Exhibition

2021 Exhibition /
Solo Exhibition

① The 22nd France – Japan Multinational Contemporary Art Exhibition (Solo Category) 4 oil paintings (size;100x80.3 cm, 116.7x91cm) Motif: Flowers & Women – Greens Theme: Relaxing space with Greens -plants, flower and women.

② Solo Exhibition Video on “Flowers & Women – Greens”. 12 oil paintings including the above works. Theme is same as the above. Size; from 162x130.3cm(largest) ~ 65.2x53cm(smallest)
★Essays are available for four paintings under ① and for some paintings under ②. What has made me start painting each picture is written with some episode and background.
*All the pictures will be ready to watch upon the completion of the HP renewal.(at the end of June.) As for the video, in early August

① The 22nd France – Japan Multinational Contemporary Art Exhibition (Solo Category)
Date and Time; 2021/8/5 ~ 8/15 (closed on Tuesday) 10;00 ~ 18:00
Place; The National Art Center in Tokyo (Room 3A & 3B)
The titles of works:
1)Basil (size;100×80.3 cm)、2)Lavender (100×80.3 cm) 3)Spathiphyllum – (116.7x91cm) 4)Gabriella (100×80.3 cm)

② Solo Exhibition Video on “Flowers & Women – Greens”
* Click the button at the bottom of this exhibition information to watch it.

5)Bishop’s weed (116.7x91cm) 6) Sweetpeas (116.7x91cm) 7) Rose ring (100×80.3 cm) 8) Lilac (100×80.3 cm) 9) Mimosas (162×130.3cm) 10) Break (162×130.3cm) 11) Tulips (65.2x53cm) 12) Red Sweetpeas (65.2x53cm)

Theme; common for ①and②. My intention for the works is to create a relaxing atmosphere with Greens, plants, flowers and women. The leading part for each work is not women but Greens with plants and flowers.

We have been living under corona for more than one and half years. Everybody must have some kind of stress and anxiety more or less. Some people’s nervous system may be in disorder. And I am one of them.

I love to spend time together with Greens-plants. I feel so relaxed and comfortable. They make me forget disgusting things and dispel anxiety. I have been painting pictures with such scenery which I believe is peaceful.

All the pictures will be uploaded soon (when this homepage site is renewed).

*The renewed HP is planned to be ready by the end of June 2021.

★Essays are available for four paintings under ① and for some paintings under ②. My motivation with some episode and background for painting each picture can be found in essays.

*All the pictures will be ready to watch upon the completion of the HP renewal.(at the end of June.) As for the video, in early August.

第34回パリ国際サロン2021

会期;2021年4月22日(木)~4月25日(日)
会場;ESPACE COMMINES (エスパス・コミンユ)
主催;欧州美術クラブ
協賛;新エコールドパリ浮世・絵美術家協会 東京本部
Association des Amis de la Nouvelle Ēcole de Paris UKIYO-Ē パリ本部
JIAS日本国際美術家協会
個展部門 3作品  花と果実をモチーフにした華やかな作品です。
•薔薇とスイートピーと苺 油彩91x91cm
•葡萄の上の薔薇と白いスイートピー 油彩91x91cm
•マスカットと薔薇 油彩72.7×72.7cm

以下は、フランスの美術雑誌「ユニベール・デザール」の編集長であるパトリス・ド・ペリエール氏による寸評です。

山本智子は自然美の証人、<幸福の画家>である。
彼女は我々を感動させる。あらゆる面において美を備えた“花”への知覚をもたらす。
我々の魂をとらえて離さない魅力的な作品、ダイナミズムをつくるブーケたち。刮目せずにいられないキャンバス上の表現。同時にモチーフの裏側にも、アーティストの個人的な平面、自然に向き合う精神性が隠されている。
山本智子のブーケは、キャンバス上に束縛されることがない。
そのイメージは独立しており、自由であり、なにものにも妨げられない。ここに描かれているブーケの表現は、アーティストの稀有な才能による新しい言語であり、観る者がダイレクトに知覚する感性を語っている。

2020/8/8~16
The 21st France-Japan Multinational Contemporary Art Exhibition
Solo Category - TOMOKO YAMAMOTO

HOW THE PANDEMIC AND OUR MIND ARE INTERRELATED LATENTLY UNDER THE TIMES

  • The titles for 4 works
  •  1)Hydrangea Wreaths on Silver
  •  2)Hydrangea Wreaths on Gold
  •  3)Roses, Sweet peas & Strawberries
  •  4)White Sweet peas & Roses on Grapes

You might have an impression of “Stoic or Cool”and “Fancy-free or Optimistic”which are contradictory.
Number 1 & 2 Wreaths works are reflecting the society such as ‘lock-down’, ‘stay-at-home’and ’infection fear or anxiety’. Ghostly looking city and compulsory stay-at-home order might be affecting the paintings
more or less.
In the Number 3 & 4, however, flowers and fruits are depicted actively and brightly as if people burst with excitement after the reopening the society.
The 21st France-Japan Multinational Contemporary Art Exhibition
Place:The National Art Center in Tokyo, Room 3A &3B
Date:2020/8/8~8/16
Time:10:00~18:00 (closed on 8/11 Tuesday)

2019/10/26~31
TOMOKO YAMAMOTO
SOLO EXHIBITION
ON OIL PAINTINGS
☆FLOWERS & FRUITS☆
MAKING YOU FEEL RELAXED AND AT EASE

The solo exhibition in 2019 was taken place from October 26 through 31 in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo.
The motifs are ‘Roses’, ‘Callas’, ‘Hydrangeas’, ‘Orchids’, ’Sweet Peas’, ‘Pansies’, ‘Morning Glories’, ‘Strawberries’, ‘Cherry Tomatoes’, ‘Grapefruits’, ‘Peaches’, ‘Apples’, ‘Oranges’ and ‘Lemons’.
Many of the works were small in size (18×14 ~22.7×22.7cm / 91x91cm work is the largest in size). About 50 pieces of works were on display and sold. We also sold accessories such as original necklaces with Venetian beads (purchased in Murano, Venice in 2002) and earrings with stylish charms.

Date: 2019/10/26~31
Time: 12:00~19:00 (Last day till 17:00)
Gallery; Le Ciel Bleu #3 2-8-8 Jiyugaoka Meguro-ku, Tokyo (4 minutes from Jiyugaoka station)
☆; Le Ciel Bleu is a brand new gallery with a cool terrace and blue sky. On Saturday, October 26 (from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.), we had the Opening Reception. Drinks and light hors d’oeuves were served.

The video on the exhibition can be seen on Youtube.

2018/10/30~11/4
TOMOKO YAMAMOTO
Solo Exhibition on Oil Paintings
---Mysterious Flowers---
The Colors have been fascinating me,
to say nothing of her pictures themselves.
Mr. Roger Bouillot; The Arts Critic in France

I fell in love with “hibiscus flowers” being surrounded with peace and natural beauty, when I visited Maui, Hawaii for the first time in 1998. Since then, the flowers have been captivating my energy and soul every time I stay there.
“Hibiscus ” reminds us of primary colors such as red or pink. And it blooms vigorously under the sun being glared down in southern islands.
On the contrary to as it looks, however, it is weak and fragile; the period in full bloom is short – usually only one day. There are more than ten thousand kinds of hibiscuses in the world. All of them are very attractive with full of mystery. I happened to stay in Maui in 2017 after a long break. And it turned out to be the opportunity to start painting such mysterious flowers.
About 45 paintings on Hibiscus flowers were exhibited at Fujiya Gallery in Ginza.
The video on the exhibition can be seen on You Tube.

Date: 2018/10/30~11/14
Time: 12:00~19:00 (Last day till 17:00)
Gallery; FUJIYA GALLERY, GINZA

★ Mysterious Flowers I 100x80.3cm (Fleurs mystérieuses I)

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