ATSUSHI FUKUI

Paintings & Drawings

L to R : ナヘルの鐘 07, ナヘルの鐘 08, ナヘルの鐘 09, 2013 ©Atsushi Fukui

This exhibition will be held to celebrate the publication of “Nahal‘s Bell”, written by Kazuya Nagaya and illustrated by Atsushi Fukui, to be published in spring 2014. The exhibition features original drawings by Atsushi Fukui that were used as illustrations in the book, and also his most recent paintings.
In collaboration with musicians such as David Sylvian, Atsushi Fukui creates works that are both narratively rich and visionary. Looking at images like that of the girl and winter forest that appear in his works, the viewers’ imaginations are stirred as if they are turning the pages of a book. However, the Utopia-like landscapes that Fukui paints are somewhat unapproachable, and hold a cold, bracing atmosphere. We invite you to enjoy his sensitively subtle view of the world.
Atsushi Fukui was born in 1966, in Aichi, Japan. He completed his B.A. in oil painting at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1989. He currently lives and works at Yatsugatake in Yamanashi. His works were shown at “ROPPONGI CROSSING” (2004, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo), and exhibitions held in numerous countries such as the United States, Germany, Norway and Singapore.

Artist Profile

Atsushi Fukui

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).

  • Installation view from “Painting & Drawing” at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 © Atsushi Fukui photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Painting & Drawing” at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 © Atsushi Fukui photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Painting & Drawing” at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 © Atsushi Fukui photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Painting & Drawing” at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 © Atsushi Fukui photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Painting & Drawing” at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 © Atsushi Fukui photo by Kenji Takahashi