Notice of the System of Culture exhibition "Exhibit 4"


Friday May 13, 2022 – Sunday June 5, 2022
※ Open on Wednesday 〜 Saturday,Last Sunday

*Please wear a mask, take your temperature and disinfect yourself when you visit the venue.

*Please note that admission may be restricted depending on the congestion of the venue. Thank you for understanding in advance that you may be required to stand in line.

*Please note that the exhibition period and opening hours may be subject to change depending on the situation. Any changes will be announced on the gallery website and Instagram.


13:00 – 19:00

CALM & PUNK GALLERY is excited to present a solo exhibition, “ Exhibit 4”

System of Culture was formed by Toshimitsu Komatsu and Yuma Sasaki in 2017. In 2021, they were awarded the Patricia Karallis Award at the Japan Photo Award 2021, and in 2022, on the recommendation of Sayoko Ozawa (curator of the Yokohama Museum of Art), they exhibited at the VOCA exhibition.

Currently, we are working mainly on the mechanism and function of photography to explore the frame of the medium and the conditions surrounding it. Works inspired by paintings and movies are characterized by carefully printed screens constructed and drawn according to the direction, leading to a viewing experience that draws memories. Occasionally, the images are reminiscent of impressionist paintings, pictorialism, and other forms of art from the 19 th century and beyond, which have been defined and delineated in modern times.

The exhibition will consist of approximately 15 works from the 4 representative series “EMULSION”, “Diaoyang”, “Sacred Place” and “Landscape”, and will also feature large 2.5 meter works.
We welcome you to take the opportunity to see the exhibition.

System of Culture / / Instagram @systemofculture

This Tokyo-based unit started in 2017 and consists of two members, Toshimitsu Komatsu and Sukezane Sasaki. They both graduated from Musashino Art University’s Department of Visual Communication Design, and collaborate equally on all of their works.

2018 EyeEm Awards 2018 Still Life Category Top 10 Finalist
2021 JAPAN PHOTO AWARD 2021 Patricia Karallis Award (Paper Journal Editor-in-Chief)
2022 VOCA Exhibition 2022 Osawa Sayoko (Yokohama Museum of Art Curator) Nominated

Solo Exhibitions
2017 “Exhibit 1”(Gallery HANARE)
2020 “Exhibit 2 -EMULSION”(Gallery The White)
2022 “Exhibit 3 -Sacred Place” (PUBLICIS WALL GALLERY 10)

Group Exhibitions
2021「sub-culture」at I SEE ALL
2021「sub-cultureⅡ/the player」at R for D