19 Aug 2018 [Tokyo] Ryo HIRANO Exhibition - The Beginning and The End - September 15 (Sat) – 30 (Sun), 2018
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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.

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)

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