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. 

 

Education

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

 

Exhibitions (Group)

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

 

Projects

​2020-2021

The View from the Window: Leading workshop, making publication from drawings and artist talk, working with ReConnect Artists from Project Ability, Glasgow Scotland

2015-

The Wee Days: Ongoing Project on Instagram, low-resolution snapshots taken on a disposable camera, reflecting on life in Glasgow and Japan 

2015

The Archive of Happiness: Participatory artwork asking people to take photographs of happiness with a disposable camera, later formed into an installation

 

Publication

2021

The View from the Window, Project Ability Blog Glasgow, Scotland

https://issuu.com/project-abilityglasgow/docs/single_pages

2021

2021

GSA & Re-Connect Nature Project, Project Ability Blog Glasgow, Scotland

https://www.project-ability.co.uk/blog/gsa-nature-project/

April publication, The Student Gallery

 

​略歴

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

 

​展示

 

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)