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Local Prospects 4: Distances

In 2015, Art Gallery Artium launched its first group exhibition series themed on "region," choosing its participants from a public art competition. As part of that project, "Local Prospects 4" focuses on artists based in Kyushu, Okinawa and nearby areas, and features three artists: ...

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Munch: A Retrospective

One of the most significant artists of modernism, Edvard Munch (1863-1944) portrayed aspects of the human existence — love, despair, jealousy and loneliness — while depicting the daily life and landscapes of Norway. Focusing on works from the artist's collection on loan from the Munch ...

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Watanabe Teiichi: A Retrospective

At the age of 18, Teiichi Watanabe (1917-81) moved to Tokyo to study at the Kawabata Painting School. Though he was struck by severe illness and then later conscripted twice during World War II, Watanabe's Western-style painting maintained a sense of tranquility and otherworldliness. This ...

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Biomatrix

Using innovative techniques that he devised himself, Kohei Nawa alters man-made materials to create works that are evocative of living organisms. The concept behind his well-known "PixCell" works is the combination of the smallest units of digital images (pixels) with the smallest unit of ...

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Nana Kuromiya: Utsutsu

After winning the 2014 Wonderwall Award for contemporary art, Kyoto-based artist Nana Kuromiya garnered national attention for her unusual techniques, which were derived from her experimentation with conventional mediums. For her oil paintings, she uses extra-liquefied pigments to produce a translucent layered effect, while her ...

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Beauty in the Yumeji Style

The bijinga (portraits of beautiful women) by Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) portrayed women in such a distinctive manner that it became known as "Yumeji beauty style." Yumeji developed this poetic and minimalist yet romantic style after meeting his wife Tamaki, but it has also been ...

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This comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Japanese realist works focuses on Toshiro Aoki, who was greatly inspired by Johannes Vermeer's "View of Delft" (1660-1661); Osamu Obi, whose artistic style changed direction after depicting a Rembrandt portrait; and Kenichiro Ishiguro, who studied art in Madrid, Spain. ...

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Redon and His World: Beyond Imagination

Though French symbolist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) was active at the same time as the impressionists, he pursued his own unique style, often depicting eerie monsters and fantastical scenes. Producing works so different to his contemporaries, Redon was believed to have kept himself aloof from other ...

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Torafu Architects, known for clever and playful architectural and industrial designs, brings together a selection of it models and products to create a diorama through which brightly colored children’s wooden blocks travel via a miniature train track. Also on display are a number of Torafu ...

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