Modest Expressionism    水 と 木 と 布   |  Water / Wood / Cloth

Hanae Utamura  water / video art / 

Takayuki Matsuo  wood / found object /

Mami Kosemura  cloth photography /



The exhibition ”Modest Expressionism" aims to put forward a new value to the present age by daring to focus on something that is inconspicuous, modest, and difficult to understand.  


In recent years, the globalization of the economy and the generalization of the Internet have made it possible for everyone to express themselves and obtain information easily.


Therefore, information increased explosively, and each piece of information was easily accessible and therefore seemingly attractive. 


However, in this process we lose the faculty to properly look, experience and think about things deeply.

This raises questions such as:

Are we being manipulated by uncertain information?

What is our level of dependence to general trends ?


In order to "understand" things deeply, it takes a lot of time. 


To see the essence of things that are subtle and difficult

by putting ourselves in a slow time, 

by re-recognizing the old knowledge, 

by being conscious of usual things, 

by being conscious of immutable things (types), 

and by repeating the same action. 


This exhibition brings together three artists who are looking at these questions: