Korehiko Hino “Statue”

Half Body Above the Belly, 2015, bronze, h59x30x34cm

SNOW Contemporary is pleased to announce Korehiko Hino solo exhibition “Statue” from Thursday, November 10th through Saturday December 10th.

Born in Wajima, Ishikawa in 1976, Hino completed the Master Course in Painting at University of Tsukuba in 2001, and was awarded the VOCA Price at "VOCA 2005 The Vision of Contemporary Art" in 2005, which drew him into the limelight with his representative almost frantic portraits. Recent activities include solo exhibitions such as “Wandering and Questioning” (Shanghai Art Museum) in 2010, "Korehiko Hino - What Lies Beneath" at The Ueno Royal Museum Gallery in 2011, and group exhibitions including “Currents Japanese Contemporary Art” (THE JAMES CHRISTIE ROOM, Hong Kong) and “Storytellers” at SNOW Contemporary in 2014, and continues expanding expressions of the two dimensional utilizing mediums such as oil paintings, drawings, water colors and many others.

On this occasion, he exhibits approximately five new statue works created through 2015 and 2016.

The features found in Hino’s portraits, for example vacantly wide-open eyes, half open mouths, and immaturely naked bodies, are drawn by eliminating the physical and social characteristics in the poses and expressions of people in his works. However, as long as the work is in a two dimensional form, it is inevitable not to draw factors besides the figures such as light, shadow and backgrounds. Statues, on the other hand, are a medium that could focus all elements consisting the human body, allowing him to purify his expressions as portraiture. Hino challenges here to cultivate the horizon of new expressions that he could not attain within two-dimensional works.

We highly look forward to sharing with you such new challenges by the artist at our gallery.


session:2016/11/10(Thu) – 12/10(Sat) 11:00 – 19:00

*closed on Sun, Mon and public holidays

opening reception:11/10(Thu) 18:00 – 20:00

venue:SNOW Contemporary


Born in Wajima, Ishikawa, Japan in 1976. Lives and works in Tokyo.

present Lecturer, Tama Art University, Department of Pinting, Oil Painting Course
2006 - 2007 Lived in Santiniketan, India
2001 Completed the Master Course in Painting at University of Tsukuba
1999 Graduated from University of Tsukuba, Major in Painting

◇solo exhibition
2013 "Scenery as is", SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo/Japan
2011 "Korehiko Hino – Spring Man", Dai-ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo/Japan
   "Korehiko Hino – What Lies Beneath", The Ueno Royal Museum Gallery, Tokyo/Japan
2010 "Wandering and Questioning", Shanghai Art Museum, China
2007 Galleria Grafica, Tokyo/Japan
2006 Galleria Grafica, Tokyo/Japan
2004 ’Skywalk Exhibition Space' at Tokyo Metropolitan City Hall, Tokyo/Japan
   Galleria Grafica bis, Tokyo/Japan
2003 Galleria Grafica bis, Tokyo/Japan
2001 Ginza Surugadai Gallery, Tokyo/Japan

◇group exhibition
2016 "Unveiling vol.1", SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo/Japan
2015 "Dessins", ZEIT-FOTO SALON, Tokyo/Japan
2014 "Storytellers", SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo/Japan
   "Currents Japanese Contemporary Art", THE JAMES CHRISTIE ROOM, Hong Kong
2012 "Tomorrow is today I see for the first time " Snow Contemporary, Tokyo/Japan
2011 "Seven Dilemmas", Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing/China
2010 "Beyond the Border", Tangram Art Center, China
2009 "neoneo exhibition Part 1 [Boys] ", TAKAHASHI COLLECTION Hibiya, Tokyo/Japan
2008 "Chinese and Japanese Contemporary Paintings From Zeit-Foto Collection", Shanghai Art Museum, China
2007 "Heyri Asia Young Artist Project", Heyri Art Village, Korea
   "Tokyo Painting - My Little Everyday Sceneries", Tokyo wonder site Shibuya, Tokyo/Japan
2006 "Life", Contemporary Art Center ART TOWER MITO, Ibaraki/Japan
2005 "VOCA 2005 The Vision of Contemporary Art", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo/Japan
   "24th Sompo Japan Foundation Selected Works" Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art,
   "The 1st Pochon Asian Art Festival”, Pochon Art Hall, Korea
2003 "Tokyo Wonderwall Contest 2003", Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo/Japan
2002 "The 20th Izu Art Festival Painting Contest", Ito City Tourist Center, Shizuoka/Japan
2000 "9th AOKI Shigeru Memorial Award Contest", Ishibashi Museum of Art, Fukuoka/Japan & Koriyama City
   Museum of Art, Fukushima/Japan
1999 "The 6th Biennial Exhibition of Arts in Makurazaki", Nanmeikan Museum, Kagoshima/Japan

2005 - VOCA Prize at "VOCA 2005 The Vision of Contemporary Art"
2003 - Tokyo Wonderwall Prize at "Tokyo Wonderwall Contest 2003"
2002 - Grand Prize at "The 20th Izu Art Festival Painting Contest"
2000 - Grand Prize at "9th AOKI Shigeru Memorial Award Contest"
1999 - Prize for Excellence at "The 6th Biennial Exhibition of Arts in Makurazaki"

◇public collection
University of Tsukuba, Ishibashi Museum of Art, Ito City Tourist Center, Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Shanghai Art Museum, Takahashi Collection, Sato Corporation