Remi Tohno (b.1992, Japan)
I believe art is salvation.
Sometimes we feel life is hard.
But we can receive the sense of security,
the echoes of your invocation and warmth from artwork.
My work centres around themes of emotion and memory, exploring personal and collective anxiety and trauma, aiming to draw between the individual and the universal. Influenced spiritual practices such as Buddhism and Shintoism, as well as Romantic and Abstract Expressionist art traditions which adopt simplicity and minimalist expression.
I am interested in the process of conceptual art and its relationship to the spiritual. The work endeavours to create a void and space where the viewer can explore the work's quintessence in relation to their own emotions and experiences. Here the work can be experienced as meditative and therapeutic.
I work with a variety of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional processes, often using photography and text. The result is often presented as an installation, this involves playing with the space and allowing the viewer to be immersed in the work.
2019-2021 BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture and Environmental Art from The Glasgow School of Art
2017-2018 International Foundation Programme from The Glasgow School of Art
2012-2015 Fine Art from JOSHIBI College of Art and Design
2021 Glasgow Open House Arts Festival TV dinner, Online
2021 The Alternative Degree Show Festival, RogArt Street Campus, Glasgow, Scotland
2021 EMERGING ARTIST EXHIBITION, Online
2020 Inevitable Mash, Studio Pavilion, Glasgow, Scotland
2019 Mewantemooseicday 2019, Tax Hall off George Square, Glasgow, Scotland
2019 Senlis sacred art Festival, Senlis, France
2018 International Foundation Programme Exhibition, Haldane Building, Glasgow, Scotland
2017 International Foundation Programme Exhibition, Haldane Building, Glasgow, Scotland
2015 The Degree show, JOSHIBI College of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan
The View from the Window: Leading workshop, making publication from drawings and artist talk, working with ReConnect Artists from Project Ability, Glasgow Scotland
The Wee Days: Ongoing Project on Instagram, low-resolution snapshots taken on a disposable camera, reflecting on life in Glasgow and Japan
The Archive of Happiness: Participatory artwork asking people to take photographs of happiness with a disposable camera, later formed into an installation
The View from the Window, Project Ability Blog Glasgow, Scotland
GSA & Re-Connect Nature Project, Project Ability Blog Glasgow, Scotland
April publication, The Student Gallery
2015 女子美術大学短期大学部 造形学科 美術コース 卒業
2018 The Glasgow School of Art International Foundation Programme 卒業
2021 The Glasgow School of Art Sculpture and Environmental Art 卒業
2015 「女子美術大学短期大学部卒業制作展」 (東京)
2017 「International Foundation Programme Exhibition」 Haldane Building (グラスゴー)
2018 「International Foundation Programme Exhibition」 Haldane Building (グラスゴー)
2019 「アート・サクレ」聖ピエール教会 (サンリス)
2019 「Mewantemooseicday」Tax Hall off George Square (グラスゴー)
2020 「Inevitable Mash」Studio Pavilion (グラスゴー)
2021 「EMERGING ARTIST EXHIBITION」 (オンライン)
2021 「The Alternative Degree Show Festival」RogArt Street Campus (グラスゴー)
2021 「Glasgow Open House Arts Festival TV dinner #3 」(オンライン)