| Biography | Artist Statement I Inventory Catalogue | Artists Represented | Takehiro Yoshimitsu


Biography
1978
Born in Kanagawa, Japan

Education
2002
BFA, Oil Painting, Musashino Art University, Tokyo


Inventory Catalogue

Solo Exhibitions
2009
“FLaT DaNCe", Blue Lotus Gallery, Fotan, Hong Kong
2008
"Takehiro DISCLOSURE Yoshimitsu", Galerie VERGER, Kanagawa, Japan
2007
"eRoGuRo", Bar Kitchen Kanna, Tokyo, Japan
2006
"FRiENDS - Unsusceptible Flat", Galerie VERGER, Kanagawa, Japan

"Flower Market", Kimpodo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

"DRiViNG iN VeRMiLioN", Bar & Kitchen Kanna, Tokyo, Japan
2005
"we are standing on the EDGE ☆★", KEY Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Crack of the Goldfish Bowl”, Akashia Gallery,Tokyo, Japan

“uKi-4”, Japanese-Style Cooking Salon SEVEN, Tokyo, Japan

“TuBaKiN”, Bar & Kitchen Kanna, Tokyo, Japan
2004
“Red Mood”, Bar & Kitchen Kanna, Tokyo, Japan
2003
“GoBaKu”, Gallery Pirka, Tokyo, Japan
2002
“Takehiro Yoshimitsu Exhibition”, Art Gallery ICHIJINSHA, Kanagawa, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
"Colours and Forms", Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd., Vancouver, Canada
2012
"Breathing", Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd., Vancouver, Canada
2010
“Small is Beautiful”, Art Seasons, Beijing

“Breathing”, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2008
“2008 East Asia Painter Interchange Exhibition”, Korean Cultural Center, Shanghai, China

“Kobun Exhibition”, Gallery Kobun, Tokyo, Japan

“VERGER Exhibition”, Galerie VERGER, Kanagawa, Japan
2007
“Brightness of the Night Sky”, Vartok Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2006
“MINIATURE Exhibition”, Gallery IVY, Kanagawa, Japan

“Post Card Art Exhibition 2006”, Ginza Gallery Artist Space & Machikado Art Museum, Tokyo & Tochigi, Japan

"Union Libre”, Galley Ginza 1 – Chome, Tokyo, Japan

“Project Agora The 1st Exhibition – The Bright Room – “, Yamawaki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“TUDOU”, Mirai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2005
“DISCOVERY 2005”, KEY Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“WORK 3000”, KEY Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004
“Gogh and Gauguin”, GALLERY ES, Tokyo, Japan

“Post Card Art Exhibition 2004”, Tokyo Central Post Office & Ginza Gallery Artist Space, Tokyo, Japan

“Under 35 Year Old 500 Japanese Artists”, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Kanagawa, Japan
2003
“Post Card Art Exhibition 2003”, SEIKA Gallery & Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo, Japan

“Original Clothes”, Gallery Pirka, Tokyo, Japan
2002
“SHINSEI Exhibition”, SHINSEIDO GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan

“Environment and City Art Exhibition”, Niigata Citizen Art Cultural Center, Niigata, Japan

Art Fairs and Expos
2009
“GEISAI#12”, TOKYO BIG SIGHT, Tokyo
2008
“Aqua Art Miami 08 AQUA HOTEL” with Megumi Ogita Gallery, Miami, USA
2007
"The 1st  Wen Zhou Art Fair” with Shanghai Master Arts Gallery, Wenzhou, China
2006
“Tokyo Art Collection” with Galerie VERGER, TOKYO BIG SIGHT, Tokyo, Japan

“Flanders Expo Gent LINEART” with Gallery Ginza 1 – Chome, Gent, Belgium
2005
“Art Shanghai 2005” with Shanghai Master Arts Gallery, Shanghai Mart, Shanghai, China

“The 2nd MONOZUKURI BIG GALLERY 2005”, post office in a wood, TOKYO BIG SIGHT, Tokyo, Japan

Awards
2003
An excellent prize of the 14th Sekiguchi Art Fund Prize

Others
2008
“Tokyo AQUARIO 2008, Goldfish Aquarium”, tv asahi umu, Tokyo, Japan
2007
Works were used for NHK TV drama, “Power of Hospital~Starry Sky Hospital~”

“Japan flower festival Saitama 2007”, Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
2004
Works were used for TBS TV drama, “Senichi Hoshino Story”

Artist Statement


I am interested in hidden possibilities.

I believe that the powerful and great can fall apart in an instant, and that the small and the weak are capable of having extraordinary and almost threatening power.  I want to be aware of the fact that I can be a victim, offender, or witness.  My works and exhibits naturally learn towards themes such as “balance” and “distance”.  I feel that my artistic senses contain a “creative element,” which, instead of being controlled or colored by some absolute power, rejuvenates and provides balance to each locale and space.

There is no denying, however, that this “creative element” in my works may be seen as a “destructive element”.  In those circumstances, I believe that dialogue is necessary.  This act of initiating a dialogue is important in establishing a proper distance between myself and others.  For me, creating and presenting my works is a way of communicating with others, and is part of the process of finding a meaning for my own existence. 



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