Tomoyuki Shinki
b 1982 (Japan)

Biography
Working for over fifteen years from a group studio in his hometown of Osaka, Japan, TOMOYUKI SHINKI has evolved from a private digital maker into a masterful figurative draughtsman, with artworks held in key Asian, American and European collections.

SHINKI studies the physical arc of combat. His technicolour abstractions are snapshots of kinetic tension. They vibrate with affection for an intimate masculine theatre. Yet they transcend the oily musculature and slow-motion it into a still-life.

The artist himself is neither bystander nor participant. He is documentarian, interpreter, witness. His role, to capture the climax. His talent, to freeze its actors in his sharpened gaze. For these graphic records speak as much to the author’s personal mobility and daily rituals, as to the sweat, the shout and the melodrama of the ring.

TOMOYUKI SHINKI is exhibited regularly within Japan and by The Museum of Everything in London, Paris, Rotterdam and Tasmania. He was recently selected by artist Grayson Perry to represent his country in the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition 2018. This is his first major presentation in the UK and is exclusive to The Gallery of Everything.

Literature

THE CATALOGUE OF EVERYTHING #6, THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING 2016

EVERYTHING #4, THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING 2011

Exhibitions

Exhibition #6, The Museum of Everything (Rotterdam) 2016

Exhibition #1.1, The Museum of Everything 
(Paris) 2012/2013

Exhibition #4, The Museum of Everything 
(London) 2011

Hamamatsu Municipal Museum of Art
(Shizuoka) 2010

Egaku, Nariwa Museum (Okayama) 2009

Puroresuman – Professional Wrestling Man, National Art Center (Tokyo) 2008

Suntory Museum (Osaka) 2008

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa) 2006