Hongo Yoshiya [Japan]
Sculptor. Born in 1982 in Saitama, Japan. He graduated from the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, in 2009. In addition to solo exhibitions and art festivals, he has also produced many commissioned pieces.
From his perspectives on existence, borders, time, and nature, and through the physical sensations experienced in contact with the materials he uses in his works, Hongo ponders the question, ""What does living mean?""
Major exhibitions include ""Omuro Ninnaji 4.8 Art Project"" (Omuro Ninnaji Temple/Kyoto/2022), ""Blank"" (Gallery Seiho/Tokyo/2021), ""BOUNDARY-"" (YIRI ARTS Pier2 Space/Kaohsiung, Taiwan/2017), ""Nakanojo Biennale 2021"" (Former Sawada Elementary School, Gunma, Japan/2021), ""Convective Scenery"" (53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China/2018), and others. Major collections include ALVA HOTEL BY ROYAL (Hong Kong), Mitsui Garden Hotel Jingu Gaien no Mori Premier (Tokyo), and Kasama Nichido Art Museum (Ibaraki).