Female artist born in Tokyo, 1970.
Considered a modernist who creates her work through patterns of feelings, principally in Japanese ink (sumi).
All Abe’s pieces carry a strong message and she is currently believed to be the artist of the moment in various circles.
This commissioned piece is entitled The Time Has Arrived and depicts a young woman in Spring
who is experiencing her first love and has deep aspirations for the future.
Male artist born in Tokyo, 1975.
A graduate from the Tama College of Art who fell in love with the beauty of sumo.
The early mornings of the sumo training regime and the long hours of the sumo tournaments do not deter him from his daily sketches of the curious world of sumo.
Kimura does not see sumo as a sport but characterizes it more as a Japanese art linked deeply to tradition and religion.
[Event Duration]: Mar. 26 (Mon.)-May. 27 (Sun.), 2012 *finished
KIYOKO ABE, MICHIYO KAMEI, HIROYUKI KIMURA, IWAO NAMAI, ROKA HIOKI, JUSHIN HIRASAWA
PARK HOTEL TOKYO 25F ATRIUM / OPEN 11:30AM-10:00PM
Admission Free / Open every day
(*There maybe occasions due to events in The Loungewhen viewing is not possible)
It is often said that the colour of typical writing ink is anexpression of Japanese tradition itself.
Tradition Japanese ink is made by infusing together the soot that is produced when burning pinewood
with oil burnt smoke in a hardenedgel. When this is combined with water and rubbed over anink stone,
black ink is produced. For centuries his Ink has mainly been used when it has been coloured and as a material
that has withstood the sands of time has played a large role when helping to depict tales from the depths of history.
Furthermore, Ink has been used in paintings through watercolours, in industrial arts through lacquers,
and in writings through the scrawling of words. Japanese arts are particularly fond of the use of this medium forexpressionism.
We are proud to present the Colours of Spring through Inkexhibition in the Park Hotel Tokyo atrium.
We hope you are able to take pleasure in the glory of Japanese Spring through Japanese tradition ink.
[Cooperation]: Hagurodo (www.hagurodo.jp *Japanese only) / [Produced by] Creativecreative unit moon(www.moooon.jp)
[Video Production]:antymark (http://antymark.com/ *Japanese only)
※During the duration of the event, works by Antymark,
a visual arts creative unit, related to the exhibition will be projected on a large screen in the atrium.