22 Feb 2017
[Fukuoka]Ryo Hirano Exhibition - the 25th Year Memorial March 4 (Sat.) – March 20 (Mon.), 2017
We invite you to the upcoming exhibition we are holding in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Ryo Hirano’s death. He was a painter who lived and worked in Kokura, Kitakyushu City and had been known as the “painter of the soul,” as he had consistently painted the light and darkness within and the souls of mankind, especially the one of himself. We will exhibit around 25 works including oil paintings, drawings, and prints, on which the artist depicted the familiar landscapes and the people he met during his trip with his distinctive deep tonality and graceful brushstrokes. We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.
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.
18 Feb 2017
Field of Now 2017 March 1 (Wed) - March 4 (Sat), 2017
Field of Now is a special annual exhibition, which introduces the young notable artists who were elected by the art dealers of JADA (the Japanese Art Dealers Association) Youth division.
For the 24th time of this event, 10 distinctive artists have been chosen by 7 galleries this year.
The dealers of this association handle a wide range of art, from the works of artists in the past to the ones of contemporary artists. It is certain that every work in this show is significant when it is found and chosen by those experts. Don’t miss the chance to witness those expressive works by the rising enthusiastic artists.
Mizoe Art Gallery presents Nami Shibata, the same artist we introduced last year. She is one of the prominent young artists, who has been pursuing and suggesting the new possibilities of painting by decomposing and recomposing the pictorial elements such as colors and lines.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Nami SHIBATA Bio
1985 Born in Kumamoto. Currently lives in Tokyo.
B.F.A. from Onomichi City University.
Left Onomichi City University Graduate Program in Arts & Design before graduating.
Selected for Shell Art Award 2013.
Selected for TOKYO WONDER WALL 2009.
Ginza Yokyo Hall
6-3-2 Ginza, CHuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Gallery Center Building 6F
Mizoe Art Gallery | Tokyo Gallery
09 Nov 2016
ART TAIPEI 2016 November 12-15 (Sat.-Tue.)
Venue: Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 (NO.5, Hsin-Yi Rd., Sec 5, Taipei City 11011, Taiwan, R.O.C)
Booth F12 (Mizoe Art Gallery Booth)
We invite you to visit Mizoe Art Gallery at the 23rd edition of ART TAIPEI. For our second time participating in this art fair, Mizoe Art Gallery proudly presents three prominent Japanese artists. The first is a female artist Tamie Okuyama, who gained public favor at her solo exhibition in Art Taipei 2015 with her established technique and large-scale worldview. The second is also a female artist Mitsuko Tabe, who is one of the leading figures in Japanese art scene and is from Group Kyushu, which was a leading avant-garde art group in the 1960s. The last artist is Kenpei Yunde, who expresses Japanese traditional worldview with his unique technique through oil paintings. As a special display, we will also exhibit an oil painting by the masters of Western modern art including Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall. Please come enjoy this combination of Japanese contemporary artists and Western masters, which creates the “timeless” and “universal” world of beauty.
We look forward to seeing you at our booth: F12.