THE CLUB is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Naoya Inose “Romantic Depression”, introducing his most recent works inspired from his research trip to Iceland and its dynamic scenery. The exhibition features his iconic Monolith and Penguin series, as well as new series depicting television color bars. The works evoke apocalyptic landscapes highlighting the chaotic modern society which Naoya finds it depressing yet romantic at the same time.

Romanticist paintings and depression have always been close together. I guess the romance is about finding the slightest hope and beauty in despair and emptiness. I believe many of us living today know that feeling. As I am one of them, I would like you to see my works and share the way I see this through my own filter.

(Naoya Inose)

Naoya Inose was born in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. He graduated in 2012 from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he specialized in Oil Painting, and received his MA (Fine Arts) at UAL Chelsea College of Art And Design in 2017. Inose was a participant of 20th DOMANI, and he has exhibited his works in museums such as The National Art Center Tokyo and Takamatsu City Museum of Art. Last year, he had a solo exhibition at the Daiwa Anglo ‒Japan Foundation in London. His works are included in the Takahashi Collection and in the Benetton Foundation.