Last Updated:Apr 12, 2017

Art Fair Tokyo 2017

A few photographic highlights from Art Fair Tokyo, which returned to Tokyo International Forum this year with the theme “Art Is Alive.”

Pe Lang, 'Color | nº10' (2016–2017), Standing Pine
Pe Lang, 'Color | nº10' (2016–2017), Standing Pine

Moving parts make this piece constantly change in color and intensity.

Ko Kono with ‘Kirin’ (1993), Fuji Art
Ko Kono with ‘Kirin’ (1993), Fuji Art
Takuma Kamine, ‘Gardiens The Devas’ Gallery Kouzome Bijutsu
Takuma Kamine, ‘Gardiens The Devas’ Gallery Kouzome Bijutsu


Ko Kono made his “Kirin” sculpture with cow leather.

Tetsuya Noguchi, ‘Transmission’
Tetsuya Noguchi, ‘Transmission’
Kang Sukho, ‘Trans-Society 23-1’ (2016) Gallery Irritum
Kang Sukho, ‘Trans-Society 23-1’ (2016) Gallery Irritum


Kang Sukho works with termites to create unique erosions of paper.


Works shown by the gallery Yukiko Koide Presents



Wooden sculptures by Hideki Saito, represented by Shinseido

Ken Aoki, 'Criticality Ceramics' Sokyo Gallery
Ken Aoki, 'Criticality Ceramics' Sokyo Gallery

Kukwon Woo, ‘Nirvana’ Gallery Irritum
Kukwon Woo, ‘Nirvana’ Gallery Irritum

Keita Sagaki, ‘Two of Us’ (2016) Minna no Gallery
Keita Sagaki, ‘Two of Us’ (2016) Minna no Gallery
Keita Sagaki, ‘Two of Us’ detail
Keita Sagaki, ‘Two of Us’ detail

Hisaya Taira represented by Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery
Hisaya Taira represented by Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery

Hisaya Taira’s hyper-realism depicts the mixed light of twilight in Osaka and Tokyo. His Instagram is a lot of fun and features many of the images that inspire his paintings.

Hideo Tanaka, ‘Run-up 3’ Toho Art
Hideo Tanaka, ‘Run-up 3’ Toho Art
Iihwa Kim ‘Seed Series’ Irritum
Iihwa Kim ‘Seed Series’ Irritum


Iihwa Kim’s work uses dyed and rolled hanji (a type of Korean paper) to create depth and Impressionistic color patterns.

Kensei Shimoda, ‘Goldfish Series Tancho’ Gallery M
Kensei Shimoda, ‘Goldfish Series Tancho’ Gallery M

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Lori Ono

Lori Ono

Lori Ono is a Canadian writer, photographer and illustrator. She loves the strange and the absurd, the cute and the creepy. When not writing or taking photographs, she explores Tokyo and collects odd stories. Information about her latest work and adventures is at her blog: <a href="https://thespendypencil.wordpress.com">thespendypencil.wordpress.com</a>

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