Mizoe Art Gallery is going to exhibit in ART TAIPEI 2018 which marks the 25th anniversary.
As we did in the previous year, we introduce two artists who express aesthetic sense
peculiar to Japan in this fourth participation.
The first one is Tamie OKUYAMA, a female artist working with majestic concept involving
diverse energy which gained attention in the lecture in the salon last year.
The second one is Kenpei YUNDE who paint with his unique technique digging into the
culture taking root in Asia.
Moreover, we also display sculptures by Tomonori TOYOFUKU. He has worked in his atelier
in Milan for over 40 years since 1960 and he is still highly recognized internationally.
We are looking forward to your visits sincerely at the booth # E06.
01 Oct 2018
[Fukuoka] Ryo HIRANO Exhibition - The Beginning and The End - October 13 (Sat) – 28 (Sun), 2018
Ryo HIRANO "a painter of the soul" who has consistently drawn human beings, especially his inner self and the darkness of mind and light. In the early days he continued to explore his own expression. Through a mature period depicting human darkness in a figurative expression, in the abstract expression "Light in the darkness" and "Life in the Universe" were expressed in a group of works of the late period.
In this exhibition, we will focus on the works before the 1950's and the works after 1980.
It will approach the real image of an unknown artist Ryo HIRANO.
Ryo HIRANO: Born in Oita, 1927. Lost both parents in his childhood. Self-taught painter. Became a member of Jiyu Bijutsu Organization, 1958. Founded Shutai Bijutsu Organization, 1964. Became independent, 1975. Began to travel the world while continuing to make and present his work in solo exhibitions. “The World of Ryo Hirano Exhibition” held at Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art/ Received Nishinippon Culture Prize, 1987. Died in 1992.
23 Sep 2018
[Tokyo] Hideo Benjamin NODA Exhibition - October 6 [Sat] - 21 [Sun], 2018 -
Hideo Benjamin NODA Exhibition
October 6 [Sat] - 21 [Sun], 2018
The Scottsboro Boys - A false accident arrested 9 African American teenagers, ages 13 to 20 in Alabama of raping two White American women on a train in 1931. It made public opinion as an incident reflecting the problem of racial discrimination in America. Hideo NODA also known as Hideo Benjamin NODA criticized American society pessimistically, with repeated African American teenagers in his own circumstances that was subject to persecution and exclusion as a Japanese-American artist.
This work titled `The Scottsboro Boys’ will be exhibited for the exhibition of Mexican Muralism and Art in the United States, 1920-1950 at Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) in 2020.
In the economic crisis of the 1930s, Hideo NODA developed his painting style of looking gently over his kindness, focusing on people’s emotions living in cities in the United States.
In 1933, he joined with Ben Shahn, Jackson Pollock and others as assistant of Diego Rivera who made mural of the Rockefeller Center. He ran through a short lifetime of 30 years. In this exhibition, 27 works mainly drawings will be exhibited. We do hope you will be able to have a look.
Hideo NODA / born in Santa Clara, California, 1908. In 1911, he was left at uncle’s house in Kumamoto where his parents originally from. In 1926, after graduating from Kumamoto prefectural junior high school, he travelled alone to the United States. In 1929, attended the California School of Fine Arts. He met Diego Rivera and moved to Woodstock Art Village (New York) in 1931. His painting `Street Scene' was purchased by Whitney Museum of American Art in 1934. In 1937, he traveled to Paris, Rome and other cities, after that returned to Japan. 1938, he moved to Genichiro INOKUMA’s absence house in Denenchofu, Tokyo. He was sick and hospitalized while staying on the shore of Nojiri Lake in Nagano prefecture. A brain tumor ended his life on Jan. 12, 1939 at the age of 30 in Tokyo.