October Show Yasuhide Kunimoto and Yukiko Nakano A Two-Person Exhibition

2020.10.09 – 2020.10.25

Yasuhide Kunimoto
Yukiko Nakano
Co-organized by Nii Fine Arts Tokyo and ARTDYNE

October Show Yasuhide Kunimoto and Yukiko Nakano  A Two-Person Exhibition

ARTDYNE is pleased to announce the two-person exhibition by Yasuhide Kunimoto and Yukiko Nakano in collaboration with Nii Fine Arts Tokyo.
Yasuhide Kunimoto captures and draws people from the scenes surrounding his own life and from various images obtained from the Internet and magazines. Yukiko Nakano, who uses ordinary scenery and everyday plants as her subjects, focuses on the presence and breath of familiar “things” and freely combines unique motifs to create a mysterious space with a sense of transparency. We hope you will take this opportunity to be able to see the works of both artists at the same time.

Please note that admission may be limited depending on the situation. Thank you for your understanding.


Yasuhide Kunimoto

Born in 1984 in Oita Prefecture.
Graduated from Kyushu Sangyo University, Department of Fine Arts, Painting Course in 2006. Participated in the Mino Artist in Residence Paper Art Village.

He participated in the “BEPPU PROJECT 2015” and created a 40-meter mural painting in 2015, and was an invited artist for “Local Prospects 2” at the Mitsubishi Estate Artium in 2004. Participated in the “Oita Art Chronicle” at the Oita Prefectural Museum of Art in 2004, and in 2007, participated in the “SPIRAL” project, creating a 15-meter mural in the downtown area of Oita City.

Artist Statement
In 2020, a series of scheduled exhibitions have been cancelled or postponed. I suddenly felt as if I was left up in the air. So I started wondering what I used to enjoy doing in my free time as a child, especially when I was alone. Kendama, Mini 4WD, Super Nintendo, comic books, etc. came to mind, and I remembered that I was an avid collector of sports cards. I brought out a file from my parents’ house that contained part of the cards I had collected back then, and browsed through it. Some of them I found there were wrestling cards that said you had to collect nine different types to complete a picture, but I hadn’t managed to get all of them. Just three more cards. I wondered if I could find them, so I searched on the Internet. The missing pieces were quickly filled in, and the brave figure of the first Tiger Mask appeared, proudly holding up the golden trophy.

Yukiko NAKANO 

Born in Tokyo in 1989.

Graduated from Tama Art University, majoring in oil painting in 2015.
Major exhibitions: “Emerging2018 Yukiko Nakano Exhibition ‘What we overlook'” (TOKAS Hongo, Tokyo), “Old diary, commuting and walking” (Circle gallery & books, Tokyo, 2017).
Honorable Mentions and Grants: “The 20th Graphic 1_WALL Jury Encouragement Prize, Atsumi Kikuchi Selection” (2018), “The 31st Holbein Scholarship” (2016).


Artist Statement
Recently, I often go to Home Depot.
I like the plant section and often go there to look at the plants, but the houseplants lined up there look somehow bored. When I had to stay at home during the spring and summer of this year, I had difficulty in starting to paint, even though I had time.
I felt bored and idle, impatient but in a daze.


I had a feeling that the houseplants at the Home Depot somehow overlapped with my vague feelings. Perhaps that’s why I feel a little relieved as I paint now.