Masato Yamaguchi / 山口真人

90年代東京の音楽・ファッション・デザインの影響を受けアーティストとして活動をする。「トランスリアリティ(現実の向こう側の現実)」をテーマに、 SELFY(自撮り)をする女性をクールキュートに描き現実とは何かを問い続けている。アパレルブランドX-girl や ReZARDとのコラボレーションを行 うなどボーダレスな活動をしている。

世界中の人がインターネット上でつながり、絶え間なくSNSと接続する現代において、リアルとバーチャルの境界はますます曖昧になり、ときに目の前にあるものよりディスプレイに映るもののほうがリアリティを持つことを山口の感覚は実に繊細に捉えている。LINEのメッセージで泣いてしまうこと、加工したセルフィーへの自己愛、バーチャルアイドルへの本気の恋、それらは日常にありふれていてもはや虚構とはいいがたい。山口はそうした時代性を背景として「トランスリアリティ(現実の向こう側の現実)」をテーマに作品をつくることで、現実とは何かを問い続けている。

YAMAGUCHI started his career as an artist influenced by the music, fashion and design of Tokyo in the 90’s. With the theme of “Trans-reality”, he continues to question what reality is by painting “Cool & Cute” selfie characters. He is doing borderless activities such as collaborating with the a pparel brand X-girl, ReZARD.

People all over the world are constantly connected on the Internet, to cross the boundaries between modern, real and virtual, and even to think, sometimes what is displayed o n the monitor may be closer to reality than everything in front of them. Through his work, Masato Yamaguchi delicately capt ures everything you are sure to feel familiar with.
People cry over messages from far-flung chat apps, complacent over intricately adjusted selfies, and wildly unrealistic fascination with virtual idols. They are so common in our daily lives that it is difficult to call them fictional works. Yamaguchi, in the context of this trend, created works with the theme of “trans- reality” (reality beyond the reality), thereby continue to question reality.


MASATO YAMAGUCHI

Based in 1980,Tokyo, Japan
Graduated from HOSEI University

Awards

2019 Grand Prix INDEPENDENT TOKYO 2019

YAMAGUCHI started his career as an artist influenced by the music, fashion and design of Tokyo in the 90’s. With the theme of “Trans-reality”, he continues to question what reality is by painting “Cool & Cute” selfie characters. He is doing borderless activities such as collaborating with the a pparel brand X-girl, ReZARD.

People all over the world are constantly connected on the Internet, to cross the boundaries between modern, real and virtual, and even to think, sometimes what is displayed o n the monitor may be closer to reality than everything in front of them. Through his work, Masato Yamaguchi delicately capt ures everything you are sure to feel familiar with.

People cry over messages from far-flung chat apps, complacent over intricately adjusted selfies, and wildly unrealistic fascination with virtual idols. They are so common in our daily lives that it is difficult to call them fictional works. Yamaguchi, in the context of this trend, created works with the theme of “trans- reality” (reality beyond the reality), thereby continue to question reality.

CV

2023
「ART KYOTO 2023」(Nijo-jo Castle / Kyoto, Japan)
「KIAF Seoul 2023」 (COEX 1F, Hall A&B, Grand Ballroom Seoul ,Korea)
「 1st GROUP EXHIBITION」(SH GALLERY SEOUL Seoul ,Korea)
「 Group exhibition Neo Japan Pop Art Explored」(Artspace@Helutrans, Singapore)
「Hankyu Art Fair 2023」 (Hankyu Umeda Gallery Art Stage, 9th floor)
「Group Exhibition “ART FEAR TOKYO 恐怖とポップの迷宮組曲”」 (SH GALLERY/Tokyo, Japan)
MAKERSSPACE / FUKI COMMITTEE / MASATO YAMAGUCHI / BURUMORI / TAKUMU
「ART Fair Tokyo2023」 (SH GALLERY/Tokyo, Japan)
「Study:Osaka Kansai International Art Festival 2023」(Osaka,Japan)
「Solo Exhibition “TRUEFALSE”」 (SH GALLERY/Tokyo,Japan)

2022
「SELFY:完整版」 ( Cupper Space / Hongkong 2022 )
「ART TAIPEI」 Taipei World Trade Center ( Taipei, Taiwan )
「二次元派」 HILLSIDE FORUM ( Tokyo, Japan )
「ART BUSAN 2022」 BEXCO 1 ( BUSAN, KOREA )
「Art Fair Tokyo 2022」 Tokyo International Forum ( Tokyo, Japan )
「stay pixelated」 x MAKERS SPACE ( SH GALLERY / Tokyo, Japan)

2021
「ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2021」 HAKATA HANKYU ( Fukuoka, Japan )
「SELFY」 ( SH GALLERY / Tokyo, Japan)
「BREAK IN EMERGENCY2」JM Gallery ( London, UK )
「JAPANESE GROUP SHOW」 Gallery Jo Yana ( Marseille, France )
「スマホの方が現実」 HIKARIE /8 CUBE1,2,3 ( Tokyo, Japan )

2020
「Trans Reality#2 INTO MATERIAL」 ( GINZA TAKAGI BUILDING / Tokyo, Japan)
「HOMMAGE」 Sansiao Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
「SHIGERU AOI ART COLLECTION」 COURTYARD HIROO ( Tokyo, Japan)
「TAGBOAT x HYAKUDANKAIDAN」 GAJOEN ( Tokyo, Japan)
「HILLS ZINE」 ROPPONGI HILLS A/D GALLERY ( Tokyo, Japan)

2019
「Trans Reality#1 Digital Objects」( Turner Gallery / Tokyo, Japan )
「Prologue of Trans Reality」( H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY / Tokyo, Japan )
「Emerging Tokyo」 White Box ( NYC, US)
「INDEPENDENT TOKYO2019」 HULIC CONFERENCE ( Tokyo, Japan)

2016
「MADE IN TOKYO」( Gallery Onetwentyeight / NYC, US )
「FridGe ART FAIR NYC」 Angel Orensanz Foundation ( NYC, US)

2015
「MADE IN TOKYO」( Gallery Speak For / Tokyo, Japan )

2014
「Plastic Painting」( Gallery Speak For / Tokyo, Japan )

2013
「SCOPE MIAMI BEARCH 2013」( Miami, US)
「TOKYO FANTASY」 MITSUKOSHI GALLERY ( Ginza, Japan )

2012
「Affordable Art Fair」 The Tunnel, Chelsea ( New York )

2009
「GEISAI #12」 Tokyo Big Site ( Tokyo, Japan )

2008
「FUTURE ACADEMIC 1」 Caspers Gallery ( Tokyo, Japan )

2006
「Snow Fort 06」 Gallery Hibiya ( Tokyo, Japan )
「現代的談話室」 with Megumi Hirose SevenPoint ( Oita ,Japan )

2008
「Anecy Animated Film Festival 05」 ( France )

2004
「DOTMOV Festival」 Soso Cafe ( Sapporo, Japan )


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