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 5 talented artists.
Ikenaga Yasunari is one of the representative artist of Japanese Art scene. Painted on his own dyed linen canvas, his "bijinga (Portraits/ prints of beautiful women)" provide a sophisticated texture and taste. His first art book in 2014 is a long-seller and his works are also published as prints, calendars and coloring books. Even in foreign countries, his works are popular as design of stationeries and novels.
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 characteristic 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.
Kao Tzu-ting was born in Taipei in 1992. Her genre is modern Japanese style beauty painting through the professional study of Uemura Shoen.Taking the ancient events and the ghost stories as motives she cultivates the genre of transparent beauty painting in modern age based on the technique of Japanese painting. Her profound thought and respect on the history of Japan and Taiwan makes her works prominent and powerful.
Generally, art works attempt to depict “something” within a frame which is relevant to the “reality” or “conception” in the outer world of a frame. In Yoshida’s case, her interest lies in Japanese old customs mirroring our ancestors’ attitudes towards the problems; how to cope with life and death. Her arts are produced out of journalistic coverage. On one hand, her expression is light and nimble with kitsch appearance. On the other, they look bizarre with a feeling of some sort of dark sexual ferociousness.
Satomi Sui is obsessed with the thread. Threads intertwine with dried flowers, hands and feet, and thread upon thread intertwine and hang down. The world of thread and gravity, drawn mainly with a pen on Japanese paper, is delicate and serene, and seems to painstakingly trace the origins of the universe. A kind of bizarre obsession with the thread and the silent rhythm of the thread invite the viewer's mind to a tranquil calm.
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.