Kyosuke Tchinai Exhibition
This event has ended.
Born in Ehime Prefecture, Japan, 1948, Kyosuke Tchinai graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts with a post-graduate degree. From the early 1980s, he established an innovative painting style that challenges the conventional notion of the Japanese painting, while also pioneering a unique method of applying acrylic paint onto traditional Japanese paper. Tchinai has also mastered the conventional European image-making technique of using cross-hatching to portray classical Japanese subjects such as the four seasons in fantastical settings. Furthermore, he has helped revive traditional Japanese aesthetics by assimilating elements of art from the Edo period (1603-1868). For instance, his use of gold and platinum leaves to lavishly decorate his paintings was profoundly influenced by the Rimpa School of the 17th century.
Tchinai has exhibited widely and received many awards, including the Yasui Award in 1991. His artworks have appealed to many international collectors and are represented in prestigious collections such as the Rothschild Collection. This exhibition presents Tchinai’s recent utopia-themed Japanese landscapes featuring mountains and flowers. These works depict ideal hometowns where hundreds of flowers bloom proudly and butterflies dance elegantly in eternal seasons.
[Image: Kyosuke Chinai “Utopia in the Sun” acrylic paint on panel 97x130 cm]
from March 14, 2014 to April 12, 2014