Photo: Ken Kato
Born in Ibaraki Prefecture in 1977; lives and works in Ibaraki Prefecture.
Uchiumi creates his works, conceiving the painting in relation to its exhibition space, and the movement and physicality of the viewer. His activities, such as his paintings that almost appear too large for the exhibition space, and his work which involves rearranging multiple paintings according to the space, are in a sense an exploration of new possibilities for painting as a medium. After participating in the “MOT Annual 2004: Where do I come from? Where am I going?” exhibition (The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2004), Uchiumi has presented large-scale installations at Shiseido Gallery, the Spiral, the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Kyoto Art Center, The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki and elsewhere. At KENPOKU ART 2016, he will be exhibiting in Hitachiomiya a combination of huge and small paintings from his “moonwalk” series. He will also be installing work at a restaurant in the Hitachiota roadside rest area.