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1990 Born in Minamikawachi-gun, Osaka, Japan Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

Graduated from Rikkyo University, Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Contemporary Psychology


MANABU KISHIMOTO questions categorization and depicts pure humanity by polishing layers of paint.

Race, gender, nationality, and appearance are among the elements that make up a human being, but they are only partial.

Since 2000, the society surrounding SNS has attempted to streamline understanding by categorizing and simplifying people.

However, human beings are built on contingency and gradations that cannot be categorized.


His works are created using the traditional Japanese lacquer technique called ``Togidashi''.

By wet-sanding the many layers of acrylic paint, the paint on the surface is polish, revealing traces of the layers of color underneath.

Using traditional Japanese techniques, he removes categorization and depicts an essential ``positive person'' stripped of all external elements through the act of scraping and removing layers of paint.



【Solo Exhibitions】

2021 Yachiyo Exhibition / Sushi Place Yachiyo Yotsuya Sohonten / Tokyo, Japan

2020 New Normal / JOINT HARAJUKU / Tokyo, Japan


【Group Exhibition】

2024 KOBE ART MARCHÉ / Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel / Hyogo

2023 Dutch Auction vol.3 ART NOW / GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS / Tokyo

2023 Art is… / WHAT CAFÉ / Tokyo

2023 The world is made of colors and outlines. / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY / Tokyo

2022 May Flowers ~ Flower Exhibition 2022 ~ /between the arts gallery / Tokyo

2022 GINZA ART FEST "Artist! Artist! Artist! Artist! " Matsuya Contemporary Art Selection / Matsuya Ginza / Tokyo

2022 EYES Portrait show by Emerging Artists / MEDEL GALLERY SHU ▶︎︎, Tokyo

2021 100 nin 10 / Shinwa Auction / Tokyo

2021 GRADATION / Shibuya PARCO ComMunE 

2021 artworks fukuoka / Whask / Fukuoka ▶︎︎

2020 Independent Tokyo2020 / Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center / Tokyo, Japan

2020 100 din 10 / Nihonbashi Logs Building / Tokyo, Japan

2019 Encounters and More Exhibition / Yonataya / Fukuoka, Japan

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