Exhibitions

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[Tokyo]Gyoji Nomiyama Print Work Exhibition, July 6th (sat) - July 21st (sun), 2024

Come on out everyone lithography monotype

Gyoji Nomiyama Print Work Exhibition
July 6th (sat) - July 21st (sun), 2024

Open every day during the exhibition period 10am-6pm
Venue: Mizoe Art Gallery, Tokyo

Gallery Talk
「Gyoji Nomiyama and Print making」
Yusaku Masuda (former representative of MMG lithographic printmaking studio)
July 7th (Sun) 3pm~
*Reservation required(03-3722-6570 Mizoe Art Gallery, Tokyo)

Gyoji Nomiyama, who passed away one year ago on June 22, had produced a wide variety of print works spanning over 40 years. The MMG lithography print studio, which was opened in Tokyo by Yusaku Masuda, whom he met in Paris; the printmaking laboratory of the Tokyo National University of the Arts, where he learned copperplate printing from Tetsuro Komai; and the silkscreen studio of Galerie Mukai, Inc. Fascinated by the effects produced through various techniques and materials that differ from oil painting, and by the collaboration with craftsmen, he spent days frequenting these printmaking studios. Thus were born the playful print works of Gyoji Nomiyama, which you will hopefully enjoy.
Mizoe Art Gallery, Kazunobu Abe

Gyoji Nomiyama 1920-2023
Born and passed away in Fukuoka Prefecture. Graduated from the oil painting department of Tokyo National University of the Arts. Drafted into the military and sent to Manchuria. Stayed in France from '52 to '64. Received the Yasui Prize. Worked at Tokyo National University of the Arts from 1968 to 1981. Received the Minister of Education's Art Encouragement Prize, the Fukuoka Prefecture Culture Award, the Mainichi Art Award, and the Person of Cultural Merit award. Awarded the Order of Cultural Merit in 2002.



Nobody Silkscreen


One Day Copperplate engraving
(28 Jun 2024)
[Fukuoka] Toho Shiotsuki and Chihei Nakamura Exhibition July 13th (Sat) - July 28th (Sun), 2024
Concurrent Exhibition Toho Shiotsuki and Chihei Nakamura Exhibition
July 13th (Sat) - July 28th (Sun), 2024
Open every day during the exhibition period, 10am-6pm
Venue: Mizoe Art Gallery, Fukuoka, Main building

This exhibition will feature the rare works of Toho Shiotsuki, a painter who moved to Taiwan about 100 years ago, and related materials about his pupal and novelist, Chihei Nakamura.

Chihei Nakamura 1908-1963
A novelist born in Miyazaki City. Entered Taipei High School in Taiwan during the Japanese occupation. Studied under Toho Shiotsuki. While at Tokyo Imperial University, he met Osamu Dazai and made his debut in the literary world studying under Masuji Ibuse. He published many novels set in Taiwan, including “Kiri no Bansha (The Mist-enshrouded Barbarian)”, “Bankai no Onna (The Woman of the Bansai Realm)" as well as many other works. Referred to as “Dazai of the North, Chihei of the South”, he became a prominent writer of southern literature. However, he was drafted to Singapore as a military writer and it was there that he encountered an incident. After the war, why did Nakamura turn his focus away from southern literature and return to his hometown to devote his life to the postwar reconstruction of Miyazaki and the creation of a regional revitalization?



Toho Shiotsuki "The Sea", oil on canvas, 15.8×22.7cm


Documentary Film "Chihei Nakamura”
-In turbulent times, longing for and feeling conflicted about the South-

Venue: Mizoe Art Gallery, Main building
Date:July 13th (Sat) from 4:30pm / July 18th (Thu) from 2:00pm / July 27th (Sat) from 2:00pm
Free entry, approx. 80 min.
Reception starts 30 minutes prior to the screening.
Reservations required by phone: 092-738-5655

Written and directed by Takahide Komatsu
Official Film Website


(22 Jun 2024)
[Fukuoka] Takahide KOMATSU Exhibition July 13th (Sat) - July 28th (Sun), 2024

“Insects Dancing in the Night” ,116.7×72.7cm


Takahide Komatsu Solo Exhibition "Dancing Waters of the Satoyama"
July 13th (Sat) - July 28th (Sun), 2024
Open every day during the exhibition period, 10am-6pm
Venue: Mizoe Art Gallery, Fukuoka, annex building

Colorful insects dancing against the backdrop of glimmering Rimpa school paintings. Small animals living quietly in the grass and by the water. Fish peacefully swimming in clear streams. Small forces of life swarming, guided by the night light. In depicting the microcosm found in the familiar satoyama of southern Kyushu, Takahide Komatsu creates works that focus on changing ecosystems and the symbiosis between humans and nature.
At the same time, he creates documentary films in order to shed light on the great people from his hometown of Miyazaki. Following his previous work “Toho Shiotsuki”, his most recent documentary film "Chihei Nakamura” skillfully depicts the life of a literary figure who was at the mercy of the times. What is it that drives Takahide Komatsu? Hopefully this exhibition will give you a sense that, whether it be painting or filmmaking, the underlying principles and motivations are the same. We hope you look forward to it. (Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery)


Takahide Komatsu
Artist born in Nobeoka City, Miyazaki Prefecture in 1979. 
Graduated from Kyushu Designer Gakuin in Fukuoka City.
He has exhibited his works in solo shows and art fairs in 10 countries, including London, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
He has done collaborations with companies, and his works are collected in UN facilities as well as many companies overseas.
In recent years, he has written and directed documentaries on "Toho Shiotsuki" and "Chihei Nakamura". He is the main producer of Obi DENKEN WEEK and a Tourism Ambassador for Nobeoka City.


“Dancing Butterflies in Bamboo Grove" 162×130.3cm
(16 Jun 2024)
We will exhibit at ULSAN INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2024!
ULSAN INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2024
June 13th (Thu) - June 16th (Sun) 2024

❚ Date & Opening Hours
VIP
June 13th (Thu) 15:00 - 20:00

Public
June 14th (Fri) 11:00 - 19:00
June 15th (Sat) 11:00 - 19:00
June 16th (Sun) 11:00 - 17:00

❚ Venue
UECO | Ulsan Exhibition & Convention Center
255 Ulsanyeok-ro, Samnam-eup, Ulju-gun, Ulsan

❚ Ticket and other details
https://uiaf.kr/?ckattempt=2/

❚ Booth
B08

❚Exhibiting artist from MIZOE ART GALLERY
Kim Myung Sik


《 East side-DE09 》Oil on canvas 13.14×8.34in 2024


《 East Side20-R10 》Oil on canvas 15.74×15.74in 2024



《 East Side19-Love and Peace3 》Acrylic, wood 7.87×31.49×13.38in 2019



《 East Side-FE1 》Oil on canvas 45.94×35.82in 2024
(09 Jun 2024)
[Fukuoka] Ben Oga Exhibition - June 15th (Sat) – June 30th (Sun), 2024 -

《 A Letter to the Universe 》 Aqyla on Absorbance Canvas 39.37×28.62 in 2024

Ben Oga Exhibition “A Letter to the Universe”
June 15th (Sat) – June 30th (Sun), 2024

Open everyday during the exhibition period 10am–6pm
Venue: Mizoe Art Gallery Fukuoka

〈Days the artist will be present at the gallery〉
June 21st (Fri) 2pm-6pm
June 22nd (Sat), 23rd (Sun) 11am-6pm

Event
“Poetry and Sound and Picture and”
Date: June 22nd (Sat)
Time: 4pm - ※Reservation required
Special live event with a performance by accordion player Yocci × poetry recitation by Ben Oga

An original song created by Yocci based on the poetry and picture book “Universe of the heart”, will be performed for the first time ever.
※The poetry and picture book is available for purchase at Mizoe Art Gallery.

A sky full of stars, and within those stars live humans and animals. Existing there are skies, grounds, and nature, just like on earth. This is a story woven by Ben Oga, of a star in a distant universe. In the postscript to his newly published poem and picture book, “The Universe of the Heart,” Ben Oga says, “People's hearts are an endless universe, a universe which is interconnected with everything else”. Although a world of imagination, that of Ben Oga’s work evokes a sense of nostalgia. Humans, the world, may be connected to an endless universe, by a thread that is invisible to us. It gives me such a feeling, something akin to hope. Please come and see the exhibition.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery

Ben Oga
Born in Matsuyama city, Ehime Prefecture in 1971.
Graduated from Osaka Sogo College of Design, picture book illustration course.
Held a number of solo and group exhibitions inside and outside of Japan.
Won the grand prize at the Message from the Young Artists Show, and the Hakone Open-air Museum prize at the Japanese Nature Painting Exhibition.
Illustrated the cover page of "the Disease of Soseki Natsume and 'Ten Nights’ Dream" by Norihiko Miyoshi, "Thoughts on Modern Folk Tales" by Miyoko Matsutani, and more.
Appeared on the TV programme “Breakzenya ~ Next Generation Artists ~” by BS Fuji Television on January 12th, 2018.
Designed the cover art and illustration for “Unknown Friend” by Marcelo Birmajer, published by Fukuinkan Shoten, 2021.
Published the poetry and art book “Universe of the Heart”, 2024.

 
「 Moon in the shape of a ship」 Aqyla on Absorbance Canvas 10.74×10.74in 2024

 
「 Sky of the Heart 」 Aqyla on Glass plates 5.9×4.13in 2024
(10 Jun 2024)
[Tokyo] Genta SUZUKI exhibition, June 8th(Sat) - June 23th(Sun)


Genta SUZUKI exhibition
June 8th (Sat) – June 23th (Sun), 2024

10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)
Venue: MIZOE ART GALLERY TOKYO
*The artist will be present at the gallery on June 21th and each weekend


Genta SUZUKI
1971 Born in Kyoto.
1994 After graduating from Doshisha University, he learned the basic technique of blown glass for 2 years at Kosta Glass School in Sweden.
1996 Received training in workshops in Sweden, Venice, and New Zealand.
1998 After coming back to Japan, he has continued production including solo exhibitions all over Japan as the main activity.
2003 Opened Genta Glass studio at Fukumitsu, Toyama Prefecture.
2011 Solo Exhibition at Koumi-machi Kougen Museum of Art in Nagano Prefecture.
2013 Solo exhibition at the Taipei Red House in Taiwan.
2019 Solo exhibition at KOICHI YANAGI Oriental Fine Arts in New York.

(19 May 2024)
[Fukuoka] Nami SHIBATA Exhibition "Shadows and 凹凸" - May 18 (Sat) – June 2 (Sun) 2024 -
 
《 Untitled 》 Oil on canvas   63.77×51.29in 2024

Nami Shibata Exhibition "Shadows and 凹凸"
May 18 (Sat) – June 2 (Sun) 2024

10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)
Venue: MIZOE ART GALLERY FUKUOKA
The artist will be at the gallery on May 18,19, 20, and June 1,2

Since her last solo exhibition "resolution", Shibata has been painting portraits. The figures depicted in her paintings, although certainly in the form of a human, are not quite that of flesh and blood.
This is because, for Shibata, the act of painting is not an attempt to depict the subject itself, but to create "images and textures" from the accumulation of oil paint and brushstrokes.
In Shibata's hands, fictional characters from the world of theater, film, and fairy tales are stripped of any associated imagery and exist only as material paintings, like "dolls" on a small canvas or "shadows" on a large one.
For this exhibition, Shibata attempted portrait paintings of a new and larger scale. Stood before the "shadow" on the large canvas, we invite you to feel the colors, shapes, and unevenness of paint, as well as the artist's breath and brush strokes.
We sincerely look forward to you visiting our gallery.
Mizoe Art Gallery, Kazunobu Abe

Nami SHIBATA
Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1985.
Graduated from Fukuoka Prefectural Dazaifu High School.
Dropped out of Onomichi City University Graduate School of Fine Arts.
Selected for an award at TOKYO WONDER WALL 2009 (as well as 2010). Exhibited at 2010 Tokyo Wonder Site Emerging "ROOFS".
Selected for the Shell Art Award 2013.
Held Solo and group exhibitions in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kagawa, etc. Exhibited at Art Fair Tokyo in 2014, 2015, 2023, 2024.

Nami Shibata & Chisato Matsumoto Two-person Exhibition in Kyoto Tsutaya, to be held August 27-September 18, 2024.

 
《 Untitled 》 Oil on canvas   63.77×51.29in 2024
(09 May 2024)
[Fukuoka]Kenpei YUNDE Exhibition “A Happiness to Return to” - May. 11th (Sat) – May. 26th (Sun), 2024-

 
《Apple Forest and Creatures Gathered at Pond on a Happy Morning》
oil on canvas, 145.5×112.0cm, 2024


Kenpei YUNDE Exhibition “A Happiness to Return to”
Date: May. 11th (Sat) – May. 26th (Sun), 2024

Business hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm (Open every day during the event)
Venue: Mizoe Art Gallery Tokyo
▶The artist will be at the gallery on : May. 11, 12, 18, 19 (*After 3:30pm on the 18th.)

-A Happiness to Return to-
People have always lived in pursuit of happiness.
Recently, I have been interested in the minds of people from the Jomon era, who stood on the earth, face to face with nature, living for more than 10,000 years without conflict. I feel we can relate to what they found beautiful. The people of the Jomon era created on the soil, but I paint on a canvas, starting from the soil.
Why do people create? Why do people paint? What makes people happy?
At the foot of it all is soil, which is why I paint from the soil. I believe, upon the continuation of this process, the essence of what is naturally there will sprout.
- Kenpei Yunde

In his paintings, Kenpei Yunde continues to pursue the expression of happiness. Through Yunde's paintings, people are made aware of the essentials that we all possess and are moved by them. This applies no matter the country, and we have been scattering the seeds of happiness little by little all over the world with Yunde's paintings. Through sharing the perspective and work of an artist who lives in the present, we hope as many people as possible can feel a slice of this happiness
- Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery

Gallery Talk Event
▶Date & Time: May 12th (Sun), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“The perspective and ideas of Kenpei Yunde”
The artist will talk about his thoughts on the Jomon era people and the roots of an artist’s creativity, introducing scenes in which he appears from the documentary program titled, “The discourse of gods (Kamunagara no Katarahi)” (directed by Shohei Shiozaki).


Yunde-style New Impressionist Live Drawing
▶Date & Time: May 19th (Sun), 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
During the exhibition, Yunde will create live drawings based on impressions of sketches he did in the Kamakura, Hakone, and Izu area. The sketches will be exhibited as well.

《Laughing Mt. Nijo》 oil on canvas, 53.0×45.5cm, 2024

Kenpei YUNDE/ Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1970. Completed Fine Arts Course, Osaka University of Arts in 1996. Received the Minister of Education Award in 2013.
Awarded Sompo Japan Fine Art Prize in the 28th Sompo Japan Outstanding Rising Artist Exhibition in 2009.
(09 May 2024)
[Fukuoka]Golden Week Thanksgiving - On Sale - April 27th (Sat) – May 12th (Sun), 2024 -

Henri MATISSE ≪Study for the Virgin≫『Veiled head』PI.350 Lithograph ed.6/15 A.P. 11.14×9.05in

Golden Week Thanksgiving - On Sale -
April 27th (Sat) – May 12th (Sun), 2024
10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)
Venue: MIZOE ART GALLERY FUKUOKA

We have been selling mainly prints and drawings, but also works from a wide range of genres, including contemporary, deceased, and foreign artists, at affordable prices.

Exhibiting Artists
Hanjiro SAKAMOTO / Morikazu KUMAGAI / Ryuzaburo UMEHARA / Takeshi HAYASHI / Zenzaburo KOJIMA / Noriyuki USHIJIMA / Hirosuke TASAKI / Shintaro SUZUKI / Yasuo KAZUKI / Genichiro INOKUMA / Takanori OGISU / Yukio KODAMA / Jin OSAKABE / Kazu WAKITA / Chozaburo INOUE / Ryonosuke FUKUI / Wasaburo ITOZONO / Ryusuke NISHIMURA / Ryo HIRANO / Hiroki ODA / Chimei HAMADA / Kokuta SUDA / Zenzo SAKAMOTO / Kiyoshi HASEGAWA / Kumi SUGAI / Masuo IKEDA/ Ay-O / Kaii HIGASHIYAMA / Yasushi SUGIYAMA / Matazo KAYAMA / Nanpu KATAYAMA / Kayo YAMAGUCHI / Shinsui ITO / Yuki OGURA / Atsushi UEMURA / Chinami NAKAJIMA /Ikuo HIRAYAMA /
Henri MATISSE / Georges ROUAULT / Jean Pierre CASSIGNEUL / Andre BRASILIER / Paul AIZPIRI / Paul GUIRAMAND / Jean CARZOU / Antoni CLAVE / Mark KOSTABI / Ben SHAHN / Leonard FOUJITA , and others.


Ben SHAHN《 Screams of Women in Labor from the Rilke Portfolio 》Lithograph ed.18/200 21.37x16.73in 1968


Joel SHAPIRO《 Work 》Lithograph ed.28  36.14x24.8in 1989


Ay-O≪Rainbow Passes Slowly: Jan Ken Pon Peace Sign 3 ≫Silk screen ed.20/55 28.93×21.45in 1971


Zenzo SAKAMOTO≪Red space≫Lithograph 23.62x34.64in E.A.-M


Zenzaburo KOJIMA≪Inubosaki≫Watercolour 11.14×10.55in 1953 (With a certificate of authenticity)


Genichiro INOKUMA≪Plum grove in Ouchi≫ Oil on canvas 6.10×9.05in


Kumi SUGAI ≪Signal Series≫
Limited to 150 copies / Year 1976 / Silk screen  



(02 May 2024)
We will exhibit at KOBE ART MARCHÉ 2024
KOBE ART MARCHÉ 2024
Apr 19th (Fri) - Apr 21st (Sun) 2024
11:00 - 19:00

◆Venue:
KOBE MERIKEN PARK ORIENTAL HOTEL 9F 
5-6 Hatobachō, Chūō-ku, Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken, 650-0042

◆Exhibit Room No. of Mizoe ART Gallery: Room No.924

◆Admission Fee:1,000 yen (3-day pass) 2,000yen (With benefits,3-day pass)

◆Official website for Kobe Art Marche 2024 
https://art-marche.jp/about/
(Website in Japanese only)

◆Artists exhibiting at MIZOE ART GALLERY
Nami SHIBATA / Takashi YATOJI / Chisato MATSUMOTO


Nami SHIBATA 《untitled》 Oil on canvas, 2024, 13.11 x 9.52 in.


Takashi YATOJI《Erythrina crista-galli 1》Panel, gesso and acrylic paint, 2024, 20.86 × 17.91 in.


Takashi YATOJI《Erythrina crista-galli 2》 Panel, gesso and acrylic paint, 2024, 20.86 × 17.91 in.


Chisato MATSUMOTO Cloth, thread, aluminium frame 2024
(29 May 2024)

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