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Hideaki Kawashima


Hideaki Kawashima has developed a distinctive representational style characterized by exaggerated proportions, androgynous and sensuous figures, and monochromatic or minimal palettes—a result of the artist considering himself to be “bad at colors.” Many critics have suggested the possibility that all of Kawashima’s works are versions of self-portraits, but Kawashima is careful about this association: “It was not an ideological thing like a self-portrait. I think it was more like painting a character. Instead of being someone’s likeness, it was my own character.” His works touch upon themes of spirituality, mythical narratives, anxiety, depression, and isolation.




Born
Born in 1969, Aichi, Japan
Resides and works in Japan

Education

1991 BA, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo, Japan

Exhibitions
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Come Out, 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Back and Forth, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011
Turning, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2009
Wandering, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2008
Wavering, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (May 17 - Jun 7)

2005
Mutability, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2003
Shadow Monk, Project Room / Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Taguchi Hiroshi Art Collection, A Walk around the Contemporary Art World After Paradigm Shift, The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan

2014
Taguchi Art Collection: TAG-TEN☆, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan

2013
The Official Art Print Edition, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Takahashi Collection, Mindfulness!, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan (touring Sapporo Art Museum) Hokkaido, Japan

2012  
The Armory Show, Richard Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Rieko Otake, Hideaki Kawashima, Naoki Koide, 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2011
Orange Sky, RH Gallery, New York, NY
Cafe in Mito 2011, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
Reflections in collaboration with Tomio Koyama Gallery, Ford Project, New York, NY
039: Younger Generation, Tokyo Opera City Art Galery, Tokyo, Japan

2010
Portraits 2, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2009
Convolvulus, Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
[From the Collection]029; Women, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Prepare for Pictopia, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Neoneo Part1 [BOY], Takahashi Collection, Tokyo, Japan

2008
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2007
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Portrait Session, NADiff, Tokyo / Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Tomorrow Now, MUDAM Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Pocheon Asia Biennale 2007, Pocheon Banweol Art Hall, Pocheon, Korea

2006
Life, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
A Magical Art Life, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
[From the Collection]021; Diversity of Material and Expression, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
Idol!, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Art and Object: Affinity of the Jomon and the Contemporary, Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan

2005
Little Boy, Japan Society, New York, NY
Imagined Scenery From the Eyes of Kotaro Terada, Kawagoe City Art Museum, Saitama, Japan
Rising Sun, Melting Moon: Contemporary Art in Japan, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

2004
Japanese Experience Inevitable, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Next Generation Heavenly Creatures, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Fiction. Love - Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art, MOCA Taipei: Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan
Young Artists from China, Japan and Korea, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Funny Cuts - Cartoons und Comics in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst, Staats Galerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

2002
Fragile Figures, Palette Club, Tokyo, Japan

2001
Morning Glory, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Collections
The Taguchi Art Collection
Takahashi Collection
Flowerman Collection
Fuchu Art Museum (The Terada Collection)
Yokohama Museum of Art
Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi

 


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