[Kyoto Tsutaya] Solo exhibition of artist Goatzo, who expresses the life force of nature by fusing animals and plants.


A solo exhibition by figurative artist YAGIGURA will be held at Art Square on the 6th floor from November 22 (Wed) to December 9 (Sat), 2023. The exhibition will feature about 15 works, including new works as well as a large-scale work with a goat motif.

YAGIGURA is an artist who expresses the strong life force of nature by crossing animal forms with plants using various materials such as clay and acrylic gouache. YAGIGURA’s works have been exhibited not only in Japan but also at art fairs in Australia, France, and Greece. The artist has been making things since his childhood, and his interest in animal forms has led to the incorporation of various animals as motifs in artwork.

In this exhibition, a 1.5-meter-tall work based on the motif of “goats,” which was the origin of her artist’s name and the theme of her graduate school research, will be exhibited for the first time in the Kansai region, along with about 15 other works, including new pieces. Please enjoy the powerful space where animals and plants of all sizes gather.

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Session: Wednesday, November 22 – Saturday, December 9, 2023
Time: 10:00~20:00 ※Closes at 6:00 p.m. on the last day only
Venue: Kyoto Tsutaya 6F Art Square
Admission: Free

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Works exhibited at the exhibition will be on sale at the store from 10:00 on November 22 (Wed.).

Some of the works will also be available on the online art marketplace “OIL by Bijutsu Techo” from 11:00 on Monday, November 27 to 20:00 on Saturday, December 9.

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※Depending on pre-sales conditions, sales may end before the exhibition begins.



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