Current Exhibition

Yoshimura Yoshio: Beyond Hyper-realism

Yoshimura Yoshio: Beyond Hyper-realism

Friday, November 23, 2018 – Sunday, January 20, 2019

Hyper-realism? A word too simple to describe his works. The drawing of wire netting that stretches over 17 meters. The 365 self-portraits he drew every day for a year. The newspapers he copied, letter by letter. All of the works created by Yoshimura Yoshio (1950 - 2013) are super-real, but also exude an unsettling strangeness that strikes the observer. This exhibition is the first retrospective to be held in Tokyo. It provides a comprehensive view of Yoshimura with more than 600 items on display, including monotone prints and drawings from his early period, colorful flowers from his late period, and self-portraits which he drew throughout the course of his life. Please come and see for yourself these searingly honest works that are not simply skilfull, but constantly question what it means to draw, and what it means to live.

opening hours

10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
*Fridays : until 8:00p.m.

*Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed Days

Mondays (Tuesdays if this is a public holiday), during New Year’s holidays and exhibition changeovers
*Please refer to the page of each special exhibition for more details.


1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005

TEL : 03-3212-2485

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