Artists

Yasushi Ikejiri is a contemporary expressionist influenced by a wide range of landscape painters including Edward Hopper, Peter Doig, and 19th Century Russian masters. Ikejiri draws on mundane scene of everyday life in Tokyo to craft works full of astonishing detail and saturated color. His paintings are in refreshing contrast to the current art market where techniques are overlooked by attention-getting subjects. Ikejiri’s painstaking style and modest choice of subject matter reminds us of the pure, celebratory joy found in landscape paintings.

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【Awards】

Born in Hokkaido, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan
【Education】
1991 Graduated Toyo Institute of Arts & Design
【Selected Solo Exhibitions】
2018 Solo Exhibition (Nagoya Matsuzakaya, Aichi)
2017 Art Fair Tokyo 2017 (Tokyo International Forum, SEIZAN Gallery Booth, Tokyo)
2016 Solo Exhibition (Kichijoji Tokyu, Tokyo)
2015 Solo Exhibition (Ikebukuro Tobu, Tokyo)
2014 Art Fair Tokyo 2014 (Tokyo International Forum, SEIZAN Gallery Booth, Tokyo)
Yasushi Ikejiri Oil paintings: Aruyoude Nai, Demo Yappari Aru Fukei (Sendai Mitsukoshi, Miyagi)
2013 Solo Exhibition (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
 【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2020 Online Exhibition “Jo Sai Sho Fuku (Ward off Calamities, Invite Good Luck) : Gods and Yokai in the Time of Pandemic” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo; SEIZAN Gallery, New York)
2019 REIMAGINED: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS TAKE ON THE TALE OF GENJI (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)
Seattle Art Fair (CenturyLink Field Event Center, SEIZAN Gallery Booth, Seattle)
2015 SENSU-ten (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
2014 Kaiga ichi (Funabashi Tobu, Tokyo)
Hyakki Yako-ten (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
Something Precious (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, continued until 2019)
【Publications】
2014 Book-cover design “Kimi wo Oboeteiru” (CHUOKORON-SHINSHA, INC., 2014)
2005 Picture book ”Ue no Ue Saki no Saki” (Bungeisha Publishing Co.,Ltd., 2009)
【Awards】
2008 Selected for International Prize for Illustration Bologna Children’s Book Fair