“Color of the Shadows”

©︎Makiko Kudo

Tomio Koyama Gallery Tennoz is pleased to present Makiko Kudo’s solo exhibition “Color of the Shadows from July 16, 2022. This exhibition will present a selection of the artist’s latest works in correspondence to her first solo museum show in Japan, “MAKIKO KUDO: Like When We See a Flower Bloom and Realise It Was There All Along” at the Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa (July 9 – September 11, 2022).

In addition, Makiko Kudo’s new catalogue Reborn as Air, which looks back on the past decade of her artistic career, will be published from Bijutsu Shuppan-sha on July 8, 2022. The book is filled with numerous works that captures the hearts of viewers through their vibrant colors and audacious compositions that are characteristics of Kudo’s oeuvre.

Prints based on an image of Kudo’s painting “Nanohana Ramen” will also be produced by “AVANT ARTE” (based in The Netherlands) who have collaborated with numerous contemporary artists in the production of limited edition works.

We welcome viewers to embrace this opportunity to engage with the artist’s latest artistic endeavors.

[Solo Exhibition at Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan]
“MAKIKO KUDO: Like When We See a Flower Bloom and Realise It Was There All Along”
July 9 – September 11, 2022

[Online Viewing]

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[Related Event]
Makiko Kudo Artist Talk
Time & Date: 16:30-17:00, Saturday, July 23, 2022
Venue: Exhibition Gallery 1, Hiratsuka Museum of Art (advance reservation and a ticket to the exhibition is required to join the event.)
Please see here for further information on how to reserve your spot.

For press inquiries, please contact: (Makiko Okado)

Artist Profile

Makiko Kudo

Makiko Kudo was born in 1978 in Aomori, Japan. In 2002, she graduated with a BFA in Oil Painting from Joshibi University of Art and Design. She currently lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan.
In 2002, she participated in a group exhibition curated by Tomio Koyama “Fragile Figures” (Palette Club, Tokyo) as well as a group exhibition curated by Takashi Murakami “Tokyo Girls Bravo 2” (NADiff, Tokyo). After 2004, she has presented her work in numerous exhibitions internationally and domestically.

In Makiko Kudo’s paintings, a mental image-landscape unfolds within which both things she encounters in daily life and the dream-like world of her imagination that have formed a single-harmonized entity. Her audacious compositions are over-brimmed with a sense of chaotic liveliness, dynamic yet detailed brushstrokes, balanced vibrant colors, and the multiple settings and perspectives which develop simultaneously within them.

Her major solo exhibitions were held at Tomio Koyama Gallery in 2016, Wilkinson Gallery, London in 2015 and 2012, Marc Foxx Gallery, LA in 2011 and Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen in 2010. Her major group exhibitions include “The Way of Painting” (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2014), “The New International 2014” (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2014), “Towada Art Center 5th Anniversary Exhibition: flowers” (Towada Art Center, Aomori, 2013), “Body Language” (Saatchi Gallery, London, 2013), “Pathos and Small Narratives” (Gana Art Center, Seoul, 2011), “Pretty Baby” (Modern Art Museum, Modern Art museum, Fort Worth, TX, 2007), “MATRIX213: Some forgotten place” (Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA).

Kudo’s paintings have been acquired by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Olbricht Collection (Germany), Saatchi Collection (London), Flowerman Collection, the Japan Foundation and the RyutaroTakahashi Collection (Tokyo). Her monograph “Turning” was published in 2012 from Tomio Koyama Gallery.