8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Shibuya Hikarie 8F, Tokyo
November 22 – December 17, 2018
Venue hours : 11am – 8pm
Open everyday during exhibitions
Opening reception: Thursday, November 22, 2018, 6 – 8pm (The artist will be present.)
8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery is pleased to present “Hideaki Kawashima [2001-2014]”.
Hideaki Kawashima was born in Aichi, Japan in 1969. After graduating from Tokyo Zokei University in 1991, Kawashima undertook two years of training in Buddhism at the Hieizan Enryakuji Temple from 1995, thereafter commencing his career as an artist in 2001. From the early years of his practice he has continued to confront his self-conscious, engaging in a means of portraiture that depict the delicate complexity of emotions harbored within the faces of his subjects. Kawashima’s works captivate through their exquisitely subtle gradations of color, as well as the enticing gaze and facial expressions of his subjects that are at times powerfully penetrating, and in other moments permeate with an air of melancholy, evoking a certain sense of connection and deep emotional response within viewers.
Kawashima has presented his work in numerous exhibitions internationally and domestically. His major exhibitions include, “Japanese Experience Inevitable” (Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria, 2004), “LIFE” (Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, 2006), “Idol!” (Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan, 2006), and “Little Boy” (curated by Takashi Murakami, Japan Society, New York, 2006). In 2007 he took part in the “Pocheon Asia Biennale,” followed by a solo exhibition at the Kukje Gallery (Seoul, South Korea) in 2009, and two solo exhibitions at the Richard Heller Gallery (Santa Monica, USA) respectively in 2011 and 2014.
This exhibition will feature Hideaki Kawashima “[2001-2014]” in a back room, and works by Makiko Kudo, Masahiko Kuwahara, James Castle, Yuko Someya, David Lynch and Nana Funo in a front room as a permanent exhibition.
In addition, the exhibition “Youth” (November 24 – December 22, 2018) will be held concurrently at Tomio Koyama Gallery (Roppongi) featuring a selection of latest works by the artist.