15 Jan 2019
[Fukuoka] New Year's Masterpieces Exhibition January 26 (Sat) – February 17 (Sun), 2019
Special Presents: Alberto Giacometti, Bust of Dieg (Bronze,in 1956)
New Year's Masterpieces Exhibition
January 26 (Sat) – February 17 (Sun), 2019
10am – 6pm
Open every day during the exhibition.
We wish you a Happy New Year 2019!
Thank you very much for your patronage last year. We will keep making effort to entertain everyone by unique projects and collection of high quality artworks. We solicit your continuous support. The first temporary exhibition this year shows newly arrived masterpieces ranging from the Eastern to the Western art. As a special display, we will also exhibit a bronze sculpture by Giacometti that will be the first time to be shown in Japan. We look forward to your visits sincerely.
feature: Alberto Gicometti, Morikazu Kumagai, Toshiyuki Hasekawa and Rei Kamoi
Others:Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee,Ben Shahn, Hanjiro Sakamoto, Ryuzaburo Umehara, Zenzaburo Kojima, Takeshi Hayashi, Kenichi Nakamura, Takuji Nakamura, Hideo Benjamin Noda, Genichiro Inokuma, Wasaburo Itozono, Ryounosuke Fukui, Ryo Hirano, Hiroki Oda, Chimei Hamachi and so on.
13 Jan 2019
We will join "Hakata Hankyu × ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA" January 16 (Wed) – 22 (Tue), 2019
Hakata Hankyu × ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA - The Sign of Art
January 16 (Wed) – 22 (Tue), 2019
10:00 - 19:00 ＊open until 21:00 on Friday and Saturday
Location: Media Stage 1 on the 1st floor, at Hakata Hankyu
Admission fee: Free
┃About ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA (AFAF)
It is a festival of contemporary art held in Fukuoka. In 2018, 37 galleries leading contemporary art both
inside and outside Japan converged to transform the guest rooms of Hotel Okura Fukuoka into artistic
space. The paintings, sculptures, engravings, photographs and installation artworks selected by gallerist
were gathered in one place. The fifth fair is planned to be held in the beginning of September 2019.
In Japan, we tend to experience art only by looking at. Although in Hakata Hankyu, customers are
increasing who purchase paintings and craftworks to enjoy art in everyday life. We often hear terms
such as "the age of individualism" and " complex society" these days. It is difficult to reach the correct
answer and it is not necessarily only one. Living in such era requires us to know what we want to do and
what we should do. One way to find the answer can be decision-making based on intuition and
sensibility, or in other words, your aesthetic sense.
This time, we exhibit and sell artworks by collaborating with "ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2018", the
largest gallery show in Kyushu. Those artworks were carefully selected by 12 galleries which
participated in ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2018 and leading contemporary art world both inside and
outside Japan. We introduce more than 30 contemporary artworks including paintings, 3 dimensional
works, and engravings ranging from works by spirited young artists to ones by artists representing
Kyushu. We hope this event becomes an opportunity for you to get more familiar with art, to take
pleasure in appreciating art, and to experience the abundance of everyday life with which art blends in.
Please enjoy the "Sign" of art which is spreading rapidly in recent years.
＊The artworks are exhibited during the period of exhibition in principle.
They will be handed over to customers afterwards.
＊Each artworks are examples of the artists' works.
＊The list price includes consumption tax.
11 Jan 2019
[Tokyo]Yoshio YOSHIMURA exibition ーNewspaper and Self-portraitー
Yoshio YOSHIMURA, Newspapers and Self-portraits in Paris
Pencil on newspaper. 15.94 x 10.62 inch, in 2012
Yoshio YOSHIMURA exibition ー Newspaper and Self-portrait ー
January 12 [Sat] - 27 [Sun], 2019
Hours: 10am – 6pm (open every day during the exhibition)
Have you already seen the exhibition "Yoshimura Yoshio: Hyper-realism" at Tokyo Station Gallery (until January 20th, 2019) This is a long-awaited retrospective in Tokyo 5 years after his death. The display shows the full picture of his artworks and the artist's way of life. It is only about 5 years that I was associated with Mr. Yoshimura. I believed, "We can work on a global scale with this artist". It would be rare to meet such an artist in a life of a gallerist. I think about the happiness of the encounter with him while I cast my mind to memories surrounded by his artworks at Tokyo Station Gallery. Yoshio Yoshimura pursued his art practice eagerly with superhuman mental strength and tenacity. In 2011, he elatedly left for Paris to study abroad for the first time after turning sixty. What he made there was over 1000 self portrait drew with pencil on local newspaper.
This exhibition will show works from "Newspaper and Self-portrait in Paris" and "Self-portrait of A-un" made by screen printing together with colored pencil drawings of flowers. We look forward to your visits.
Mizoe Art Gallery Kazunobu Abe
Yoshio Yoshimura/ 1950 Born in Hofu-shi, Yamaguchi prefecture. '71 Graduated from Yamaguchi College of Arts. '79 Graduated from Sokei Academy of Fine Art and Design (Tokyo). '85 moved to Tokuji, Yamaguchi-shi. 2007 Received grand prize at Yamaguchi Prefecture Art Exhibition (Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum). Exhibited in "Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art" (Mori Art Museum). ‘09 “Tea-ceremony room of the Purgatory” (Hagi Uragami Museum, Yamaguchi). '10 “I Who Daily Continue to Copy with a Sharpened Pencil” (Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum). '11 Stayed in Paris for one year. 2013 Passed away on December 6th.