MISAWA ATSUHIKO ANIMALS IN TOYAMA
October 20 - December 25, 2018
Atsuhiko MISAWA (1961- ) is best known for the series “ANIMALS” which he began in 2000, featuring carved life-size animals statue of camphorwood that colored with oil paint. He is one of Japan's most popular contemporary sculptors, too. More recently, he gives a challenge to create the imaginary beasts like the Unicorn or Kylin and also pursue more realistic. There are his ANIMALS' works at the outdoor Plaza and Onomatopoeia Rooftop of Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design (TAD). They are loved as the idols of TAD. This exhibition features approximately 120 including his representative sculptures “ANIMALS”, paintings, sketches and the latest works as theme “Tateyama”.
|Period||October 20 (Sat) - December 25 (Tue), 2018|
|Opening Hours||9:30 - 18:00 (Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.)|
|Closed||Wednesdays (except for November 7th)|
Adults 1,300yen (1,000yen*) , University students 700yen (500yen*), Advance ticket 1,000yen
|Venue||2F exhibition room 2, 3, 4|
|Supported by||MISAWA ATSUHIKO Exhibition Executive Committee (Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Kitanihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd.) / Auspices: The Asahi Shimbun Toyama Bureau, THE KITANIPPON SHINMBUN, The Toyama Shimbun, The Chunichi Shimbun, THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS, The Yomiuri Shimbun Hokuriku Branch Office/ Cooperation: Nishimura Gallery, Animal House, Yamaguchiseizai Co.,Ltd., TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY INC., ShugoArts / Exhibition cooperation: Odawara Art Foundation / Corporate sponsors: Toyama Kyosai, HOKURIKU ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION CO.,LTD., Sanshindo, Hotel Grand Terrace Toyama|
About the authors
Mr. Misawa was born in Kyoto in 1961. He received his masters of arts in sculpture from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (present Tokyo University of the Arts) in 1989. In 2000, he started production of the ANIMAL series of wooden life-sized animal sculptures and first held his solo exhibition ANIMALS at Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo. In 2001, he received the 20th Hirakushi Denchu Prize. Since 2007, the traveling exhibition “Misawa Atsuhiko ANIMALS+” was held at the five museums, starting at the Hiratsuka Museum of Art. Solo exhibitions have been held at many museums around Japan, attracting many visitors. Recent solo exhibitions include ones at Mie Prefectural Art Museum and Hamamatsu Municipal Museum of Art in 2013, Takamatsu Art Museum, Iwate Museum of Art and Shunan City Museum of Art and History in 2014, Nariwa Museum, Takahashi, Kushiro City Museum of Art in 2015, ART PLAZA, Oita in 2016, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, THE SHOTO MUSEUM OF ART in 2017 and YOKOSUKA MUSEUM OF ART in 2018. He is one of the hottest sculptors in Japan now. His art collection books include “Misawa Atsuhiko ANIMALS” (Kyuryudo Publishing lnc 2002 : First collection book), “ANIMALS No. 3” (Kyuryudo Publishing Inc. 2013) and “Dobutsunoe” (Seigensha 2013).