22 May 2023 [Tokyo] Takahide KOMATSU Exhibition ”SATOYAMA” June 10 (Sat) - June 25 (Sun), 2023
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Takahide KOMATSU Exhibition "SATOYAMA"
June 10 (Sat) - June 25 (Sun), 2023

10:00-18:00 (Open everyday during the exhibition)

Butterflies flutter over the canvas, ornate with Rimpa-style gold and silver leaf.
Shadows of fish swimming freely in the cool current of water. An abstract world that traps the passage of time in a black screen.
All of them depict the Satoyama landscape that Komatsu has been familiar with since he was a child.
The artist’s expression is not just limited to painting. He is currently working on a film about Nakamura Chihei, a great writer from his hometown in Miyazaki Prefecture, following his previous film about Shiotsuki Toho.
His activities that transcend the boundaries of fine art have brought a new air to the paintings that he creates. Please look forward to it.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery

《 Dance of the Southern Butterflies》Gold leaf, Acrylic on canvas M20

Special Exhibition
Shiotsuki Toho connects Miyazaki, Taiwan, and Japan

Working as an art teacher in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period, Shiotsuki Toho lived according to his own beliefs as an artist.
This exhibition introduces the works of painters who were active in Miyazaki and Taiwan, and are connected by their ways of life.

《 The Two Atayal》Shiotsuki Toho

Other Artists
Ei-Q An artist that became neighbors with Shiotsuki after the war
Saita Tei A painter that moved to Miyazaki Prefecture after Shiotsuki Toho’s repatriation , in admiration of him

“Shiotsuki Toho” Documentary Film
About 100 years ago, there was a Japanese painter who traveled to Taiwan alone during the Japanese colonial period.
On Amazon Prime Video
Written and Directed by Takahide Komatsu
Narrated by Yoko Yamamoto (Actress), Art direction by Kazunobu Abe

《 Minnow 》Acrylic on canvas F6

Takahide Komatsu
Born in 1979. Born and living in Miyazaki Prefecture.Graduated from Artist Course in Kyushu Designer Gakuin College. He has exhibited his works in solo exhibitions and art fairs in London, New York, Hong Kong, and many other 10 countries around the world, since he was in his twenties.Permanent collection in facilities and museums of the United Nations, Nobeoka City, and many Asian companies He has exhibited his works in Japan Cultural Events and art festivals.
10 May 2023 [Fukuoka] "Awai" Kota NAKAMURA Exhibition May 27th (Sat) – June 11th (Sun), 2023
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"Awai" Kota NAKAMURA
May 27th (Sat) – June 11th (Sun), 2023

10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)
The artist will be at the gallery on May 27th, 28th, and June 10th, 11th

Gallery talk event: May 27th (Sat) 15:00~

Awai – a Japanese term referring to an intermediate region: the fleeting time, the space between objects, a turning point. In Kota Nakamura’s world, things of the opposite nature coexist beyond its borders. For example, in a series of his work that use bullets as a medium, he expresses the beauty that can be born out of destruction. Other works of his include an installation that does not feel to the touch as it appears to the eye, and a sculpture embodying an object that he once saw in a dream. Good and evil, beautiful and ugly, the present and the afterlife. The artist dares to questions the ambiguity of visual perception, the unjust nature of the world we live in, and the importance of staying in the space somewhere in between. Perhaps this is a sense of beauty unique to a Japanese person that has lived in New York when the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened.
We are sure that this exhibition will be even more dynamic than the one that took place two and a half years ago.
Please look forward to it.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery

“Yume makura” Mixed media 23.6x17.3 x13.4in 2022

1975 Born in Kamakura city, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan.
1999 Graduated from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. 
2003 Completed MFA at School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
2010 Received Ph.D. from Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo.
2015 Selected as the finalist for the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art of Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Tokyo.
2017 Won the Bronze prize in Tokyo Art Olympia. Collection at Atami Yamaguchi Museum.
2018 Exhibited at the Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh.
Many exhibitions held in New York and abroad, currently based in Tokyo.

10 May 2023 We will exhibit at KOBE ART MARCHÉ 2023
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We will exhibit at KOBE ART MARCHÉ 2023

May 12th (Fri) - May 14th (Sun) 2023

5-6 Hatobachō, Chūō-ku, Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken, 650-0042

◆Exhibit Room No. of Mizoe ART Gallery: Room No.1303

◆Admission Fee:1,000 yen (3-day pass)
※Free for elementary school students and younger

◆Artists exhibiting at MIZOE ART GALLERY

Nami SHIBATA《Person》Oil on canvas, 2023, 13.1×9.52 in.

Takashi YATOJI《Philippe》Oil on canvas, 2023, 17.97 ×14.96 in.

Chisato MATSUMOTO《Splash》Polyester, sewing cotton thread for knit 2023, H17.71×W17.71×D5.9 in.

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