Past exhibitions

Winter Exhibition, Yozo Hamaguchi Graceful Objects 27 April (Friday) – 22 July 2018 (Sunday)

One of the attractiveness of the works of Yozo Hamaguchi (1909-2000), who was internationally active as a copper-plate artist in the 20th century, is the beauty of the motif that stands gracefully with a background in black suggestive of deep darkness. Watermelons, cherries, butterflies, etc., are drawn not as they look but as lives born…

Yozo Hamaguchi (1909-2000) is a copper-plate artist based in Paris, who took active part in the latter half of the 20th century. He encountered Berggruen Gallery handling Picasso and Klee, and he won many awards at international competitions. His works based on deep black, are filled with calm serenity that makes one to stay in…

Yozo Hamaguchi, a copper-plate artist representing the 20th century, selected cherries and yarn, etc. as his motif, and using color mezzotint technique, he produced a new world of works. Still life taking light on and emerges from darkness looks fresh even after half century. At this exhibition, with a focus on Yozo Hamaguchi, works have…

Winter Exhibition Yozo HAMAGUCHI – An Outline of Time 3 Nov 2017 (Fri.) – 24 Dec 2017 (Sun.)

A screen colored with accumulation of points – when looking closely at the works of Yozo Hamaguchi (1909-2000), a copper-plate artist, it can be seen that small points are gathered together to form the surface of colors. At a glance, the surface looks like painted with a brush to put paint, it looks thick and…

HAMAGUCHI Yozo Exhibition – COLOR TRIP 26 August 2017 (Sat.) – 22 October 2017 (Sun.)

Copper-plate artist Yozo Hamaguchi (1909-2000) adopted Western printing technology mezzotint into art expression, and further brought colors into the technique which used to be in monochrome. When looking closely at the darkness behind the bright red cherries, we come to notice that the colors overlap in layers. Its dark color is made up by overlapping…

New expression will open up a new world for the viewer. Yozo Hamaguchi started groping for creation of copper-plate engraving in 1950’s and contrived his original technique. It is a time-consuming procedure to engrave a copper plate delicately over many months, however, it created an unprecedented mysterious scene which is full of light and darkness, and he became successful internationally as a leading copper-plate engraver in the latter half of the 20th century. This summer, in association with Yozo Hamaguchi, works by three artists who are opening up unprecedented expression at present, will be exhibited.

The scenery of the works of Keiko Minami is like an existing town or a forest somewhere in the world, and at the same time it looks like a scenery in one’s mind. The bird, the fish or the girl in her motif is mostly alone, and it exists in the middle of its own world. As if it knows what is the real happiness, it is in the clear state without being affected by anything.
The works of Keiko Minami (1911-2004) do not get old even at present time and continue being loved.
After meeting with Yozo Hamaguchi, who afterwards became a leading copper-plate engraver of the 20th century, Keiko Minami earnestly walked her way as a copper-plate engraver after the World War II in Paris. The scenery in her works are filled with full of eternal desire and will continue to be accepted as people’s spiritual home.

This is an exhibition of Yozo Hamaguchi’s copper-plate prints focusing on delicate colors.   After the World War II, Yozo Hamaguchi (1909-2000) settled in Paris and started copper-plate printing in earnest, and soon became an artist internationally appreciated.  It is known that Hamaguchi acquired by himself the technique of copper-plate printing, “mezzotint”, which expresses tints…

In this autumn, an exhibition of copper-plate prints and “words” is held. The motifs of copper-plate prints of Yozo Hamaguchi are familiar still lifes, such as cherries or woolen yarn, etc., and at the latter part of 20th century, his works became highly evaluated in many countries including France.  Casual, quiet and deep appearance of…

This is an exhibition of Keiko Minami (1911-2004), a copper-plate engraver who is in the spotlight in recent years in Japan.  Her works bring back slight loneliness and nostalgia for childhood to many people.  Her main motifs are trees, birds or girls which exist in the boundless sky.  They just exist there, without giving specific…


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