Mayumi Yamae

Biography

Mayumi Yamae’s painting has consistently represented women by borrowing the image of beautiful, scented, mysterious flowers, the soft wings of creatures that remind me of birds, and the fictitious collapse of tone.The petals, which are integrated with the bird’s wings and continue to spread infinitely endlessly, are reminiscent of those who see the skin and body of women. But it is the gray rip that covers the beautiful petals. The break symbolizes women as beautifully decaying flowers, as opposed to flowers and feathers.
In fact, while the petals and wings are polished and smooth like pottery, it can be seen that the canvas is partially exposed. And it is only a part of the woman symbolized by Yamae that is drawn and recognized in the work. From a part of painting, you can see the figure of a woman Yamae originally wanted to draw beyond the canvas, imagining the petals that continue to spread in all directions, the collapse, and the bird wings like skin.A woman you can’t see but exists beyond the painting which you can see. The gorgeous and erotic yet beautiful décor of Yamae, which is delicate and fragile, is used on the book cover of Hitoshi Tsuji and Masako Togawa. Each work is a different woman.One woman also suggests that various aesthetics and breakdowns, in contrast, have a seesaw-like balance.

Mayumi Yamae’s painting has consistently represented women by borrowing the image of beautiful, scented, mysterious flowers, the soft wings of creatures that remind me of birds, and the fictitious collapse of tone.The petals, which are integrated with the bird’s wings and continue to spread infinitely endlessly, are reminiscent of those who see the skin and body of women. But it is the gray rip that covers the beautiful petals. The break symbolizes women as beautifully decaying flowers, as opposed to flowers and feathers.
In fact, while the petals and wings are polished and smooth like pottery, it can be seen that the canvas is partially exposed. And it is only a part of the woman symbolized by Yamae that is drawn and recognized in the work. From a part of painting, you can see the figure of a woman Yamae originally wanted to draw beyond the canvas, imagining the petals that continue to spread in all directions, the collapse, and the bird wings like skin.A woman you can’t see but exists beyond the painting which you can see. The gorgeous and erotic yet beautiful décor of Yamae, which is delicate and fragile, is used on the book cover of Hitoshi Tsuji and Masako Togawa. Each work is a different woman.One woman also suggests that various aesthetics and breakdowns, in contrast, have a seesaw-like balance.

History

1982      Born in Okayama, Japan

2004      Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts

2006      Master of Fine Arts, Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts

2011      Received a prize of “5th the scholarship of SHUOU Foundation” 2011–2012 Studied abroad in Belgium

<solo Exhibition>
2006      Gion Konishi, Kyoto 2007 Space Venere, Okayama Esprit Nouveau, Okayama

2008      MURAMATSU GALLERY, Tokyo

2009      Esprit Nouveau, Okayama

2010      Esprit Nouveau, Okayama

2011      Space Venere, Okayama Art Life MISTUHASHI, Kyoto

2013      Esprit Nouveau, Okayama

2014      Space Venere, Okayama KouichiI Fine Arts, Osaka Esprit Nouveau, Okayama

2015      Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka Gion Konishi, Kyoto

2016      Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka Esprit Nouveau, Okayama Gallery OUT of PLACE TOKIO, Tokyo

2017      Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo Space Venere, Okayama

2018      TENMAYA Kurashiki, Okayama

2019      Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka Esprit Nouveau, Okayama

<Group Exhibitions>
2004      CELL GALLERY, Okayama GALLERY ARTISLONG, Kyoto

2005      Kake Museum, Okayama Gallery Art Friend, Nagano

2007      Esprit Nouveau, Okayama (’08 ’10 ’11 ’15)

2008      enjinyana Cultural Plaza, Okayama Takahashi Historical Artifact Museum, Okayama

              Nagi Museum of Contemporary Arts, Okayama

2010      Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka (’13)

2011      KuboHonke Brewery, Nara

2012      Space Venere, Okayama

2013      Gallery OUT of PLACE NARA, Nara (’15)

2015      GALLERY ART POINT, Tokyo 2016 PALETTE GALLERY Azabu-Juban, Tokyo

<Other>
2014      Cover illustration – Hitonari Tsuji, Samenagara miru yume

2015      Cover illustration – Masako Togawa, Ryojin nikki

1982      Born in Okayama, Japan

2004      Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Kurashiki
              University of Science and the Arts

2006      Master of Fine Arts, Kurashiki
              University of Science and the Arts

2011      Received a prize of “5th the scholarship
              of SHUOU Foundation” 2011–2012
              Studied abroad in Belgium

<Solo Exhibitions>
2006      Gion Konishi, Kyoto 2007 Space
              Venere, Okayama Esprit Nouveau,
              Okayama

2008      MURAMATSU GALLERY, Tokyo

2009      Esprit Nouveau, Okayama

2010      Esprit Nouveau, Okayama

2011      Space Venere, Okayama Art Life
              MISTUHASHI, Kyoto

2013      Esprit Nouveau, Okayama

2014      Space Venere, Okayama KouichiI Fine
              Arts, Osaka Esprit Nouveau, Okayama

2015      Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka Gion Konishi,
              Kyoto

2016      Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka Esprit
              Nouveau, Okayama Gallery OUT of
              PLACE TOKIO, Tokyo

2017      Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka Nihonbashi
              Mitsukoshi, Tokyo Space Venere,
              Okayama

2018      TENMAYA Kurashiki, Okayama

2019      Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka Esprit
              Nouveau, Okayama

<Group Exhibitions>
2004      CELL GALLERY, Okayama GALLERY
              ARTISLONG, Kyoto

2005      Kake Museum, Okayama Gallery Art
              Friend, Nagano

2007      Esprit Nouveau, Okayama (’08 ’10
              ’11 ’15)

2008      enjinyana Cultural Plaza, Okayama
              Takahashi Historical Artifact Museum,
              Okayama

              Nagi Museum of Contemporary Arts,
              Okayama

2010      Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka (’13)

2011      KuboHonke Brewery, Nara

2012      Space Venere, Okayama

2013      Gallery OUT of PLACE NARA, Nara (’15)

2015      GALLERY ART POINT, Tokyo 2016
              PALETTE GALLERY Azabu-Juban,
              Tokyo

<Other>
2014      Cover illustration – Hitonari Tsuji,
              Samenagara miru yume

2015      Cover illustration – Masako Togawa,
              Ryojin nikki

Available Works