Opening a couple weeks ago at Midtown Manhattan’s fordPROJECT was Reflections, a exhibition of three contemporary Japanese painters curated by fordPROJECT’s director Rachel Vancelette in collaboration with Tokyo’s Tomio Koyama Gallery. The highlight of the show for us was Hideaki Kawashima, who presented a mix of his newer style, more realistic paintings and his older style, more atmospheric ones, including a series of simple portraits that perfectly addressed the theme of reflection. Alongside Kawashima were two younger artists, Makiko Kudo and Toru Kuwakubo. Kudo’s work [...]
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We were excited to see three new works by Japanese painter Hideaki Kawashima at this year’s Armory Show, especially because they were at the booth of Los Angeles’ Richard Heller Gallery. Heller previously showed Kawashima along with several other Tomio Koyama Gallery artists as part of a Japanese group show in late 2008; however, we had not heard of Kawashima showing with Heller or any other U.S. gallery since then. The three new paintings at Heller’s Armory booth, although instantly recognizable as being by Kawashima, [...]
Yoshitomo Nara unveiled a new series of works at Japan’s Tomio Koyama Gallery yesterday. As we mentioned earlier, Nara has been very busy honing his talents on this new medium for over a year at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. The results of his hard work clearly showed in his 20 or so ceramic sculptures both large and small in scale. Of course, what would a Nara show be without some of his signature drawings. It’s very exciting when an artist explore a new medium outside [...]
One of our favorite galleries in the world is Tokyo’s Tomio Koyama, which represents many of Japan’s best know artists, as well as such Western artists such as Gert and Uwe Tobias, Mark Ryden and Tom Sachs. At Art Basel this year, Koyama focused mainly on their stable of Japanese artists, including several amazing works by Hideaki Kawashima and Yoshitomo Nara. Check out all the images from their booth, after the jump.
Can’t wait until February 7th for Mark Ryden’s Snow Yak show to open up in Tokyo?Â Well, you’re in luck because AM put together a preview ofÂ some brand new images along with some that we teased you with a few weeks ago. For this body of work, it looks as though Ryden is focusingÂ on a singular theme as opposed to having multiple focuses in each of his paintings – a more minimalistic approach with a more uniform palette. Interested in picking something up? Well prices start [...]
As previously posted, pop surrealist superstar Mark Ryden will be showing next month at top Tokyo gallery Tomio Koyama. However, it seems he can’t wait until then to share at least one of his new images with the public, as next Tuesday at 8am PST, Ryden will release Fur Girl as a limited edition lithographic poster. With its beautifully subdued color palate, and haunting image, this new print is sure to sell quick. Read all the details after the jump.