Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix is pleased to announce a talk session for the current exhibition 'As you see it' of Ryohei Kan, co-organised with the Japan Society. The artist will be in conversation with Andrew Nishiyama Taylor, a practicing architect with full insights of Japanese sensitivity and architecture.
The session will take place on the last day of the exhibition, 17th May from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
After the session is completed, we will celebrate the end of the exhibition with the finissage reception through 9pm.
Born 1983 in Ehime, Japan, in 1983. Lives and works in Tokyo.
Diploma Meisterschüler from the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Germany under Prof. Florian Pumhösl. PhD and MFA, both in oil painting from the Tokyo University of the Arts. Solo exhibitions include 'In the Walls' Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2017, 'Room A.EG_05', Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Munich, 2014, 'White Cube', Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Tokyo, 2013, and 'Black Box', Yokoi Fine Art, Tokyo 2010. Selected group exhibitions include 'Shell Artists Slection', National Art Center, Tokyo, 2018, 'The Pandora's Box: Finding the Wondrous in the Geidai Collection, The University Art Museum, The Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, 2017, 'First Attacks!', Space Wunderkammer, Tokyo, 2014, 'Tokyo Wonder Wall 2012' The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2012. Selected awards include; runner up, Shiseido Art Egg, 2017, Grand-prix, The 1st Makurazaki International Art Award, 2016, Judge's Award, Shell Art Award 2012, 2012. Public collections include The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts and Makurazaki Nameikan Cultural Resource Center, Makurazaki, Japan.
Andrew Nishiyama Taylor is a practicing architect at Make Architects in London, and has worked on a variety of residential and commercial projects for the firm since joining in 2012. Prior to his time at Make, Andrew worked in the studio of Arata Isozaki in Tokyo on civic and cultural projects, including the design of a mobile concert hall to tour Tohoku, the northern district in Japan, in collaboration with Anish Kapoor.
Outside of practice, Andrew has been a guest tutor in architecture studios of Central Saint Martins in London and the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff.
The gallery would like to extend its gratitude to the Japan Society and Mr. Andrew Taylor for their support.