ARTISTS

Tomohiro INABA

Night portrait no.2 h65.0×w55.0×d40.0cm Iron, Urethane paint, Acrylic paint 2016

Where the World Changes Its Shape h74.0×w20.0×d20.0cm Iron, Urethane paint 2015

Where the Night Starts h245×w240×d100cm Iron 2014

Stars Uncounted No.14 h78.0×w45.0×d24.0cm Iron, Silicon paint 2015

I'll Deliver the Words from Stars Tonight h50.0×w50.0×d20.0cm Iron 2010

I would like my creations to be "the sculptures that keep engaging with the viewers through their imagination". This is because I consider one of the ways of art is to be instrumental in bringing the viewers "a fruitful time" to fantasize about something that eyes cannot see.
For this reason I always pursue figures that inspires people's imagination.
I leave "blanks" in my works in order to create sculptures that engage with the viewers through their imagination.
In addition, by capturing the moment of one figure transforming into another, the art works start to tell us stories that evoke the flux of time.

PROFILE
1984  Born in Tochigi, Japan
2011 Ph.D. at Bunsei University of Art(Tochigi, Japan)
AWARD
2002 23rd Utsunomiya citizen Arts Festival Citizens Art Festival Award
2003 24th Utsunomiya citizen Arts Festival Citizens Art Festival Award
2006 Bunsei University of Art Graduation Exhibition : [Sculpture course] Grand Prize
Montreal international Art Festival : Quebec Japan culture promotion prize
2007 ART MEETS ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION winners
Tochigi Prefectural Art Festival Grand Prize
2010 3rd art-icle Award Selected
2011 Genius of Frank Muller creation Winning a prize
SOLO EXHIBITION
2006 Under the same sky(Kilala Art Gallery, Tochigi Japan)
2008 Solo show(Gallery in the Blue, Tochigi Japan)
2011 Solo show(Bunsei University of Art, Tochigi)
2015 Stories That You See(FUMA Contemporary Tokyo|Bunkyo Art, Tokyo)
Stories That You See vol.2(Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo)
2016 Tomohiro INABA - Stories That You See vol.3 -(Gallery Art Composition, Tokyo)
GROUP EXHIBITION
2003 Group Exhibition(Utsunomiya Welfare Center, Tochigi)
Group Exhibition(Hotel Jeseremo, Tochigi)
2004 Group Exhibition(Kyobashi Gallery, Tokyo)
Group Exhibition(TEPCO La Fonte, Tokyo)
2005 Group Exhibition(Hotel New Itaya, Tochigi)
2006 Group Exhibition(Hotel New Itaya, Tochigi)
The palm(Uniglobus Gallery, Tokyo)
Group Exhibition(Kyobashi Gallery, Tokyo)
Group Exhibition(Gallery KATOU, Tochigi)
Ato(Uniglobus Gallery, Tokyo)
Seventh sense -vol.1(Gallery in the Blue, Tochigi)
2007 Group Exhibition(Hotel New Itaya, Tochigi)
Group Exhibition(Gallery Sho, Kyoto)
Duo Exhibition(Gallery KATOU, Tochigi)
Group Exhibition(Gallery Kyobashi, Tokyo)
Music event [SPACE](Tokyo)
2008 Group show(Hotel New Itaya, Tochigi)
Group show(Gallery Kyobashi, Tokyo)
Wonder Festival 2008(Tokyo)
2009 Seventh sense Exhibition-vol.2(Gallery in the Blue, Tochigi)
Red Bull Box Cart Race 2009(Tokyo)
Group show(Gallery KATOU, Tochigi)
2010 NewYear-general-invitation-plan Exhibition(Azabujyuban Gallery, Tokyo)
Utsunomiya Museum of Art Children's Festa 2010 Animal Crossing(Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Tochigi)
100 degrees Fahrenheit vol.2(CASHI°, Tokyo)v ACT Art Fair 2010(The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo, Shinanomachi)
art-icle Award Exibition 3rd(Sato Museum of Art, Tokyo)
2011 Duo Exhibition matter(CASHI°, Tokyo)
Seventh sense -vol.3(Gallery in the Blue, Utsunomiya, Japan)
Night Gallery Projects-Vol.7(Night Gallery, Utsunomiya)
2012 sogno- dream Eiji Futahara The artists from the next generation(Sato Museum of Art, Tokyo)
Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 2012(Tsumari, Niigata)
To the forest(Daikanyama-Tsutaya, Tokyo)
Gallerist Meeting×SOMEWHERE. Extraordinary Lifestyle(Shibuya-Hikarie, Tokyo)
Animal art collaboration(Yokohama Municipal Kanazawa Zoo, Kanagawa)
2013 R293 Art Exhibition vol.3(Sano Municipal Cultural Center, Tochigi)
Ikebukuro Montparnasse 2013(Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Tokyo)
Sukima no kanshyoku(Gallery in the Blue, Tochigi)
Night-Gallery Projects-Vol.9(Night Gallery, Utsunomiya)
2014 R293 Art Exhibition vol.4(Sano Municipal Cultural Center, Tochigi)
Current art in Utsunomiya Vol.4(Utsunomiya Art Museum, Tochigi)
TOKYO DESINERS WEEK 2014 in Milano -Tokyo Imagine-(Milano, Italy)
Shitamachi Art Zoo(FUMA Contemporary Tokyo/BUNKYO ART, Tokyo)
Shibuya Style vol.8(Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo)
2015 LOST ANIMALS II(Gallery Art Composition, Tokyo)
SHINJUKU CREATORS FESTA 2015(SHINJUKU SUMITOMO Building, Tokyo)
Ginza Art Zoo(Yu Gallery, Tokyo)
ART FAIR
2015 Kyoto Art Fair by Gallery Art Composition(The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto)
Young Art Taipei2015 by FUMA Contemporary(Sheraton Grande, Taipei)
ART OSAKA 2015 by Gallery Art Composition(by Gallery Art Composition / Hotel Granvia Osaka, Osaka)
2016 ART FAIR TOKYO 2016(by Gallery Art Composition / Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo)
ART OSAKA 2016(by Gallery Art Composition / Hotel Granvia Osaka, Osaka)
2017 ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2017(PARK HOTEL TOKYO, Toyko)
ART FAIR TOKYO 2017(by Gallery Art Composition / Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo)
KIAF 2017(by Callery Art Composition / COEX, Korea)
2018 ART FAIR TOKYO 2018(by Gallery Art Composition / Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo)
KIAF 2018(by Callery Art Composition / COEX, Korea)
PUBLIC COLLECTION
2011 Visible Tales Nouman Temple Kindergarten(Tochigi, Japan)
2015 "To live" KASO ART Village (Tochigi, Japan)
2016 "The Stars Journey" Double Cove (Hong Kong)

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