Exhibitions

66 works
[Fukuoka]Yoko MITSUYUKI Exhibition「Reproduce」Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 19, 2017

[Sunshine―A] F100 Oil・Acrylic 2017


○Openning Reception starts at 5pm on Friday, November 3.
When we talk about Ms. Yoko MITSUYUKI, what immediately comes to our mind is the series of [BLUE]. She worked on abstract paintings with a sense of coolness, which imaged the water of her birthplace YANAGAWA for a long term. This time, the image was renewed and colorful new paintings will be exhibited in our gallery. Just as she named the exhibition as[Reproduce], we can find an enthusiasm to take another new step as a painter from Ms. Yoko MITSUYUKI. Actually, she celebrated the 50th anniversary of her painting career last year, then retired from Kyushu Sangyo University this year, and also quit the part of guidance for backwards to make a new life of her creating road. It is admirable of her attitude that she continues to challenge new expressions instead of complying with the prosperous achievements. Please enjoy the new world of Yoko MITSUYUKI, born from extraordinary sense of color and expression.
Mizoe Art Gallery
(02 Nov 2017)
ART TAIPEI 2017


SVIP Preview     10/19(Thu)12:00-21:00
VIP Preview        10/19(Thu)15:00-21:00
                      10/20(Fri)11:00-14:00

Public opening  10/20 (Fri) 14:00-19:00
        10/21-22 (Sat-Sun) 11:00-19:00
        10/23 (Mon) 11:00-18:00

Venue           Taipei World Trade Center Hall One
      (No.5, Section 5, Xinyi Road)

Booth No.     C07

We invite you to visit Mizoe Art Gallery at the 24th edition of ART TAIPEI. For our third time participating in this art fair, Mizoe Art Gallery proudly presents two prominent Japanese artists. The first is a female artist Tamie Okuyama, who gained public favor at her solo exhibition in Art Taipei 2015 and 2016 with her established technique and large-scale worldview. And this year she is going to have a speech in the Art salon.  The second artist is Kenpei Yunde, who expresses Japanese traditional worldview with his unique technique through oil paintings. As a special display, we will also exhibit an oil painting by the masters of Western modern art including Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall. Please come enjoy this combination of Japanese contemporary artists and Western masters, which creates the “timeless” and “universal” world of beauty.
We look forward to seeing you at our booth: C07.
(14 Oct 2017)

[Fkuoka]TAKESHI Wei Exhibition Saturday, October 14 – Sunday, October 29, 2017



The figures tinged with sorrow which comes out of the artist’s imagination. The still life paintings full of tranquility and vitality. Very imaginative objects made of found driftwood and waste lumbers. Illustration-like attractiveness of the woodblock prints with the original technique of the artist. Despite its variety, each piece has reached a high degree of perfection. Please enjoy the world of Takeshi Wei, which is full of poetic sentiment and tenderness.
Mizoe Art Gallery

Biography
Born in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto in 1947. Received Merit Award in Nishinihon Art Award Exhibition, Niki Prize in Niki Award Exhibition, and Encouragement Award and Merit Award in Yasuda Kasai Foundation of Art Award. Illustrated for the novel “Monogatari No Kobako” on Nishinippon Shimbun, the novel “Last Train” by Tetsuzo Fukuzawa with etching, and more. Currently independent.
(14 Oct 2017)
[Tokyo]Tomonori TOYOFUKU Exhibition October 7th(Sat) ― 22nd (Sun), 2017


Mizoe Art Gallery will hold a solo exhibition by 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. Anyway, it is “cool” without any reason.
Welcome to Mizoe 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 kismet by our gallery, crossing the boundaries between the oriental and western, concrete and abstract.
Mizoe Art Gallery,
Kazunobu ABE

(The day the artist in gallery)
October 8th afternoon
October 9th, 11:00~16:00
(07 Oct 2017)
KOBE ART MARCHÉ 2017


Period:
2017.9.29(Fri.)-10.1(Sun.)11:00~19:00
Venue:
KOBE MERIKEN PARK ORIENTAL HOTEL 13F
Official website: http://www.art-marche.jp

This year, the Kobe Art Marché (KAM) welcomes its 9the anniversary. It will be held at the 13th floor in Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel. The galleries from across Japan will participate in this art fair by exhibiting the works in the hotel’s rooms. Within the great location of beautiful ocean view and Kobe’s street sights, it will be an easy-going event for as many people as possible to join. We look forward to seeing you all at the Kobe Art Marché (KAM)

Mizoe Art Gallery/Room 1305, we are going to present two artists Kenpei Yunde and Takeshi Wei, who are well received in last year.
Firstly, Kenpei Yunde believes that all the motifs are present on the “soil”, and he has been painting clumsily with the steady style in which he spends one whole year for putting on the oils again and again and then shaving where he doesn’t need to express the deep beauty from the thick materials and oil paints simply.In contrast, all the research drawings which were drew in coverage places, express the artist’s respiration and realistic feeling of the site within the improvisational sense of speed.
Secondly, the figures tinged with sorrow which comes out of the artist’s imagination. The still life paintings full of tranquility and vitality. Very imaginative objects made of found driftwood and waste lumbers. Illustration-like attractiveness of the woodblock prints with the original technique of the artist. Despite its variety, each piece has reached a high degree of perfection. Please enjoy the world of Takeshi Wei, which is full of poetic sentiment and tenderness.

Please enjoy the new encounter with the work.

Fee: 1,000 yen (Multi-Day Passport)
* If there is a purchase of merchandise over 5000 yen at the event; there will be a 1000 yen deduction available.
(24 Sep 2017)
[Fukuoka]Takashide KOMATSU Exhibition Saturday, September 16 – Sunday, October 1, 2017


Takahide Komatsu 
1979 Born in Nbeoka city, Miyazaki/Graduated from Artist Course, Kyusyu DesignerGakuin (Fukuoka)

2006 ART SHANGHAI 2006 (Shanghai)
2007 New Talent From Japan Exhibition(New York)
2008 Solo Exhibition「Coexistence」TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY(Osaka)
2009 Solo Exhibition「coexistence」Gallery Forty-seven(London)
   Korea International Art Fair 2009 (Seoul)
2010 Art Fair Tokyo 2010(Tokyo International Forum)
2011 Solo Exhibition「Ephemeralness」TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY(Osaka)
   Art Fair Tokyo 2010(Tokyo International Forum)
   ART TAIPEI 2011(Taipei)
   Solo Exhibition FINE ART ASIA 2011(Hong Kong)
2012 FINE ART ASIA 2012(Hong Kong)
2013 Solo Exhibition「GENBU」MIZOE Art Gallery(Fukuoka)
   Asia Contemporary Art Show 2013(Hong Kong)
2014 Solo Exhibition「MIZU」MIZOE Art Gallery(Tokyo)
   Affordable Art Fair Singapore(Singapore)
   ART TAIPEI 2014 (Taipei)
2015 Affordable Art Fair Brussels(Brussels)
   NEW CITY ART FAIR NY(New York)
    Art Fair Tokyo 2015(Tokyo International Forum)
    Affordable Art Fair Singapore(Singapore)
    Solo Exhibition「SANSHISUIMEI」MIZOE Art Gallery(Fukuoka)
   Art Expo Malaysia Plus 2015(Kuala Lumpur)
 FINE ART ASIA 2015(Hong Kong)
2016 Solo Exhibition「Homage to Korin」Fabrik Gallery(Hong Kong)
   Asia Contemporary Art Show spring 2016(Hong Kong)
   Japanese Contemporary Art Show(Manila)
   Asia Contemporary Art Show autumn 2016(Hong Kong)
2017 Solo Exhibition Art Fair Tokyo 2017(Tokyo International Forum)
    Solo Exhibition「Satoyama」MIZOE Art Gallery(Tokyo)
    ART STAGE JAKARTA 2017(Jakarta)


Project
2010 (COP10) United Nations, The Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties・special exhibition/Collection
2011 Sponsorship by Fukuoka City Foundation for Arts and Cultural Promotion/Hakata Riverain Mall・Artlier Exhibition
2012 Hong Kong(Harbour City) The Wharf Art Collection
2013 DELLXPS13×13 craftsmen who inherit traditional culture
2015~ Vision Global Wi-Fi「GO-BEYONDER」
2016 Produced 「Nobeoka Castle Poster Group Butterfly Diagram」for Nobeoka City’s New Government Building Citizen Space ( which was donated by Asahi Kasei)
   Selected by LEXUS NEW TAKUMI PROJECT 2016
   Dealt with the collaboration with Sumitomo Forestry Co. Ltd of the project of 「a floor painting」
(16 Sep 2017)
ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2017


The 3rd edition of the first art fair in Fukuoka, ART FAIR ASIA / FUKUOKA 2017, will be held at Hotel Okura Fukuoka. Galleries from across Asia participate in this art fair, and it is expected to be one of the most interesting international art fair for the artists, museums, galleries, collectors and art professionals all over the world. Behind its background, there is a fact that it is a unique project that brings out the regional characteristics in Fukuoka with the cooperation of Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, which is the only museum in the world that collects Asian art systematically. In 2015, the year of the launch of this project, it recorded 2200 attendants with the participation of a total of 27 galleries and gained a great response. 37 galleries will participate this year.
For our second time participating in this art fair, MIZOE Art Gallery presents three artists, who are all from Kyushu.
First of all, Takahide KOMATSU, who was from Miyazaki and has been depicting butterflies and insects with the theme of the changes in ecosystem. He was well received at Art Fair Tokyo 2017, and also was elected by Lexus New Takumi Project in last year. The range of his success is increasing more and more. After the AFAF, from 16th of September, his solo exhibition will be held in MIZOE Art Gallery in Fukuoka.
Secondly, Nami SHIBATA, who had her first hometown solo exhibition in Fukuoka last year, and then she was nominated by Koji KINUTANI Prize Prize in this year. She has been pursuing and suggesting the new possibilities of painting by decomposing and recomposing the pictorial elements such as colors and lines.
Thirdly, Tomonori TOYOFUKU, he is one of the most famous sculptors in Japan, and was born in Fukuoka. There are several wood carving works exhibited in MIZOE Art Gallery as its treasure. And also in the gallery, there are some secondary good works, which are the specialty of MIZOE Art Gallery.

Preview:
Invited guests and the press only.
11:00pm – 6:00pm, September 8 (Fri)

Public Opening:
11:00am – 7:00pm, September 9 (Sat) *No enter after 18:30
11:00am – 7:00pm, September 10 (Sun) *No enter after 18:30

The information of the tickets (official website)
https://www.artfair.asia/
(08 Sep 2017)
[Fukuoka]Shin KAMIKAWA Exhibition Saturday, August 19 – Sunday, September 3, 2017


A variety of “shapes” with a strong presence that appear in the earthy-colored landscapes… The landscape of his hometown, where he spent his childhood and which has completely changed over time, has always been the origin of what Kamikawa paints.
Scale feeling of the coal industry boasting prosperity. Kamikawa explains that the “power of the ground” and the vitality of people there are at the core of his aesthetic sense. This is his first solo exhibition in three years in Fukuoka. Please come and experience the overwhelmingly powerful world of Kamikawa including the series THE WALL, which he created by looking at his hometown once again. We are looking forward to seeing you at the exhibition.

【Biography】
1958 Born in Nogata, Fukuoka, Japan.
1983 B.F.A. from Musashino Art University.
1984 Grand Prix in Young Art Award Exhibition Kyushu.
1995 Grand Prix in Tanio Museum Award Exhibition.
1996 Merit Award in Aoki Shigeru Memorial Award Exhibition.
1997 Honorable Mention in Yasui Award Exhibition.
2011 Solo exhibition at Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art.
(19 Aug 2017)
[Tokyo]Ryo Hirano Exhibition - the 25th Year Memorial July 8 (Sat) – July 23 (Sun), 2017


We invite you to the upcoming exhibition we are holding in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Ryo Hirano’s death. He was a painter who lived and worked in Kokura, Kitakyushu City and had been known as the “painter of the soul,” as he had consistently painted the light and darkness within and the souls of mankind, especially the one of himself. We will exhibit around 25 works including oil paintings, drawings, and prints, on which the artist depicted the familiar landscapes and the people he met during his trip with his distinctive deep tonality and graceful brushstrokes. We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.

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.
(08 Jul 2017)
[Fukuoka]“Evolution is So Creative.” Mitsuko TABE Solo Exhibition Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, July 9, 2017
“Evolution is So Creative.” (partial)
Acrylic, gold leaf and brass.
6325/32 X 6325/32in

Artists must continue to evolve. In order to evolve, they must continue to challenge.
Mitsuko Tabe, who has always been one of the leading figures in contemporary art scene, shows us an example by her own action. She will take up her new epic work at this upcoming exhibition for you to witness evolution and new challenges of Mitsuko Tabe. Stay tuned!
Mizoe Art Gallery

[Biography] The 25th Fukuoka City Culture Prizes, 2000. “Kyushu Ryoku Ten,” Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, 2003. “Apples in Art; From Dürer to Now,” Hiroshima Museum of Art, 2005. “Avant-garde Women 1950-1975,” Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Arts, 2005. “Life is Art,” Fukuoka Art Museum, 2013. Fukuoka Prefecture Culture Award, 2016.
Solo exhibitions in Fukuoka, Tokyo, Osaka, New York, Washington D.C., France, and more.
Collection: Fukuoka Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington D.C.), Adirondack Community College (New York), and more.
(24 Jun 2017)

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