At the Gallery Shukado booth we introduce comprehensive fine Japanese arts, not only contemporary but also modern arts including Edo period.
First of all, we show the works from 6 young talented artists.
Chen Pei Yi, we call her “The best cats’ painter in the East”. In Japan she is getting more and more popular in recent years as same as in Taiwan, including the publication of art book. The characteristics of her works is letting go of the definition or stereotype that cats are just cute. She lives with cats together and paints as they are. We can see her love to cats through her paintings.
The world of Kitagawa Maiko’s works is represented by the beast-like men or man-like beasts squirming in the light and darkness in black and white using dermatograph. She has depicted a wonderland of black and white that could appear in the fairy tales. Covered intensely by a thick layer of refined black, her paintings give an awe-inspiring yet creepy feeling drawing the audience to a world mixed with truth and false.
Aono Amanatsu is one of autodidact artists, born and raised in Hokkaido and learned the technique of traditional Japanese painting by herself. She depicts her unique world of fantasies in free and delicate style. she has a free command on exploiting traditional technique in her originality. Her paintings give us a kind of pleasant impression. Women like fairies are flying over in a free space without discrimination of sex.
Since 2017, daikichi has been working and representing his figurines in Fujian Province, in China. He is quite different from what you imagine about an artist. At first, his stage of publicizing his works of art lies in the world of figurines. However, his figurines are far from those of stereotypical beauty. The fresh and bewitching beauty abounds in rich resonance with the realization of every parts, such as fingertips, legs, eyes, lips, teeth and even gums of his figurines, emanating overwhelming charm on us.
In addition as representative contemporary artists we will exhibit the excellent works of Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami. We exhibit also Tsuguharu Foujita and Kinichiro Ishikawa, very popular Japanese modern artist, as well as Ukiyo-e prints of Hiroshige, Utamaro and Hokusai.