ABOUT

上野裕二郎/Yujiro Ueno

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Born in 1996 in Kyoto, Japan.
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, majored in oil painting at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, 2019.
Master’s degree in Fine Arts , majored in art theory at Tokyo University of the Arts, 2021.

I uses acrylics and oil paints as my main mediums. My artworks focus on the theme of living things. Revealing the strife of the reality of living things, the surrounding environment, and the flow of time.

Taking the elements from Japan Ukiyo-e, Western Impressionism and Eastern Zen painting, I merged the traditional elements by Tarashikomi (blurring of lines) with water-based acrylic paints, layering brushstrokes and painting techniques that evoke transparency on thick layers.

My style of brushstrokes are strongly influenced by Asian calligraphy. At the same time, I incorporate Japanese artistic sensibilities through the use of gold and silver pigments on background and the depiction of tigers and birds of prey from traditional motifs in Japanese painting.


Awards

2021
・ 69th Tokyo University of the Arts Graduation Works Exhibition (Sogyo Prize)

2020
・TURNER AWARD 2020
・Young Creators Award 2020 (MI Gallery Prize)
・LIQUITEX THE CHALLENGE 2020 (LIQUITEX Prize, University division)
・The 7th Mirai-ten (Future Exhibition) - Galerie Nichido Art (Selected)
・47th Mitsubishi Corporation ART GATE Program (Selected)
・3331 Art Fair 2020 Collector Prize (Two awards)

2019
・TURNER AWARD 2019 
・46th Mitsubishi Corporation ART GATE Program (Selected)
・Saitama Art Program (Selected)
・2019 Mitsubishi Corporation ART GATE Program scholarship winner
・The 6th Mirai-ten (Future Exhibition) - Galerie Nichido Art (Selected)

2018
・6th DISCOVER THE ONE JAPANESE ART 2018 in Paris /France Paris Le Marais Galerie JOSEPH minimes (Special Award)
・11th Naha Shimin Art Exhibition (Two awards)

2017
・13th The World Art Exhibition (Selected)
・22th ART MOVE competition (Dime Award)


Solo Exhibitions 

・2022 Yujiro Ueno Solo Exhibition-New Scope of Paintings SHIKISAISHA GALLERY/Tokyo 

・2022 Yujiro Ueno Solo Exhibition Nihombashi Mitsukoshi/Tokyo

・2021 Yujiro Ueno Solo Exhibition-Surge, Ginza Tsutaya Books Tokyo/Tokyo
・2021 Yujiro Ueno Solo Exhibition, Frederick Harris Gallery Tokyo American Club/Tokyo

・2018 Yujiro Ueno Solo Exhibition, exhibition room Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts/Okinawa

・2017 Yujiro Ueno Solo Exhibition, Atelier angle/Okinawa


Group exhibitions & Art Fairs

2022

・ART TAICHUNG 2022
・ONE ART TAIPEI 2022 
・Yujiro Ueno, suma group exhibitions-Resonance, ECLECTIC CAFÉ ERIC ROSE Tokyo
 
2021
・60th MINION Exhibition, Galerie Nichido Art
・Shikaron Exhibition, Gallery Ishikawa
・Owls 2021 Exhibition SHIKISAISHA GALLERY

2020年
・59th MINION Exhibition, Galerie Nichido Art
・LIFE FORM Exhibition, GALLERY ART POINT
・GALLERY ART POINT group exhibition, GALLERY ART POINT
・ART colours Vol. 32 Spring Exhibition, Spring has come- THE Royal Park ICONIC
・3331 Art Fair 2020/3331 Arts Chiyoda

2019年
・ART GAIA Modern Art Exhibition, ART FACTORY Motoazabu Gallery
・58th MINION Exhibition, Galerie Nichido Art
・Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, Faculty of Arts and Crafts, Graduate School Formative Arts 30th Graduation Exhibition, Okinawa Prefectural Art Museum

・DISCOVER THE ONE JAPANESE ART in PARIS Awarded Artist Exhibition, Tanaka Yaesu Garou

 

Others
2019/2020
・GEIDAI ARTS in Marunouchi 2019/2020 Auction art work display

 

Master Dissertation
“Production and Discussion of my art work” Tokyo University of the Arts