TERRADA has long been committed to embracing the value of things in all their diversity. Now we’re evolving to see how these things give rise to peripheral value, even in sometimes invisible dimensions along the many paths of creativity, and strengthen the sense of shared wisdom that binds us, together with PIGMENT TOKYO, Archi- Depot Museum, TERRADA ART COMPLEX, IRON ISLAND FES and more—we now turn toward building the future.
TERRADA ART COMPLEX is a hub of making artistic culture. The current occupants include: TAC ART STUDIO, a studio complex for artists; as well as a campus for the “Artwork Restoration Course at Yokohama University of Art & Design – Tennoz Satellite,” a university course which educates future professionals in restoration and preservation science, and more.
This time, we interviewed and asked its fascination to Masayoshi Nojo, a store manager of PIGMENT TOKYO/artist and a user of the TAC ART STUDIO.
-What attracts you the most about TAC ART STUDIO?
First of all, the infrastructure here is well-developed.
Since the space was under renovated from the warehouse, the ceiling is 5m high which is the reason why I can concentrate on my work in this huge space. Besides, it's open for 24 hours, air conditioning, washroom and water service are organized, and there is a large elevator for installment so I have nothing to complain about.
-I'm sure you are comfortable here.
It is very convenient that this well-developed space is located at the center of Tokyo.
Also, there are many commercial galleries of Modern Art on the other floor, so it is nice that I can access there easily.
-What is the advantage of working at PIGMENT TOKYO as an artist, while creating your work at studio in Tennoz Isle?
I'm glad that my workplace and studio are in the same area.
I can buy the materials I use for my artwork, and be able to spare my time for my artwork without concerning about the transportation time. Some famous artists visited our store, it's my pleasure to have a chance to connect with many customers. Also, I learned so many things about store management, which affects my career as an artist in a good way.
-Any good influence you experienced?
I tend to focus on creating my works though from now on, it is necessary for the artists to learn how to manage and present themselves to the public. It’s worthwhile working here for me to get a new hint or connection.
-What kind of artwork do you usually create? Please tell us about the concept.
I learned Japanese style painting at Kyoto University of Art and Design, but as I got interested in Modern art, my style has changed.
I had a lot of inspiration from the art of museums and galleries in London and Hong Kong. Based on the knowledge I have learnt in the past, I tried to think about what art should I create from here, then ended up with creating artwork by using metal leaf. The series " Mirage" was inspired by the phenomena. I deconstructed the image which I documented on my own, and made the information of iconography into visualized experience that strongly appeals to sensibility, by using the method of reconstruction with combining contingency and phenomena using metal leaves on the screen.
A transitory world affected by the lights and space turns to an optical phenomenon which is visible but impossible to reach, and abstract the reality that photography has.
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-Please tell us about your future activities.
I'm going to hold an exhibition at the gallery in London this coming January to February, 2020.
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JD Malat Gallery
1989 Born in Kanagawa, Japan
2013 B.A. in Japanese Paintings at Kyoto University of Art and Design
2015 M.A. in Japanese Paintings at Kyoto University of Art and Design
2009 Grand Prize, Tadasu no Mori Dessin Contest
2012 The 6th Seison Maeda Prize
The 8th World Painting Grand Prize
2013 Academic Prize, 2013 Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduation
Grand Prize, Art Bar 2013 Creation of Kyoto
Albion Award 2013
Grand Prize, Turner Award 2013
TOKYO WONDER SEED 2013
2014 Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduate Diploma Exhibition Sagawa Art Museum Eiichi Kuriwada Special Award
2011 Art Auction -STORY vol.3-(Doshisha University, Kyoto)
Gashinten(Muromachi Art Court, Kyoto)
2012 Gen the 3rd(ex Rissei Elementary School, Kyoto)
Art Festival, Iwami the Blue 2012(Shimane, Japan)
The 8th World Painting Grand Prize Exhibition(Sekaido Shinjuku, Tokyo)
Mebae 2012(Galerie Aube, Kyoto)
INNOVATE, 3 Japanese Painters(Gallery Kato, Kyoto)
Gashinten(Muromachi Art Court, Kyoto)
2013 TOKYO WONDER SEED 2013(Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo)
2013 Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduation Exhibition(Kyoto University of Art and Design)
Graduation Exhibition pre-event, connect(Dohjidai Gallery of Art, Kyoto)
2014 Stories reconsidered by materials(T-Art Complex, Tokyo)
When the attitude becomes a form(ARTZONE, Kyoto)
This is where I learnt Nihonga(Galerie Aube, Kyoto)
Gashinten(The Sato Museum of Art, Tokyo)
2015 Brilliant Corners(Tokyo Arts Gallery, Tokyo)
Stars popped out of Chaos - Next generation of artists - Kyoto University of Art and Design(SPIRAL, Tokyo)
Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2015(Marunouchi Building 1F, Tokyo)
Kuriwada Eichi special award ceremony(Sagawa Art Museum, Shiga)
Postgraduate Exhibition(Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto)
2016 Masayoshi NOJO "Mirage"(Gallery Art Composition, Tokyo)
2017 Solo Exhibition "Mirage" (Tokyo Arts Gallery, Tokyo)
2016 ART FAIR TOKYO 2016(by Gallery Art Composition / Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo)
ART OSAKA 2016(HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA, OSAKA)
2017 ART FAIR TOKYO 2017(by Gallery Art Composition / Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo)
ART JAKARTA 2017(by Gallery Art Composition / THE RITZ-CARLTON JAKARTA, PACIFIC PLACE, Indonesia)
2018 ART FAIR TOKYO 2018 (Gallery Art Composition, Tokyo)(Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo)
VOLTA NY 2018 (Gallery Art Composition, Tokyo)(PIER 90, New York)
KIAF2018 / ART SEOUL (Gallery Art Composition, Tokyo)(COEX, Seoul)
・Nojo Masayoshi Exhibition
‘Under the Moonlight’, Masayoshi Nojo
Date: Thursday, 16 January 2020 to Saturday, 15 February 2020
Location: 30 Davies Street Mayfair London W1K 4NB
・TERRADA ART COMPLEX
1-33-10, Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan（Operation Office）
11-minute walk from Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line "Tennoz Isle Station" Central Exit
8-minute walk from Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line "Tennoz Isle Station" B Exit
・TAC GALLERY SPACE
Closed: Sun,Mon,National Holidays
*Session is different depends on each galleries