Haruna Tokimatsu Exhibition

Galerie Tokyo Humanité

poster for Haruna Tokimatsu Exhibition

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The "New Generation Viewpoint Exhibition", promoting the work of young artists and organized by galleries in and around the Ginza and Kyobashi areas, began this year. This solo exhibition features the work of Haruna Tokimatsu at Humanite Lab.

Tokimatsu was born in 1984 in Chiba City. Two years ago while still a 4th year student at Tama Art University, Humanite mounted her first solo exhibition as part of a program designed to promote the work of young artists. Tokimatsu's works depicting humorous, light-hearted situations with supple lines received favorable reviews, and they were exhibited at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery and Korea's KIAF art fair, among others. She also won the Special Jury Prize at Geisai 10 and has garnered much attention since her time at art school.

Tokimatsu's canvases seem to expand endlessly, filled with buoyant youth - young actors, girls in swimsuits chasing after boys, capturing something of the heady passion and emotion of adolescence in singular moments, accomplished without the use of any drafts or sketches, giving rise to a practiced ease of expression that relies only on simple mechanical pencils.

While her previous solo exhibition featured almost all monochrome works, Tokimatsu has here made much use of color pencils and also experimented with larger-scale drawings. Apart from the larger works, around 30 other smaller ones are on display. This is her first exhibition in two years to feature new work.

[Image: "Hamlet!" (2007), mechanical pencil and color pencil on paper, 44.2x32cm]



From 2008-07-28 To 2008-08-09



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