Akira Yamaguchi “Suzushiro Diary”

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Akira Yamaguchi is a painter with a highly individual approach to expression who uses traditional Japanese painting styles to depict contemporary subject matter. His works have been shown in large-scale solo exhibitions, art festivals and various other events, while his wide-spanning artistic practice includes serialized novels, book illustrations and CD jacket designs.
“Suzushiro Diary” was first introduced in the annual group exhibition “Where do I come from? Where am I going?” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art in 2004, demonstrating Yamaguchi’s elegant painting style. Since then, the artist has continued “Suzushiro Diary” as a serialized manga essay, publishing it in the University of Tokyo Press PR magazine “Up.” It has appeared in more than 150 editions to date and been published as various collections, the third one having just been released. Taking a daikon radish as its main protagonist, “Suzushiro Diary” gives beauty to the flavorless everyday. His manga drawn with nuanced brush strokes has a playful attraction different to that of paintings. Original artwork from “Suzushiro Diary” will be presented here alongside two paintings from earlier collections.

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from March 03, 2018 to April 08, 2018

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Akira Yamaguchi

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