icco Yoshimura：add a dash of spice to life
2022.07.23 - 2022.09.04
10:00 - 18:00
- 2022.07.23 - 2022.09.04
- Open Hours
- 10:00 - 18:00
- July 25
- Free entrance
About the Exhibition
Whitestone Gallery Karuizawa (Gallery3) is pleased to announce the solo exhibition by icco Yoshimura, “add a dash of spice to life”.
As the exhibition title “add a dash of spice to life” literally indicates, icco Yoshimura has been getting familiar with cooking and painting since her childhood and she wishes from the bottom of her heart that her art will become a trigger for adding a dash of spice to the life of the viewers.
Icco Yoshimura was born in Kyoto in 1987. Because of her family background that her parents owned a French restaurant, she spent a lot of times in the floor and the kitchen. Waiting for the parent’s working hours to end, she used to sit at the counter sheet and draw illustrations of wine bottles and table wares on the backside of the scrap papers－this routine became her starting point as an artist. “Blissful time of sitting around the table with precious people”－its pricelessness has continued to be the source of her creative inspiration until today.
In this exhibition, the work “supper”, which uses the 10m-long canvas to resemble the dining table and displays there a full-course meal consisting of starter, main dish, dessert, and coffee, will be arranged in the middle of the venue. Beyond the ‘described’ full-course meal, an ‘undescribed' joyful babble of voices from gathered people seems to be appeared at the front. Besides, circa 40 works including the series such as “shepherd's purse” and “pop out” which raise the food loss problem by depicting the domestic animals, as well as “The Water of Life” series which appreciate the value of a glass of water, will be simultaneously exhibited.
Please come visit and experience the world of icco Yoshimura, which brimmed with positive energy scooped up from everyday life.
top image：icco Yoshimura "supper"(partial image) / 100.0 × 975.0 cm/ 2022/ Acrylic on Roll canvas
Born in Kyoto in 1987, icco Yoshimura spent her youth in Kansai until high school. Yoshimura attended art class for a year in primary school and continues to be self-taught. Growing up, Yoshimura would spend her time in the kitchens and floors of her family-owned French restaurant where she naturally discovered the pleasure of painting wine bottles and tableware. After working for a design and IT company, she continues to work both as an artist and employee.
2010 hpgrp gallery in NY
2016 TAGBOAT Independent Tokyo
2017 SOEI GALLERY Tokyo
2017 MDP GALLERY Tokyo
2018 MDP GALLERY Tokyo
2019 WHITESTONE GINZA NEW GALLERY Tokyo
2020 WHITESTONE Taipei
2021 WHAT CAFÉ TERADA
2021 artrA "Air JORDAN 1" ASOBI SYSTEM × atmos
2016 World Times Hyogo-Japan
2017 Café DECO Tokyo
2018 World Times Hyogo-Japan
2019 Café DECO Tokyo
2021 ZINE YOYOGi-KOEN
icco Yoshimura/ The Water of Life Ⅶ/ 60.0 × 42.0 cm/ 2022/ Acrylic on Panel
icco Yoshimura/ flower 10/ 30.0 × 30.0 × 4.0 cm/ 2022/ Acrylic on Canvas
icco Yoshimura/ Blessed Ⅲ/ 33.3 × 33.3 cm/ 2017/ Acrylic on Canvas
icco Yoshimura/ shepherd’s purse Ⅱ/ 162.0 × 162.0 cm/ 2018/ Acrylic on Panel