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Nihonbashi Takashimaya “-Ryujin/Ryuo- Kaneko Tomiyuki Exhibition” will be held from Wednesday, December 13 , 2023!

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[Nihonbashi Takashimaya] “-Ryujin/Ryuo- Kaneko Tomiyuki Exhibition” will be held from Wednesday, December 13, 2023!
-Ryujin/Ryuo- Tomiyuki Kaneko Exhibition ■Wednesday, December 13, 2023 → Monday, January 8, 2024 (Holiday) ■Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C. Main Building 6th Floor Art Gallery X
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《Yellow Light Fei》
Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C. will hold the “-Ryujin/Ryuo- Tomiyuki Kaneko Exhibition” at Art Gallery X on the 6th floor of the main building from Wednesday, December 13, 2023.
Tomiyuki Kaneko set up an atelier in Yamagata Prefecture even after completing graduate school at Tohoku University of Art and Design, where he has been painting invisible beings such as monsters, ghosts, myths, spirits, and gods and Buddha that are passed down from generation to generation in the Tohoku region and around the world. These works are created using a variety of materials, not limited to Japanese painting techniques, replacing his own internal images and the form of an amalgam of iconography disseminated as religious art as two-dimensional works. In 2015, I went to Cambodia for training under the Agency for Cultural Affairs program and covered the local religion, beliefs, and plastic arts. Around the same time as that experience, I continue to work on the fundamental existence before images of gods and spirits are formed.
In this exhibition, approximately 10 works will be exhibited, ranging from large-scale works to small works, with the theme of snakes, which have been passed down as water deities and are objects of worship in various regions of Japan, which is rich in water resources. . Please take a look at this magnificent and full-fledged work that almost completely covers the space.
Exhibit contents (planned)
■《Oukou Hiryu》2018 Mineral pigments, ink, transparent watercolor, acrylic pen, foil, auspicious linen paper / 480 x 230 cm / (Taipei, 2019)
■《Shagara Ryuo》2018 Rock pigment ink, transparent watercolor, acrylic pen, gold mud, proof paper, lucky hemp paper / 640 x 230 cm / (2018 Art Fair Tokyo)
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《Sakura Dragon King》
Midway up Mt. Amayobariyama in Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture, at an altitude of 905 meters, there is a place called “Jagaramogara”, which has a strange, conical shape with a diameter of about 100 meters, and cool air flows from countless wind holes in the ground. is gushing out. It is said that the origin of the word Jagaramogara comes from Sagara Ryuo, one of the eight dragon kings who protect Buddhism. The name means “ocean,” and the origin of the Eight Great Dragon Kings is said to be the ancient Indian snake god Naga.
■《Kuramitsu no Kami》2017
Ink, pen, Kissho hemp paper / 640× 230cm / (2017 KAAT)
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《Auror Elephant God》
Bozo means something that lives in water, and is said to be a god that looks like a dragon or a child. Also, in agreement with “mizu tsuhaya”, it is also a word that expresses the beginning of water, meaning the beginning, end, or early stage. He is known as Ushishin, the god who controls precipitation phenomena. At Okada Shrine in Fukui Prefecture, he is said to be the ancestor of paper who introduced paper-making. It is the origin of Echizen Washi and is also called Kawakami Gozen.
■《Kuraokami》2016 / Sumi ink, pen, lucky hemp paper / 230 x 480 cm In addition to the above and recent works, 3 new works (approximately 70 x 170 cm) and 6 new small works will be exhibited.
■Talk event: Tomiyuki Kaneko × Eri Okada (artist)
■December 17th (Sunday) from 3:00 pm ■ “-Ryujin Ryuo- Tomiyuki Kaneko Exhibition” venue
writer statement
Once, at the water’s edge at dusk, a huge sturgeon crossed right under my feet. It had an eerie power and an inexplicable sense of elation, and it looked like a dragon lurking in a dark, cold underground lake, twisting its scales. There are almost always legends of dragons and snakes in lakes and rivers in every region. Snakes are also water gods, and Japan, where worship of snake gods was popular, served as a mother womb that gave birth to dragons, and a unique image of dragons was created based on continental dragon iconography with Japanese sensibilities added. . I have visualized an invisible dragon as a work of art, although it is shaped by my personal feelings. We hope that you will take a look.
                             Tomiyuki Kaneko
Other related sales
Tomiyuki Kaneko’s collection of works “Tomiyuki Kaneko Art Collection – In Praise of Gensei Rei” Published in conjunction with Tomiyuki Kaneko’s solo exhibition “Hekijashin,” which is being held at Mizuma Art Gallery from November 22nd. We will be selling a collection of works. This is a collection of pictures and writings that transcend boundaries, consisting of everything from a mountain of notebooks filled with mental images from my teens to 200 self-selected works, all with newly written texts.
List price: 4,180 yen (3,800 yen) / Author: Tomiyuki Kaneko Art direction: Yuta Nakajima / Format: B5 / Total pages: 192 pages / Binding: Paperback / Publisher: Seigensha ■Contact information: Nihonbashi Takashimaya: 03-3211-4111 (Representative)
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