Yumi Karasumaru Solo Exhibition  Woven – East & West, painting & design –

4 Sat 2021

Shin-design + plus series n.1 – with Bosch, 2021, 35×3   ©️Francesco Ribuffo

Katsuya Susuki Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Yumi Karasumaru, Woven- East & West, painting & design -, from September. 4, (Sat.) through October. 3, (Sun), 2021. This will be her first solo exhibition held in Japan in five years.

Karasumaru says that the COVID-19 pandemic has given her the opportunity to reflect and renew herself. Based mainly in Italy, Karasumaru’s creation in various styles has been further expanded in recent years into not only paintings, but also three-dimensional works, video works, and her unique storyteller performances.

This exhibition consists of her new artwork sequence “Shin design + plus series”, which she started in the midst of the pandemic, and other fourteen to fifteen two-dimensional paintings.

The sequence is an integrated art where Karasumaru employs her exceptional sense of color into traditional Japanese painting design adding the essence of European medieval art as the root of the paintings history. In this way, the elements of the Eastern and the Western, painting and design, and medieval and contemporary arts are all interwoven and fused with each other into a new form of her art.

In this exhibition, Karasumaru contemplates the work of major medieval European artists such as Bosch, Memling, Dürer, Van Eyck, and Watteau, and transforms their paintings and designs in the tableaux integrating them with her delicate drawing and original coloring. The exquisite balance, color, and space masterly composed are even poetic and entrancing. This unique art style developed over many years while Karasumaru, rooted in Japanese culture, has been living in Europe reveals the inner conflicts and philosophy within her artwork.

We sincerely appreciate your visit despite this difficult time during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outline of Exhibition

Yumi Karasumaru Solo Exhibition  Woven – East & West, painting & design –

Yumi Karasumaru Solo Exhibition  Woven – East & West, painting & design –
Dates: September. 4, Sat. – October. 3,  October.10 Sun, 2021
Open: Wednesday – Sunday / 11:00 – 19:00
Closed: Monday and Tuesday(Open on September 21st Mon)
1-32-17 Kakinokizaka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 152-0022
TEL: 03-5726-9985 FAX: 03-5726-9986
Mail: info@katsuya-susuki-gallery.com
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Supported by:Mizuma Art Gallery

<Artist Information>

Yumi Karasumaru
Artist. Born in Osaka. Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts. Graduated from the Italian National Academy of Fine Arts. Produced in Italy (Bologna City) and Kawanishi City, Hyogo Prefecture. From the beginning of the 90’s, she moved her base of activities

Selected solo exhibitions
「Woven – East & West, painting & design -」 KATSUYA SUSUKI GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
「Facing Histories」Galleria I VOLPINI, Bologna, Italy
「Facing Histories」 Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, Italy
「Facing Histories」ROPPONGI HILLS A /D GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
「Facing Histories」 @Kcua Kyoto City Univesity Arts Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
「Facing Histories in Hiroshima」Prefectural Gallery, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, Hiroshima, Japan
「Spiriti Evanescenti」Dal Giappone al Marfisa d’Este”, at Palazzina Marfisa d’Este in Ferrara, Italy
「FACING HISTORIES」Galerie Houg, Lyon, France
「Tokyo Monogatari」Studio Carlotta Pesce, Bologna, Italy
「Tokyo Stories Vol.3」Galerie Houg, Lyon, France
「It’s Our Tokyo Stories」Mizuma Action(Mizuma Art Gallery), Tokyo, Japan

Selected group exhibitions
「+Divenire. Dove inizia il numero di esodo」Corciano Festival, Corciano, Italy
「Turn over #1」 Galleria Paola Verrengia, Salerno, Italy
「Lari- gli spiriti protettori della casa」Triennale di Milano, Superstudio, Milan, Italy
「EX-NOVO」 Fondazione Plart, Naples, Italy
「Roberto Daolio – vita e incontri un critico d’arte attraverso le opere di una collezione non intenzionale
Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, Italy
「La Casa do ut do-Art for Hospice-i valori dell’ABITARE」Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
「Tam Tam: Normal Meraviglie, la Mano」Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy
「SHOWN OR TO BE SHOWN」Galerie Houg, Lyon France

Selected performances
「The Storyteller, il narratore 2020 – The Kodanshi for Galleria de’Foscherari 」
on 20 th September, at Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo) , Bologna, Italy.
「Yumi-transformer, Life changing program 2020-2021」
June 24-25, Galleria de’ Foscherari Via Castiglione 2/b, Bologna, Italy
「The Story-teller, il narratore 2020 – Il nome di quell’uomo è Pasquale」
January 24, 2020, 9 pm at Galleria de’ Foscherari Via Castiglione 2/b, Bologna, Italy
「The Bumper Car Kodanshi – Circolare」October 13, the amusement park in Baggio, Milan, Italy
「The Story-teller, Kataribe 2019 – Make yourself at home」at artist’s home studio, Bologna, Italy from 1st to 3rd of February,
in the program of ART CITY – Arte Fiera 2019, Bologna, Italy
「The Story-teller, Il narratore 2018 – The Four Pop Songs」
I VOLPINI antiques & interiors for ArtCity Bologna, 31th of January, Bologna, Italy
「Facing Histories in Hiroshima- versione speciale per Turin 2017」Museo Ettore Fico, 4th of November, Turin, Italy
「The Story-Teller – il narratore -versione speciale per Napoli 2017」 Palazzo San Teodoro, 15th of June, Napoli, Italy
「The White Story- Storia Bianca」Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, 22th of November, Rovereto, Italy
「Facing Histories in Hiroshima」Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna(MAMbo), 6th of August, Bologna , Italy
「Facing Histories in Hiroshima」@Kcua Kyoto City Univesity Arts Art Gallery, 6th & 9th of August, Kyoto Japan
「Facing Histories in Hiroshima」Ateliersi, Bologna , Italy
「KOROSù-to Kill -Versione speciale per Marfisa 2014」Palazzina Marfisa d’Este in Ferrara, Italy
「The Story-Teller, il narratore”, ”KOROSù-to Kill」at Ex-chiesa di San Mattia,
Bologna (the event of Arte Fiera- ArtCity Bologna)
「The Story-Teller」Gallerie Houg, Lyon, France
「The Story-Teller」Mizuma Action (Mizuma Art Gallery), Tokyo, Japan

Public collection
Museo Ettore Fico, Turin, Italy
Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna, Italy
Museo civica d’arte moderna e contemporanea di Turin, Italy
Microsoft Foundation, U.S.A
The Museum of Modern Arts, Republic of S.Marino
The University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

「COMUNITA’-COMMUNITY 」Premio Internazionale d’Arte “ERMANNO CASOLI- settima edizione “,
/Jury’s Special Award

「KOROSU.- IO UCCIDO –コロス– I KILL 」 Kappalab pubblisher


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