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Art Projects Gallery 5 February - 1 March 2015 Unit S510, 5/F, Block A, PMQ

35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong Opening Hour: Tue - Sat, 11am to 8pm Sun, 12am - 6pm

藝途畫廊 2015年2月5日至3月1日 香港中環鴨巴甸街35號 元創方A座5樓S510 室 開放時間:星期二至六 上午11時至下午8時 星期日 上午 12 時至下午六時 2


CONTENTS / 目録 Preface / 序 Ray Vees Goh, Co-founder of Art Projects Gallery................ | 4 , 6 Artist Statement...................................................................... | 5 , 7

Works / 作品 In The Weed........................................................................... | 8 - 9 Camella 1............................................................................... | 10 - 11 Camella 2............................................................................... | 12 - 13 Weeds 1 ................................................................................ | 14 - 15 Weeds 2 ................................................................................ | 16 - 17 Weeds 3 ................................................................................ | 18 - 19 Bird 1 ..................................................................................... | 20 - 21 Behind Blossom..................................................................... | 22 - 23 Floral Stole.............................................................................. | 24 - 25 Single Flower 1....................................................................... | 26 Single Flower 2....................................................................... | 27 Single Flower 3....................................................................... | 28 Single Flower 4....................................................................... | 29

Biography / 履歷 Yumi Masuda.......................................................................... | 30 - 31

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Art Projects Gallery is delighted to present Japanese artist, Yumi Masuda’s inaugural solo exhibition in Hong Kong, titled THE TRANSIENT DIARY. Born in Fukushima, Yumi’s works convey a sense of inner strength and sublime calmness. Visiting her home after the twin disasters of the 11 March 2011 earthquake and nuclear power plant incident that devastated her hometown, she found her garden overgrown with wild plants and flowers. While feeling despondent by the disasters, she felt the positive energy from the plants and became fascinated by the mysterious life force and bilateral character of nature. THE TRANSIENT DIARY is a collection of works reflecting Yumi’s revelation about how nature, people and everything else are in a state of constant change, assuming multiple roles and displaying transformed – and sometimes opposite - characteristics. In her paintings, Yumi emancipates her subjects from their original roles to create fresh narratives and stories. Inspired by the mysterious power of nature, Yumi’s works often feature intricately detailed floral and plant motifs as metaphors for time and transformation. Yumi’s creative process is highly intuitive, in which she embarks on every work without any preconceived image of the final product. Each work continually transforms and evolves until the artist’s final stroke, very much like how nature works. Yumi Masuda graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Art (Painting) degree in 2008 and a Master of Art (Painting) degree in 2010. Goh Ray Vees Co-Founder of Art Projects Gallery 4


Artist’s Statement Everything is free in paintings. Animals, plants, people, and industrial products – all things are free from their own roles in the real world. The characters that are free from their original roles exist in paintings wearing its new meaning. I don’t present clearly what those new meanings are. I hope you will feel the freedom of the characters by being a part of the painting. When I paint, I connect motives as if I am doing a word associating game. What kind of connections I make depends strongly on how I feel at any given time. Therefore, my works changes from the very beginning to the end, often incorporating various thoughts that are beyond words. I hope to paint from the bottom of my heart, the small world that could make you imagine many stories with joy, grief, truth and lies…

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藝途畫廊榮幸舉辦日本藝術家,増田有美,在香港的首度個人作品展 『瞬間的日記』。

出生於日本福島,有美的作品傳達了一種內在情感的力量和平靜的昇華。 2011年3月11日,日 本褔島大地震和核電站事故,雙重災害摧毀了有美的家鄉。災難過後她重返褔島,發現家裡的花 園裡長滿了野生的植物和花卉。深受災難所帶來的沮喪的同時,然而她亦從植物中感受到正能量, 為大自然神秘的生命力和其雙邊性質所著迷。

『瞬間的日記』一系列作品反映了有美從自然、人和世界一切事物所得的啟示。它們不斷的在變 化、承擔多重角色、顯示被轉換的特性——有時甚至是相反的特性。在有美的作品中,她試圖解 放作品中主題故有的角色,創造新鮮的敘事和故事。

有美的創作靈感來自於大自然的神秘力量,作品往往具有精巧的花卉和植物圖案隱喻著時間和改 變。有美的創作過程非常的直觀,她開始創作每一件作品時都沒有最終完成品的任何預想圖像。 每件作品,在藝術家未完成她的最後一筆前,都是經過不斷的變化和發展,有如大自然生態的運 作。

増田有美分別於2008年及2010年,於東京藝術大學獲得學士和碩士學位,主修繪畫。

敖若威 藝途畫廊聯合創辦人

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藝術家自述

在繪畫的世界裡,一切都是自由的。動物、植物、人類和工業產品——所有的事物都可以從現實 世界故有的角色中解脫。 人或事物擺脫了原本的角色,在作品裡以新的含義存在著。

我不會明確地呈現新的含義是什麼。我希望你能成為我的作品的一部分,試圖感受作品中角色的 自由。

當我在進行創作時,我會將動機連接,有如在玩文字連接遊戲。我會做出什麼樣的聯繫,在很大 的程度上都取決于在我在某個時間點的心情。因此,我的作品從開始到結束都不停的變化,往往 融入了用語言所無法表達的想法。

我希望打從我的心底,畫出一個小世界,一個能讓妳聯想到充滿了喜悅、悲傷、真理、謊言等等, 無窮想像的故事。

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In The Weed 2014, Oil on Panel 91 x 117 cm

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Camellia 1 2015, Oil on Canvas 61 x 91 cm

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Camellia 2 2015, Oil on Canvas 65 x 65 cm

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Weeds 1 2015, Oil on Canvas 41 x 41 cm

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Weeds 2 2015, Oil on Canvas 41 x 41 cm

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Weeds 3 2015, Oil on Canvas 41 x 41 cm

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Bird 1 2015, Oil on Canvas 27 x 27 cm

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Behind Blossom 2014, Colour Pencil on Paper 73 x 61 cm

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Floral Stole 2015, Colour Pencil on Paper 73 x 61 cm

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Single Flower 1 2015, Colour Pencil on Paper 53 x 33 cm

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Single Flower 2 2015, Colour Pencil on Paper 53 x 33 cm

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Single Flower 3 2015, Colour Pencil on Paper 53 x 33 cm

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Single Flower 4 2015, Colour Pencil on Paper 53 x 33 cm

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YUMI MASUDA 1983 born in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan ACADEMIC BACKGROUND 2010

Master of Fine Art, Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate school of fine arts, Department of Painting

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Bachelor of Fine Art, Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of fine arts, Department of Painting

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014

The Transient Diary, Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong

2013

Shonandai MY Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012

Shonandai MY Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2011

Shonandai MY Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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2014

MY duo 2014, Shonandai MY Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010

Contemporary Art Expected New Artists 5, Matsuyama Mitsukoshi, Ehime, Japan

2010

MY Harmonious Exhibit 2010, Shonandai MY Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


増田由美 1983年出生於福島縣,日本 學術背景 2010

東京藝術大學藝術碩士,繪畫系

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東京藝術大學藝術學士,繪畫系

個展 2015

瞬間的日記,藝途畫廊,香港

2013

湘南台畫廊,東京,日本

2012

湘南台畫廊,東京,日本

2011

湘南台畫廊,東京,日本

聯展 2014

MY Duo 2014,湘南台畫廊,東京,日本

2010

Contemporary Art Expected New Artists 5,松山三越,愛媛縣,日本

2010

MY Harmonious Exhibit 2010,湘南台畫廊,東京,日本

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“The Transient Diary” by Yumi Masuda 《瞬間的日記》 • 増田有美 First published in 2015 by Art Projects Gallery This book was published for the occasion of the exhibition “The Transient Diary” by Yumi Masuda at Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong, 5 February ﹣ 1 March 2015 Curated by Ray Vees Goh, Anng Tan Designed by Art Projects Gallery © 2015 Art Projects Gallery and Yumi Masuda All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. 32


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