rin art association is pleased to announce the opening of Kengo Kito’s exhibition “eraser cave” at the gallery’s first floor.
Disconnected while in connection—
A world covered with random patches of patterns, unrelated to one another,
And painted out with a sequence of white curves.
In this exhibition, Kito’s new installation of hula-hoops, initially shown at YCC (Yokohama Cretivecity Center) in 2017, is reconfigured according to the architectural features of the gallery space at rin art association.
Born in Aichi, Japan, in 1977, Kito received a BFA in oil painting at Nagoya University of the Arts, and completed an MA in oil painting at Kyoto City University of Arts. In 1999, he founded “Art Space dot”, an independent artist-run space in Aichi Prefecture. From 2010 to 2015, Kito lived and worked in Berlin before he moved to Takasaki (Gunma Prefecture), Japan, where he currently lives. He is a professor of art at Kyoto University of Art and Design.
Kito’s major exhibitions in Japan include: “Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art” at Mori Museum, Tokyo (2007); “MOT × Bloomberg PUBLIC ‘SPACE’ PROJECT” at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2007); “Way of Worldmaking” at National Museum of Art, Osaka (2011); “Migration” at Museum of Modern Art, Gunma (2015); “Kengo Kito: Multiple Star” at Hara Museum ARC, Gunma (2017); “YCC Temporary KENGO KITO” at YCC Temporary, Yokohama (2017); “ROPPONGI ART NIGHT 2018” at National Art Center, Tokyo (2018); “Takamatsu Art Museum Collection + The Secrets of Techniques” at Takamatsu Art Museum (2019), among many others.