Category Archives: Artists

Unryūan Team at the Wajima Lacquer Museum

The 3-year project to reinvent the shell boxes of daimyo bridal dowry provenance was recently completed. Under the guidance of Unryūan, with assistance from Professor Yamazaki Tatsufumi of Kanazawa Art Unviersity and Akimoto Yuji Director of the 21st Century Museum …
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Unryūan : Museum of Arts and Design New York

In a reference to the Nanban makie tradition of the 15th and 16th Jesuits and other Nanbanjin, and with further reference to the lasting significance of religious objects in human history, Unryūan expressed a desire to be part of this …
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Studio Visits : Koji Hatakeyama

A highlight of travels in Japan is being able to visit artists in their studios. This trip we visited the studio of Kaneko Tōru in Chiba. Kishi Eiko and Takahiro Kondō in Kyoto, and Koji Hatakeyama in Takaoka. Koji Hatakeyama …
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Studio Visits : Kaneko Toru

A highlight of travels in Japan is being able to visit artists in their studios. This trip we visited the studio of Kaneko Tōru in Chiba. Kishi Eiko and Takahiro Kondō in Kyoto, and Koji Hatakeyama in Takaoka. Kaneko-Tōru has recently …
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Studio Visits : Kondo Takahiro

A highlight of travels in Japan is being able to visit artists in their studios. This trip we visited the studio of Kaneko Tōru in Chiba. Kishi Eiko and Takahiro Kondō in Kyoto, and Koji Hatakeyama in Takaoka. Takahiro Kondō …
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Studio Visits : Kishi Eiko

A highlight of travels in Japan is being able to visit artists in their studios. This trip we visited the studio of Kaneko Tōru in Chiba. Kishi Eiko and Takahiro Kondō in Kyoto, and Koji Hatakeyama in Takaoka. Long have …
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Takashi Murakami : The 500 Arhats

I have to confess that the works of Takashi Murakami are not amongst my favourites, nor on my wish list. I have read with interest the artist’s theories of ‘superflat’ and have been positively challenged by the intriguing juxtaposition of …
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Artist Dinner at The Australian Embassy Tokyo

Australian Ambassador to Japan Mr Bruce Miller hosted a dinner for Lesley Kehoe Galleries’ artists at the Tokyo Residence on October 19. This was a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the many artists who work with the Galleries and to thank them …
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Tomokazu Matsuyama Acknowledged

In a further affirmation of the rising star of Brooklyn-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama, the San Francisco Asian Art Museum has acquired the sculptural work ‘Bon Voyage’ (pictured below), a 2012 work of 22K genuine gold leaf, polyurethane auto paint on …
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Outside Looking In : Contemporary Japanese Art

LKG continued its commitment to elevating and broadening the local art scene by bringing international art to the Australian audience. Under the curatorial ‘Outside Looking In’ the second half of the year focussed on three brilliantly successful mid-career artists based …
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