Tetsuro Komai "Between Darkness and Light"

Shiseido Gallery

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The Shiseido Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo, and the Shiseido Art House in Kakegawa, Shizuoka are pleased to announce a dual-venue exhibition of the work of print artist Tetsuro Komai (1920–76), who is renowned for his pioneering work in copperplate printing and influencing the print art scene in the post-war period.

This exhibition will feature a selection of roughly 500 works by Komai from the collection gathered over fifty years by Fukuhara and entrusted to the Setagaya Art Museum, and will show these in two locations, the Shiseido Gallery and the Shiseido Art House. The Shiseido Gallery will show about 100 colored works, mainly monotypes, that were central to the Fukuhara collection. It is said that fewer than twenty percent of Komai’s prints were in color, and an even smaller number among these were monotypes, making this exhibition the largest ever of its kind.

The exhibition at the Shiseido Art House, on the other hand, will focus on Komai’s monochrome works, known for highlighting “the beauty of forms in black and white,” including about 150 pieces considered representative, significantly early, or created as book works in collaboration with various poets and authors.

We hope one and all will pay a visit to this exhibition, held to mark the ninetieth anniversary of the birth of copperplate printing pioneer Tetsuro Komai, and find in it an opportunity to see this fascinating genre of pictorial art from new perspectives.

[Image: "Fleurs et Fruits (Flowers and Fruits)" 1973]

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From 2010-10-26 at 11:00 To 2010-12-19 at 19:00
Sundays until 18:00

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Tetsuro Komai

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