We will present the exhibition of “shapes of Element” by C-DEPOT working on the philosophy of “ART=Diversity.”
“Element” has a meaning of “elements that form the whole” and is a term used to refer to the forces of nature such as the earth, wind, fire, and water that are familiar to our lives. The ancient indigenous aesthetic sense of Japan has been found from such natural conditions and the changes of the four seasons.
In this exhibition, the artists who has expressed the beauty of substances and phenomena that shape the natural world through their own sensibilities will express the feeling of the season as the flowers bloom and calm spring shifts from the winter when the dead trees blow.
We hope you will experience the “Shapes of Element” created by each artist with all five senses through the encounter with the work.
Profile of C-DEPOT
C-DEPOT is a group of about 100 artists who produce work in various genres including painting, three-dimensional work, video, photography and media arts. The group was born in 2002 to express the awareness of contemporary issues shared by artists of the same generation from their perspectives.
Based of the philosophy of “ART=Diversity”, we continue to create a bridge between the artists and society, and propose and put into practice through independent activities how to return the compensation earned through expression activities to society.
Date: November 30 (Mon.), 2020 – June 6 (Sun.), 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Atrium (25F)
Fare: Addmission Free
[Curated by] Fuyama Art
[Designed by] Design Studio PHT
[Video Production] antymark annex
[Organizer] Park Hotel Tokyo
Sayaka Urabe | Miho Kitaoku | Yukari Suematsu | Sato Sugamoto | Asuka Tsutsumi | MATHRAX | Sanae Yanagi
JPY 2,300 * Tax and service charge included
Period: March 1st to June 6th
Forest vodka / Heavy cream / White chocolate / Spare mint / Matcha
Tofu skin / Pistachio
Winter, formerly referred to as the season of death.
Spring, which arrives upon surmounting winter, is the season when new life buds.
The trees begin to breathe, and greenness begins to return to the forests.
This is not only forms an image of gorgeous cherry blossoms; it blends to form a gentle, yet strong cocktail of spring.
JPY 4,000 per person, available from 2 persons * Tax and service charge included
Period: March 1st to May 30th
We prepared dishes with the springtime of mother earth especially in mind, and had the images of the elements of fire, earth, wind, and water manifested through bagna càuda (earth) made with spring vegetables, red sea bream and bamboo shoot papillote dressed with the citrus flavor of spring sudachi (wind), and grilled beef fillet (fire).
Period: March 1st to April 8th
The colors of the four elements of fire (red), earth (green), wind (yellow), and water (blue) are expressed in this dish through the usage of in-season asparagus, canola flower, and sweet tomatoes served together on a single platter.
Artwork Recommended by OMOTENASHI Concierge Asuka Shiraki
Artwork Recommended by OMOTENASHI Concierge Kanae Takasawa
Artwork Recommended by OMOTENASHI Concierge Ieva Valuckaite
Artwork Recommended by Reception Saori Sugihara
Artwork Recommended by Reception Ikumi Mukouyama
Artwork Recommended by OMOTENASHI Concierge Kenta Yamada
Artwork Recommended by Reception Elvira Kataranova
born in 1989
2013 worked at furniture factory
2018 freelance woodworker&upholsterer
2010 Tama Art University B.F.A. Painting, Tokyo, Japan
2019 projet N 76 Yukari SUEMATSU, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Things Lost Forever, KURUM’ ART Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan
RANDY ART HILLS vol. 42 Yukari SUEMATSU: Transient Seasons, RANDY, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Yukari SUEMATSU: Thoughts from Inside a Ring, Nagano City Arts Center, Nagano, Japan
2019 The 33rd HOLBEIN Scholarship, Holbein Art Materials Inc.
2017 Atsuhiko Shima Jury Award (Museum Director, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa), Shell Art Award 2017
2008 Kōzō Fujimoto (Hermès Japon) Jury Honorary Mention Award, Via Art 2008
Artist Based in Tokyo Japan.
Born in Tokyo. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts.
The theme of Sato Sugamoto’s works is the diversity of thoughts.
It’s the attempt to visualize the inside of our heads, of either one or more persons.
She uses colorful strings to express humans’ thinking circuits that intertwine in many ways. The numerous lines entangle, in independent and complicated ways. This, to her, looks beautiful.
She describes the different personal values of one or many strangers by the beauty of the colorful lines.
– Graduated from New York Bartending School.
– While studying at the university, he studied classical cocktails in New York and then he went to Europe to study mixology cocktails.
– Besides working at Park Hotel Tokyo as a bar manager, after winning awards in various competitions, he launched the Gastronomy Algorithm that creates new cocktails with companies, makes a collaboration of chef’s dish and his cocktails, opens seminar, produces bar tools, and more, and he is active all over the world.
– While keeping the traditional style in his mind, he uses the latest bar tools, unconventional materials, and cooking techniques to finish cocktails, and he has belief of taking lessons from history.
Began at Shiba Park Hotel in 1994. Starting with restaurant “Primula”, studied the essence of “Escoffier” at French restaurant “Four Seasons”. Assumed position as head chef of ART Lounge and The Society at Park Hotel Tokyo. Offers a diverse selection of cuisine centered on the “freedom of creation” that represents the atmosphere of Park Hotel Tokyo.
Born 1979 in Kanagawa Prefecture.
After graduating from the Tokyo Technical College for Cooking in 1999,
he studied Japanese cooking at “Hatsuhana” in a Hakone hotel, honed his skills at “Hanasansho” at the Park Hotel Tokyo, the Hyatt Regency Tokyo, and “Kappo Takumi” in Nishi-Azabu,
and was appointed as Head Chef at “Hanasansho”, Park Hotel Tokyo.
An artwork that allows one to experience “to see” “to touch,” and “to listen”. The integration of each sense evokes an infinite number of emotions. The warmth from the use of wood, the act of stroking a round form, and a melody like a lullaby, full of tenderness somehow all brings about a sense of nostalgia.
According to MATHRAX, rhinos are reminiscent of an image that has aspects of both kindness and strength. A handmade work in which the creators have put their heart and feelings into. Please enjoy art appreciation with an open mind!
The artist said that when she made the goat-shaped artwork using real leather, she felt “guilty” about making animal-shaped artworks using animal-derived materials. However, she thought that by doing so purposely, she is able to provide the memorial service for the livestock raised and used for the convenience for the humans.
This is the artwork in which the human ego is hidden in a cute appearance. I would like you to appreciate it while thinking about the importance of life.
The core relationship between tree and artist Sanae Yanagi who lives in the country-side existed mainly in the subconscious zone until 2012. The three years she lived in France has brought this connection to reality. She discovered the charms and wonders in making art from trees, and changed to this field from her original stone sculpture. It is very rare to skillfully sew into the trunk of a tree which is her main material but she does it with ease, making this style undoubtedly a major characteristic of her works. This is a difficult innovation by a person who encountered wood carving not so long ago.
“Galaxy” particularly gives an impression of an image received from heaven, being imprinted on the trunk of a tree. The message of the heavenly body is strong and in line with the artist’s words that emphasize the heavenly body in her works. Looking at the work also generates an image of observing a giant galaxy far away in a refined and compact form. I felt the existence of a universe beyond the perception of time and space.
Blooming strongly from the cold white block.
We feel the energy of these beautiful flowers.
As flowers leave us seeds after it dies, this artwork makes us feel death is not just the end.
Death will happen to anyone at any time.
And it is an end and a beginning.
Our brain is constantly working in our daily lives.
Once you relax and breathe, try to face your reflection in the mirror.
Doing this, various thoughts will pop into your mind unconsciously.
In this work, I felt that the various invisible thought-circuits that overflow from your head are intricately mixed and changed, expressed by colored woven strings.
You can experience the reflection of yourself in the mirror becoming part of the work.
From this picture, I felt a fresh and warm energy, as if the god of water Ryujin (Japanese dragon) celebrating the blessings of nature.
The artist, Ms. Tsutsumi mentioned that the image and energy of this art are meditative and relaxing.
Now at this very moment, there are lots of types of energies in this world, and people are experiencing them.
This artwork made me think that the real abundance might be enjoying and tasting this moment.
If you have anxieties somewhere in your heart or want to celebrate something, I totally recommend you to interact with this picture which has a good vibe and is full of good energy.
This painting was made between autumn and winter 2017, when the artist was staying in Nakajo, Nagano City. The artist, inspired by the rich nature of Nakajo, tried to express the metaphorical aspects that we experience in life.
The title of the painting reflects the philosophical way of thinking on the way of life.
Japanese word “往 路” in title has the following meaning: way and return, lifeway in the present. When we are searching for meaning or looking for an inspiration, no matter how difficult, how hard it is, we only need to look at the destination and move on. Even if something obstructs the view and the visibility is not clear, we only have to go further this road, trusting the light shining ahead.
Accordingly, this work expresses the feelings of a person in various life situations.