YUKI MURAI

Yuki Murai is known for paintings that possess a sculpture-like thickness achieved using prodigious amounts of paint, to the point of overwhelming the viewer. His paintings can grow far beyond the wall to which they are fixed, expanding into architectural structures that reach out to the ceiling or floor. The toughness that enables such expansion comes from the ‘omurice paint’ that the artist himself developed. According to Murai, his ‘omurice paint’ is an independent medium that doesn’t require canvas or similar support. It is a chaotic mixture with messy texture and foreign bodies. As if in response to Gutai leader Jiro Yoshihara’s exhortations of “Don’t imitate others” and “Make something that hasn’t been made before,” Murai breaks from Western painting conventions and aims to create paintings underpinned by indigenous Japanese expression in which the rebellion and dissent can be seen in cross section. His work has already attracted the attention of curators and many other people in the art world for its awesome ability to break through barriers, sometimes even seeming to bring his paintings to the point of physical collapse.

2017

"Phantom to the pas" Installation view at Hotel Anteroom Kyoto Photo by Omote Nobutada
2017

2017

"Phantom to the pas" Installation view at Hotel Anteroom Kyoto Photo by Omote Nobutada
2017

〈Super Direction〉

2017

"Phantom to the pas" Installation view at Hotel Anteroom Kyoto Photo by Omote Nobutada
2017

Seven Vivian Girls

2016

mixed media dimension variable cooperation with Shiori Mori Photo by Omote Nobutada
2016

2017

mixed media dimension variable cooperation with Shiori Mori Photo by Omote Nobutada
2017

Eternal Spring

2016

Omelet paint (oil, acrylic and silicon) on canvas, mixed media 104×82×56cm Photo by Yuki Murai
2016

Revive <Seiki Kuroda>

2016

Omelet paint (oil, acrylic and silicon) on canvas, mixed media 19 x 26cm
2016

frui catastro ty

2016

Omelet paint (oil, acrylic and silicon) on canvas, mixed media Photo by Misawo Ushijima
2016

Omelet Enbankment Section

2016

Omelet paint (oil, acrylic and silicon) on canvas, mixed media 264×320×210cm photo by Koji Fujita
2016

Cosmic Athelte

2016

oil, acrylic, silicon and plaster on canvas 295×185×265cm Photo by Yuki Murai
2016

OONI VIEW

2016

oil, acrylic, silicon, plaster, driftwood 1400×320×220㎝ Photo by Yuki Murai
2016

The Origin of the World

2016

oil, acrylic, silicon, plaster, paper clay, wood, canvas 106×116×36cm Photo by Nana Yamada
2016

Creativity is Born

2016

oil, acrylic, silicon and wood on canvas 58×51×58cm Photo by Nana Yamada
2016

Creativity is Born

2016

oil, acrylic, silicon and wood on canvas 58×51×58cm Photo by Nana Yamada
2016

2016

Installation view of “TWS-Emerging 2016:MURAI once in Thousand years” at Tokyo Wonder Site Photo by Ken Kato
2016

Super Table Tennis Stand

2015

oil on canvas, mixed media 274×152,5×76cm Photo by Omote Nobutada
2015

Super Prominence Tank

2015

oil and fishing line on canvas 194×792×246cm Photo by Nana Yamada
2015

City Play Fury Road

2015

oil on canvas 260×600㎝ Photo by Shota Yamauchi
2015

One-day hall lobby

2015

194×130.4cm oil, stone and cement on canvas Photo by Omote Nobutada
2015

Land scape-TOMIOKA

2015

oil, stone and cement on canvas 264×584cm Courtesy of Taro Okamoto Museum of Art,Kawasaki
2015

Abstract Painting

2014

Oil and eggshell on canvas
2014

<El desesperado Ⅱ>

2014

Oil and eggshell on canvas 60.6x50cm
2014

Super Renaissance

2014

oil, acrylic, stone, wood, canvas 260×780cm Photo by Omote Nobutada
2014

<AIKURUU>

2013

oil, cardboard, paper clay,silicon 262×243×271cm Photo by Nana Ymada
2013