Ryohei Usui

Utilizing ordinary objects as his main motif/medium, Usui has released works that alter our “perspectives” to things already existing in our life, as if making Mitate (an old Japanese term for “metaphor” in haiku culture) updated to the contemporary time.

Works

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Selected solo show

2020
“Solid, State, Survivor”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
2016
“Objects on a table”
UTRECHT,
Tokyo, Japan
2015
“Temporary things”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
2012
“PET (summer edition 2012)”
Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino,
Kanagawa, Japan
“PET (Portrait of Encountered Things)”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
2009
“encounter”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
2008
“Flying goza mat”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
2007
“Sunday Remains”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan

Selected group show

2019
“SETTAI STYLE: From Edo Chic to Tokyo Modern”
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art,
Gifu, Japan
“Transplant”
MUJIN-TO Production,
Tokyo, Japan
“Amazing Craftsmanship! From Meiji Kogei to Contemporary Art”
Abeno Harukas Art Museum,
Osaka, Japan
2018
“Amazing Craftsmanship! From Meiji Kogei to Contemporary Art”
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art,
Gifu, Japan
“ZINE House”
(marunouchi) HOUSE,
Tokyo, Japan
2017
“Amazing Craftsmanship! From Meiji Kogei to Contemporary Art”
Mitsui Memorial Museum,
Tokyo, Japan
“Spring Fever”
KOMAGOME Soko,
Tokyo, Japan
“Sylvanian Families Biennale 2017”
XYZ collective,
Tokyo, Japan
2016
“Contemporary tales from the province IV - Susaki artist in residence”
Susaki Machikado Gallery,
Kochi, Japan
“Assembridge・Nagoya 2016:Panorama Garden - Discovering Signs in an Alternative Ecosystem”
Former dormitory of the customs of Port of Nagoya,
Aichi, Japan
2015
“Contemporary tales from the province III - Susaki artist in residence”
Susaki Machikado Gallery,
Kochi, Japan
“by the mountain path”
White Rainbow gallery,
London, UK
“Open Theatre 2015 Totsuzen Museum”
KAAT,
Kanagawa, Japan

Public collection

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