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01 Jul 2019 [Tokyo] Commemorating 70 Years of Age: Kim Myung Sik Exhibiton-The House of Contentment- July 20 [Sat] - August 4 [Sun], 2019
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East Side 19-M01 / 90.9x72.7cm / Oil on canvas / 2019

Commemorating 70 Years of Age
Kim Myung Sik Exhibiton
-The House of Contentment-

July 20 [Sat] - August 4 [Sun], 2019
Hours: 10am – 6pm (open every day during the exhibition)

▼Opening party and Live painting
July 20 [Sat]
16:00- Live painting
17:00- Opening party

*The artist will be present in gallery on July 20,21,22 and 24.

Kim Myung Sik is a world-renowned artist from South Korea. When he moved to New York alone in 2000, he started the series "East Side Story" inspired by people of various races and the houses resembling matchboxes seen from a car window. House is a place that people can repose most restfully. The seemingly unified houses and races show the joy, sorrow of the people living there, and his hope for the world in which diverse races live peacefully. "East Side", the place the sun rises, became the title of the series as a symbol of hope and pray. In this exhibition celebrating his 70th birthday, we exhibit new 40 works through which he ruminated the three periods. It will not betray your expectations.

Kim Myung Sik
1950 Born in South Korea, Seoul/ 1974 Graduated from Painting Course in Faculty of Fine Art at Chung-Ang
University/ 1980 Graduated from postgraduate course of Western Painting at Chung-Ang University/ 2004 Visiting
Professor at Long Island University (New York)/ 2010 Visiting Professor of Fine Art at Kyusyu Sangyo University
(Fukuoka)/ 2015 retired from Professor on September, became a Professor Emeritus at University of East Asia
【Solo Exhibition】New York, Tokyo, Kobe, Sapporo, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Seoul, Busan, Sidney, Madrid, 
Vancouver, Miami, etc.


East Side Story 19-M10 / 145.4x90.9cm / Oil on canvas / 2019
28 Jun 2019 [Fukuoka] Masahito KATAYAMA Exhibition July 12 [Fri] - 28 [Sun], 2019
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"Hakata/Summer"

Masahito KATAYAMA Exhibition
-Paradise- Hakata,Summer and the Heavenly Flowers
July 12 [Fri] - 28 [Sun], 2019

10:00am – 6:00pm (Open every day during the event)

〇Gallery Talk
July 28 [Sun], 2019 2:00pm-3:30pm

The artworks by Masahito KATAYAMA evoke feeling that not only visual information but also the sixth sense is stimulated beyond the five senses. The painted image can be recognized either as figurative or abstract. Because of the artistic style, I could hardly imagine when he told: "I am now making a painting of Yamakasa". In addition to such works, there are also a series of flowers inspired by a painting on the ceiling of a temple. From "botanical figuration" to "wind", "membrane", and "spiral", his style has transformed with the constant pursuit of new expression. Please look forward to the new world he shows in this exhibition.

Masahito KATAYAMA / 1984 Graduated from Graduate school of Kyoto Municipal University of Arts/ '88 Stayed in U.S.A invited by Asian Cultural Council (~'89) /‘95 Stayed in U.K. as a trainee of Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists (~'96)/ 2004 "Artist in Fukuoka vol.5 KATAYAMA Masahito: Membrane 2004 –Into the Forest of Perception" (Fukuoka Art Museum) / '07 Exhibited at The 3rd Changdu
18 Jun 2019 [Fukuoka] Commemorating 70 Years of Age: Kim Myung Sik Exhibiton-The House of Contentment- June 22 [Sat] - July 7 [Sun], 2019
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East Side 19-M01 / 90.9x72.7cm / Oil on canvas / 2019

[Fukuoka Gallery]

Commemorating 70 Years of Age
Kim Myung Sik Exhibiton
-The House of Contentment-

June 22 [Sat] - July 7 [Sun], 2019


▼Opening party and Gallery Talks
June 22 [Sat] 17:00 start

▼Live painting
June 23 [Sun] 15:00 start

*The artist will be present in gallery on June 22,23,24,25.

Kim Myung Sik is a world-renowned artist from South Korea. When he moved to New York alone in 2000, he started the series "East Side Story" inspired by people of various races and the houses resembling matchboxes seen from a car window. House is a place that people can repose most restfully. The seemingly unified houses and races show the joy, sorrow of the people living there, and his hope for the world in which diverse races live peacefully. "East Side", the place the sun rises, became the title of the series as a symbol of hope and pray. In this exhibition celebrating his 70th birthday, we exhibit new 40 works through which he ruminated the three periods. It will not betray your expectations.

Kim Myung Sik
1950 Born in South Korea, Seoul/ 1974 Graduated from Painting Course in Faculty of Fine Art at Chung-Ang
University/ 1980 Graduated from postgraduate course of Western Painting at Chung-Ang University/ 2004 Visiting
Professor at Long Island University (New York)/ 2010 Visiting Professor of Fine Art at Kyusyu Sangyo University
(Fukuoka)/ 2015 retired from Professor on September, became a Professor Emeritus at University of East Asia
【Solo Exhibition】New York, Tokyo, Kobe, Sapporo, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Seoul, Busan, Sidney, Madrid, 
Vancouver, Miami, etc.


East Side Story 19-M10 / 145.4x90.9cm / Oil on canvas / 2019

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