18 Aug 2018 [Fukuoka] Kenpei YUNDE Exhibition –Happiness on the Soil– September 8 (Sat) ― 24 (Mon), 2018
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September 8(Sat) ― September 24 (Mon), 2018
Hours: 10am – 7pm (open every day during the exhibition)
●The artist is around Sep.15 - 17 in gallery.

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.
Kenpei Yunde

The movie "Kazokuwari" will be shown at Yurakucho Subaruza in January 2019.
You can see a lot of Yunde's works in this movie that filmed around the Katsuragi area of Nara prefecture where he lives.
We will introduce images with highlights focusing on the film appearance scenes September 16 (Mon) 2:00PM in the gallery.

【Artist’s biography】
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.

12 Aug 2018 [Fukuoka] Gallery will be closed August 13(Mon) - 16(Thu) [Tokyo] August 12(Sun) - 15(Wed)
09 Jun 2018 [Fukuoka]Tomonori TOYOFUKU Exhibition June 9(Sat) ― July 1 (Sun), 2018
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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,
Kazunobu ABE

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