Tricolore 2024/Kusama Yayoi・Momose Hisashi・Murakami Saki

Schedule: Feb. 7, [Wed.] - Feb. 17 [Sat.] 2024 11:00 - 19:00
※Gallery closed Sun., Mon., and national holidays.

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TOKI-NO-WASUREMONO presents a collection exhibition featuring three selected artists.

Kusama Yayoi (b. 1929), a female avant-garde artist representing Japan, continues her energetic artistic activities at the age of 94.

Momose Hisashi (b. 1944), based in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, has been creating flat works using materials such as Japanese paper and foil since the 1980s, establishing a vibrant painting world with changing colors.

Murakami Saki (b. 1992), a printmaker with a studio in his hometown, Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, expresses his memories, and traumas from past experiences on copper plates.

In this exhibition, there will be opportunity to view works by KUSAMA Yayoi, including prints and pieces painted on paper boards, oil paintings and prints by MOMOSE Hisashi, and large-scale prints by MURAKAMI Saki.

Born 1929 in Nagano, Japan. Kusama started to paint using dots and nets as motifs for the cure for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. After graduating Kyoto City High School of Arts and Crafts in 1949. Moving to New York in 1957, she quickly established her reputation as a leader in the avant-garde movement with her works. In the late 1960s she organized outlandish happenings such as body paintings and anti-war demonstrations. She returned to Japan in ill health in 1973.

Held solo exhibitions at museums in Dole and Calais, France in 1986, New York and Oxford, England in 1989. Kusama represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1993, and in 1998 & 1999 a major retrospective exhibition of her work toured the U.S. and Japan. In 2000, Kusama won The Education Minister's Art Encouragement Prize and Foreign-Minister's Commendations. Received the Asahi Prize in 2001, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2003.

Hisashi MOMOSE
Born 1944 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Momose completed the program at Hokkaido University of Education, Asahikawa, and subsequently enrolled at Iwate University. Relying on silkscreen and NECO print technology, Momose opted for a particularly color-intense approach to printmaking. Since the 1980s, he worked with Japanese washi paper, and traditional “haku” gold and silver leaves, reinforcing the flatness of his compositions. On the formal plane, his works explore delicate gradations of strong colors.

Momose’s works at held a major public collection inside and outside of Japan, among them the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, and the National Galleries of Scotland. Furthermore, his works for public display at the Tokyo Midtown complex of 2007 attracted wide-ranging attention.

Born in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture in 1992. After graduating from Takasaki Municipal High School of Takasaki City University of Economics, entered Musashino Art University to study copperplate printing in 2010. As a graduate student at the same school, won the award for excellence at the FACE 2015 Sonpo Japan Art Awards, grand prize at the 6th Yamamoto Kanae Print Grand Prix Competition, and the Tokyo Wonderwall Award. 2016, completed her master's degree in printmaking at the same school. Runs an atelier in her hometown of Takasaki.「Source

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