Yuichi Hirako Japan, b. 1982
Yuichi Hirako’s practice has encompassed paintings, sculptures, and installations on the topic of coexistence between plants, nature, and humans, and more discourses on their ambiguous relationship. The forest, which is the heart of nature’s circulation system and provides shelter to animals and plants, is regarded as a kind of sacred place in Japan. The hybrid character resembling the human shape is portrayed as a figure who leisurely spends its days living a harmonious life with other creatures in the forest. Hirako’s work reflects his connection to the perspective of Deep ecology, which views all organisms as one unified whole concept, and explores the prospect of artwork as a medium for manifesting an artist’s unique sentiments instead of simply displaying an aesthetic value.
Yuichi Hirako has participated in exhibitions of Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Ueno Royal Museum in Japan and Powerlong Museum in China. His work is represented in the collections of Powerlong Museum in China, Lisser Art Museum, AkzoNovel Art Foundation in Netherlands, Jean Pigozzi Collection in Switzerland, and Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company in Japan.
Yuichi HirakoMount Mariana 13 August - 16 September 2021Gallery Baton is pleased to announce, Mount Mariana, a solo exhibition by Yuichi Hirako (b. 1982) from 13th August to 16th September. Since Cygnus Loop—a group exhibition in 2019, it is the first solo exhibition at Gallery Baton by the artist who has gained growing international recognition by dealing with significant issues related to human and nature, environment and coexistence with his own styles full of metaphors and symbols through his authentic hybrid-figurations.
Cygnus LoopBae Yoon Hwan, Rinus Van de Velde, Yuichi Hirako, Alex Chaves, Misaki Kawai 28 June - 31 July 2019Gallery Baton is pleased to present ‘Cygnus Loop’, an exhibition of works by selected emerging artists: Bae Yoon Hwan, Alex Chaves, Yuichi Hirako, Misaki Kawai, Rinus Van de Velde. This exhibition will feature five artists who mainly focus on paintings and are actively pioneering their territory in there own regions such as Korea, Japan, USA and Europe. Through the recent major works we will explore their creative minds and at the same time search for a common objective for other modern painters in this age of multi layered divisions.