Exhibitions

 

KEN NAKAHASHI is pleased to present Sing, a solo exhibition by Yasushi Ebihara, to be held from March 29 (Fri) until April 27 (Sat), 2019.

This exhibition Sing focuses on the NOISE series that Yasushi Ebihara has been producing for many years, comprising 16 sets of Sing (#1~#16), and Metamorphose (meaning of transformation, reincarnation) drawn so as to cover Casablanca as a motif on a painting created in the past.

Yasushi Ebihara was born 1976 in Ibaragi prefecture. 2001 M.F.A. Tokyo National University of the Arts.

Ebihara’s works range from the LUST series paintings of entwined hair, the DRESS series paintings of gorgeous couture items, to the exploration of single movie scenes in the NOISE series, and the MACAULAY CULKIN series, a symbolic child actor lost in existence.

Often inspired by small excerpts of contemporary film, his work draws attention to the fleeting beauty and tragic sentiments of existences that are exhausted by consumerism and faded away from our memories in the flow of time. Taut and suspenseful, Ebihara’s oil paintings feature layer upon layer of delicate brushwork, while he works with sculpture, photography and performance as well. Through these various mediums, he revives the disappearing at the place of art.

Artist statement by Yasushi Ebihara

There was an old videotape.

When I watched the movie recorded on the tape, the tape seemed worn and the scanning line was disturbed and rough.

The scanlines are colored and violently dominate the screen.

What is the scene of a movie, and what goes on the other side of the noise?

Those faces cut from the time of picture are just there. There should be a face that not have been drawn while moving back and forth between fragments, and a background that should have been.

These are the symbol of life itself. There is a gap in the memory even at this moment, and there is a moment of silence drawn in the noise.

Undertaking the movie as a motif, you can see the relationship between the moment of silence and noise, which means ‘this instant’. And once you see it, there will not be anything left at hand.

Only the things you felt while watching the movie bring different things on each person. And the details fade within the time.

The moment a human being is alive is largely related to one's memory and time. The light of the moment, life itself is a moment of brilliance in a vast time.

The moment of noise that occurs in the time when humans consume and disappear will open the door to infinite space.

Details

  • Title: Yasushi Ebihara Sing
  • Period: March 29 (Fri) ~ April 27 (Sat), 2019
  • Venue: KEN NAKAHASHI (5F, No.2 Shinjuku Bldg, 3-1-32, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
  • Hours: 11:00 - 21:00
  • Closed: Sundays & Mondays
  • Opening: March 29 (Fri) from 18:00~


selected works

The Artist

Yasushi Ebihara

bio

  • Born 1976 in Ibaragi prefecture.
  • 2001 M.F.A. Tokyo National University of the Arts.

BOOK

  • "tarot" published by KEN NAKAHASHI, 2017
  • "if..." published by matchbaco, 2014

MERCHANDISE

  • "Tarot CULKIN" Self-Published tarot cards, 2017