imura art gallery Kyoto

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Chihiro Nagashima solo exhibition

acrylic on paper

8 Sept.Sat.- 28 Sept,Fri 2018
Reception : 9 Sept.Sun.16:00-18:00

Imura art gallery is pleased to announce "sign," its first solo exhibition in eight years by painter Chihiro Nagashima. Nagashima, who stems from Shizuoka Prefecture, won the Tokyo Wonder Wall Grand Prize in 2007, and has subsequently exhibited at art fairs outside Japan. In 2017, she held a solo exhibition in Kyoto at Kitano Tenmangu shrine. A young artist garnering much attention, she is very active with projects in Japan and abroad, including handling art direction for a brand of sweets. Rendered in minute detail in acrylic paint, Nagashima's art is lyrical, pop, and fantastic, but also abstractly depicts unease and absurdity. It evokes a mysterious world far beyond human understanding, The exhibition highlights a new work, ring, which vividly portrays the circle of life, drawing on sources such as the Wu Xing (Five Elements) from ancient China, Chinese and Norse mythology, the Chinese zodiac, and astronomy. This large painting is complemented by the artist's drawings. This is an opportunity to gain an appreciation of Nagashima's quest, using a light, airy style of painting, to approach human emotions and the essence of life that cannot be described in words.

Culture and history, ethnic groups, and religions have employed and transformed all sorts of worldly scenes, forms, colors, and icons to represent images and ideas. Symbols have also been newly created to express something. Rooted close to the heart, they induce empathy and shared understanding on a fundamental level.
We use language for everyday communication, but when an attempt to express forms in words fails, we sometimes sense intrinsic nuances. Those nuances are often extremely important. At times like that, I want to capture the image that I see before me, painting it exactly as it appears to me. Realized with its form unchanged, the sign can come true.

-Chihiro Nagashima

31, Kawabata Higashi Marutamachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8395, Japan
Tel:+81-75-761-7372 Closed: Sunday, Monday, & National holidays

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eeny, meeny, miny, moe | yellow
Tamotsu Ikeya, Keisuke Matsuda

©Tamotsu Ikeya

©Keisuke Matsuda

1 Sept.Sat.- 30 Sept.Sun,2018
opening reception:1 Sept.Sat.18:00 – 20:00
open on Fri., Sat., & Sun. 12:00 - 18:00
NUIT BLANCHE 2018:10.5(fri.)15:00-21:00
appointments are available on weekdays

eN arts is pleased to present “eeny, meeny, miny, moe | yellow” a group exhibition of two artists: Tamotsu Ikeya and Keisuke Matsuda. “Color” plays a critical role in the creation of art. Indeed, just a single color, selected out of millions, can determine the fate of an artwork -for better or for worse. In “eeny, meeny, miny, moe | yellow ” the two artists exhibit their works … created with an assigned color, YELLOW.

We hope the third exhibition of the “eeny, meeny, miny, moe” series will challenge the artists to present what the meaning color YELLOW signifies to them, to handle the color YELLOW in unique ways, and to make compelling use of the color YELLOW.

Painting invites me into a new room. In the room, there is a new, different time. And that new time brings me comfortable physical experiences. To paint while relaxed and feeling good, I will simply continue painting.

Tamotsu Ikeya

I convert what exists of the world in front of my eyes into painting. While transforming an image onto a canvas, I ponder what colors and textures of paints I should choose and how I use my brushstrokes. Then my “painting” mind will sink onto the canvas.

Keisuke Matsuda

Maruyama Park, Gioncho Kitagawa,Higashiyama-ku Kyoto 605-0073 Japan
Tel:+81-75-525-2355 Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Kyoto City University of Arts Gallery @KCUA

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Christian Jankowski
“Floating World”

Photo:Takuya Matsumi

Photo:Takuya Matsumi

15 Sept. Sat.- -28 Oct. Sun.2018

Solo exhibition by Christian Jankowski featuring a new segment of his Walking Logic project (2017) as well as a new work based on his research in Kyoto.

238-1 Oshikojicho Oike Aburanokojidori Nakagyo-ku Kyoto, Japan 604-0052
Tel:+81-75-334-2204 Closed: Monday

Kyoto Art Center

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KIUCHI Takashi

27.July Fri.– 9 Sept.Sun.2018

The Kyoto Art Center ''FOCUS'' is a series of solo exhibition highlighting mid-career artists. As the first exhibition of the series, the FOCUS features KIUCHI Takashi, a Kyoto based artist who works with a wide variety of media and techniques, and always with a pinch of humor.

〈Gallery Tour〉

Date: 28 July ,Sat 17:00-18:00
Venue: South Gallery
Admmission Free, Open to the Public

〈Opening Party〉

Date: 28 July Sat. 18:00-19:00
Venue: Meeting Room 2
Admission Free, Open to the Public

〈Talk Event〉

Date: 8 Sept. Sat, 14:00-16:30
Venue: Meeting Room 2
Guest: SAITO Kouheita (斉と公平太)
Admission Free, Open to the Public
Language: Japanese

Yamabushiyama-cho 546-2, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8156 Japan

Gallery PARC

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“Artificial S 5”
Mugyuda Hyogo

7 Sept.Fri.- 23 Sept.Sun,2018

502 Eboshiyacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8165, Japan
Tel:+81-75-231-0706 Closed: Monday


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Yusuke Takeda  solo exhibiiton

25 Aug.Sat.- 22 Sept.Sat,2018
opening reception:25 Aug.Sat.17:00-19:00

Tel:+81-75-950-5230 Closed: Monday, Tuesday & National holidays


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" Playful mind"
ceremic work and painting

14 July Sat.- 4 Aug.Sat.2018

147-1, Sujiya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8061, Japan
Tel:+81-75-341-0222 Open:11:00-19:00 Closed: Monday, Tuesday


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" Fujiwara Masakazu Exhibition -MUSHI Ⅺ

24 Sep, mon.- 30 Sep,Sun 2018

kinetic art

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" in the mood for NOSTALGIA "

24 Sep, mon.- 30 Sep,Sun 2018

Artist : ree*rosee

1928 bldg,Sanjo Gokomachi,Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-8082 Japan
Tel:+81-75-256-6155 Closed: Monday


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SASAKI Masao Exhibition

18 Sept.Tue – 29 Sept.Sat.2018



5 Oct.Fri.– 20 Oct.Sat.2018


Yoshirei Shin
“Woman of the Wild”

23 Oct.Tue.– 28 Oct.Sun.2018

3F Togawa Bldg Sekisen-in-cho Sanjo Shirakawabashi-Agaru. Higashiyama-ku kyoto Japan 605-0021
Tel:+81-75-751-9288 Closed: Monday


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Yoshiko Inaba


29 Sept.Sat.- 13 Oct.Sat,2018

Kotobuki Bldg. 5F, Kawaramachi, Shijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. 600-8018 JAPAN
Tel:+81-75-341-1501 Closed:Thursday


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Ai Yamada Solo Exhibiiton

10.July Tue.– 22 July.Sun.2018

633 Shimogoryo-cho, Teramachi Tounan-kado,Marutamachi-dori Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Japan 604-0995
Tel:+81-75-585-4160 Closed: Monday


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YAGI Shouko solo exhibition
“my own room”

25 Sept.Tue.- 30 Sept.Sun,2018

155-7 Ebisu-cho, HIgashiyama-ku Kyoto Japan 605-0033  Tel:090-9697-3786  Closed: Monday

Gallery Hillgate

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〈1 F〉
Shuga Kai

25 Sept.Tue.– 30 Sept.Sun.2018


〈2 F〉
Riwako Sumi

25 Sept.Tue.– 30 Sept.Sun.2018


〈1 F〉
Kenji Aoe

2 Oct.Tue.– 7 Oct.Sun.2018


〈2 F〉
2018 HIWADA Kahei Shigeta

2 Oct.Tue.– 7 Oct.Sun.2018


〈1 F〉
Haruka Iwai

9 Oct.Tue.– 14 Oct.Sun.2018


〈2 F〉
Hanako Imamura

9 Oct.Tue.– 14 Oct.Sun.2018

535 Sanjo Termachitori. Nakagyo-ku kyoto Japan 604-8081 Tel:+81-75-231-3702 Closed: Monday