition, “Wisdom, Impression, Sentimenthigh ‒ A” URANO, Tokyo, Japan (2014). Umetsu presented a four-panel painting Wisdom, Impression, Sentiment ‒ A, inspired by Seiki Kuroda’s signature painting Wisdom, Impression, Sentiment (1897‒1900). And he also announced the painting that are underlain Ferdinand Hodler’s The Day (1900), that is masterpiece which is over 3 meter in width; The Day (Myself in the East) (2015). He has been searching for his own relation that is locating at development and end of Japanese modern art. From 2014, he established “Parplume” to live in between the history of Art education and Art movement. Parplume is a cram school where students criticize and consider about the existence of community with action through Art and education from the school, which established by Seiki Kuroda to Art universities in general. His recent exhibitions are, “Setouchi Triennale 2016”, Megijima, Seto Island Sea, Japan (2016); “APMoA Project, ARCH vol.20 Umetsu Yoichi”, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan (2017), he is participating in so many exhibitions not only as Umetsu but also as Parplume.

Collection

  • Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
  • JAPIGOZZI Collection
  • Takahashi Collection

News

  • "Reborn-Art Festival"

    July 22 - September 10, 2017

    Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan

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  • "Parplume Summer Break"

    July14 - August 13, 2017

    ※Parplume book fair will be held at the same time.

    NADiff Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

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  • "Paintings got sick, home nursing and love story"

    June 27 - July 15, 2017

    Galleria Finarte, Aichi, Japan

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  • "TAKAHASHI COLLECTION"

    April 8 - June 11, 2017

    Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan


    <Artist Talk>

    Natsuko SAKAMOTO "Painting talk"

    14:00 - 15:30 April 8 (Sat), 2017

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  • 個展企画ARCH関連企画として、シンポジウムを開催いたします。


    前衛、近代、コミュニティーの再設定

    2017年3月4日 13:00 - 17:00

    愛知芸術文化センター12階 アートスペースE・F、愛知

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  • He will be participating in group show at 3331 from the recommendation of KURAYA Mika from The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.


    "3331 Art Fair 2016 -Various Collectors' Prizes-"

    March 17 - 20, 2017

    3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Something of Painting Part2 "Talk Series Evening of Painting" Talking about Painting

    "Crisis / Indeterminate form"

    ARIMA Kaoru × Yoichi UMETSU × SATO Katsuhisa

    19:00 - 21:00 February 24 (Fri), 2017

    Minatomachi POTLUCK BUILDING 3F, Aichi, Japan

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  • "TARO prize 20 years /  20 devilish children"

    March 12 - June 18, 2017

    Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Tokyo, Japan

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  • "Optical Facade of Parplume"

    February 4 - 26, 2017

    gallery N, Aichi, Japan

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  • "Gel of Parplume Cram School Students" 

    February 11 - March 20, 2017

    YEBISU ART LABO, Aichi, Japan

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  • HATOBA vol.9 Yoichi UMETSU x SATO Katsuhisa

    "Agony of Japanese Contemporary Artists in Neo-college exam painting and Modern Fragile Paintings"

    February 3 - 26, 2017

    HATOBA, Aichi, Japan

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  • His solo exhibition ARCH will be held at Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art.


    "APMoA Project, ARCH vol.20 Umetsu Yoichi"

    January 3 - March 20, 2017

    Exhibition room 6, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan

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  • "Welcome to The Parpltown"

    July 10 - 19, 2016

    Parplume Preparatory School, Jellified Parplume Container, Parplume Hut Observatory,

    Kanagawa, Japan

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  • He is participating in Setouchi Triennale.


    "Setouchi Triennale 2016"

    Summer: July 18 - September 4, 2016

    Autumn: October 8 - November 6, 2016

    Inujima, Megijima and the other islands in Seto Island Sea, Japan

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  • His solo exhibition ARCH will be held at Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art.


    "APMoA Project, ARCH vol.20 Yoichi UMETSU"

    January 3 - March 20, 2017

    Exhibition room 6, Aichi, Japan

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