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Masato KOBAYASHI Works and Info

Model of this planet
2018-2019, oil, canvas, wood, 180x330x60cm [14097]
Artist and the Model Installation view
2019, ShugoArts
A model of this planet (Cow girl taking the glove off)
2018, oil, acrylic, canvas, wood, 120x97x8cm [13327]
Unnamed #56
2016, oil, canvas, wooden frame, 230x380x60cm [12466]
Thrice Upon A Time Installation view
2016, ShugoArts
Nameless Horse
2014, oil, acrylic, canvas, wood, 215x323cm [11027]
About Freedom
2013, oil, acrylic, canvas, wood, 77x86cm [11031]
A model of this planet (artist) #19
2012, oil, acrylic, canvas, wood, 18x14cm [10177]
ART TODAY 2012 Explanatory Paintings and Masato Kobayashi Installation view
2012, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano, Japan
ART TODAY 2012 Explanatory Paintings and Masato Kobayashi Installation view
2012, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano, Japan
LOVE, more awful painting! and more beautiful, because painting is all for love, spring 2012 Installation view
2012, ShugoArts
LOVE, more awful painting! and more beautiful, because painting is all for love Installation view
2010, ShugoArts
Memory/Memorial HIROSHIMA-POLAND Installation view
2010, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Mediations Biennale Installation view
2010, Zamek, Poznan, Poland
MASATO KOBAYASHI-The Paint of the Planet Installation view
2009, Nariwa Museum, Okayama, Japan
LIGHT PAINTING Installation view
2007, ShugoArts
Touching the Cosmos Installation view
2006, The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
Starry Paint, stars of outer space by pure painting Installation view
2004, Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, Sweden
Unnamed 2003 (#3)
2003, oil, canvas, wooden frame, 173x300x40cm [05239]
Gelijk het leven is Installation view
2003, the Vlaamse Opera Gent, Gent, Belgium
Unnamed #27
2002, oil, canvas, wooden frame [05044]
Emotional sight Installation view
2002, Sagacho Shokuryo-bild, Tokyo, Japan
Unnamed #21
2001, oil, canvas, wooden frame, 420x300x100cm [04352]
A Son of Painting Masato Kobayashi Installation view
2001, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
KOBAYASHI Masato Installation view
2000, The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
Unnamed #20
2000, oil, canvas, wooden frame, 310x500x130cm [04128]
Serendipiteit-Watou’99 Installation view
1999, Watou, Belgium
Unnamed #7
1997, oil, canvas, wooden frame, 252x230x80cm [03404]
Unnamed #2
1996, oil, canvas, 200x300cm [02653]
No Title (Artist's Life)
1996, oil, canvas, 200x400cm [02193]
A Son of Painting
1994, oil, canvas, 230x190cm [14991]
A Painting
1993, oil, canvas, 198x262.5cm
son of painting
1992, oil, canvas, wood, 162.3x197.5cm [00462]
Painting=Sky
1985-1986, oil, canvas, 195x291cm
Angel=Painting
1984, charcoal, chalk, paint, canvas, 130x162cm [04107]
overview
Born in Tokyo (1957), Masato Kobayashi has explored his own definition of painting since the mid 1980s. Having deemed that “it is too late to paint after stretching canvas over a wooden frame,” Kobayashi established his way of painting by stretching canvas and painting simultaneously. During his artmaking process, he puts paint on his hand directly from paint tubes and applies colors by rubbing them on the canvas which he holds in place with the other hand. The artist creates image and space at the same time, and his methodology, which seems to integrate the soul of painting and body together, allows his artwork to stand out in the exhibition space and leave a strong impression on the viewers. Selected solo exhibitions: Artist and the Model, ShugoArts, Tokyo, 2019; ART TODAY 2012, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano, 2012; MASATO KOBAYASHI – The Paint of the Planet, Nariwa Museum, Okayama, 2009; Starry Paint, stars of outer space by pure painting, Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, Sweden, 2004; A Son of Painting Masato Kobayashi, S.M.A.K., Ghent, 2001; KOBAYASHI Masato, The Miyagi Museum of Art, 2000
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Garden of Life: Eight Contemporary Artists Venture into Nature

17 October 2020 – 12 January 2021
Masato KOBAYASHI

Garden of Life: Eight Contemporary Artists Venture into Nature
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

2020.10.17 Sat - 2021.1.12 Tue
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Masato KOBAYASHI

MOT Collection Part2 : Pleased to meet you.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO

2019.7.20 Sat - 10.20 Sun
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Masato KOBAYASHI

“From here to beyond” Onomichi City Museum of Art

2019.9.7 Sat - 10.27 Sun
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Masato KOBAYASHI

Artist and the Model

2019.6.1 Sat - 7.6 Sat
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Masato KOBAYASHI

Artist and the Model Opening Talk
Masato KOBAYASHI × Kaz Oshiro

2019.6.1 Sat
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Masato KOBAYASHI

MOMAT Collection The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

2019.6.4 Tue - 10.20 Sun
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Masato KOBAYASHI, Masaya CHIBA, Naofumi MARUYAMA, MORIMURA Yasumasa

Participate: Weavers of Worlds – A Century of Flux in Japanese Modern / Contemporary Art –
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO

2019.3.29 Fri - 6.16 Sun
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Masato KOBAYASHI

participate : Atsuhiko MISAWA ANIMALS IN YOKOSUKA 
Yokosuka museum of art

2018.6.30 Sat - 9.2 Sun
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Masato KOBAYASHI, Aki KONDO, Private: TAGUCHI Kazuna, MORIMURA Yasumasa

Participate: TAKAHASHI COLLECTION FACE AND ABSTRACTION
Kiyoharushirakaba museum

2018.3.18 Sun - 5.6 Sun

Aki KONDO, Landlady and Landlord, pastel crayon, ballpoint pen on envelope, set of 2, 34.3x23.5cm each
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Masaya CHIBA, Masato KOBAYASHI, LEE Kit, Atsushi YAMAMOTO

How to live #2 at Roppongi

2018.5.25 Fri - 6.23 Sat

Curation:Masaya CHIBA
Text:Jitsuzo TAKEDA

<Opening Party with four artists>
May 25 fri, from 6pm to 9pm
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Masato KOBAYASHI

participate: Atsuhiko Misawa’s Animal House: House of Enigmas The Shoto Museum of Art

2017.10.7 Sat - 11.26 Sun

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. on Fridays
(Admission until 30 minutes before closing time)

Closed
Tuesday, October 10; Monday, October 16; Monday, October 23; Monday, October 30; Monday, November 6; Monday, November 13; Monday, November 20
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Masato KOBAYASHI, Aki KONDO

participate: PHYSIOLOGY OF ART,OR MEDITATION OF TRANSCENDENTAL TASTE Sezon Museum of Modern Art

2017.7.15 Sat - 11.23 Thu
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Interview in his Tomonoura studio. 2016.08.11

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Thrice Upon A Time Talk Show Masato KOBAYASHI + Jun AOKI Moderator : Kenjiro HOSAKA

2016.10.21 Fri
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Thrice Upon A Time

2016.10.21 Fri - 12.4 Sun

Thrice Upon a Time

Beautiful light fills us with visceral pleasure, but something that looks like shit can also give us pleasure.

'Cause as we all know, beauty isn't just about the external qualities of a thing or a person. A lot of times the fact that a certain quality is contained in something or someone that looks like shit makes it even more beautiful. That goes for Duchamp's urinal, Warhol, van Gogh, Caravaggio, and Murakami. Because art isn't about something being better or worse.

That's why there's such a fine line. My utopia is always right there next to the border. Bad paintings are made by outlaws! I think of the paintings in Love, More Awful! But More Beautiful, Because Painting Is All for Love as a family of the planet. Like a family, they live together in a jumble – they're hanging on the wall, they're resting on the floor, there are angels, skies, apples, nudes, and abstract paintings…fragments of stars…family…it's a family of paintings! It's a family of this planet on the border of beauty and shit. And there are some horses out there on the plain. Laughter.

Once upon a time, twice upon a time, thrice upon a time… there was a cowboy and a cowgirl.

Kobayashi Masato,
Tomonoura Studio, August 2016

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Masato KOBAYASHI, Leiko IKEMURA

participate: All Living Things Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum

2016.7.24 Sun - 11.29 Tue
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Masato KOBAYASHI, Takeshi MAKISHIMA, Hiroshi SUGITO,

TABLE OF THREE

2016.6.26 Sun - 8.7 Sun
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