17 Apr 2017
[Fukuoka]Yasunobu TSUTSUMI Solo Exhibition May 13 (Sat.) – May 28 (Sun.)
Swimming birds and flying fish…what I paint is the topsy-turvy world where the reality is reversed. When you look at those painted world and the real world together, the differences of things stand out, and you would realize that the things you had taken for granted still had so much for you to think about.
At the same time, the subject matters are depicted metaphorically for human; just like there are joy, anger, grief, pleasure, happiness and unhappiness in life, there also exists a time in the past and the future in my work.
A swimming bird is a symbol of the topsy-turvy, and I paint it as a human’s unconsciousness. I feel that the direction that the unconsciousness gazes keeps changing as the consciousness changes. Its roots, I think, are the state where people try to avoid unhappiness and constantly seek happiness.
A swimming bird unconsciously gazes at what a swimming bird seeks. (Yasunobu Tsutsumi)
[Bio] 1983 Born in Kumamoto. Lives in Fukuoka. 2008 M.F.A. from Kyushu Sangyo University. 2009 the Exhibition of “A” (Tagawa Museum of Art, again in 2012). 2012 Selected for the 2nd Art Awards Next Ⅱ. 2013 Grand Prix Award at the 1st Sompo Japan Art Award Exhibition FACE 2013.
Solo shows: Murakoshi Gallery (Tokyo, 2016), Gallery Kaze (Fukuoka, 2009, 2011)
Collection: Kyushu Sangyo University, Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, Oki Gakuen Senior High School
10 Apr 2017
[Tokyo]Takahide KOMATSU Solo Exhibition [Satoyama] April 15 (Sat.) – April 30 (Sun.), 2017
We invite you to the solo exhibition at our Denenchofu gallery by Takahide Komatsu, who was well received at Art Fair Tokyo 2017.
The artist has realized his initial goal: from Kyushu to the World, and has been depicting biodiversity as his consistent theme.
1979 Born in Nobeoka City, Miyazaki. Graduated from Artist Course, Kyusyu Designer Gakuin, Fukuoka.
The artist has started in his 20s holding his solo shows and participating in art fairs in 8 different countries including London, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He works on the theme of the change in ecosystem around us.
2010 Artwork featured in and collected by COP10 (Conference of the Parties)
2016 Asahikasei | "The Ruins of Nobeoka Castle with Butterflies" collected in new building of Nobeoka City Office.
Selected for “Takumi” in LEXUS NEW TAKUMI PROJECT 2016
Collaborative work with Sumitomo Forestry "Floor Art" Art Project
29 Mar 2017
[Fukuoka Gallery] Reopening Exhibition after Renovation: PICASSO, his Work and Life. April 1 (Sat) – May 7 (Sun),2017
*The exhibition has been extended due to popular demand.
[TV Broadcasting Info]
"Tête d'homme" by Pablo Picasso, which is currently on view, was featured on TV program Nichiyo-Bijutsukan "Picasso X Takeshi Kitano" by NHK (on 4/9). Rerun has been scheduled due to popular demand!
The 1st rerun: April 16, 2017. 8:00pm - 8:45pm
The 2nd rerun: April 29, 2017. 3:30pm - 4:15pm
“The best work by Picasso is Picasso himself.”
“Still Life” which was completed one day before the Bombing of Guernica, and “Tête d'homme” which was painted one year before Picasso died. In this exhibition commemorating the renovation of our gallery, you will see both Picasso’s work and life: those two original oil paintings and a series of photographs of the painter’s daily life and nature taken by Roberto Otero, who was Picasso’s friend and almost like a family member, will be on view.
We look forward to seeing you at our gallery. Mizoe Art Gallery
Roberto Otero (1931-2004)
Argentinian photographer, journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker.