1-7-15 Kamezawa Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0014, Japan



Yosuke Kobashi

I have created self-portraits from my early career. Gaining the freedom on the painting, I employ myself as one of the most familiar motif. Regardless of what motif I chose, I attempt to express all various elements I have in my mind directly.

Sometimes the elements are fragmented, but I put these elements together on my paintings. Recently, I apply this method to my installation not only to canvas. I would like to show the exhibition as a movement in the same flow as painting, rather than showing it as one artwork. 

At the stage of installing my works, I reconstruct the works I created in various conditions, such as completed paintings, incomplete paintings, detailed paintings, rough paintings, photographic paintings, intentional paintings, incidental paintings, new paintings and old paintings. Without making any decision for my works, I can be more free in my works.

Gallery MoMo also presents Tomoyasu Murata, A Branch of Pine Tied Up at the VOLTA VIDEO WALL

Yosuke Kobashi, Self-portrait 288, 2016, Oil on canvas, 281 x 175.5 cm
Yosuke Kobashi, Shake Hands, 2017, Oil on canvas, 194 x 130.3 cm
Yosuke Kobashi, Self-portrait 291 (Various Farts), 2017, Oil on canvas, 45.5 x 38 cm
Yosuke Kobashi, Self-portrait 292, 2017, Oil on canvas, 45.5 x 38 cm
Yosuke Kobashi, Landscape, 2017, Oil on canvas, 53 x 53 cm
Yosuke Kobashi, Self-portrait 282, 2014, Oil on canvas, 250 x 400 cm