山口 真人
Masato Yamaguchi

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山口真人は現代に生きる私たちのアイデンティティのあり方を絵画という形態から模索し、造形化します。例えばSNSや動画サービスサイト、AIによって生成される仮想イメージ等、相手の姿形や存在自体を実際に確認していないにも関わらず、そこにリアリティを覚える感覚をトランスリアリティと名付け、虚像性と実在性の同居が現代の私たちに共通する特徴の一つであると指摘する彼は、その造形化によって私たちが無防備に信じている世界の姿、私たち自身の存在にまつわる認識に再考を促します。

Masato Yamaguchi uses paintings to explore how should we have our identity in this world. “Trans Reality” he calls is a sense of reality even if we are not actually meeting(seeing, facing) them in person such as on a social networking service, OTT media service, and a virtual model generated by AI. He defines that coexistence of the real and the imaginary is one of the characteristics common to us today, and by modeling it, he inspires us to rethink our self perceptions, the shape of the world, which we only vaguely believe in.

 

마사토 야마구치는 현대에 사는 우리의 아이덴티티의 본연의 자세를 회화라는 형태로부터 모색해, 조형화 합니다.

예를 들면 SNS나 동영상 서비스 싸이트, AI에 의해 생성되는 가상 이미지 등, 상대의 모습이나 존재 자체를 실제로 확인하고 있지 않음에도 불구하고, 거기에 리얼리티를 기억하는 감각을 “트랜스 리얼리티”로 이름 붙여, 허상성과 실제성의 동거가 현대의 우리들의 공통되는 특징의 하나라고 지적하는 야마구치.

그는 그 조형화를 통해 우리가 무방비로 믿고 있는 세계의 모습, 우리 자신의 존재에 얽힌 인식에 재고(再考)를 촉구하고 있습니다.

1980年東京都出身、90年代渋谷系・グラフィティの影響を受けグラフィックデザイナーとして活動後、
2013年よりAffordable art fair NYC, SCOPE MIAMIなどのアートフェアに参加。
2019年INDEPENDENT TOKYOにてグランプリを獲得。
主な個展に「SELFY」(SH GALLERY / Tokyo 2021)、「トランスリアリティ序章」(H.P.FRANCE MARUNOUCHI/Tokyo 2019)、「”MADE IN TOKYO」(Gallery Onetwentyeight/NYC 2016)等。

1980 Born in Tokyo
2003 Graduated School of Economics, The Hosei University.
Received the Grand Prix at INDEPENDENT TOKYO in 2019.

He was Influenced by Shibuya-kei and graffiti in the 1990s, he worked as a graphic designer.
2013〜He has participated in art fairs such as Affordable art fair NYC and SCOPE MIAMI.

His main solo exhibition is,
2016 “MADE IN TOKYO” ( Gallery Onetwentyeight / NYC)
2019 “Introduction to Transreality” (H.P.FRANCE MARUNOUCHI / Tokyo)
2021 “SELFY” ( SH GALLERY / Tokyo )


CV

Award

2019 GrandPrixINDEPENDENTTOKYO2019

Solo Exhibitions

2021 “WHAT CAFE EXHIBITION -GIFT-” ( Warehouse TERRADA / Tokyo,Japan )
“SeLFY” ( SH GALLERY / Tokyo,Japan )
2020 “Trans Reality#2 INTO MATERIAL” ( GINZA TAKAGI BUILDING / Tokyo, Japan )
2019 “Trans Reality#1 Digital Objects” ( Turner Gallery / Tokyo, Japan )
“Prologue of Trans Reality” ( H.P.FRANCE WINDOW GALLERY MARUNOUCHI / Tokyo, Japan )
2016 “MADE IN TOKYO” ( Gallery Onetwentyeight / NYC, US )
2015 “MADE IN TOKYO” ( Gallery Speak For / Tokyo, Japan )
2014 “PlasticPainting” ( Gallery Speak For / Tokyo, Japan )

Group Exhibitions

2022 MAKERS SPACE x 山口真人 “stay pixelated” ( SH GALLERY/Tokyo, Japan )
2021 “ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2021” グループ展 ( 博多阪急 / Fukuoka, Japan )
“GROUP EXHIBITION” グループ展 ( SH GALLERY / Tokyo, Japan )
“スマホの方が現実” グループ展 ( 渋谷ヒカリエ8 CUBE1,2,3 / Tokyo, Japan )
2020 “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 “ART KAIHO-KU” DAIKANYAMA TENOHA ( Tokyo, Japan )
“Emerging Tokyo” White Box ( NYC, US )
“INDEPENDENT TOKYO2019” HULIC CONFERENCE ( Tokyo, Japan )
“LUCCA Art Fair” Lucca Polo Fiere ( Lucca, Italy )
2016 “FridGe ART FAIR NYC” Angel Orensanz Foundation ( NYC, US )
2013 “SCOPE MIAMI BEARCH 2013″( Miami, US )
“TOKYO FANTASY” MITSUKOSHI GALLERY ( Ginza, Japan )
2012 “Affordable Art Fair” The Tunnel, Chelsea ( New York )

Information

www.plastic.tokyo
instagram.com/yamagch