09 Jun 2018
[Fukuoka]Tomonori TOYOFUKU Exhibition June 9(Sat) ― July 1 (Sun), 2018
Mizoe Art Gallery will hold a solo exhibition of Tomonori TOYOFUKU, who used to have an atelier in Milan for over 40 years and has gained a lot of international recognition after exhibiting in Venice Biennale in 1960.
The works with sophisticated and dignity form, show the power and artist’s inner world lively. As the symbol of Tomonori TOYOFUKU’s works, the light crosses the elliptical hole rhythmically pierced from both sides, and also the wind passes through. This kind of style offers the astonishment and emotions which are beyond generations and races.
Welcome to Mizoe art gallery to chase the artist’s trajectory which is consisted of bronze and drawing works, centered around the 8 pieces of wood carving, which was made from 1970s to 1990s and also the masterpiece “Exploration of Light '85” that was collected by fatefully by our gallery, crossing the boundaries between the oriental and western, concrete and abstract.
Mizoe Art Gallery,
28 Apr 2018
[Tokyo] “10 Year Anniversary Exhibition” From Renoir to Picasso : Masterpieces of MIZOE ART GALLERY Collection. May 26(Sat) – June 24(Sun), 2018
We are pleased to announce the gallery 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition. The exhibition will include masterpieces of MIZOE ART GALLERY Collection to celebrate this special occasion.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the foundation, we will hold an exhibition that gathered together masterpieces of gallery collection from Renoir to Picasso. The gallery is proud to exhibit painting of following artists : Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Moïse Kisling,Georges Rouault, Maurice Utrillo.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the generous support of everyone who visited our gallery.
We look forward to seeing you at the gallery.
14 Apr 2018
[Tokyo] Kenpei Yunde Solo Exhibition –Happiness on the Soil– April 14(Sat) ― April 30(Sun), 2018
Humans are considering things and creating things. For example, making and using vessels, cultivating soil, growing flowers and decorating them, believing in the existence of God. I think that they are all human activities to be happy in order to live on the earth.
I still believe that all the motifs are present on the “soil”. No matter what I paint: plants, water, air or dishes, I do not feel right unless I begin the process of paint starting from the “soil”.
For the series of painting of the Japanese Constitutions which became the turning point of my career as an artist, I deeply considering what would be human’s happiness.
I constantly ask by myself what would be human activities from a fundamental perspective in order to draw the painting.
1970 Born in Osaka, Japan.
1996 B.F.A from Osaka University of Arts.
1997 Received Nichido Art Foundation Award in Showakai Exhibition.
1995 Received the Best New Talent Award in Issuikai Exhibition. Three time Honorable Mention winner in Issuikai Exhibition.
2009 Received Sompo Japan Art Award.
2013 Received the Minister of Education Award.
Currently a member of Issuikai committee, Kensuikai committee, Japan Artists Association, and more.