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Tokyo solo exhibition "7 MOTIONS" June 2024
Tokyo solo exhibition "7 MOTIONS" June 2024

Sat, Jun 01



Tokyo solo exhibition "7 MOTIONS" June 2024

This will be my first solo exhibition in Tokyo in about two years. You can get the latest information on solo exhibitions in the e-mail newsletter, so please apply to participate.

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Jun 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – Jun 15, 2024, 6:00 PM

MU GALLERY, 140-0002 Tokyo, Shinagawa-ku, Higashi-Shinagawa, 1-32-8 TERRADA ART COMPLEX II 2F


Exhibition Title

Ryohei Yamashita 7 MOTIONS

Date and Time

June 1st (Sat) - June 15th (Sat), 2024 12:00-18:00

Closed on Sundays and Mondays



140-0002 Tokyo, Shinagawa-ku, Higashi-Shinagawa, 1-32-8 TERRADA ART COMPLEX II 2F

Admission fee


Artist presence date and time

to be decided

Highlights of the exhibition

Ryohei Yamashita, who has been challenging the consistent theme of expressing "movement" in the contemporary art scene, will hold a solo exhibition "7 MOTIONS" at MU GALLERY in Tennoz. This exhibition, which is the culmination of his many years of exploration, offers an opportunity to return deeply to the origins of expression through a group of dynamic works.

The works on display feature iconic motifs such as athletes and samurai, and Yamashita's distinctive touch has been used to beautifully capture their powerful yet delicate movements based on interviews and sketches. These works go beyond tranquil portraits to depict the inner lives and passions of people brought out by their movements.

Ryohei Yamashita has consistently sought to find the pinnacle of beauty in the moment of human "movement," pioneering a unique genre as an artist. Every bodily movement, like cutting through the wind and dancing in the water, is captured on canvas with bold compositions and brushstrokes that make full use of his own body. He also seeks themes from the various moments that unfold from dynamic beauty, such as transposing the imaginations of athletes into landscapes and choosing the sentiments of the four seasons as subject matter, and continues to evolve.

In 2020, his work was featured as stained glass art at Gaienmae Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, demonstrating new possibilities for art in public spaces. This achievement has led to his work being widely recognized and continues to make a deep impression on many people.

This solo exhibition, held for the first time in two years in Tokyo, will feature approximately 20 oil and acrylic paintings for sale. There will also be a special exhibit of a dream collaboration with "Kingdom," realized at the direct request of manga artist Yasuhisa Hara, showcasing a new form of creativity born from the fusion of different genres. This exhibition will be a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Ryohei Yamashita's worldview while following his artistic path.

Ryohei Yamashita Painter

He creates paintings with a consistent theme of "dynamism." He was born in Fukuoka and currently lives in Shonan. He graduated from Kyushu Institute of Design. After working in street art in Fukuoka, he moved to Kanagawa Prefecture in 2002 and began creating art in earnest. His representative works are the Samurai and Athlete series. His works have been used in public art for the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toyota Motor Corporation calendars, Mizuho Financial Group advertising visuals, and Sapporo Black Label Hakone Ekiden can artwork. In 2015, he won the "ePlus Award" at the art fair "UNKNOWN ASIA."

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