Keisuke HAYASHI / 林 圭介


  • title: Baroque size:1000×803mm oil on canvas 2014

  • title: Baroque size:1000x727mm oil on canvas 2014

  • title: Bridal oil on canvas 2014

  • title: Chorus oil on canvas

  • title: Killer angel size:F100 162,1x130,3cm oil on canvas 2012

  • title: Lost child in forest size:F100 × 3 (triptych) oil on canvas 2012

  • title: Lost child in forest(detail)

  • title: House #2 size:F10 53,0x45,5cm oil on canvas 2012

  • title: Bloody history size:F10 53,0x45,5cm oil on canvas 2012

  • title: Daughter of bucher(view of exhibition) size:F40 100.0x80,3cm oil on boad 2012

I would like to explain a little about my paintings to you.

The main theme of these paintings is “ fashion and the body ”.
The painted images here are of people who have remodeled their bodies into their fashion.

Clothes as fashion are beautiful things, but are sometimes considered ornaments, not important, or not essential for human life. On the other hand, human bodies are considered essential, or serious matters of life (and sometimes internal organs can even described as grotesque).

In the real world, we have piercing and tattooing as a means of remodeling the body. So in a sense, the people in my paintings are the ultimate versions of remodeled bodies.

For these people, I feel some kind of respect and admiration, as well as fear and repulsion. This is because, with only this one fixed sense of value, there is nowhere to progress, and nothing new to be born.

In an almost violent way, the people in my paintings are existences that shake up our common sense.

Personal Background
1981 Born in Nara | Japan
2004 Kansai Gakuin University, graduated as philosophy major.
2014 Residence in Berlin |Germany
Currently resides in Nara | Japan

Solo Exhibition
2014Hell Baroque/♭gallery, Osaka | Japan
2012hellphilia/Gallery OUT of PLACE NARA, Nara | Japan
pretty vacants/cornucopia, Osaka | Japan

Group Exhibition
2014Bansho/Kojo-Ato, Nara | Japan
2013Poem and Death/TOKIO OUT of PLACE, Tokyo | Japan
Poem and Death/Gallery OUT of PLACE, Nara | Japan
2011Invented disease/Gallery OUT of PLACE, Nara | Japan
And other numerous exhibitions.

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