Tomo Sakurai March.2 – March.30, 2024

Tokyo International Gallery (Tennozu, Shinagawa) will present “SCHRODINGER’S CURTAIN,” a solo exhibition by artist Tomo Sakurai.

With the theme of “Observation of Behavior,” this exhibition explores the nature of time and, by extension, the nature of all things themselves, and reconstructs our sense of human perception by extending some aspects of contemporary physics through the use of unformel monochrome expressions.
Art has always shown a strong correlation with philosophy and physics, and has expressed the concepts of time and space through various methods.
In this exhibition, the artist will explore the concepts of “entanglement” and “space” in quantum mechanics, which is characterized by the indeterminacy of states and the coexistence of opposites, and which has strong affinity with the artist’s own production philosophy.The artist’s unique interpretation of “appreciation” obtained from a philosophical perspective is embodied through the use of space and canvas.
The three sections of the exhibition will challenge the expression using the entire space, including two-dimensional works and installations. In “Fluctuation of Time: Closed Space” (2024), her first kind of work, the artist provides the viewer with the experience of actively viewing a painting by illuminating it in the dark with a light held in the viewer’s hand.
In addition, music provided by musician Yutaka Shimomura will envelop the entire space in Sakurai’s worldview.
We hope you will enjoy this new and unprecedented viewing experience, in which you will experience yourself and your concept of time through the active actions of the viewer.




Born in Nagano, Japan, graduated from Yokohama College of Art in 2007 with a degree in graphic design. A painter who excretes the polarity of things in black and white, she has struggled with the contradictions of the world since her teenage years, and balances her body and mind by painting. She simplifies her concepts and interpretations by using monochrome, and expresses them in black and white, where the contrasts of light, shadow, and unevenness are at their most beautiful. The artist's philosophy is to make viewers aware of mesotheism by expressing contrast. With an exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre (France) in 2022, he began producing conceptual art that combines upcycling of bamboo and mourning clothes with contemporary art, and is widely disseminated in Japan and abroad. He has been exhibiting his works widely in Japan and abroad. Major solo exhibitions include "Y=(0.298912*R+0.586611*G+0.114478*B)" at Amalgam Art Gallery, Tokyu Plaza, Tokyo (2022), "Accumulation" at Faramarz Lounge & Gallery, Tokyo (2022), and "MONOCHROME2020" at the SAKURAI Gallery, Tokyo (2022). MONOCHROME2020: Satoshi Sakurai Original Art Exhibition" (Art Gallery Sanagi, Tokyo); group exhibitions include "Contemporary Artists - Silhouette of Beauty" (Mitsuo Aida Museum, Tokyo, 2023), "Drifting Festivals" (Yokohama Citizen Gallery, Kanagawa, 2023), and "Asian Art Invitational Exhibition" (Korea Art Museum, 2020). Art Museum of Korea, 2020). He participated in "FOCUS Art Fair 2022 in Paris" (Carrousel du Louvre), "Art Fair Tokyo 2021" (Tokyo International Forum), "artTNZ produced by AFT with APCA" (TERRADA ART COMPLEX II, Tokyo, 2020). He received the Encouragement Prize at the "Yokohama College of Art Graduation Exhibition" (2007).



March.2 – March.30, 2024
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, and Public Holidays
Opening Reception

March.2 17:00-20:00

8 minutes’ walk from Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line “Tennoz Isle Station”, 10 minutes’ walk from Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line “Tennoz Isle Station”, 8 minutes’ walk from Keikyu Main Line “Shinbanba Station”