Hideaki Kawashima

  • blank, 2013
 acrylic on canvas
, 162.5 x 130.5 cm, 
©Hideaki Kawashima, 
Photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • heat, 2013
 acrylic on canvas
, 91.5 x 117.0 cm
, ©Hideaki Kawashima
, Photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • profile, 2013
 acrylic on canvas
, 91.0 x 72.5 cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
, Photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "come out" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2014
 ©Hideaki Kawashima
, Photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "come out" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2014
 ©Hideaki Kawashima
, Photo by Kenji Takahashi

  • installation view from "come out" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2014 
©Hideaki Kawashima
, Photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • nirvana, 2008 
acrylic on canvas, 182.0 x 259.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • installation view from "wavering" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2008
 ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • alt 
©Hideaki Kawashima
  • alt
 ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • anxiety, 2008 
acrylic on canvas, 91.0 x 91.0 cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima

  • impossibility, 2008 acrylic on canvas, 182.0 x 259.0 cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • blue, 2008 acrylic on canvas, 53.0 x 53.0 cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • flow, 2007 
acrylic on canvas, 162.0 x 130.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • pleat, 2007 
acrylic on canvas, 162.0 x 130.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • bog, 2007 acrylic on canvas, 91.0 x 117.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • cloud, 2007 
acrylic on canvas, 91.0 x 117.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima

  • braids, 2007 
acrylic on canvas, 91.0 x 91.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • installation view at Kukje Gallery, Seoul, 2007 
©Hideaki Kawashima
  • installation view at Kukje Gallery, Seoul, 2007 
©Hideaki Kawashima
  • plant, 2007 acrylic on canvas, 53.0 x 46.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • dazzle, 2007 
acrylic on canvas, 46.0 x 46.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • finger, 2006 
acrylic on canvas, framed: 38.2x31.3cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • dripping, 2006 
acrylic on canvas, 162.5 x 130.5cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima

  • splash, 2006 acrylic on canvas, 91.0 x 91.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • roses, 2006 acrylic on canvas, 227.0 x 182.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • scarlet, 2006 
acrylic on canvas, 182.0 x 227.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • light, 2006 acrylic on canvas, 227.0 x 182.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • installation view at Art Tower Mito, 2006 
©Hideaki Kawashima, *「ライフ」展 2006年、水戸芸術館現代美術ギャラリーでの展示風景, 撮影:冨田里美、写真提供:水戸芸術館現代美術センター
  • fear, 2006 
acrylic on canvas, 145.5 x 145.5cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • twist, 2006 acrylic on canvas, 145.5 x 145.5cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • slip, 2006 acrylic on canvas, 145.5 x 145.5cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • tentacle, 2005 
acrylic on canvas, 80.5 x 100.5cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • sign, 2005 acrylic on canvas, 91.0 x 91.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • up, 2005 acrylic on canvas, 45.5 x 38.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • Sugar, 2005 
acrylic on canvas, 145.5 x 145.5cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2005
  • installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2005 
©Hideaki Kawashima
  • TENPURA, 2004 acrylic on canvas, 80.5 x 80.5cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • drops, 2004 acrylic on canvas, 162.0 x 162.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • twist, 2004 acrylic on canvas, 116.7 x 72.7cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • soak, 2004 
acrylic on canvas, 162.0 x 130.3cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • innocence, 2003 acrylic on canvas, 145.5 x 145.5cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • patience, 2003 acrylic anc colour pencil on canvas, 53.0 x 53.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • installation view from [Shadow Monk] at project room, 2003 
©Hideaki Kawashima
  • blood, sweat and tears, 2002 acrylic on canvas, 91.0 x 91.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • ambition, 2002 
acrylic on canvas, 53.0 x 45.5cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima
  • sebastian, 2001 acrylic on canvas, 117.0 x 117.0cm, ©Hideaki Kawashima

After graduating from Tokyo Zokei University in 1991, Hideaki Kawashima undertook 2 years of training with the esoteric Tendai Buddhist sect at the Hieizan Enryakuji Temple. The subject of his portraiture embraces various emotions and expressions in a silent atmosphere, while we also feel our own strength and weakness inside ourselves in tension in his work. Since Hideaki Kawashima held his first solo exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery in 2003, he has continued to develop his abstracted portraiture. In his paintings, the subject’s face alone floats lightly in the air against a plain background, with long trailing hair that seems to express something of the unearthly allowing us to imagine more a human soul than a human being. The Artist has identified himself with these portraits.
However, from around 2010, wishing once more to return a overly bloated self-consciousness away from such intensely inward-gazing introspection to neutrality, he began to turn his perspective towards other people. The subjects of his portraits each possess a sense of body: each is painted with distinct hair-styles and clothing. As if rendered in ideal model form, it is as if in each their full personality has been released.

Kawashima shows in many institutions internationally and domestically. His recent solo exhibitions were in 2014 at Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA and at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. His works are included in many public collections such as Flowerman Collection, Fuchu Art Museum, Gunma Museum of Art, Takamatsu city museum of Art, Takahashi Collection and the Taguchi Art Collection.

Solo exhibitions

2014 "come out" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

"Back and Forth" Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2011 "Turning" Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2009 "Wandering" Kukje Gallery, Seoul
2008 "wavering" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2005 "mutability" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2003 "Shadow Monk" Project Room/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Group exhibitions

2017 "Group exhibition" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2016 "JAPAN 7" SILVERLENS, Manila, Philippines
2015 "Taguchi Hiroshi Art Collection A Walk around the Contemporary Art World after Paradigm Shift" The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
2014 ”Taguchi Art Collection: TAG-TEN☆” Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan
2013 "The Official Art Print Edition 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

"TAKAHASHI COLLECTION, Mindfulness!" Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan [touring Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan]

2012 "Rieko Otake, Hideaki Kawashima, Naoki Koide" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2011 "ORANGE SKY" RH Gallery, New York

"CAFE in Mito 2011" Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

"Reflections in collaboration with Tomio Koyama Gallery" ford PROJECT, New York

"039: Younger Generation" Tokyo Opera City Art Galery, Tokyo
2010 "Portraits 2" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2009 "convolvulus" Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei

"[From the Collection]029; Women" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Prepare for Pictopia" Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
"neoneo Part1 [BOY], TAKAHASHI COLLECTION" Tokyo
2008 Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2007 Kukje Gallery, Seoul

"Portrait Session" NADiff, Tokyo/ Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

"TOMORROW NOW" MUDAM Luxembourg, Luxembourg

"Pocheon Asia Biennale 2007" Pocheon Banweol Art Hall, Pocheon, South Korea

2006 "LIFE" ART Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan

"a magical art life" Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo

"[From the Collection]021; Diversity of Material and Expression" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

"Idol!" Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan

"Art and Object : Affinity of the Jomon and the Contemporary" Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan
2005 "Little Boy" Japan Society, New York

"imagined scenery from the eyes of Kotaro Terada" Kawagoe City Art Museum, Saitama, Japan

"Rising Sun, Melting Moon: Contemporary Art in Japan" The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2004 "Japanese Experience Inevitable" Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria

"Next Generation Heavenly Creatures" Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

"Fiction. Love -Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art" MOCA Taipei: Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei

"Young Artists from China, Japan and Korea" National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
"FUNNY CUTS -CARTOONS UND COMICS IN DER ZEITGENOSSISCHEN KUNST" Staats Galerie Stuttgart, Germany
2002 "Fragile Figures" Palette Club, Tokyo
2001 "morning glory" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Project

2013 Open studio, Residence Mirai, Berlin

Public collections

Flowerman Collection

Fuchu Art Museum (The Terada Collection)

Gunma Museum of Art
Yokohama Museum of Art

The Taguchi Art Collection

TAKAHASHI COLLECTION