182 works
[Fukuoka]New Year's Masterpieces Exhibition January 7 (Sat) – January 29 (Sun), 2023

New Year's Masterpieces Exhibition
January 7 (Sat) – January 29 (Sun), 2023

Opening hours:10:00-18:00 (open everyday during the fair period)
(07 Dec 2022)
[Fukuoka]CHRISTMAS ART FAIR 2022 December 3th (Sat) – December 25th (Sun), 2022

Marc CHAGALL《La Baie des Anges》ed.5/50  Lithograph 14.17×17.51 in 1967

Date: December 3th (Sat) – December 25th (Sun), 2022

Opening hours:10:00-18:00 (open everyday during the fair period)

We will hold the "Christmas Art Fair", continuing from last year with gratitude to our customers who have always patronized us. We will exhibit at a special price, up to 50% off, from our collection, ranging from domestic artists to overseas masters,
We will recommend you to find your favorite high-quality art works as a Christmas gift for your loved one or reward yourself.

Exhibiting artists
Hanjiro SAKAMOTO / Morikazu KUMAGAI / Shikanosuke OKA / Yataro NOGUCHI/ Ryohei KOISO / Genichiro INOKUMA / Tamiji KITAGAWA / Takuji NAKAMURA / Noriyuki USHIJIMA / Shigehiko ISHIKAWA / Yukio KODAMA / Kazu WAKITA / Chozaburo INOUE / Jiro OYAMADA/ Ryonosuke FUKUI / Wasaburo ITOZONO / Eiichiro MATSUMOTO / Ryo HIRANO / Hiroki ODA / Chimei HAMADA / Ei-Q / Takeo  YAMAGUCHI / Kumi SUGAI / Kokuta SUDA / Tatsuoki NANBATA / Zenzo SAKAMOTO / Waichi TSUTAKA / Tatsuo IKEDA / Ay-O / Mitsuo KANO / Kaii Higashiyama / Matazo KAYAMA / Katashi OYAMA / Nanpu Katayama / Kayo YAMAGUCHI / Togyu Okumura / Shoen Uemura / Shinsui Ito / Marc CHAGALL / Georges ROUAULT / Antoni CLAVE / Ben SHAHN / Joel SHAPIRO / Pierre AlLECHINSKY / Paul AIZPIRI / Gilles GORRITI / Paul GUIRAMAND / Jean CARZOU, and more

Morikazu KUMAGAI《Bodhisattva》Mixed media 12.79×9.44in
With certificate of authenticity from the Kumagai Morikazu Suiboku Paintings in Light Colour, Ink and Paintings Appraisal and Registration Society
Ryonosuke FUKUI《still life》Water-color 13.97×20.86in 1965
Yataro NOGUCHI《mountain in springtime》Oil on canvas 13.14×.9.64in

Special feature! Ryohei Koiso - Many exhibits from dancers to still life -

Ryohei KOISO《dancing girl》 etching ed.8/50 14.17×11.18in 1969

Special Benefits!
Christmas gifts for customers who purchase during the exhibition!
*Appreciation ticket of " Forever Saul Leiter" at Fukuoka Art Museum
*Exchange ticket for one free drink of hot wine and a mug at Christmas Market in Hikari no Machi Hakata
(28 Nov 2022)
[Tokyo] Ben OGA Exhibition "Under the Deep Blue Sky": December 10th(Sat) - December 25th(Sun), 2022

《 The Voice Across the Road 》《 Cloak of the Night 》《 For the Kindness that Lies Beyond 》Aqyla on Canvas 28.6×28.6 in

Ben OGA Exhibition "Under the Deep Blue Sky"
December 10th(Sat) - December 25th(Sun), 2022

10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)

There are children, animals, bird-like creatures, houses, mountains, stars, and the landscape of the earth in the paintings of Ben Oga. Although they are obviously imagination by the artist, I cannot avoid feeling a sense of deja vu. There are stories including various emotions that take the audience into the world of the paintings to make them become a part of the story. Repeatedly coated paints like fabric will evoke thoughts, memories, hope for the future, and the prayers of happiness that everyone has in common. We would like you to enjoy the painted world of Oga in your own way.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery

《 Northern Dweller 》Glass Painting 7.1×5.1 in

Poetry reading and live music session
Date & Time : December 11th (Sun) 15:00 start
Ben Oga will be reading his own poems, accompanied by musician Shoichi Shimura.
*Please make a reservation by phone. 03-3722-6570 *Capacity is 20.

Ben Oga
Born in Matsuyama city, Ehime Prefecture in 1971. Majored picture book writer course at Osaka Sogo College of Design. A number of solo and group exhibitions inside and outside Japan. Won the grand prize at Message from the Young Painters Show. The Hakone Open-air Museum prize at Painting Japanese Nature Exhibition. Many illustrations for cover pages including "the Disease of Soseki Natsume and 'Ten Nights Dreaming" by Norihiko Miyoshi, "Thinking of Modern Folk Tales" by Miyoko Matsutani. Appeared on the TV programme by BS Fuji “Night Before The Break ~ Next Generation Artists ~” on January 12th, 2018. Published the poetry and art book "the Pocketbook of a Night Bird" (9 April 2016, planning and publishing department of Gallery Echo-an). Appeared in a commercial for Daiichi Gas, (Nankai Broadcasting Co., Ltd.), 2020. Stranger Friends by Marcelo Vilmaher, bound and illustrated by Fukuinkan Shoten, 2021.
(31 Oct 2022)
[Tokyo]Masahito Katayama Exhibition " Shape of Life " November 5th (Sat) – November 25th (Sun), 20


Masahito Katayama Exhibition " Shape of Life "
November 5th (Sat) – November 25th (Sun), 2022

10:00am – 6:00pm (Open every day during the event)

Throughout his career, Masahito Katayama has continued to seek new ways of expression and his works have evolved greatly as a result. “Botanical Figuration” “Wind” “Membrane” “HANA” “Spiral” “Memento Mori”-
What is consistent between these themes is the feeling of being connected to something that is invisible yet absolute, a sensation that goes beyond the five senses and stimulates even the sixth sense.
The artist moved to Fukuoka 23 years ago and began painting mainly in yellow for his Membrane series, which was a large shift from his previously monochromatic works. Yellow is the color of the light that falls on life, and the color of pollen. In one of the works from the series, a spiral pattern in the center of a sunflower is portrayed in yellow, as if to celebrate all life in the natural world. In the HANA series, delicate and graceful forms are depicted to show the radiance of life, as well as the fragility of it all. Finally, the Memento Mori series depicts countless butterflies fluttering in the air, in a space somewhere in between life and death.
In this exhibition, you will be able to see Katayama’s newest works as well as his previous works. We are awaiting your visit to our gallery.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery

1984 Graduated from Graduate school of Kyoto Municipal University of Arts
1988-89 Stayed in the USA, invited by the Asian Cultural Council
1995-96 Stayed in the UK as a trainee of Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists
2004 "Artist in Fukuoka vol.5 KATAYAMA Masahito: Membrane 2004 -Into the Forest of Perception" (Fukuoka Art Museum)
2007 Exhibited at the 3rd Chengdu Biennale
2021 Stepped down from the Associate Professor position at Kyushu University, Graduate School of Art Engineering

Permanent collection at Hara Museum ARC, Fukuoka Art Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art, etc.
(26 Oct 2022)
We will participate in ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2022


▍SVIP Preview
2022/10/20 (Thu) 12:00-21:00

▍VIP Preview
2022/10/20 (Thu) 15:00-21:00
2022/10/21 (Fri) 11:00-14:00

▍Public Opening
2022/10/21 (Fri) 14:00-19:00
2022/10/22 (Sat) 11:00-19:00
2022/10/23 (Sun) 11:00-19:00
2022/10/24 (Mon) 11:00-18:00

Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1
No.5, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan

Mizoe Art Gallery will be taking part in Art Taipei 2022.
This will be our seventh time participating in Art Taipei. As with the previous year, we are pleased to introduce two artists who express a uniquely Japanese aesthetic.
The first artist is Kempei Yunde, who questions what true happiness means for humankind through his unique method of expression based on the theme of "painting from the soil up.” His oil paintings are created over a period of one year, as if he were growing a crop. His other style of work is called “drawings,” which he draws up in one go as if to capture the essence of the scenery. A live drawing event of this “Yunde-style drawing” will also be held at the venue.
The second artist is Takahide Komatsu, who base his works on the theme of the ecosystem and illustrates the world of graceful butterflies and small woodland creatures. The combination of Japanese Rimpa-style foil and acrylic paint creates a work that is both highly traditional and contemporary. He is not limited to solely being a painter; his documentary film "Shiotsuki Touho," which follows a Japanese artist from the era of Taiwanese colonial rule, was released last year. We will also hold a special exhibition of Shiotsuki’s works that were featured in the film.
Since the Covid regulations in Taiwan has started to loosen, our gallery staff and the artists will be able to visit the site this year. Online participation by both artists were well received last year, and we look forward to seeing what kind of excitement they will create again this year.
Please enjoy Mizoe Art Gallery’s exhibition.

弓手 研平 / Kenpei YUNDE

《 A Happy Morning Under the Apple Tree 》 35.8×35.8 in Oil on canvas 2022

小松 孝英 / Takahide KOMATSU

《 Minnow 》 28.6×45.7 in Acrylic on canvas 2022

塩月 桃甫 / Toho SHIOTSUKI

《 ROBO 》 13.1×9.5 in Oil on board 1946
(07 Oct 2022)
[Tokyo] Nami SHIBATA Exhibition “Story Within a Story” October 15th (Sat) - October 30th (Sun), 2022

《 Riot 》Oil on canvas 2022 63.77×102.36 in

Nami SHIBATA Exhibition “Story Within a Story”
October 15th (Sat) - October 30th (Sun), 2022

The artist will be at the gallery on October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30
10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Open every day during the event)

This exhibition will feature paintings that depict images evoked by stories and their backgrounds.
So far, Nami Shibata's paintings have been based on the textural qualities of oil paint and brushstrokes, the material strangeness of color tones, and the interesting formations that they create. The subjects of her portraits are generic figures from theater plays such as actors, in an attempt to “paint nothing” by drawing up a fiction.
On the other hand, Shibata writes stories in order to “depict something”. It is in these stories that she comments on history, society, culture, politics, beliefs, conflicts and the tragedies that they produce, and herself.
In the face of the chaos of the real world, she says that she is gradually merging her two identities as a "painter" and a "writer".
The artworks in "Story Within a Story" depicts various scenes, timelines, and fragments of memory cut out of a story, as illusions. Please come and see the new endeavors of an artist, Nami Shibata.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery

《 Chair and woman 》Oil on canvas   2022  27.83×23.70 in

Nami SHIBATA/ Born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1985. Graduated Fukuoka Prefectural Dazaifu High School. Dropped out of Onomichi University, Graduated School of Fine Arts. Selected for TOKYO WONDER WALL 2009 (as well as 2010). 2010 Tokyo Wonder Site Emerging "ROOFS". Selected for Shell Art Award 2013. Participated in solo and group exhibitions in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kagawa, and more. Exhibited at Art Fair Tokyo in 2014 and 2015.

Commentary gallery talk by the artist
Date: October 29th (Sst) 2:00pm
*Please make a reservation by phone. 03-3722-6570 *Capacity is 20.

《 Conversation 》Oil on canvas   2022  23.85×28.62 in
(07 Oct 2022)
[Fukuoka] Satoru MINAMI Exhibition November 12th (Sat) - November 27th (Sun), 2022
Satoru MINAMI Exhibition
November 12th (Sat) - November 27th (Sun), 2022

The artist will be at the gallery on November 12, 13, 19, 26 and 27
10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)

《 Grasses and Insects 》2022 45.94×35.82in hemp paper, mineral pigments, chalk, silver foil and others

1965 Born in Oita
Graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Painting, Japanese Painting Major.
2012 Original artwork for the rugs at Holt Hall OITA
2015 Exhibited at the Kaii Higashiyama Memorial Nikkei Nihonga Grand Prize Exhibition
Currently, a member of Nitten and a professor at the Faculty of Art,Kyushu Sangyo University.
(28 Sep 2022)
[Fukuoka] Takashi YATOJI Exhibition October 8th (Sat) - October 23rd (Sun), 2022

《 something that is no one 》35.82x35.82 in Panel, Cotton fabric, Gesso, Acrylic paint, Oil paint 2022
《 something that is no one 》35.82x35.82 in Panel, Cheesecloth, Cashew, Acrylic paint 2022

Takashi YATOUJI “Rumination”
October 8th (Sat)-October 23rd (Sun), 2022

The artist will be at the gallery on October 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 22, and 23
*Live drawing events will be held when the artist is at the gallery
10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)

In this third exhibition, a single motif is duplicated multiple times under the theme of "Rumination”. The artist repeatedly depicts the same motifs but transforms each copy to prevent his work from being flat and mundane, as well as in anticipation of the new possibilities that could be created. The artworks in the exhibition show no persistent attachment to the works that came before, but rather the progress of an artist who is dedicated to his craft.
The artist has often depicted close friends and plants in past works but has newly added “images that look like people" as one of his motifs, in which he uses images that were automatically generated by AI. We will be exhibiting several large-scale paintings that are over size 100, and there will be live painting events at the gallery.
We hope that you will ruminate on the view that the artist savored deeply.
Mizoe Art Gallery

Takashi YATOJI / Born in Aichi Prefecture, in 1990. Graduated Saga University Graduate School of Education, Department of Education with a major in Art Education in 2015. Received the Saga Prefecture Governor’s Prize at the 62nd Saga Prefecture Art Exhibition in 2012. Received Grand Prize at the 22nd Eiten for ‘Figures and Customs’, Grand Prize at the 63rd Saga Prefecture Art Exhibition, Saga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Association Prize, Honorable Mention at the 1st YWCA (Yamanashi Wine & Art Auction), Honorable Mention at the 22nd MCAGP (Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program), and became a MCAGP scholarship student in 2013. Held a solo exhibition at Okawa city Seiriki Museum of Art in 2019.
(13 Sep 2022)
We will participate in ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2022


[ Dates ]
2022.9/30(Fri) - 10/3(Mon).
※ HOTEL OKURA FUKUOKA only ends Oct 2.


[ Venue ]
▶Fukuoka International Congress Center
2-1 Sekijomachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0032

3-2 Shimokawabatamachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, 812-0027


[ Exhibiting artists ]
野見山 暁治

小松 孝英
Takahide KOMATSU


八頭司 昂
Takashi YATOJI
(09 Sep 2022)
[Tokyo] Ryo Hirano Exhibition - the 30th Year Memorial September 23 (Fri, Public holiday) – October 10 (Mon, Public holiday), 2022

《 People in Line 》 Oil on canvas 45.94 x 35.82 in

Ryo Hirano Exhibition - the 30th Year Memorial
September 23 (Fri, Public holiday) – October 10 (Mon, Public holiday), 2022

10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)

We will be holding an exhibition in commemoration of Ryo Hirano, “painter of the soul”, on the 30th anniversary of his death. The exhibition will showcase a wide range of his works, from the wax paintings that were first conceived when the artist used a candle to light his work while painting, to the sketches of people and landscapes from his frequent trips abroad, as well as the figurative and abstract oil paintings from the last few years of his life.
The gaze of this exceptional painter, who lived through such turbulent times and yet never ceased the search for light in darkness, conveys compassion for human existence.
We will be awaiting your visit to our gallery.
Mizoe Art Gallery

《 Man on Bench 》Watercolor on Paper 14.76×12.71 in /《 People on the Street 》Watercolor on Paper 14.76×12.71 in

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.

《 Conflict 》 Oil Paint, Wax on Paper 24.29×18.3 in
(08 Sep 2022)

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