Yuka Shiobara Exhibition

June 4 – July 4, 2021
11 am – 8 pm
Open everyday

Time & Style Midtown

Time & Style Midtown will hold the exhibit “ART IN TIME & STYLE MIDTOWN vol.19: INDISTINCT IMAGES,” welcoming artist Yuka Shiobara.

The appeal of Yuka Shiobara’s paintings does not easily translate to photographed images. The texture of the glossy surface, the brush strokes and image beneath that layer, and the charms of these elements change with the slightest movement of the viewer’s gaze, transforming the delicate expression of the work. Concealed in the works is appeal inherent in the colors and brush strokes that can only be revealed to the naked eye. The times remain difficult, but we hope you will visit to claim the experience of freely feeling the artist’s works through your own eyes.

The works contain motifs that bear key roles in the portraits and still lifes of historic Western paintings, along with decorative elements. The painting structure is deformed to compose the canvas, with the meaning birthed by the image changed in size and form through the bold use of concrete motifs. Through composition with tactile textures and colors, the meaning is canceled, and the work is depicted in a way that better evokes “something” in the viewer without being drawn toward the meanings of the motifs themselves. (Yuka Shiobara)


1985 Born in Ibaraki Prefecture

2007-08 Short-term study abroad at Academy Minerva (Groningen, Netherlands)

2008 Graduated from the Western Painting Course of the Department of Fine Arts, Nagoya Zokei University

Solo exhibitions

2021 “SAMPLE FOR PATTERNS” Shihone (Ibaraki)

“BLACK ON BLACK” See Saw gallery+hibit (Aichi)

2019 “Iconography” Kannai Bunko (Kanagawa)

Group exhibitions

2021 “Kiyosu 10th Haruhi Painting Triennale” Kiyosu City Haruhi Museum of Art (Aichi)

2020 “Shell Art Award 2020 Exhibit” The National Art Center, Tokyo (Tokyo)

2013 “Bonsai TIME & STYLE x Kato Manseien” T&S GALLERY TIME & STYLE MIDTOWN (Tokyo)   


2012 “Attempt 4” MUSEUM HAUS KASUYA (Kanagawa)


 “Ink on Paper” T&S GALLERY TIME & STYLE MIDTOWN (Tokyo)   

 “Density II” Art Lab Aichi (Aichi)

2010 “CHIYO or Иван” Contemporary HEIGHTS Gallery (Tokyo)

2009 “Kaiga Ningen” Painting North Wing, Tama Art University (Tokyo)

2007 “Hard Romantic” Art Fetish (Aichi) 2005 “Exchange exhibition of contemporary art: TRANSIT KARAKURI ART” Citizens’ Gallery Yada (Aichi)   

“fineship” Citizens’ Gallery Yada (Aichi)

Art fairs

2019 KUNST RAI ART AMSTERDAM (Netherlands)

2018 Affordable Art fair Singapore

Awards history

2021 Selected as entry in the Kiyosu 10th Haruhi Painting Triennale

2020 Selected as entry in Shell Art Award Exhibit

Time & Style Midtown
Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3F, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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