The contemporary artist
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Who is "Mayakov eiji" ?
Citygallery2320 Shuchi Mukai
Who is "Mayakoveiji"?
Citygallery 2320 Shuichi Mukai
The first time I encountered Mayakoveiji was in a solo exhibition venue titled with "an object of fear that continues to glow" in the gallery of Kobe Art Village Center in 2010. Mayakoveiji operated the projector quietly in a large venue and was flowing his own video on the wall. In the anatomy on the blackboard, sperm and ovum meet and cell division repeat and human developmental process is deployed with self-drawn images.
In the imagination Mayakov painted thouthands of drawings and finished it as a video work. The sketch which became the material seems to be a board book drawn by chalk on the blackboard, and it is mixed with letters and figure as if it is medieval anatomic book. He begun making video works since 1975 when he was a college student. It was an era when there was neither a personal computer nor a smartphone. If you wanted to make animation, you had to burn photographed hadwritten figures on 8mm film one shot at atime and needed tremendous work.
Following "Konnichiwa in the metal field"(2011), "Light and video"(2012), "Paintings"(2013) and "Wood and paper installation"(2014), Mayakoveiji is continuing to present multiple personality works such as paintings, printmaking, photography, terracotta, paper and wood installation after 2010.
In "Each water level"the four person exhition at Kobe Planet Earth in 2015(Produced by Shuichi Mukai, Motoko Chikamatu, Naoko Wada, Chisa Itokawa ), his videoworks including collaboration with the haiku collection "Turquois Milk" of contemporary haiku poet Natuishi Ban'ya kept running through all day.
In recent years he has been actively intersecting and co-staring while overlaying slf-made video with hisfriends in other genres of dance,butoh and improvisedmusic etc. He says tension that the place has and tensin feeling to start and end instantaneously shows a new horizon.
The figure when Mayakoveiji puts on the real name EIji Koyama is an ophthalmologist.
What kind of footage will Mayakoveiji burn onto our retina from now on?
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In 1975, I started creative activity by oil painting. Continuously, interested in the photography and photocollage.2years later,started making animation film. For 40years,painting,photography and movie are on a table ,rotate and return. Occationaly, tried installation art using clay,paper,squared wood timber or other material .
Main film works-AZAMI(1981),ANIMATION WORKS(2002),BLACK LIGHT FILM(1986),Anatomy on the blackboard(2012),Turquois milk(2015)
In 2010,held personal exhibition at Kobe art village center(KAVC).
It appears that my motivation is sustained by unconscious structure .
Recently, feel the importance of the collabolation with other genre .For the present, I am guessing of possibility of improvised image through the performing art.
1981 " The uprising 12 filmmakers" personal movie screening by “the blind alley of Olpheus “organized by Nobuko Yamashita
1983 The personal exhibition of 8mm movies at FREEBOX Kyoto
1984 The personal exhibition of the oil paintings at FREEBOX Kyoto
1991 The personal exhibition of the photography "The landscape from which the nuclear atomic plant can be viewed" at Fukui newspaper hall in Obama city
1993 personal exhibition of photography "Remembrance of Things Past" The townscape of Vienna and Budapest be photographed by classic camera at Fukui newspaper hall in Obama city
1994 "The landscape from which the nuclear atomic plant can be viewed" slide show jointed with folk singer Go Furukawa by courtesy of Mr. Tetuen Nakajima at Myotuji temple in Obama city
2010 Mayakoveiji personal exhibition of photography and object The "proliferating terrible objects" at Kobe art village center(KAVC)
2011 MayakovⅡ The quantum Apocarypse by computer graphics "Knnichiha in the metal field"at Kobe art village center(KAVC)
2012 Three peaple exhibition "The light and the image" Mayakoveiji,Masao Moriyama and Nobuko Yamashita at Kobe art village center(KAVC)
2013 The exhibition of "AZAMI" and "Anatomy on the blackboard" in the 25th aniversary of Okayama prefectural museum
2013.10 MayakovⅣ The personal exhibition of the oil paintings Ⅰ at Kobe art village center(KAVC)
2013.12 Mayakov Ⅴ The personal exhibition of the oil paintings Ⅱ at Kobe art village center(KAVC)
2014.4 MayakovⅥ The installation with paper and wood at Kobe art village center(KAVC)
2015.9 The exhibition of "Turquoise Milk" in the general meeting of world haiku association
2015.9 "The each water lebel" four peaple exhibition at Planet EartH in Kobe Naoko Wada, Chisa Itokawa, Motoko Chikamatu, Mayakoveiji
2015.12 Mayakoveiji personal exhibition "Performance in camera" at Kobe art village center(KAVC)
2016.4 The exhibition of several film works in " THEATER IN MUSEUM" curated by Nose Iseo at Oita Prefectural Art Museum(OPAM)
2016.4.10 -Performance of sound, dance and visual-at SPiniNg MiLL Chie Mukai(erhu), Yasuo Usui(guitar), L.Sakai(dance), Eiji Koyama(visual)
2016.6.26 " Ishindenshin" at Nambaya Tori Kudoh(piano), Oh Myunja(performance), Eiji Koyama(visual)
2016.9.4 Hada Benedito(from Berlin) at environmental zerogauge Osaka Tamako Katuhuji(melodian),Eiji Koyama(visual)
2016.!0.27 "Magical Chemical Powers Night" at UrBAGUILD Kyoto Magical Power Mako (technoprogressive), K-mikaru Miko (acordion), Mesa of the lost woman(from France), Chie Mukai(erhu,dance), Chika Suzuki(ryuteki), Takashi Yoshida(percussion,synthesizer), Eiji Koyama(visual)
20.12.17 at Nambaya Raguno Miyabe(guiter), Atashi Yoshiko(dance), Eiji Koyama(visual)
2017.4.22 " improvised.....in Hosono " at Hosono building Kimura Fumihiko(percussion),Sanae Kuroko(dance),Eiji Koyama(visual)
2017.4.29 Improvisation collective"Dadon"at Marconostargy Osaka
2017.8.19 Sound, Vision & Motion at environmental zerogauge Fumihiko Kimura (percussion), Aun Tomoko(dance), Nachiho Toyoda(Electronics,drums), Eiji Koyama(visual)
2017.8.2 "Heatbeat Mosquito" at Shuyukan Omihachiman Raguno Miyabe(guiter), Atashi Yoshiko(dance), Eiji Koyama(visual)
2017.10.7 " improvised.....in Shimanouchi " at Shimanouchi church Kimura Fumihiko(percussion), Masashi Kamitaka(steelpan), Sanae Kuroko(dance), Eiji Koyama(visual)
2017.10.29 VISUAL×JAZZ 〜 Eiji Koyama(visual) ,Yuki Hatakeyama(piano) .Kazuhiro Tone(bass), Motohiro Shioiri(drums) at ZAC BARAN
2017.4.30 "Fantasy of the basement" at environmental zerogauge Osaka Shoko Toshiyama(soundcollage), Takashi Miyamoto(guitar),Europian Chtch、Eiji Koyama(visual)
2018.5.13 "Five Parallel World" at Itami Aiphonic Hall Fumihiko Kimura (percussion), Koichi Hiroki(piano), Chie Kitamura(voice), Asuka Ueki(dance), Eiji Koyama(visual)
2018.7.20 Animation Runs Eiji Koyama personal exhibition organized by Himeji Cineclub At Quiet Holiday Himeji
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