Yuuri Kabata

possibility of exchangeYuuri's thoughts after her residency:

"In my all of paintings, I assign each one with fixed rules, and they are painted following those rules. When painting is tied to these laws, the surface of the painting is solitary, and the act of production itself creates the work. Yet the effects exist before the cause from the spectator's viewpoint. It seems that a paradoxical paradigm separates the work from the meaning that the artist gives it in no small way. However, when the artist understands such a structure, a secondary meaning is given to the separation of meaning. I think such an artwork’s structure is beautiful. 

In the same way that there are limitless possibilities for complication in the repetition of simple expressions, the world that we know has acquired complexity in its repetitive formative processes. This formative principle of the world full of complicated threads of repetition must also inevitably be found in me. This principle is the basis of my work, and the very denial of this has become a basis for further production.

It is certain that there exist patterns within the repetitions of the world that will never fully be understood. They cannot be grasped using automatic methods precisely because of lacks in the limited world. If the working nature of people is no more than a chaotic game, then it is certain that people who are artists will also never be able to grasp these patterns either. If, by some accident, artists were able to grasp them, they would serve as a denial of simulated reality and a testimony to existence itself."
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013      Acquisition of Phenomenon, Meipam, Kagawa, Japan
2013      Deconstruct the Reciprocity, produced by Mitsui Art, Gallery to PLUS, Tokyo, Japan
2011      Defrosted Moment, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
2010      Parallel Universe, Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2009      Origin Pattern, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
2009      Possibility of Exchange, Gallery Grand Café, Tokyo, Japan
2007      Empty Repetition, Art Trace Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012      Unknown Landscape, G-WING’S gallery, Kanazawa, Japan
2012      Observer of Celestial Sphere, Gallery Valule, Nagoya, Japan
2011      Outside the Garden, ART FRONT GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2010      The 6th exhibition of the 21c international arts & culture exchange association, IANG Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010      The 5th exhibition of the 21c international arts & culture exchange association, Pyeongtaek Museum, Pyeongtack, Korea
2010      3331 Independents, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2010      sisters exhibition—simulacra and blind illusion, ART FRONT GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2010      3rd art_icle Award, Sato Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2009      DYNAMITE 0000, kitano studio, Tokyo, Japan
2009      NEW ABSTRACT PAINTING, Nroom art space, Tokyo, Japan
2009      The Zibo international exhibition, Zibo Art Museum, China
2009      ART&PHOTO BOOK EXHIBITION 2009, Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2009      sisters exhibition—intermittent communication, Art Trace Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2009      Market Trace 2009, Art Trace Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008      Market Trace 2008, Art Trace Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007      Art Trace Gallery × Youkobo, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan

Artist Residencies
2011      Nakanojo, Gunma
2009      Beijing Studio Center, China

Award
2010      3rd art_icle Award

Public Collection
Zibo Art Museum, China

Artist Website
http://yuuri.kabata.info