Teppei Soutome


近年の主な個展に、『our time 私たちの時間』(青山目黒、NADiff a/p/a/r/t、void+[3か所同時開催]東京/2020)、 『絵と、vol.1 五月女哲平』(gallery αM、東京/2018)。主なグループ展に、『OlaphtheOxman』(CØPPERFIELD、ロンドン/2019)、『MOTコレクション ただいま/はじめまして』(東京都現代美術館、東京/2019)、『裏声で歌へ』(立車屋美術館、栃木県小山市/2017)など。

Teppei Soutome was born in Tochigi prefecture in 1980 and currently lives and works in Tokyo, where he graduated from the Faculty of Art, Department of Painting, at Tokyo Zokei University in 2005.

Recent solo exhibitions include “our time” (Aoyama Meguro, NADiff a/p/a/r/t, void + [3 locations simultaneously held] Tokyo/2020) and “Pictures and, vol.1 Teppei Sotsume” (gallery αM, Tokyo/2018). Major group exhibitions include “OlaphtheOxman” (CØPPERFIELD, London/2019), “MOT Collection: tadaima/hajimemashite (I’m home/It’s nice to meet you)” (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2019), and “Song with a falsetto (Uragoe-de-utae)” (Tachigurumaya Museum of Art, Oyama City, Tochigi/2017).


初期は写真や立体作品を手掛け、平成21(2009)年頃からは絵画を中心に制作を行う。東日本大震災後の平成24(2012)年に、それまでの鮮やかな色彩を排した《He, She, You and Me》を発表して以降は、モノクロや黒を基調とした作品を多く描いている。


In the early days of his career, he worked with photographs and three-dimensional works, and from around 2009, he focused on painting. In 2012, after the Great East Japan Earthquake, he released “He, She, You and Me,” which eschewed the vivid colors of his previous works, and since then he has painted many black-and-white and black-based works. In the production of his works, he repeatedly deconstructs and reconstructs the material and conceptual aspects of painting by using deformed canvases, exhibiting his works in ways other than hanging them on the wall, working with video, and attempting to create works from layers of different mediums such as acrylic, photography, glass, and silkscreen. While repeatedly deconstructing and reconstructing the material/conceptual aspects of painting, he intervenes with events that he has captured to explore the nature of painting today.