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Jumpei Kinoshita was born in Kanagawa, Japan, in 1978, and grew up in Tokyo. He moved to the UK in 2002, accepted to the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL in 2007. At the Slade, he explored and developed his painting techniques and ideals under the supervision of Andrew Stahl, Neil Jeffries and Gary Woodley. Jumpei obtained his BA in 2011 and received a full-tuition scholarship to continue his study at MFA in Fine Art at the Slade. He received MFA in Fine Art in 2013.
Jumpei is particularly interested in abstract art and Op art, and Bridget Riley, Mali Morris and Fiona Rae are the most influential. Jumpei was nominated for the Salon Art Prize in 2011, Crash Open Salon in 2011 and 2012, RWS Contemporary Watercolour competition in 2014, and RA Summer Exhibition in 2019. He was also a co-curator of the Tate Staff Exhibition in 2018 and 2019, which attracted more than 1000 people each day during the exhibitions.
While mixing and applying colours on the surface of paintings, Jumpei Kinoshita is exploring and discovering the magnificent effect of the multiple overlays. Creating harmony among different shapes, marks and colours is the key to his abstract paintings. He often applies paint wet on wet without earlier layers dry to illustrate movements, speed, time and ongoing changes.
Jumpei’s choices of colours and shapes are based on his current surrounding area in London, his childhood in Japan, and other countries where he visited. For instance, he applied bright orange paint on his recent paintings, “Flow /流れ ” and “Grow / 伸び”, after his visit to Portugal where many houses were covered with orange roofing tiles. For him, the act of making art is similar to keeping a diary. Therefore, his artwork always reflects his daily life and himself unconsciously.