Goodbye, PEACOCK BLUE, 2007@i182.0~199.0 cmj



Saturday January 27 2018 | Sunday March 25 2018

Opening Hours@10:00 a.m. | 6:00 p.m. ( admission till 5:30 p.m. )
Closed Mondays ( Open on February 12 )

Sponsored by Kyoto Contemporary Art Foundation

Admission Fee@General JPY 1,000 @Students JPY 800
Anniversary Issue@gCollected Works of Masanao Yoshinakag, JPY 3,240


  Introduction@----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

@Masanao Yoshinaka was born in Osaka in 1942 and died in 2016. He studied art history in Waseda University. After graduation, he worked at a car dealership for several years. At the age of 26, he decided to become a professional painter and quit the job. He then began to practice on his own variety of painting techniques, such as watercolor painting, oil painting, tempera painting and so on.

@His name gradually became known in Tokyo, Osaka and in some East Asian countries. In 1988, he was entitled to government sponsorship (sponsorship by the Agency for Cultural Affairs) and studied in a Korean university under the artist overseas training program. In 1989, he won MOMOAT (The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo) prize at 19th Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition. Besides his line of work, he taught at Osaka University of Art and raised young painters.

@In the course of his career, he left multiple series of paintings in which he seems to explore different ways of expression. Despite of those transitions observed in his paintings, it is important to know that sketching remained his primary interest. He used to refer to sketching gpractical philosophyh and kept brushing up relevant skills throughout his life. This particular devotion to sketching gives unique value to his works when theyfre seen in the context of Japanese contemporary art.

@We are honored to hold the first retrospective exhibition featuring nearly 50 masterpieces including ones painted in his late years. We hope you enjoy the visit.

Yoshitomo KAJIKAWA, Director of Kahitsukan - Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art


  Works ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Memorandum, Intelligence-Feeling-Emotion, 1977






Monologue, I, 1991








View of the 1st floor







Vocable, III, 2000









Goodbye, Reflection, PEACOCK BLUE, 2006








Goodbye, COBALT ALLEGORY FRAME, 2009









View of the 3rd floor








Tones, 2015










Melon Flower, 2015









At the studio, July 2015









Painting on Sketch Books

@October, 2015 | February, 2016

 

 
 

Sodium Mountain, 2015.10 - 2016.1

 

Untitle, 2015.10 - 2016.1



Rokko, Suwa Yama, 2015.10 - 2016.1




 
Sodium 2015.10 - 2016.1
 

Outline of Roadway 2015.10 - 2016.1



Masanao Yoshinaka ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 
   


Chronology ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------


1942
1961
1964
1965
1974
1975
1983
1985

1988

1989

1992
1993
2000
2005
2013
2016
2018


Born in Osaka
Enteres Waseda University, faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences;Studies art history
Becomes acquainted with Yoshitomo Kajikawa
Graduates Waseda University, faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Wins the Mayerfs prize at 19th KOBE NIKI exhibition, Hyogo
Solo exhibition at Yamato Gallery, Tokyo
Solo exhibition at Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo
Solo exhibition at Esses Gallery, Tokyo (presently Shimada Gallery, Tokyo)
Solo exhibition at hino art gallery, Fukui (presently hino gallery, Tokyo)
Studies at Hongik University, Korea under an artist overseas training program
sponsored by Agency for Cultural Affairs
Wins MOMAT (The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo) prize
at 19th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan
Exhibits at "Seductive Brush Marks"at Kyoto Municipal Museum, Kyoto
Becomes a professor of Art Produce at Osaka University of Art
Solo exhibitiongEyes Masanao Yoshinakahat IBM-Kawasaki City Gallery, Kanagawa
Visit The Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Provence
Ceases teaching at Osaka University of Art. Is Promoted to an honorary professor.
Dies at the age of 73,on 6th February
Retrospective exhibition of gDevotion, from ideas to expressionsh
at Kahituskan Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto
gMasanao Yoshinaka worksh, published by Kahituskan Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art

 

View of Sun Garden, 5th floor



General Information ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Saturday January 27 2018 |Sunday March 25 2018

Opening Hours@10:00 a.m. | 6:00 p.m. (admission till 5:30 p.m.)

Closed@Mondays (Open on February 12)

Sponsored by Kyoto Contemporary Art Foundation

Venue@Kahitsukan - Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art

Location@271, Kitagawa, Gion, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073 JAPAN

@@Admissions@General JPY 1,000 ^@Students JPY 800

@@Anniversary Issue@ gCollected Works of Masanao Yoshinakag, JPY 3,240

Museumfs Collection of Kitaoji Rosanjin on view in the basement



  For Sale --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------





Anniversary Issue
gCollected Works of Masanao Yoshinakag, JPY 3,240


Postcards
8 postcards sold in sets, JPY 1,000

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