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[Fukuoka] Isamu Kojima exhibition - Poem of the Earth - Mar.26(Sat) - Apr.10(Sun), 2022

"EARTH・Butterfly in the Forest" 2022  Mixed media 35.43x35.43 in

Isamu Kojima exhibition - Poem of the Earth
March 26, 2022 (Sat) - April 10, 2022 (Sun)

10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)
The artist will be at the gallery on Sat. March 26th, Sun. 27th, Fri. April 1st, Sat. 2nd, Sun. 3rd, Fri. 8th, Sat. 9th, Sun. 10th

When I look at the artworks of Isamu KOJIMA keeping the word "Earth" in mind, I get convinced that those paintings were inspired by the scenery of the Brazilian land where he had lived viewed from the sky. Sometimes, the Morpho butterfly, a butterfly living in the Brazilian forest appears on the artworks as if it symbolizes life. Although the vivid colors have an atmosphere of Latin, the artworks are made of layers of various materials such as thick paper, cloth, Japanese traditional paper, and marble. The flat artworks made of Japanese material and texture that were carefully selected show the unique expression through a process of trial and error by KOJIMA who constantly put him in the world.
There will be approximately 25 works including large artworks. Please look forward to the exhibition. (Mizoe Art Gallery)

"EARTH・Butterfly in the Forest" 2022 Mixed media 19.68x19.68 in, 21.06×21.06 in

Bron in Fukuoka in 1938. Independent. Special prize at Salon Joben Exhibition in '77 (Sao Paulo). CASA THOMAS JEFFERSON ART GALLERY special solo exhibition in 2005 (Brasilia, Brazil). GALERIA DECO special solo exhibition (Sao Paulo). Youseido Art Gallery solo exhibition in ‘06 (Ginza, Tokyo). Contemporary Art Exhibition of Yokohama and Sao Paulo in ‘08 (Yokohama). Award of Excellence at the 8th Rome International Biennial of Art in ‘10 (Italy). China-Japan-South Korea Artwork Exchange Exhibition at Shanghai Expo (the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai). Solo exhibition (Sao Paulo). ARTE PADOVA 2010 (Italy). The semi-grand prize at Brazilian Art Exhibition (Italy). Solo exhibition “Joo mane espaso e cultura” in ‘11 (Sao Paulo). Mizoe Art Gallery solo exhibition in ‘13 (Fukuoka). The Phenomenon of Boiling Point Exhibition in ‘18 (Tagawa Museum of Art). Silver Prize at Japanese Calendar Exhibition.
Solo Exhibition inside and outside Japan such as in New York, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro.
(12 Mar 2022)

We will Participate in "ART FAIR TOKYO 2022", March 11th(Fri) - March 13th(Sun), 2022

Gyoji NOMIYAMA “Where Are You Living ?” 162x130cm 2020 oil on canvas

 Kenpei YUNDE
Kenpei YUNDE “Bouquet on A Moonlit Night” 80.3x53cm 2022 oil on canvas

 Takahide KOMATSU
Takahide KOMATSU “Distance-Naturalized and Mixed Butterflies and Moths” 116.7x80.3cm 2022 acryl, leaf on canvas

Kota NAKAMURA “Border” 45x 45x1cm 2019 bullet, glass, and film 

Friday, March 11 - Sunday, March 13, 2022

11:00 - 19:00 *Close at 16:00 only on the last day, March 13
Invitation-only Thursday, March 10, 2022
Private View : 12:00 - 16:00
Vernissage : 16:00 - 19:00

Venue: Tokyo International Forum
3 Chome-5-1 Marunouchi,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
Admission: Advance ticket 4,000 yen / Reserved day ticket 5,000 yen (tax included)

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Artists to be exhibited

Gyoji NOMIYAMA/Born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1920. Graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1968. Stayed in France from 1952 to 1964. Received the 2nd Yasui Prize in 1958. Received the Cultural Merit Award in 2000. Awarded the Order of Culture in 2014.

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. Completed 110 paintings for his series: Portraying the Heart of the Japanese Constitution in 2011.

Takahide KOMATSU/Born in Miyazaki Prefecture in 1979. Graduated from the Artist Department of Kyushu Designer Gakuin. His work is in the collection of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Memorial Museum, and was selected as Miyazaki's artisan for the LEXUS NEW TAKUMI PROJECT in 2016.

Kota NAKAMURA/ Born in Kamakura city, Japan in 1975. Graduated from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY in 1999. Received Ph.D from Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo in 2010. Selected finalist for the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art of Toro Okamoto Memorial Museum, in 2015. Won the Bronze prize in Tokyo Art Olympia in 2017.
(08 Feb 2022)
[Tokyo]Satoru Jogasaki Exhibition "To the Mind, That Is a Sky" Mar. 19(Sat) - Apr. 3(Sun), 2022

"Time" 2022 Oil on canvas 28.62 x 35.82 in

Satoru Jogasaki Exhibition "To the Mind, That Is a Sky"
Mar. 19(Sat) - Apr. 3(Sun), 2022

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

The artist will be present at the gallery from 19th to 21st of March. Please contact us about other dates.

On March last year, we held his solo exhibition after an interval of five years at Mizoe Art Gallery Fukuoka. Reunion with JOGASAKI and new works after all this time. Though I was worried during the time he was in silence, there was the world that has not changed. The world full of warmth and affection, and the artist who seriously faces art. The painted motifs in the poetic image are pure, quietly, and seem to be fulfilled with happiness to be themselves. It is exactly like the heart of the artist himself. We will exhibit approximately 30 artworks which are more colorful than the last exhibition. Please enjoy the stories painted by JOGASAKI.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery

Born in 1950. Graduated from Tama Art University. Lives in Kagoshima. Received Ebihara Prize at MINAMI-NIHON Art Exhibition, Special Merit Award at the Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition (Hakone Open-air Museum Prize), Yasui Award Exhibition, Grand Prize at the Wind Arts Exhibition Biennale Makurazaki, Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan. Exhibitions (solo/group) / “The Sower” at Nanmeikan, “Bowl of Wind” at Miyake Museum of Art, Keio Department Store, Yamakataya Art Gallery, the Ueno Royal Museum, and Tokyo Station gallery. Mizoe Art Gallery Fukuoka and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum held his solo exhibition at the same time in 2021. Public Collection/ Kagoshima Prefectural Office, Kagoshima City Museum of Art, the Ueno Royal Museum, Nanmeikan Cultural Resource Center, Nagashima Museum, Miyake Museum of Art, and more.

"Where the Wind Will Go?" 2022 Oil on canvas 28.62 x 35.82 in
/"Arranged flowers" 2022 Oil on canvas 28.62 x 20.86 in
(04 Mar 2022)

[Fukuoka]The exhibition titled Genichiro Inokuma and Henri Matisse February19th(Sat)-March 6th(Sun), 2022

Genichiro INOKUMA "Rememberance of Mexico" 1956-57 Oil on canvas

Henri MATISSE "Nude on a Red Background" 1922  Oil on canvas
Henri MATISSE "Interior with brasero"  around 1927  Pencil on paper

The exhibition titled Genichiro Inokuma and Henri Matisse
February19th(Sat)-March 6th(Sun),2022

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

The exhibition titled Genichiro Inokuma and Henri Matisse will be held at Mizoe Art Gallery in Fukuoka. Genichiro Inokuma [1902‐1993], an artist who has a strong relationship with Denenchofu is one of the representative artists of postwar abstract painting. The house of Inokuma designed by Junzo Yoshimura, named "Denenchofu house" still remains now.
In 1938, he went to Paris, which was his dream place, to build his studio. After he met Henri Matisse a couple of times, Matisse's word "Your painting is too realistic" became a life lesson for Inokuma. It meant his works were not paintings of himself because he intended too much to be looked better for people. It was also a new starting point for a painter Genichiro Inokuma. Inokuma always questioned "what my expression is" through his practice, and changed his artistic style with time. We introduce the passage by displaying his works of each period. We also exhibit documents including photography with Matisse.

A commemorative photo when he visited Matisse's studio at Nice for the first time on March 23th, 1939. (Probably the person on the right is Inokuma, the center is Matisse, his right is the wife of Inokuma, and the left end is Takanori Ogisu.)

Artworks to be exhibited:
Many artworks by Genichiro Inokuma of each period including oil paintings and prints.
Matisse's artworks such as 2 oil paintings, a drawing, and a print.
(20 Jan 2022)

[Fukuoka] New year project: The 100th Birthday Anniversary Yoshishige FURUKAWA Exhibition Jan.15(Sat)- 30(Sun), 2022

"M-59" oil on canvas, in 1989

New year project:
The 100th Birthday Anniversary Yoshishige FURUKAWA Exhibition

Jan.15(Sat)- 30(Sun), 2022
10am-6pm (Open every day during the event)

Gallery talk
January 15th 4pm
"About Yoshishige FURUKAWA and New York"
Guest: Akiko Mashima Listener: Kazunobu Abe

Heartily I wish you a Happy New Year. We look forward to your continued goodwill in the coming year.

It is not sure when I looked at a work of Yoshishige FURUKAWA for the first time. However, as I got more chances to see his works, I got to know the fact that the artist from Fukuoka was active in New York in the early times which made me strongly attracted by his work and life.
On 19th December in 1921, Yoshishige FURUKAWA was born in Fukuoka-shi. He studied in Tokyo Fine Arts School (Tokyo University of the Arts at present) before he was conscripted into the navy. After demobilization, he continued making artworks and exhibitions based in Fukuoka and Tokyo. His artistic style transformed into abstract art influenced by fauvism and cubism. After he went to New York in 1963, he started to pursue his unique abstract expression. Although he had continued lonely practice abroad, he met a sculptor Akiko MASHIMA in 1976 to live together in New York. After coming back to Japan in 2000, he worked based in Sagamihara-shi until 2008 when he passed away at the age of 86.

This exhibition will display around 25 artworks including small works and sketches with the large oil paintings as the main feature that show geometric shapes on the background of rich colors and solid texture which were created after the late 1980s. Also, you can see the artworks by the artists who were acquainted with Furukawa such as Akiko Mashima, a sculptor who is the wife of Furukawa, and Gyoji Nomiyama who knew each other before Tokyo Fine Arts School. Please look at the life and world of Yoshishige FURUKAWA who ran through the turbulent times as a painter.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Ms. Akiko Mashima, who made a big contribution to this exhibition, and Koki Ishibashi, who is the eldest son and the representative of KOKI ARTS. (Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery)

"L18-3" oil on canvas, in 2000
(23 Dec 2021)
[Tokyo] ”CIRCLE/SQUARE/STRIPE/WRAPPIN” Exhibition Kaoru MOCHIZUKI, Tetsuya ANDO - Dec.11th(Sat)- Dec 26th(Sun), 2021-

Kaoru MOCHIZUKI, Tetsuya ANDO『OFF THE WALL?』(2021) pottery, sheep leather
A work that partly wraps the ceramic skateboard deck that was shaped by soil and baked.

Tetsuya ANDO
Dec.11th(Sat)- Dec.26th(Sun), 2021
10am-6pm (Open every day during the event)
*The artists will be in the gallery on Saturday and Sunday afternoon during the exhibition.

Archaeological sites or excavated ritual implements with the geometric design after Bauhaus, a folk art with industrial design, or Morandi's still life with detonating sound of punk-rock. Kaoru MOCHIZUKI feels effects from both of such contradicting images to pursue attracting line, form, and texture of rotating soil created by a potter's wheel.

The exhibition title "CIRCLE/SQUARE/STRIPE/WRAPPIN" refers to the characteristics of Kaoru MOCHIZUKI's artwork, "circle", "stripes", and the contradiction of "black and white". Also, we introduce "WRAPPIN" by Tetsuya ANDO who is recently collaborating with Kaoru MOCHIZUKI for which he reconstructed the theory of Kintsugi, a Japanese traditional technique. He reproduced scratches and cracks as a new attraction by wrapping cracks and distorted parts that appeared through the making process using leather.

〈Exhibiting Artist〉
Born in Tokyo in 1973. Developing “ILL CERAMICS” as his brand. In 1999, he graduated from Ceramics major at the Department of Design and Applied Arts in Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts. Graduated from Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center in 2002. A number of solo and group exhibitions. Recently, he also held a solo exhibition in a gallery in Hong Kong.

The three at the center are the artworks by Kaoru MOCHIZUKI.

Tetsuya ANDO
Born in 1979. He has worked as TETSUYA ANDO [ T.A.S ] since 2011. Since 2014, he has exhibited 2〜4 times per year in Paris. In 2020, he held an exhibition "LEATHER DRESSED CERAMIC" collaborating with Kaoru MOCHIZUKI at SAVOIR VIVRE. He also collaborates with a variety of artists to create artworks.

The four works on the far left are the collaboration works for which Tetsuya ANDO reproduced Kaoru MOCHIZUKI's pottery (B) by wrapping them with leather.
(08 Dec 2021)
[Fukuoka]CHRISTMAS ART FAIR 2021 December 4th (Sat) – December 25th (Sat), 2021

Marc CHAGALL "LaFlute enchantee I" ed.36/50, Lithograph, 23.03x17.32in, 58.5×44cm

Date: December 4th (Sat) – December 25th (Sat), 2021

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

We will hold the "Christmas Art Fair", again this year, 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 the collection of Mizoe Gallery, focused on painting ranging from art works by deceased artists to ones by young artists.
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 / Shiko Munakata / Shikanosuke OKA / Toshiyuki HASEGAWA / Ryohei KOISO / Seiji TOGO / Noriyuki USHIJIMA / Kenichi NAKAMURA / Takuji NAKAMURA / Shigeru MORITA / Yukio KODAMA / Kazu WAKITA / Ryonosuke FUKUI / Wasaburo ITOZONO / Chozaburo INOUE / Ryo HIRANO /Shiro WAKE / Hiroki ODA / Chimei HAMADA / Hiroshi NAKANE / Takeo YAMAGUCHI/ Jiro YOSHIHARA / Kokuta SUDA / Tatsuoki NANBATA / Zenzo SAKAMOTO / Waichi TSUTAKA /Tatsuo IKEDA/ Ay-O / Kaii Higashiyama / Chikkyo ONO /Rieko MORITA / Fumiko HORI
Pablo PICASSO / Henri MATISSE / Marc CHAGALL / Auguste RENOIR / Joan MIRÓ / Léonard FUJITA / Georges ROUAULT / Antoni CLAVE / Antoni TÀPIES / Paul WUNDERLICH / Bernard BUFFET / Bernard CATHELIN /Ben SHAHN / Joel SHAPIRO / Paul AIZPIR I/ Jeff KOONS, and more

Zenzo SAKAMOTO "There is a red car" Oil on canvas, 12.51x16.10in, 31.8x40.9cm
Léonard FUJITA "Gourmet from La Mesangere" by Pierre de Tartas 1963, Lithograph, ed.21/80, 7.48×7.48in, 19×19cm
Morikazu KUMAGAI "Camellia and butterflies" Woodblock print, 1962, 9.88×13.58in, 25.1×34.5cm

Special Benefits!
Christmas gift part 1

Christmas gifts for customers who purchase during the exhibition!
*Appreciation ticket of "Van Gogh Exhibition" at Fukuoka Art Museum
*Exchange ticket for one free drink of hot wine and a mug at Christmas Market in Hikari no Machi Hakata
* Goods for the artist, Yoshio Yoshimura
(26 Nov 2021)
We will participate in Christmas Market in Hikari no Machi Hakata 2021

Mizoe Art Gallery will exhibit at “Christmas Market in Hikari no Machi Hakata” that is becoming a part of the wintry scene of Fukuoka. With the theme of "to wonderful days", this event is held with the hope that if even alone comes to this Christmas market can enjoy oneself and go home with the happiness.  To offer suitable artworks for heartwarming Christmas gifts, we will display specially selected artworks of two artists at a hut.
Frist of all, we will show you Kikuma MOCHIZUKI, a sculptor active in Fukuoka. He created over 100 public arts in Japan, including Hakata no Mori Stadium. For the next, Kazutaka SHIOI, a light and stone artist who conveys the experience of touching light through "SHA-KO-SEKI", which is a stone that reflects the light.

Please drop by the Christmas Market at Hakata Station Square when you go to Hakata Station during the event. There will also be hot wine and shops at other stores nearby.
We are sincerely waiting for your visits at the lively venue.

Pictures of Christmas Market HAKATA 2019

Christmas Market in Hikari no Machi Hakata 2021

Hakata Station Square

Opening hours:
November 15th (Mon) – 21st (Sun), 2021
Mon-Fri 16:45-23:00 / Sat, Sun 12:00-23:00

Hakata Station Square
(Adress: 1-1 Hakataeki Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City)

Exhibiting Artists:
Kikuma MOCHIZUKI, Kazutaka SHIOI

Official website:
Fukuoka Christmas Market

Kazutaka SHIOI

Kikuma MOCHIZUKI "Metal Drawing"

Kazutaka SHIOI "SHA-KO-SEKI #046"
(01 Nov 2021)
[Fukuoka]Keiichi INOUE Exhibition Nov.13(Sat)- 28(Sun), 2021
"Floating object"145.5x112cm 57.28x44.09in Oil on canvas/ "Human being" 72.7x60.6cm 28.62x23.85in Oil on canvas

Keiichi INOUE Exhibition
Nov.13(Sat)- 28(Sun), 2021

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

A difficult time that is like a nightmare
Is that a tragedy because people knew to dream?
Here is a strange painter who makes a painting during such a situation
<A painter’s self-talk during stay-at-home order>

We have known each other since 13 years ago when Mizoe Art Gallery opened. Are these people represent himself inside Mr.Inoue? I really look forward to seeing what kind of faces are painted this time.
(Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery)

Keiichi INOUE/
1995 Won Excellence award at "2nd Beppu Contemporary Painting Exhibition"
Grand prize at "4th AOKI Shigeru Memorial Grand Prize Exhibition",Second prize at "4th biennale of Art Exhibition of Wind Makurazaki"
'96, '97 Prized at "28th Yasui Prize Exhibition"
1998 Contemporary Japanese Art Exhibition Award Candidate, Won "5th Fukuoka Cultural Awards"
2020 Held a special exhibition "Existence Thinking" at the Tagawa Museum of Art
(12 Oct 2021)

[Tokyo] -ambivalence- Kota NAKAMURA exhibition Nov. 6(Sat) - 23(Mon), 2021

ambivalence: Kota NAKAMURA exhibition
Nov. 6th(Sat) - 23th(Tue), 2021

*The artist will be present at the gallery on 6,7,13,14,22,23 November, 2021.
*Talking event from 3pm on 6,7 November, 2021.

Ambivalence - this exhibition title implies the world expressed in Kota Nakamura's artworks. Beauty and ugliness, life and death, for example.
That was what caused the frisson when I saw his work for the first time. The beauty of a moment when a bullet pierces matter. A transient and also beautiful shape drawn by time and trajectory that should be an action of taking a life away. A contradiction that it is made by the gentle-mannered and calm person.
His history is also interesting as he has a grandfather who is a Western-style painter, Takuji Nakamura, and he learned contemporary art in New York in the early time where he experienced the simultaneous terrorist attack.

The feeling that I want to know this artist more deeply, want to see what kind of works and exhibition space he creates let me ask him to hold a solo exhibition.
Last autumn, his exhibition in Fukuoka overwhelmingly surpassed expectations.
His exhibition must amaze us again at the mansion of Denenchofu as a stage. Please look forward to it. (Kazunobu ABE, Mizoe Art Gallery)

Born in Kamakura city, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan in 1975
Graduated from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY in 1999. Completed MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY in 2003, and received Ph.D from Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo in 2010.
Selected finalist for the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art of Toro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Tokyo in 2015.
Won the Bronze prize in Tokyo Art Olympia in 2017, and exhibited Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh in 2018.
Many exhibitions held in New York and abroad, currently based in Tokyo.

in 2019 / bullet, glass, and film / 18 x 18 x 0.4in each

The gallery is open as usual during the exhibition. In order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection, we regularly ventilate inside of the gallery. In addition, visitors are in order to follow the rules below to come in.

1. Wear a face mask, disinfect fingers
2. Write your name, address, etc. to the name book

Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.
(10 Oct 2021)

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