3cm and 3km – Looking at the opposite shore –

3cm and 3km – Looking at the opposite shore –

Tomoko Atsuchi/Yuuka Ishii

2023.6.30 fri - 7.29 sat

TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY is pleased to announce a painting exhibition “3cm and 3km – Looking at the opposite shore – “ by Tomoko Atsuchi and Yuuka Ishii. 

Atsuchi was born in 1984 and grew up in Kyoto prefecture. Completed a master’s degree at Kyoto City University of Arts, department of oil painting, and she has been working based in Kyoto as an artist. Her work cannot capture in a simple and straightforward way such as perspective but she expresses the space that spreads out in front of her in the form of paintings. Time and space are shown to be standing connected, which is represented as a single “wall” of the world, with several vanishing points and light sources on both the inside and outside of the image. In recent years, she has been showing paintings that have a more introspective impression, focusing on both internal and external of herself such as landscapes during the trips, casually snapped photos, memories, emotions, and thoughts. 

Ishii was born in 1995 in Kagawa prefecture. She completed the master’s course at the Tokyo University of the Arts, oil painting department last year and now works and lives in Tokyo.
Her work is based on the theme of analyzing and evaluating the framework and aesthetic principals that enable a painting. Using symbols like the alphabet, playing cards, and piano scores as well as motifs and brush stroke shows  stereotypical Western paintings such as fruits, plants, vase and landscapes, she carefully constructs a composition and combination from a wide range of options that will stand alone as a painting all on canvas at the stage of esquisse.

Atsuchi’s works are more painting intimate objects in a way that echoes of colors and shapes on the canvas and allows the brushstrokes to make decisions about the final painting, her works revealed the painter’s emotion. On the other hand, Ishii constructs an instructional painting space while overlooking the structure of the painting and its supporting elements, giving the impression of smoke inducing the viewer. Ishii’s works may be viewed as contrasting in the way she perceives and emphasizes the relationship between “seeing” and “painting” in the creation of her paintings.

However, we can see that both artists’ works through the act of “painting”, have a common gaze that considers measuring this universe.