Hiroka Yamashita, 真昼の塩田 Midday Saltpan, 2021, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 145.5x227.3cm ©THE CLUB

Past Exhibition

Hiroka Yamashita Cosmos Remembered

March 27, 2021 - April 24, 2021

THE CLUB is pleased to present Hiroka Yamashita's solo exhibition, "Cosmos Remembered"..

After receiving her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Yamashita stepped on her creative journey as an artist in New York.

Yamashita returned to Japan two years ago and “Cosmos Remembered” will be her first long-awaited solo show after her arrival back home. The canvas works introduced in this exhibition draws inspiration from Yamashita’s daily encounters. The paintings are glimpses of our mundane lives and emotions, painted with a Western medium and technique that is interweaved with a Japanese one.

「I painted the works in this exhibition after moving back to Japan, inspired from watching one full cycle of the four seasons elapse in this land after spending 10 years away from it.

Compared with what I had done until now, I think this work has a further emphasis on depth, and that there is more layering of colors and spaces.

By painting human figures almost fully blended with scenery, and by depicting the transitions of sight, I think it became possible to feel instants where self and the external, past and future, as well as distant spaces all intersect.」-Hiroka Yamashita

※Under current COVID-19 circumstances, the government is considering to enter another phase of state of emergency from April 25th to May 11th, 2021. The state of emergency issued this time will most likely request all department stores to temporarily close. If this regulation is finalized and enforced, THE CLUB will also enter a period of temporary closure.
For those who have already made appointments online for Hiroka Yamashita's show "Cosmos Remembered" between April 25th and May 11th, we are extremely sorry to inform you that your appointment will be cancelled. We sincerely apologize for the incovenience caused.

However, the gallery will be open to the public for the entire day tomorrow (Saturday, April 24th). Hiroka Yamashita's show will be on view, without any appointments required.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.


Hiroka Yamashita (b. 1991) After graduating from School of Visual Arts in New York in 2017, she received an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2019. She currently lives and works in Okayama, Japan. Most of her paintings are inspired by her ‘satoyama’ life in Japan. She depicts the spiritual bonds between humans and their ancestral lands and nature’s generosity, rigor and freedom, imagining that these figures embody this spirit of nature in her work. By combining traditional Western and Japanese painting methods, Yamashita’s work experiments a spatial relationship between ourselves and landscapes. The unpredictable scenes start to have a story and recall the atmosphere as something that remains in our shared unconscious.