Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition “Katsura Funakoshi”.
Tuesday, 11 October － Saturday, 5 November, 2022
gallery hour : 11:00 – 19:00 , closed on Sunday and public holiday
Venue: Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery 2F, 3F
special cooperation：Gallery Nishimura, Tokyo
/Etsuko Nakatsuji Exhibition “Etsuko Nakatsuji and Etsuko Motonaga I am Etsuko”
会場/venue：赤井家住宅/Akai Family Housing
/Beniko Motonaga Exhibition-Zhuto Red To Red Raw Mareta Women
It has been almost 18 years since I began creating “Lines of Flight,” an oil painting done with one stroke with a brush two meters across. I tried many times in the past to create works in color, but I have never been able to produce anything satisfactory. But I decided to hold my first solo exhibition featuring color works, as I believe that for the first time I have something to show to you.
The concept of weaving between dichotomies is a theme that runs through the foundation of my work. I created my color works around two axes: “colored and achromatic,” and “false and real images”. The latter was inspired by landscape reflected on the surface of water.
With the pandemic beginning in 2020, and tensions in Ukraine cropping up in 2022, the world of today is one full of turbulence. But there is still beauty from the coming together of things, of things unfragmented. I hope you are able to enjoy the exhibit.
June, 2022 Akihito Takuma
井上廣子がデュッセルドルフのクンストパラスト美術館で行われる、アーティストによるアーティストのためのドイツ国内最大で100年以上の伝統を誇る展覧会「DIE GROSSE 2022」に参加します。
Hiroko Inoue is participating in the group exhibition. “DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung” is the largest exhibition in Germany organised by artists.
ダニエル・ヌニェスは、1988年にスペインのマドリードに生まれ、Higher School of Professional Drawing (ESDIP)を卒業し、現在もマドリードにスタジオを構えるアーティスト。ヌニェスは、自身を取り巻く様々なシンボルを彼自身の世界観に置き換え、独自のタッチで表現します。靴、植物、電話など私たちの身の回りに存在する何気ない日常のアイテムは、ヌニェスのキャンバスを通して無視できないものへと生まれ変わり、魔法のように物理的な存在感を獲得します。
We, Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery are pleased to present the group exhibition “PLAY” by three young artists, Yui Uchida, Minami Haraguchi, and Daniel Nuñez.
Yui Uchida is an artist born in Yamanashi and currently based in Tokyo. She creates works by applying celluloid techniques; anime-cels, used in the animation production process. While new technologies are being created every day in today’s society and the use of anime-cels are shifting to digital technology, Uchida applies and utilizes this traditional celluloid technique to give movement to her paintings. The images depicted on the transparent sheets evoke a sense of nostalgia, walk among our memories, and create their own stories. Uchida links the fragility of these vanishing celluloid techniques with the images themselves drawn on these vulnerable transparent sheets.
Minami Haraguchi is an artist born and based in Osaka and completed her MFA at Kyoto City University of Arts in 2016. Haraguchi paints ordinary objects and landscapes that exist around her; repeatedly crossing between various materials and mediums such as drawing, collage, clay, acrylic, and oil. Some parts protrude, while some parts are lost and the images used as inspiration lose their original forms as our personal memories transform over time. The canvas reminds not only of what the artist has seen, felt, and experienced, but also evokes our own memories.
Daniel Nuñez was born in Madrid, Spain in 1988, graduated from Higher School of Professional Drawing (ESDIP), and is still based in Madrid where the artist has a studio. Nuñez translates the various symbols that surround him into his own worldview and expresses them with his unique painting technique. Common everyday items that exist around us, such as shoes, plants, and telephones are transformed in Nunez’s canvas into something non-negligible, magically acquiring a physical presence.
With the theme of sincerity in playfulness, this exhibition, “PLAY” unravels the raw sensitivity of emerging talents and their strength as well as their potential to create a new future.