Enlightenment / エンライトメント
1997年、ヒロ杉山が中心となり結成。ヒロ杉山、松井正憲、峯山裕太郎、加藤崇亮からなるクリエイティブユニット。
ファインアートの世界で国内外の展覧会で作品を発表する一方、フリーペーパーやアートブックの出版、展覧会のキュレーションなども行い、グラフィックデザイン、広告など幅広いジャンルで独創的な作品を発表しつづけている。さらにPV制作やVJなどの映像分野での評価も非常に高く、平面だけではなく立体作品から空間演出も手掛け、幅広い創作活動を展開している。
VJとしては1994年より活動を開始。国内外問わずビッグ・アーティストと共演し、海外のパーティ、ビッグフェス、アート・ショウにも数多く参加している。近年では、m-flo『COSMICOLOR』のツアーVJや、大沢伸一『THE ONE』のツアーVJとして参加。安室奈美恵、BOA、MEGなどへライブ映像を提供している。現場のLIVE感や空気感を瞬時にダイレクトにフロアに反映することを重視するプレイスタイルで数多くのフロアに視覚的グルーヴを生み出し続けている。
近年では、ロンドンのエージェンシー[pocko]と契約し、その活動の領域を海外へと広げている。

 

参加フェスティバル
ソナー・フェスティバル、エレクトラグライド、サマーソニック、ライジング・サン・ロックフェスティバル、渚音楽祭、etc.
2002年に開催された村上隆キューレーションの『スーパーフラット』展に参加し、アイルトン・セナのポートレイト作品を発表し、現代美術の世界からも注目を浴び始める。
その後もNY、ナポリ、上海、パリ等で個展、グループ展を開催し、作品を積極的に発表し続け、高い評価を得る。
ポートレイト作品では、これまでに小泉純一郎、ブラッド・ピット、イチロー、浅野忠信、深津絵里、村上龍など著名人を数多く描いている。

 

Established by Hiro Sugiyama. Creative unit of Hiro Sugiyama, Masanori Matsui, Yutaro Mineyama, Takaaki Kato. Exhibiting artwork in the world of fine art. Publishing free papers and art books, designing advertisements and magazines and Curating Exhibitions. Creating music videos, vjing, well known in the world of moving image. Not only 2D art, they have expanded their area to 3D projects and space design. Recently signed with London rep, pocko and have expanded their work to overseas projects.
They have been professional VJs since 1994. Collaborating with big named artists from around the world. Participated in outdoor festivals, parties and artshows around the world.
Recently toured with m-flo “COSMICOLOR” tour and Shinichi Osawa’s “The One” tour. They have a distinctive performance style where they like to feel the mood of the audience and the stage performers and reflect that into their performance to build up the mood. They have continued to create visual grooves on the dance floors.Participated Festivals Sonar, Electraglide, Summer Sonic, Rising Sun Rock Festival, Nagisa Music Festival And more. Collaborated Artists Joaquin “Joe” Claussell, Darren Emerson, TOWA TEI, Shinichi Osawa, Fantastic Plastic Machine, m-flo and more.

Participated in Super Flat exhibition curated by Takashi Murakami in 2002. The Ayrton Senna portrait debuted at this exhibition and attracted attention from the modern art community. Solo exhibition is NY, Napoli, Shanghai, Paris and participation in group exhibitions and have received high recognition.
For their portrait artwork, they have created those of many well known people such as Junichiro Koizumi, Brad Pitt, Ichiro, Tadanobu Asano, Eri Fukatsu, Ryu Murakami.

2014
Curated Group Exhibition “Here is ZINE Tokyo×BANGKOK 8″ (TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, Tokyo)
Curated Group Exhibition “Here is ZINE Tokyo 9″ (TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, Tokyo)
2013
Curated Group Exhibition “Here is ZINE Tokyo 6″ (TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, Tokyo)
Curated Group Exhibition “NeoSilk″ (TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, Tokyo)
Exhibition “ELM15″ (EYE OF GYRE, Tokyo)
Curated Group Exhibition “Here is ZINE Tokyo 7th BANGKOK-TOKYO″ (next to NORMAL, BANGKOK)
Release of the collection book “ELM15”(PARCO publishing)

2012
Curated Group Exhibition “Here is ZINE Tokyo 4″ (TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, Tokyo)
Exhibition “NEW ABSTRACT″ (HIROMIYOSHII GALLERY ROPPONGI)
Curated Group Exhibition “Here is ZINE Tokyo 5″ (TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, Tokyo)

2011
Curated Group Exhibition “Here is ZINE Tokyo 2″ (TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, Tokyo)
Curated Group Exhibition”TRIANGLE FOOL”(HIROMIYOSHII GALLERY ROPPONGI)
Curated Group Exhibition”After 311″(HIROMIYOSHII GALLERY ROPPONGI)
Curated Group Exhibition “Here is ZINE Tokyo 3″ (TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, Tokyo)
2010
Exhibition “AD 2010″ (hiromiyoshii Gallery, Tokyo)
Release of the collection book “JOY”
Curated Group Exhibition “Here is ZINE Tokyo” (Tambourine Gallery, Tokyo)
2009
Exhibition “SHANGHAI DREAM” (SWFC Art&Design Store, Shanghai)
Participated in Art Festival “Taiwan Art Festival” (Taiwan)
Group Exhibition “HOTEL AGNES” (Hotel Agnes, Tokyo)
2008
Participated in Art Festival “fiac” (Paris)
Participated in Art Festival “Artissima” (Italy)
Group Exhibition “AFTER THE REALITY 2″ (Deitch Projects. NY)
2007
Exhibition “THE BODERLINE” (hiromiyoshii Gallery, Tokyo)
Release of the collection book “8 million” (Enlightenment Publishing)
Group Exhibition “ROPPONGI CROSSING” (Mori Art Museum. Tokyo)
2006
Group Exhibition “AFTER THE REALITY” (Deitch Projects, NY)
Participated in Art Festival “fiac” (Paris)
Exhibition “ENTRANCE TO ANOTHER WORLD” (diage, Shanghai)
2005
Group Exhibition “SHANGHAI COOL” (Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art)
Exhibition “LIE OF MIRROR” (hiromiyoshii Gallery, Tokyo)
Release of the collection book “LIE OF MIRROR” (Enlightenment Publishing)
Participated in Art Festival “fiac” (Paris)
Exhibition “LIE OF MIRROR” (Changing Role Move -Over Gallery, Italy)
Exhibition “MIND PLEATS” (Canon S Gallery, Tokyo)
Participated in “163441” Exhibition (AAA gallery,Paris)
2004
Participated in Art Festival “fiac” (Paris)
Participated in Art Festival “Artissima” (Italy)
Participated in Art Festival “Beijing Art festival” (Beijing)
2003
Exhibition “79787562″ (Kyoto University of Art & Design, Kyoto)
Exhibition “BOTH SIDES” (Nagoya Museum of Modern Art, Nagoya)
Release of the collection book “Both Sides” (Enlightenment Publishing)
Exhibition “COMPLETE DISPLAY” (Gallery 360°, Tokyo)
Participated in “PLANET UNDER A GROOVE” Exhibition (Kulturreferat Munich)
2002
Participated in “JAM” Esxhibition (Opera City Gallery, Tokyo)
2001
Participated in “SUPER FLAT” Exhibition (LA MOCA,Henry Art Center)
Participated in “ACTIVE WIRE” Exhibition (Korea)
Participated in “JAM” Exhibition (Barbican Art Gallery, London)
Participated in “PLANET UNDER A GROOVE” Esxhibition (Bronx Museum)
Participated in “SUPER FLAT” Exhibition (Walker Art Center,Minneapolis)
2000
Exhibition “ENLIGHTENMENT” (Colette, Paris)
Launch of free paper “Display” (Total of 10 issues)
Exhibition “2-Delight” (Shibuya Parco Gallery)
Release of the collection book “2-Delight” (compsite press)
1997
Hiro Sugiyama establishd Enlightenment
Launch of free paper ” TRACK” (Total of 7 issues)