Yuichiro Moriyama - Femmes Lisant, 2015

Yuichiro Moriyama/ Yuichiro Moriyama

Japan 1984

Painting, Drawing

www.yuichiromoriyama.com

Yuichiro Moriyama
Yuichiro Moriyama
Male
Japan
1984

Yuichiro Moriyama is a Japanese painter who pays attention to small pleasures and discrete emotions of everyday life. His paintings and drawings portray a romantic side of reality, a parallel universe which is a mysterious yet beautiful mirror reflection of our regular world. It is not easy to categorize his work – it is neither conceptual nor decorative. Admittedly, it retains a certain simplicity, a natural elegance favored by the artist.

Yuichiro Moriyama - Feuilles Mortes, 2016
Yuichiro Moriyama – Feuilles Mortes, 2016

Moving from Japan to France

Yuichiro Moriyama was born in Kumamoto, Japan in the mid-80s. After the initial training in Japan at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts, Moriyama came to Paris to complete his education, first in 2006-2007 at the School of Plastic Arts, then from 2007 to 2012 at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris aka ENSBA. After he has completed the art program at ENSBA, he stayed there for a year, assisting the workshop of Jean-Michel Alberola, a French painter who explores the borders of figuration, abstraction, and conceptualism.

After the initial training in Japan, Moriyama came to Paris to complete his education

Yuichiro Moriyama - Barque Blanche, 2015

Focusing on Fragility

Yuichiro Moriyama creates his pieces indirectly – he uses photography in order to create the basic frame and compositions of his work, then he reconstructs these photographs and converts them into paintings. This transformation from photography to painting creates an overall improvement in the atmosphere of the specific scene, according to Moriyama. This improvement is beautifying the world in the sense that it represents only the most poetic scenes of the daily routine. When it comes to the technical aspect of his pieces, Moriyama’s imagery emphasizes the play of reflections found on mirrors or windows, which creates a very positive, idyllic atmosphere. The background of Moriyama’s paintings is as important as the objects in the foreground and his approach focuses on lightness, transparency and fragility of landscapes and people.

Moriyama’s approach focuses on lightness, transparency and fragility of landscapes and people

Yuichiro Moriyama - Salle Rose et Piano, 2014
Yuichiro Moriyama – Salle Rose et Piano, 2014

Colors Running into Each Other

Moriyama’s work has been featured in more than 15 solo and group shows in Japan and France. He is a very active artist who has been participating in the art scenes of Japan and France since 2002. Currently, he’s working on a new series of paintings, which is focusing on the forms found in landscapes, architecture and skies. Since paintings include more romanticism than reality, they seduce us and dominate the real world. One color runs into another one, just as if the two universes were blending. And this is the phenomenon that I paint, replied Moriyama when asked about his main ideas and sources of inspiration.

The artist is represented by Green Flowers Art.

Yuichiro Moriyama lives and works in Paris, France.

Featured image: Yuichiro Moriyama – Femmes Lisant, 2015
All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016ART UP!Lille Grand Palais, Lille, FranceGroup
2015Yuichiro MoriyamaGalerie d'Art de Creteil, Creteil, FranceSolo
2015Yuichiro Moriyamal'Espace Culturel des Tanneries, la Ferrière sur Risle, Haute-Normandie, FranceSolo
2015Les Memoires sur la TableGreen flowers art gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, France Solo
2015Enfance Green flowers art gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, FranceGroup
2015COLLECTIVE PAPIER Green flowers art gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, FranceGroup
2015Carte blanche aux galeries d'art Espace Landowski, Boulogne-Billancourt, FranceGroup
2014All Are Guest Green Flowers Art gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, France Group
2014Novembre a Vitry 2014Gallerie municipale Jean-Collet, Vitry-sur-Seine, FranceGroup
2013Comme si la vie etait romantique Green flowers art gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, FranceSolo
2013Blow of HeartHotel Courtyard by  MARRIOTT, Boulogne-Billancourt, FranceSolo
2013Paliss'art :Performance pictorial of the contemporary art La Gueroulde, south of l'Eure, FranceGroup
2013Carte blanche aux galeries Espace Landowski, Boulogne-Billancourt, FranceGroup
2013Yuichiro MoriyamaGreen Flowers Art gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, FranceGroup
2013St Art 2013: European contemporary art fair Parc des expositions-Wacken, Strasbourg, FranceGroup
2013Poissy TalentsCentre de diffusion artistique de Poissy, Poissy, FranceGroup
2013Yuichiro MoriyamaOpen Studios of ENSBA, Paris, FranceGroup
2012OrdinaryEcole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, FranceSolo
2012ici et ailleurs Galerie droite, ENSBA, Paris, FranceGroup
2012Inter:section Institus Franco-Japonais, Kyoto, JaponGroup
2011Sensibles et Confusions Galerie Gauche, ENSBA, Paris, FranceGroup
2010Yuichiro MoriyamaEcole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, FranceSolo
2010Internationale Dessin fair 2010 Espace des Arts frontieres, Paris, FranceGroup
2004Grand Prix of Art BoxLoft Marquardt, Paris, FranceGroup
2004Biennale de Kumamoto II Art Box Gallery,TokyoGroup
2002GinkoKumamoto Prefectural Art MuseumGroup
2002KenbiMusée départemental de Kumamoto, Kumamoto, JapanGroup
Kumamoto Prefectural Art Museum, Kumamoto, JapanGroup