Yoji Kumagai has earned tremendous attention since his first solo exhibition at Seizan Gallery in 2017. This second solo show will focus mainly on seemingly narrative paintings in which humans and other living things are interwoven in a fairy tale world. Rendered with careful technique, the artist’s works unfold into a fascinating universe that asks us to consider the true essence of Nihonga.
|1982||born in Aichi prefecture|
|2006||graduated from Aichi University of the Arts|
|2008||finished master degree of Aichi University of the Arts|
|2007||“Solo Exhibition”, Gallery Kusabue / Aichi|
|“Paint earth by Japanese painting (JAXA)”, won the award of excellence|
|“The 62th Spring Exhibition of Nihonbijutsuin”|
|“The 92th Exhibition of Nihonbijutsuin”|
|2009||“The 94th Exhibition of Nihonbijutsuin”|
|2011||“Walking around the Arts of Yamazato”, in Yuya hot spring|
|“Se no Kai”, Nagoya Matsuzakaya / Aichi|
|Won a prize of Shingo Hoshino award at Toyohashi Triennale|
|2012||“Walking around the Arts of Yamazato”, in Yuya hot spring|
|Replicated “Ranmatennyozu”, Toukouji temple / Aichi|
|Two persons show “Itobijutsu exhibition”, Itobijututen / Aichi|
|2013||“Walking around the Arts of Yamazato”, in Yuya hot spring|
|“Exhibition Line”, Nagoya Matsuzakaya / Aichi, Ueno Matsuzakaya / Tokyo|
|“Solo exhibition”, Itobijutsuten / Aichi|
|2014||“Exhibition TABRIS”, Itobijutsuten / Aichi, Saihodo Gallery / Tokyo|
|“Association of Study New Japanese painting” Nagoya Matsuzakaya / Aichi|
|Two persons show “Kichitaro Kotozuka×Yoji Kumagai”, Nagoya City Archives / Aichi|
|2015||“Exhibition Line”, Nagoya Matsuzakaya / Aichi, Ueno Matsuzakaya / Tokyo|
|“Something Precious -water-”, Gallery SEIZAN / Tokyo|
|2016||“Yokai Tea Ceremony”, Gallery SEIZAN / Tokyo|
|“20th Anniversary Special Exhibition”, Gallery SEIZAN / Tokyo|
|“Something Special -Idol-”, Gallery SEIZAN / Tokyo|
|2017||“The RED -Men-”, Gallery SEIZAN / Tokyo|
18/02/2019(mon) - 01/03/2019(fri)11:00-19:00
※ Close on Sunday, February 24.
※ Close at 17:00 on Saturdays and the last day.
Artist will be in the gallery Feb 18, 19, 23 and March 3.
*During the exhibition, we sell pieces of works by lottery if more than one person wants to take the same piece. The winner will be selected from all those who applied by Monday, February 18.