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YUBISAKINOKOI

Venue:art space co-jin

YUBISAKINOKOI

The title of this exhibition is Yubi-saki no Koi and shows four artists’ work from a wide range of media, including paintings, sketches, photographs, 3D artwork, videos and so on.The variety of works is impressive. Photos, taken day by day, with the artist’s fingers on the camera lens. Fired clay, rolled into small, bean-like shapes. Sketches with finely detailed pencil work that embed a feeling of anacatesthesia in the final illustration. Intricate maps of imaginary locales that include terrain, public organizations, public transportation and the like.What are these delicate creations born from the fingertips? What is the “intent” behind them? At first glance, it seems chaotic. Whether it is the joy of pure play, or the trajectory of a desire for expression, the works bring the observer a perspective of whimsy. It is our hope that this exhibition brings you the opportunity to intentionally meet the unseen.


"Yubi-saki" means ‘fingertips.’
"Koi" can mean both ‘love’ and ‘intent’

Schedule

2021-1-19(tue)–3-21(sun)

10:00-18:00

closed on monday

Venue

art space co-jin

Artist

UESHIMA Koki
KATSUYAMA Yuichiro
KIBIKI Hideaki
YAMAGUCHI Keitaro

Works

UESHIMA Koki
UESHIMA Koki
KATSUYAMA Yuichiro
KATSUYAMA Yuichiro
KIBIKI Hideaki
KIBIKI Hideaki
YAMAGUCHI Keitaro
YAMAGUCHI Keitaro

Profile

UESHIMA Koki

Born in 2001
Employment Support Facility Village REN

Graduated from Chutan Special Support School in March 2019. In April of the same year, he began living at the Group Home 180-ban, and started creative activities at the Village REN.
From his time at the special support school, he demonstrated intrinsic imagination, demonstrating his talent to the fullest by making his own unique crossword puzzles which he thought up himself, as well as quite intricate and difficult origami works, and short stories of fantasy worlds. Of special interest are his minutely detailed maps, which he draws using ballpoint pens without any rough sketching beforehand. The names of the places are all from his imagination. Sometimes he names them after sweets, other times after flowers. For him, the maps are dotted with words that describe a world that is completely safe and secure.

KATSUYAMA Yuichiro

Born in 1984
Kyoto City Fushimi Gakuen Atelier Yoohoo!!

While spending time in the ceramics room at the facility—where he feels the most relaxed, he creates clay works by rolling the clay into balls between his fingers, or by watching others, and pounding the clay. The clay balls have been nicknamed ‘Katsudama.’ In recent years, he arranges the clay in lines on a board as if according to some system, and announces “I did a good job!” Sometimes he will say “I’m going to draw,” and uses crayons or colored pencils and with incredible speed and energy fills the paper. He writes numbers,

KIBIKI Hideaki

Born in 1960
Employment Support Facility Village REN

Around age 12, because of his father’s work, he moved from Osaka to Ibaraki, and later to Chiba. At age 18, he entered the Graphic Design program at the Nippon Design Vocational School (Currently the Nippon Design Welfare College). After graduating, he returned to Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture and moved in with his parents.
He draws with pencil and colored pencils in his sketchbooks, and his specialties are illustrations and delicate drawings of animals. He produces works nearly every day, regardless of whether he is at home or at the facility.

YAMAGUCHI Keitaro

Born in 2000
General Incorporated Association Various Connections
Kyoto Tsunagari Welfare Association

Currently resides in Kyoto City. From his elementary school days, he used a wide variety of different pens, trying out their different colors and how they wrote. In high school, he was able to produce large flags and drawings, which served as a spark for him to draw by making tons of circles. At present, if he has a pen and paper, he can draw anywhere.
He has attended the Kyoto Tsunagari Welfare Association since 2019, where he does drawings and began digital photography. During outings, he often shoots more than 100 photos in one hour. With his left hand on the lens, his subjects, or ‘clues,’ the act of releasing the shutter may be a trace of the enjoyment he gets through his fingertips.

Price

free

Organize

art space co-jin
Kyoto Culture and Art Promotion Organization for People with Disabilities

Cooperation

To visitors

Art space co-jin carries out new safety regulations, including frequent ventilation,
sanitation and disinfection of common objects such as door knobs and pens, and staff
are all wearing masks during operating hours.
Here are the measures we are taking for COVID-19 prevention. We thank you very
much for your kind attention and cooperation.

●Reschedule your visit if/when you feel unwell.
●Wear a mask and use hand sanitizer when entering the gallery
●We may limit the number of people who can enter to avoid crowding
●Leave your contact information in the event of an infection cluster occuring