Atsushi Fukui

  • 葉っぱと洋梨 ( detail ), 2014
  • 葉っぱと洋梨, 2014 acrylic and ink on canvas, each h.131.0 x w.97.0 cm (2 panels), ©Atsushi Fukui, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • 葉っぱと洋梨, 2014 acrylic and ink on canvas, each h.131.0 x w.97.0 cm (2 panels), ©Atsushi Fukui, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Nahal’s Bell 07, 2013 water color and ink on paper, 21.0 x 29.0 cm, ©Atsushi Fukui, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Nahal’s Bell 03, 2013 water color and ink on paper, 21.0 x 29.0 cm, ©Atsushi Fukui, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Nahal and the cat, 2013 acrylic and ink on canvas, 131.0 x 117.0 cm, ©Atsushi Fukui, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Sunday climber, 2013 acrylic and ink on canvas, 100.5 x 80.5 cm, ©Atsushi Fukui, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from [ Paintings & Drawings ] at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2014 ©Atsushi Fukui, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from [ Paintings & Drawings ] at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2014 ©Atsushi Fukui, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from [ Paintings & Drawings ] at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2014 ©Atsushi Fukui, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • 雪ちゃん / Yuki chang, 2013 acrylic and ink on canvas, 100.0 x 160.0 cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • 体の中でフクロウに会った / I met an owl in my body, 2013 acrylic and ink on canvas, 146.0 x 162.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • 薪泥棒 / firewood thief, 2013 acrlic and ink on canvas, 130.5 x 80.5cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • untitled, 2013 acrlic and on canvas, 91.5 x 91.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • lemuria 011, 2013 acrlic on canvas, 131.0 x 130.5cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • the tree, 2013 acrlic and ink on canvas, 34.0 x 24.5cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • savage moon, 2009 acrylic,ink on canvas, 162.5x 194.0 cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • 夢遊病  somnambulism, 2009 acrylic,ink on canvas, 144.5 x 162.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • dark star, 2009 acrylic,ink on canvas, 162.5x 194.0 cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • epsilon, 2009 acrylic,ink on canvas, 89.5 x 144.5 cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • bugaloo, 2009 acrylic,pencil on paper, 46.5 x 39.2cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • installation view from [I See in You] at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2009 ©Atsushi Fukui
  • installation view from [I See in You] at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2009 ©Atsushi Fukui
  • untitled, 2006 acrylic on canvas, 80.5 x 73cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • untitled, 2006 acrylic on canvas, 130 x 145.5cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • lemuria 006, 2006 acrylic on canvas, 145.5 x 130cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • metatron, 2006 acrylic on canvas, 227.5 x 227.5cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • northern lights, 2006 acrylic, color pencil and pencil on paper, 24.0 x 20.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • midnight sun, 2006 acrylic, color pencil and pencil on paper, 86.0 x 69.0cm framed: 104.5 x 77.5cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • midnight sun, 2006 acrylic and pencil on paper, 82.0 x 62.0cm framed: 90.5 x 62.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • beegazer, 2005 acrylic on canvas, 130.0 x 130.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • flexi-disc No.3, 2005 acrylic on canvas, 130.0 x 145.5cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • my wild fantastic kitten, 2005 acrylic on canvas, 194.0 x 194.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • untitled, 2004 acrylic on canvas, 91.0 x 80.5cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • obscure drum, 2005 acrylic on canvas, 145.5 x 145.5cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • roadie and satyros, 2005 acrylic on canvas, 162.0 x 162.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • scarecrow, 2004 acrylic on canvas, 227.0 x 227.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • flexi-disc No.19, 2004 acrylic on canvas, 100.0 x 100.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • whispering mouse, 2004 acrylic on canvas, 91.0 x 100.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • installation view from teenage ghosts (and other scarey stories) at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2004 ©Atsushi Fukui
  • whispering mouse, 2004 acrylic on canvas, 80.5 x 91.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • sweeper, 2004 acrylic on canvas, 145.5 x 145.5cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • installation view from teenage ghosts (and other scarey stories) at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2004 ©Atsushi Fukui
  • spaceballs, 2003 acrylic and ink on paper, 54.8 x 58.7cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • lemuria 001, 2003 acrylic and ink on canvas, 51.1 x 54.6cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • Phantom pass, 2002 acrylic on canvas, 140.0 x 140.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • Yellow Face, 2002 acrylic on canvas, 140.0 x 140.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • Lazy Fellow, 2002 acrylic on canvas, 117.0 x 117.0cmm, ©Atsushi Fukui
  • Thunder bird, 2002 acrylic on canvas, 100.0 x 100.0cm, ©Atsushi Fukui

Atsushi Fukui’s paintings embrace peaceful and tranquil world of fantasy based on his original stories. His motifs and landscapes – plants such as mushrooms and trees, a girl in a forest, animals, fragments of daily life – are woven into metaphorical and philosophical world with meticulous lines and beautiful, clear colors. Influence from the western science fiction and comics that fascinated him in his childhood and time when he was aspiring to become a musician led to his touches and themes. Fukui has created a cover picture of David Sylvian’s record jacket as well as a collaboration work with him.

Atsushi Fukui was born in 1966 in Aichi prefecture. In 1989, he completed his B.A. in oil painting at Tokyo University of the Arts. He is currently based in Yamanashi prefecture.
His major solo exhibitions include “air” (2016, yu-un, Tokyo) and “Council of Backpacking” (2015, ROPPONGI HILLS A/D GALLERY, Tokyo). His first show at Tomio Koyama Gallery was the group exhibition “morning glory” curated by Yoshitomo Nara (Tokyo, Japan, 2002). Thereafter, he held 6 solo exhibitions at Tomio Koyama Gallery.
Fukui’s major group exhibitions include “TAKAHASHI COLLECTION Mindfulness!” (2013, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan [touring Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan]) “ORANGE SKY” (2011, RH Gallery, New York), “Punkt Art 2011 David Sylvian-in cooperation with Atsushi Fukui uncommon deities” (2011, Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway), “convolvulus: Atsushi Fukui / Hideaki Kawashima” (2009, Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei), “The Masked Portrait” (2008, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York), “ROPPONGI CROSSING” (2004, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo). His works have been included in the public collections of The Olbricht Collection (Germany), The JAPIGOZZI Collection (US/ Switzerland), The Takahashi Collection (Japan) and The Japan Foundation (Japan).

Solo exhibitions

2016 "air" yu-un, Tokyo
2015 "Council of Backpacking" ROPPONGI HILLS A/D GALLERY, Tokyo
2014 "Paintings & Drawings" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2013 "Summer into Winter" Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore
2011 "last night I dreamt somebody stole my mushroom" ROPPONGI HILLS A/D GALLERY, Tokyo
2009 "I see in You" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2006 "the eyes of the midnight sun" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2004 "teenage ghosts (and other scary stories)" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2003 backspace/ Gallerie Zink & Gegner, Munich

"Mist-like living" Gallery TAF, Kyoto
2002 Toki Art Space, Tokyo

Group exhibitions

2017 "22st HEART EXHIBITION" Tokyu Department Store Shibuya HONTEN, Tokyo
"Group exhibition" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2016 "JAPAN 7" SILVERLENS, Manila, Philippines
2015 "Yuka Kashihara, Hideaki Kawashima, Makiko Kudo, Toru Kuwakubo, Masahiko Kuwahara, Atsushi Fukui" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2013 "TAKAHASHI COLLECTION Mindfulness!" Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan [touring Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan]

"Shinonome Photo Festival 2013" TOLOT/Heuristic Shinonome, Tokyo
2011 "ORANGE SKY" RH Gallery, New York

"Punkt Art 2011 David Sylvian-in cooperation with Atsushi Fukui uncommon deities” Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
2009 "convolvulus" Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei
2008 "The Masked Portrait" Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2007 "Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan" (traveling exhibition)
2004 "ROPPONGI CROSSING" Mori Art Musuem, Tokyo
2003 "Opening Exhitibion" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
"VOCA 2003 -The Vision of Contemporary Art" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo

"New Generation Japanese Painters" Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2002 "View from artist" Gallery TAF, Kyoto

"A perfect day for Sky-fish" Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo
2001 "morning glory" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
1986 "Each expression of the space" The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan

Public collections

Japan Foundation
JAPIGOZZI Collection

Olbricht Collection
TAKAHASHI COLLECTION

CD-ROM

"ART STAR:Atsushi Fukui [seven years] "(CD-ROM) / TOPPAN 2006

Web

samadhisound : http://www.samadhisound.com/
Atsushi Fukui offers the painting to David Sylvian's label home page.