About the artist

The drawings of the Japanese artist Taiyoh Mori are extremely reduced, delicate and fragile.
They concentrate on the relations between paper, pencil and light in an extremely precise approach.
The way in which the drawing is created and what happens on and in the paper, can only be experienced through close and focused observation. Observing the work becomes a permanent process of searching for those traces.
All elements which interfere with this process, such as representative forms, expressive gestures or colors, are reduced to a minimum.
To view the drawing, it is placed into a spatial context. It never exists alone. It is ultimately the potential of light that seems to merge with the surrounding environment.
In confronting the process of drawing, Taiyoh Mori thus explores the possibilities of rendering those transitions between space and drawing visible.

Solo Shows

Spur , Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg
Showroom, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf
Extra , Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg
Der Prozess des Zeichnens und seine Entsprechung im Raum, im Weißen Haus, Halle (Saale)


2015 – 2017
Postgraduate studies in Painting and Graphic Arts at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle with Prof. Thomas Rug, graduation with postgraduate degree
2011 – 2015
Study of Painting and Graphic Arts at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle with Prof. Thomas Rug, graduation with diploma
2010 – 2011
Guest student at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, studying Painting with Prof. Hanns Schimansky and Hanna Hennenkemper
2002 – 2006
Study of Design at the Seian University of Art and Design in Siga, JP
Taiyoh Mori was born in Japan, he lives and works in Berlin.

Group Shows

Minimal. Kunst aus Ostasien , Museum für Asiatische Kunst der staatlichen Museen zu Berlin im Humboldt Forum, Berlin
Aufatmen, Landesverbandes Hamburger Galerien e.V., Hamburg
Drawing Wow3, Drawing Wow/Minuseins, Wien, AT
utakata-Die Unbeständigkeit des Moments, Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg
Common Ground, Kühnemannstr. 51 for Berlin Art Week, Berlin
Die Zukunft ist das neue Ding, Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle (Saale)
facing north korea THE OBSERVATORY PROJECT, NON Berlin, Berlin
LEER RAUM, Projektraum der Alten Gießerei Berlin e.V., Berlin
DIE GELBE GEFAHR IM WEISSEN SEE, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin
HABITANT, Volkspark Hochschulgalerie der Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, Halle (Saale)
Lieber Künstler, zeichne mir! Part 1, Semjon Contemporary Gallery, Berlin
BLICK ZURÜCK UND VORAUS, Forum für Konkrete Kunst Erfurt, Erfurt
Anonyme Zeichner, Kunstverein Tiergarten | Galerie Nord Berlin, Berlin
EREIGNIS DRUCKGRAPHIK 5, Vorortost Gallery, Leipzig