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[Tokyo]The 5th anniversary of the opening: PICASSO, his Work and Life.  May 20 (Sat) – June 25 (Sun), 2017

"Tête d'homme" was featured on Nichiyo-Bijutsukan (Nichibi) !
"Tête d'homme" by Pablo Picasso was featured on TV program Nichiyo-Bijutsukan "Picasso X Takeshi Kitano" by NHK. This piece that Mr. Takeshi Kitano highly praised will be on view.

   It has been 5 years since Mizoe Art Gallery opened in Denenchofu. We would like to express our deepest gratitude for your patronage and support.
   In this exhibition commemorating the 5th anniversary of the opening in
Denenchofu, you will see both Picasso’s work and life. Two original oil paintings by Picasso: “Nature Morte” which was completed one day before the Bombing of Guernica, and “Tête d'homme” which was painted one year before Picasso died, but also, 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.

( 9 May, 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

(17 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

(10 Apr, 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.

(29 Mar, 2017)
ART FAIR TOKYO 2017 Takahide KOMATSU Solo Exhibition March 17(Fri.)-March 19(Sun.).,2017

*This exhibition is a pay event. Please visit artfairtokyo.com for more ticket information.

Private Preview (Invited guests only)
Thursday, March 16. 6:00pm-9:00pm
Vernissage (Invited guests only)
Friday, March 17. 11:00am-1:00pm
Public Opening:
Friday, March 17. 1:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, March 18. 11:00am-8:00pm
Sunday, March 19. 10:30am-5:00pm
1DAY passport
Advance 2,300 JPY/Same-day 2,800 JPY (Including tax)
Please visit Art Fair Tokyo website for more information.

ART FAIR TOKYO, the biggest art fair in Japan, will be held at Tokyo International Forum again.
Mizoe Art Gallery presents solo exhibition of Takahide Komatsu from Miyazaki, who has been depicting butterflies and insects with the theme of the changes in ecosystem.
As a special display, we will also exhibit Marc Chagall’s large oil painting “Le Rappel.”
We look forward to seeing you at our booth.
Mizoe Art Gallery Booth Number【N70】

Tokyo International Forum
Hall E & Lobby Gallery
(3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Mizoe Art Gallery | Tokyo Gallery
TEL +81.3.3722.6570
E-mail info@mizoe-gallery.com

1979 Born in Miyazaki, Japan
2000 Graduated from Artist Course, Kyusyu Designer Gakuin

【Solo Exhibitions】
2003 Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum. Miyazaki,Japan
2006 Gallery Celeste. Fukuoka,Japan
2008 "coexistence" / TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY. Osaka Japan
2009 "moment" / Gallery PLOT. Tokyo,Japan
"coexistence" / Gallery Forty seven. London,England
2010 "AMAUTA" / Gallery HANAUSAGI. Fukuoka,Japan
2011 "Ephemeralness" / TEZUKAYAMA GALLERY. Osaka Japan
"Symbiosis" / Gallery Artlier. Fukuoka,Japan
"Fine Art Asia / Hong Kong
2013 "Outside wind” / Gallery Souju, Nobeoka, Japan
"GENBU” / Mizoe Art Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan
"SEITAIRINNE / White Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan

【Group Exhibitions】
2006 ART SHANGHAI 2006
2007 Caelum Gallery. New York, U.S.A
2008 Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair
Korea International Art Fair 2009
2010 Art Fair Tokyo 2010
2011 Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair 2011 / Hong Kong
Art Fair Tokyo 2011
2012 FINE ART ASIA 2012 / Hong Kong
2013 Asia Contemporary Art Show 2013 / Hong Kong
Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2013
2014 ASIA HOTEL ART FAIR 2014 / Hong Kong
Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2014

(13 Mar, 2017)
[Fukuoka]Ryo Hirano Exhibition - the 25th Year Memorial March 4 (Sat.) – March 20 (Mon.), 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.

(22 Feb, 2017)
Field of Now 2017 March 1 (Wed) - March 4 (Sat), 2017

Field of Now is a special annual exhibition, which introduces the young notable artists who were elected by the art dealers of JADA (the Japanese Art Dealers Association) Youth division.
For the 24th time of this event, 10 distinctive artists have been chosen by 7 galleries this year.
The dealers of this association handle a wide range of art, from the works of artists in the past to the ones of contemporary artists. It is certain that every work in this show is significant when it is found and chosen by those experts. Don’t miss the chance to witness those expressive works by the rising enthusiastic artists.

Mizoe Art Gallery presents Nami Shibata, the same artist we introduced last year. She is one of the prominent young artists, who has been pursuing and suggesting the new possibilities of painting by decomposing and recomposing the pictorial elements such as colors and lines.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

1985  Born in Kumamoto. Currently lives in Tokyo.
B.F.A. from Onomichi City University.
Left Onomichi City University Graduate Program in Arts & Design before graduating.
Selected for Shell Art Award 2013.
Selected for TOKYO WONDER WALL 2009.

Ginza Yokyo Hall
6-3-2 Ginza, CHuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Gallery Center Building 6F

Mizoe Art Gallery | Tokyo Gallery
TEL +81.3.3722.6570
E-mail info@mizoe-gallery.com

(18 Feb, 2017)
ART TAIPEI 2016 November 12-15 (Sat.-Tue.)

November 11 (Fri.), 2016
-Super VIP Preview 12:00pm - 9:00pm
-VIP Preview 3:00pm - 9:00pm
-Vernissage 6:30pm - 9:00pm

[Public Opening]
-November 12-14 (Sat.-Mon.)
11:00am - 7:00pm
-November 15 (Tue.)
11:00am - 6:00pm

Venue: Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 (NO.5, Hsin-Yi Rd., Sec 5, Taipei City 11011, Taiwan, R.O.C)
Booth F12 (Mizoe Art Gallery Booth)

We invite you to visit Mizoe Art Gallery at the 23rd edition of ART TAIPEI. For our second time participating in this art fair, Mizoe Art Gallery proudly presents three prominent Japanese artists. The first is a female artist Tamie Okuyama, who gained public favor at her solo exhibition in Art Taipei 2015 with her established technique and large-scale worldview. The second is also a female artist Mitsuko Tabe, who is one of the leading figures in Japanese art scene and is from Group Kyushu, which was a leading avant-garde art group in the 1960s. The last 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: F12.

( 9 Nov, 2016)
[Tokyo] Wasaburo Itozono Exhibition-the 15th Year Memorial October 15 (Sat) – October 30 (Sun), 2016

This year marks the 8th anniversary of my art gallery. I, of course, had never had a chance to meet the painter Mr. Wasaburo Itozono in person. I saw his painting for the first time in my gallery. It was a painting of flowers. The subject seemed like it was floating in the air, and that elegantly tranquil and poetic picture surface instantly mesmerized me. As I read the books about the master and met his family and his former students, I have learned that Mr. Itozono was loved and respected by everyone around. And before I knew it, I had also become one of his followers. I have collected more than 20 pieces of his works with the sole desire of organizing his posthumous exhibition in honor of his artist career, and now it has come true. All the staff of Mizoe Art Gallery look forward to seeing you at the said exhibition.
Mizoe Art Gallery Director: Kazunobu Abe

Wasaburo Itozono: Born in Nakatsu, Oita in 1911 and died in Suginami-ku, Tokyo. Learned under Kanji Maeta. Used to be a member of Dokuritsu Art Association, Bijyutsu Bunka Art Association, Jiyu Art Association, and eventually became independent. Received Honorable Mention in Japan International Art Exhibition, Mr. K Award in Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, and more. Professor at Nihon University College of Art. Works collected in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo/ the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama/ Oita Prefectural Art Museum, and more.

(25 Oct, 2016)
[Fukuoka]Nami SHIBATA Solo Exhibition "Montage" October 8th, 2016 (Sat) – October 23rd, 2016 (Sun)

montage (noun)
1[MASS NOUN] The technique of selecting, editing, and piecing together separate sections of film to form a continuous whole.
1.1[COUNT NOUN] A sequence of film made using the technique of montage.
1.2 The technique of producing a new composite whole from fragments of pictures, text, or music.
From Oxford Living Dictionaries (Oxford University Press)

When you see the paintings by Nami Shibata, you will get a strong impression on the brushstrokes and color tones, which are sometimes smooth and sometimes intense. It is exactly the intension of the artist; for Shibata, a painting is just a material “thing,” which is made of paints and canvas etc., and the subject matter itself does not have any special meaning. “How she painted” is much important than “what she painted,” and the subject matter is nothing but something like a blueprint or a criteria to decide the colors and the direction of brushstrokes.
In this exhibition, we display Shibata’s series of “montage as portraits of nobody,” which were made from the various images she saw in everyday life. It is the artist’s very first solo exhibition in her hometown Fukuoka even though she has been the young artist in the spotlight in recent years. We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition. (Mizoe Art Gallery)

Nami Shibata:
Born in Kumamoto in 1985. Graduated from Fukuoka Prefectural Dazaifu High School. Left Onomichi City University Graduate Program in Arts & Design before graduating. Selected for TOKYO WONDER WALL 2009 (and again in 2010.) “ROOFS” was exhibited at Tokyo Wonder Site Emerging 2010. Selected for Shell Art Award 2013. Solo and group exhibition in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kagawa and more. Has exhibited at Art Fair Tokyo since 2014.

(23 Oct, 2016)
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