Korehiko Hino "High Place"

Session:2019.4.20 Sat. - 5.25 Sat. 13:00 - 19:00
Opening Reception: 2019.4.20 Sat 18:00-20:00
*Admission free / Closed on Sun, Mon, Tue and public holidays.
Venue: SNOW Contemporary

SNOW Contemporary is pleased to present Korehiko Hino's solo exhibition “High Place” from Saturday, April 20th to Saturday, May 25th, 2019.

Korehiko Hino dramatically acquired attention after he had won the VOCA Prize in 2005 for his unique style of conspicuous portraits. Since then, Hino has continuously attempted to expand his practice into varied genres and media including still life, landscape, watercolor, colored pencil drawing, sculpture, and more others.

Hino speaks that he drew a number of portraits and still lifes while studying in University of Tsukuba. Perhaps the unique world in his recent works, which lies right on the boundary between the reality and the unreality, were possible by the drawing skills he acquired through repetitive trainings he had been continuing since university. Hino’s drawings, which could be seen as the very foundation of the artist’s creation, have not been simple sketches of his oil paintings yet respective artworks on their own, and have been acclaimed as highly as his oil paintings.

In this exhibition, new works by the artist will be showcased, with a focus on his drawings.

As the title “High Place” indicates, the exhibition's main image presents the peculiar composition which captures a man standing on a high place from below. In 2015, when Hino was working on his sculpture works, he noticed how a human body could be seen differently as the distance changes, and came up of utilizing the perspective in his two-dimensional work. Hino has examined depiction of the body by thoroughly removing the elements to identify the person including gender, age, social status, generations, and emotions throughout his oeuvre. In this exhibition, he will take a new step further and in addition to the conventional perspective, he will also explore a depiction of the human body distorted by the spatial factors.

We are sincerely delighted to invite you to the exquisite world of Hino's drawings refined by his new attempts.



1976 Born in Wajima, Ishikawa, in Japan.
1999 Graduated from University of Tsukuba, Major in Painting
2001 Completed the Master Course in Painting at University of Tsukuba
2006-2007 Lived in Santiniketan, India
present Lecturer, Tama Art University, Department of Pinting, Oil Painting Course


2019 “Scenes”, La bella citta, Busan/Korea
2018 “Outward”, SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo/Japan
2016 “Statue”, SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo/Japan
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


2019 - THE 37th KOREA GALLERIES ART FAIR 2019, Seoul/Korea
2018 -ART ASIA 2018, Seoul/Korea
    -“Art Excursion - On Nature and the Human Being”, Gunma/Japan
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/China
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 "Beyond the Border", Tangram Art Center, 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, Tokyo/Japan
"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"


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