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Gallery Pictor 2023年プログラム
河本 蓮大朗 ソロ・エキシビション

Rentaro Kawamoto Solo Exhibition
in Gallery Pictor 2023 year-round program

《One (森を見上げる) 》(部分), 2023年, H75×W60cm, 織り、古布、絹、糸、染料


(English follows after Japanese)


Gallery Pictor では2023年10月21日(土)~11月10日(金)まで、河本 蓮大朗 ソロ・エキシビション《One》を開催いたします。






個展タイトルとした One は、今展で河本が決めた「一つの布として完結させる」というルールのほかにも、唯一無二であるという意味でのOne、特定はされているが無名であるという意味でのOne と捉えることもでき、また、ただ純粋にあそぶことのできる一人の人=河本自身をも表すOneであるようにも感じられます。


《One (森を見上げる)》2023年, H75×W60cm, 織り、古布、絹、糸、染料



















河本 蓮大朗 略歴

織物の制作を中心に、染織独自の質感や色彩と、素材が持つ背景やストーリーを重要な要素として制作する。主な展覧会に ‘NEWoMan KNIT FESTIVAL / NEWoMan ART Wall’ (NEWoMan新宿、2019)、個展 ‘時の布’ (Gallery Pictor/建長寺、2021)など。第2回CAF賞 入選(2015)。横浜美術大学工芸領域テキスタイルデザインコース卒業、同大学彫刻コース研究生修了。



 - 会期  : 2023年10月21日(土)〜11月10日(金)

 - 時間  : 12:00 〜 18:00

 - 休廊日 : 毎週月曜・火曜

 - 会場  : Gallery Pictor












 - 講師:河本 蓮大朗

 - 開催日時:2023年10月29日(日) 10:00 〜 12:00

 - 会場:Gallery Pictor

 - 参加費:¥5,000(税込)※当日現金でお支払いをお願いします

 - 持ち物:材料はすべてご用意していますが、ご自身が織物にしたい古着、布、糸などがあればお持ち下さい

 - 定員:6名 


We are pleased to have Rentaro Kawamoto Solo Exhibition One from Saturday, 21st October  through Friday, 10th November.

Kawamoto creates his works by weaving cloth from old clothes, towels, and other unused fabrics that have been torn. The old cloth has some kind of history, such as how it was made, the memories of its original owner, the place where it was used, and the purpose for which it was used.


For this exhibition, Kawamoto created his work from the starting point of his own pure attraction to cloth. He focused on the material aspect of the cloth, such as its properties, texture, and materiality, not to give it any use or meaning, but to highlight the existence of the cloth itself.


The title of the exhibition, One, is derived from the rule that Kawamoto decided to “complete the work as a single piece of cloth. It can also be taken as One meaning “being unique” or One meaning “identified but anonymous”. Also, One may represent Kawamoto himself, a person who is able to genuinely play with something.




Rentaro Kawamoto’s Statement


I am chewing the cloth. Such an image came to my mind.

Why am I so obsessed with cloth? I don’t understand it myself.


I weave meaningless cloth. It is not so much that there is no meaning to its existence, but rather that it has no original use or meaningful decoration.

To find something in a textile that has been stripped of its usage and meaning might be to redefine in my own way the nature and aspects that things have.


After a while, the idea became simple. ‘What can I do with one weave?’

It was a stance that could be called the starting point of my creation, and it led me to revise my motives, which had been getting sidetracked and my own greed, which had spread too far.

I took a detour and ended up back at the beginning, which is probably a good thing.


Sometimes playing is more fun when there are rules and restrictions. If you are told that you can play freely, you may not know what to do. In such cases, setting a rule such as, “You can only walk on the white line,” instantly makes it more interesting.

This time, I decided on the rule of completing the work as a single piece of cloth, and decided to simply face the woven fabric itself.



Rentaro Kawamoto Short Biography

Kawamoto focuses on textile production, with textures and colors unique to dyeing and weaving, and the background and story behind the materials as important elements. Recent exhibitions includes NEWoMan KNIT FESTIVAL / NEWoMan ART Wall’ at NEWoMan Shinjuku in 2019 and Solo Exhibition Weaving of Time at Gallery Pictor/Kencho-ji Temple in 2021. Selected for the 2nd CAF Award (Contemporary Art Foundation) in 2015. Graduated from Textile Design Course and completed the Research Student Program in Sculpture Course at Yokohama University of Art & Design.



Basic Information of the Exhibition

 - Duration : Saturday, 21st October – Friday, 10th November, 2023

 - Open hours: 12:00 – 18:00

 - Close on every Monday & Tuesday including public holiday

 - Venue : Gallery Pictor