Artist in residence at Youkobo Art Space Tokyo

December 19th, 2017

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I’m currently artist in residence at Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo. I’ll be here until the end of January 2018 developing the first stage of a new long-term project. Also here in residence at this time are Ari Saarto, Anna Samsøe, and Andreas Stoubye Johansen. My residency is supported in part by a grant from the Institut Ramon Llull.

http://youkobo.co.jp/

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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. My residency will be supported by Youkobo and the Ministry of Cultural Affairs Japan:::

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. Mi residencia será apoyada por Youkobo y el Ministerio de Asuntos Culturales de Japón:::

www.youkobo.co.jp

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

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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.

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

May 1st, 2009

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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。