Artist in Residence at Youkobo Art Space Tokyo

May 16th, 2017

David Franklin Youkobo art Space Tokyo Japan

Very happy to announce that I’ll be returning to Japan in December for a couple of months — I’ve been invited by Youkobo Art Space to participate as artist in residence in their Returnee Residency programme:::

Me alegra anunciar que en diciembre volveré a Japón unos meses — he estado invitado por Youkobo Art Space a participar como artista en residencia en su programa Returnee Residency:::

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Artist talk at Youkobo

May 23rd, 2009

I will be holding a public talk with Kadota Mitsumasa today from 17:00 at Youkobo Art Space.  We will be discussing the work in our current exhibitions as well as our shared influences, and will probably drag up some Japanese art history too. All welcome . . .

Youkobo Art Space, Zempukuji 3-2-10, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0041.
Tel: 03 5930 5009. www.youkobo.co.jp

David Franklin solo exhibition at Youkobo: RUINS

May 1st, 2009

David Franklin Ruins Card 01David Franklin Ruins Card 02

デイビッド・フランクリン 「廃墟」

Thursday 7 May – Sunday 24 May 2009.
Opening party Thursday 7 May from 17:00.
Artist talk with Kadota Mitsumasa 23 May from 17:00.
Gallery is open from 12:00 -19:00, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Youkobo Art Space, Zempukuji 3-2-10, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0041.
Tel: 03 5930 5009.
www.youkobo.co.jp

Irish artist David Franklin’s paintings are concerned with the tensions between individuals and their surroundings, focusing on the intangible experiences of the subconscious. During his six-month residency at Youkobo, he has been increasingly preoccupied with physical locations in an exploration of haikyo, or abandoned buildings, which offer an intriguing alternative view of Tokyo.

David Franklin(デービッド・フランクリン/アイルランド)の絵画は、人と人の関係や人と場に存在する緊張感をテーマにし、把握できない無意識の体験に 焦点を当てている。遊工房での六ヶ月の滞在中、廃墟という物理的空間をくり返し探索することで、特有な視点で捉えた東京を作品にした。

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From JR Chuo Line Nishiogikubo Station North Exit, take bus No 2 towards Kamishakujii or Ooizumi Garden. Get off at Zempukuji. From JR Chuo Line or Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Ogikubo Station North Exit, take bus No 0 towards Musashiseki Station or Kitaura. Get off at Zempukuji.

David Franklin Ruins Poster

Kadota Mitsumasa exhibition at Youkobo: Diagram of a tree from a Bird’s Eye View

May 1st, 2009

David Franklin Kadota

門田光雅展 「俯瞰する樹形図」

Thursday 7 May – Sunday 24 May 2009. Opening party Thursday 7 May from 17:00. Artist talk with David Franklin 23 May from 17:00. Gallery is open from 12:00 -19:00, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Youkobo Art Space, Zempukuji 3-2-10, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0041. Tel: 03 5930 5009. www.youkobo.co.jp

Kadota Mitsumasa’s paintings, created using staining techniques, are transformed through the diverse and continuous duplication of colour and brush mark into unexpected visions. This repetition of distortion and erosion is like a diagram of a tree from a bird’s-eye view in paintings whose structures have no thickness.

門田光雅の描く、ステイニングによる希薄なイメージは、色彩と筆触の多角的な重複の連続により、原型は異なる予期せぬビジョンへ変貌する。この歪曲と侵食の反復は、絵画という厚みの無い構造の中での俯瞰する樹形図である。

Youkobo Art Space Exhibitions and Artist Talk

April 14th, 2009

From April 16 (Thurs), three exhibitions will be held concurrently at Youkobo Art Space. There will be a talk given by the artists on April 18 (Sat) from 17:00. We hope you will be able to attend this exhibition which gives a rare opportunity to view the different worlds of three outstanding artists.

遊工房アートスペースより展覧会とトークのお知らせ
4月16日(木)より、遊工房内の3スペースで展示を開催。
4月18日(土)17:00からは、3作家のトーク予定。
三作家の異なる世界を同時にご高覧頂ける機会となりますので、万障お繰り合わせの上、是非ご高覧くださいませ。

David Franklin: New Work / Open Studio

David Franklin Untitled Painting 01

David Franklin オープン・スタジオ

会期:4月16日(木)-24日(金)開場:12:00-19:00(月・火休み)

Thursday 16 April – Friday 24 April  2009. Open from 12:00-19:00, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Iwakuma Rikiya: Rainstorms, floods and silent trees – Paintings about a hometown that doesn’t exist

David Franklin Iwakuma 01

岩熊力也展 「暴風雨、洪水、物言わぬ樹木~存在しない故郷についての絵画~」
会期:4月16日(木)- 5月3日(日) 開館:12:00-19:00(月・火休み、最終日17:00まで)

Thursday 16 April – Sunday 3 May 2009. Gallery is open from 12:00-19:00, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, closes at 17:00 on last day.

Saara Ekström and Thom Vink: Metamorphoses

David Franklin Saara Thom DM

Saara Ekström & Thom Vink 展 「メタモルフォーゼ」

会期:4月16日(木)-24日(金)開場:12:00-19:00(月・火休み) 

Thursday 16 April – Friday 24 April  2009. Open from 12:00-19:00, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.