07 Oct 2022 We will participate in ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2022
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▍SVIP Preview
2022/10/20 (Thu) 12:00-21:00

▍VIP Preview
2022/10/20 (Thu) 15:00-21:00
2022/10/21 (Fri) 11:00-14:00

▍Public Opening
2022/10/21 (Fri) 14:00-19:00
2022/10/22 (Sat) 11:00-19:00
2022/10/23 (Sun) 11:00-19:00
2022/10/24 (Mon) 11:00-18:00

Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1
No.5, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan

Mizoe Art Gallery will be taking part in Art Taipei 2022.
This will be our seventh time participating in Art Taipei. As with the previous year, we are pleased to introduce two artists who express a uniquely Japanese aesthetic.
The first artist is Kempei Yunde, who questions what true happiness means for humankind through his unique method of expression based on the theme of "painting from the soil up.” His oil paintings are created over a period of one year, as if he were growing a crop. His other style of work is called “drawings,” which he draws up in one go as if to capture the essence of the scenery. A live drawing event of this “Yunde-style drawing” will also be held at the venue.
The second artist is Takahide Komatsu, who base his works on the theme of the ecosystem and illustrates the world of graceful butterflies and small woodland creatures. The combination of Japanese Rimpa-style foil and acrylic paint creates a work that is both highly traditional and contemporary. He is not limited to solely being a painter; his documentary film "Shiotsuki Touho," which follows a Japanese artist from the era of Taiwanese colonial rule, was released last year. We will also hold a special exhibition of Shiotsuki’s works that were featured in the film.
Since the Covid regulations in Taiwan has started to loosen, our gallery staff and the artists will be able to visit the site this year. Online participation by both artists were well received last year, and we look forward to seeing what kind of excitement they will create again this year.
Please enjoy Mizoe Art Gallery’s exhibition.

弓手 研平 / Kenpei YUNDE

《 A Happy Morning Under the Apple Tree 》 35.8×35.8 in Oil on canvas 2022

小松 孝英 / Takahide KOMATSU

《 Minnow 》 28.6×45.7 in Acrylic on canvas 2022

塩月 桃甫 / Toho SHIOTSUKI

《 ROBO 》 13.1×9.5 in Oil on board 1946
07 Oct 2022 [Tokyo] Nami SHIBATA Exhibition “Story Within a Story” October 15th (Sat) - October 30th (Sun), 2022
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《 Riot 》Oil on canvas 2022 63.77×102.36 in

Nami SHIBATA Exhibition “Story Within a Story”
October 15th (Sat) - October 30th (Sun), 2022

The artist will be at the gallery on October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30
10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Open every day during the event)

This exhibition will feature paintings that depict images evoked by stories and their backgrounds.
So far, Nami Shibata's paintings have been based on the textural qualities of oil paint and brushstrokes, the material strangeness of color tones, and the interesting formations that they create. The subjects of her portraits are generic figures from theater plays such as actors, in an attempt to “paint nothing” by drawing up a fiction.
On the other hand, Shibata writes stories in order to “depict something”. It is in these stories that she comments on history, society, culture, politics, beliefs, conflicts and the tragedies that they produce, and herself.
In the face of the chaos of the real world, she says that she is gradually merging her two identities as a "painter" and a "writer".
The artworks in "Story Within a Story" depicts various scenes, timelines, and fragments of memory cut out of a story, as illusions. Please come and see the new endeavors of an artist, Nami Shibata.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery

《 Chair and woman 》Oil on canvas   2022  27.83×23.70 in

Nami SHIBATA/ Born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1985. Graduated Fukuoka Prefectural Dazaifu High School. Dropped out of Onomichi University, Graduated School of Fine Arts. Selected for TOKYO WONDER WALL 2009 (as well as 2010). 2010 Tokyo Wonder Site Emerging "ROOFS". Selected for Shell Art Award 2013. Participated in solo and group exhibitions in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kagawa, and more. Exhibited at Art Fair Tokyo in 2014 and 2015.

Commentary gallery talk by the artist
Date: October 29th (Sst) 2:00pm
*Please make a reservation by phone. 03-3722-6570 *Capacity is 20.

《 Conversation 》Oil on canvas   2022  23.85×28.62 in
30 Sep 2022 [Fukuoka]We will be temporarily closed on 3rd, Oct (Mon).
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We will be temporarily closed on 3rd, Oct (Mon).
The temporary closure is due to our staff being on site for the final day of Art Fair Asia Fukuoka 2022.

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