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Student Showcase Archive

Makoto Hoshina

MA work

MA work

  • Whispering Hollows 囁く虚無

    Whispering Hollows 囁く虚無, Makoto Hoshina 2018
    Oil on film on silk on gold leaf on board
    112cm x 80cm

  • Slumbering Suffocation「微睡む窒息」 (detail)

    Slumbering Suffocation「微睡む窒息」 (detail), Makoto Hoshina 2018
    oil on canvas
    112cm x 142cm

  • Melting Melancholy 「蕩ける憂鬱」 (detail)

    Melting Melancholy 「蕩ける憂鬱」 (detail), Makoto Hoshina 2018
    Oil on canvas
    51cm x 76cm

  • Metaphysica「メタピュシカ」  (Detail)

    Metaphysica「メタピュシカ」 (Detail), Makoto Hoshina 2018
    Oil on canvas
    126 cm x 180cm



  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Painting, 2018

  • My work is my image of the other worlds acquired through the amalgamation of my imagination and dreams. I believe that our dreams area a gateway for us seeing the possibilities omitted in our world, therefore, my work focuses on creating a new world within it through the fusion of dreamscape and the realm of imaginary.

    But, the "purpose" of my practice is to acquire beauty at a level that cannot exist in this world, so seductive that it sucks the viewer’s soul out. 

    The purpose of my practice is to create beauty at the level of ghastliness.

    In other words, my practice is a reckless struggle of me trying to reach “Perfect” through creation.

  • Degrees

  • Bachelor of Fine art, University of British Columbia. 2016
  • Experience

  • Intern as Exhibition assistant, VIVO media arts, Vancouver, 2015; Intern as Character modeler, FromSoftware, Tokyo, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Work In Progress Show, RCA Battersea Campus, London, 2017; BFA/BA Graduating Exhibition, UBC Audio art centre, Vancouver, 2016; the Third JADIF Exhibition, Setagaya art museum, Tokyo, 2015
  • Publications

  • interview, ArtReveal, issue 36, 2018, pp. 42-47