Kito Kengo: Full Lightness
Venue [ The Triangle ]
In the first exhibition of “The Triangle” series, we are pleased to present Kito Kengo, an artist active both in Japan and overseas.
As an artist with a wealth of experience and imagination who specializes in large-scale spatial composition, he conceived an exhibition of an installation, including new works within it, in the hope that they would provide inspiration for the next generation of artists.
Kito, who has distinguished himself since the 2000s and is known for colorful installations created by putting together materials found in everyday life, says that he still continues to engage in experiences with colors and perspectives of light by always coming back to “painting.” In this exhibition, he creates a unique microcosmos in the gallery space with an installation composed of items including hanging mobiles, fluorescent lamps and glittering plated rocks visible through transparent colored glass, in addition to a “painting” work composed of multilayered bricolage on canvas.
Together with ghost flowers at the northwest entrance (on view until May 31) and a public artwork untitled (hula-hoop) in the main building Atrium (April 14 to July 12), we hope you enjoy the world of Kito Kengo that is brimming with ultimate lightness and filled with colors and light.
About “The Triangle”
“The Triangle” is a space that is newly created on the occasion of the renewal opening of the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art. Our aim is for it to become a venue to nurture emerging artists, centered on artists associated with Kyoto, and to provide an opportunity for museum visitors to experience contemporary art. In order to connect the “artist, museum and viewer” in a triangle and deepen their connection, we will use this space to host a series of special exhibitions bearing the name “The Triangle” as we set out to present new artistic creations from Kyoto.
- May 26 - Sep.6 (Sun), 2020
- The Triangle
- Closed on
- Mondays, except public holidays.
About the Artist
Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1977. Currently resides in Gunma Prefecture. Completed postgraduate studies in painting at the Kyoto City University of Arts. Stayed in Berlin in 2010 as a participant in the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Major solo exhibitions include interstellar (Kyoto University of Art & Design, Galerie Aube, 2016) and Kito Kengo Multiple Star (Hara Museum ARC, 2017). During Roppongi Art Night 2018, a large installation exhibited at The National Art Center with Kito as the main artist drew acclaim. Recipient of the 2019 Kyoto City New Artist Award. Currently a professor at Kyoto University of Art & Design Graduate School.
Digital catalogue of the exhibition, Kito Kengo: Full Lightness
Digital catalogue of Kito Kengo: Full Lightness, the inaugural exhibition at The Triangle, is now available on the museum’s website free of charge. The PDF publication contains an essay by the curator in charge of the exhibition and numerous installation views of three locations, including The Triangle, Northwest Entrance (glass structure on the ground level), and the Atrium in the Main Building. The museum will continue to publish digital catalogues for the exhibition series to archive activities at The Triangle.
Date of publication: July 2020
Published by: Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
Price: Free of charge
Edited by: Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
An Artist Interview with Kito Kengo
Kito Kengo talks in the video about the exhibition, Full Lightness, at The Triangle; his encounter with contemporary art; and two other installations shown at the museum -- ghost flowers and untitled (hula-hoop) -- among other topics. You can view the video on the museum’s YouTube via the link below:
An Artist Interview with Kito Kengo