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Exhibition of Kazuyuki Suto, an Up-and-Coming Japanese-Style Painter: Wind Blowing Through Seasons

The ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE will soon hold a new exhibition titled Exhibition of Kazuyuki Suto, an Up-and-Coming Japanese Painter: Wind Blowing through Seasons. Kazuyuki Suto has produced Japanese-style paintings with the theme of the seasons and wind with a focus on small creatures that are close to humans. His works are richly colored with rock pigments and depict wind that clearly blows through the scenery and the breaths of tiny lives to remind viewers of their childhood that they have almost forgotten, impressing them with a world of tenderness and love that is filled with kindness.

He has recently transcended the world of art to broaden the scope of his activities. For example, he produced a painting for the cover of the new publication titled Buppo no Tanemaki (Sowing the Seeds of Buddhism) written by Tai-in Murakami in commemoration of his appointment as new Chief of the Yakushiji Temple, a Buddhist temple with 1,300 years of history. This exhibition will feature the original painting that was commissioned for the cover for the first time. In addition, several related events will also take place, including a sermon given by Tai-in Murakami.
Visitors will enjoy the wind of Japan’s four seasons in his works at the exhibition venue.

Exhibition of Kazuyuki Suto, an Up-and-Coming Japanese-Style Painter: Wind Blowing Through Seasons
Sponsor:ITOCHU Corporation
Co-sponsor:Tosho Printing Co., Ltd.
Period:Saturday, January 28, 2017 to Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Hours:11:00 to 19:00, no holidays during this period
Admission:Free
Venue:ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE
CI Plaza B1, 2-3-1 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061
Tel:03-5772-2913

Kazuyuki Suto Profile

1981Born in Gunma Prefecture
2005:Graduated from the Department of Painting at Tama Art University,
completing the Japanese painting course
2007:Completed the Master’s degree program at the Graduate School of Fine Arts,
Tokyo University of the Arts, in preservation and restoration of cultural assets
(His final works for the course have been purchased.)
2010:Completed the Doctoral program at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts,
in preservation and restoration of cultural assets (His work for the doctoral degree examination won a special prize from Hasegawa Co., Ltd.)

Currently, he is a fellow at the Nihon Bijutsuin (literally, Japan Art Institute) and a part-time lecturer at Keio University

〈Winning History〉

2006:Prize of Encouragement in the 3rd Maeda Seison Memorial Award and Exhibition
(Later his work is accepted for exhibition in 2008)
His work was accepted for the first time for the 91st Saiko Inten Exhibition
(Later, his works are accepted for exhibitions in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
2007:His work was accepted for the first time for the 62nd Spring Inten Exhibition
(Later, his works are accepted for exhibitions in 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2016)
2009:Prize of the Chief Director of the Japan Rehabilitation Aid Association in the Yuga-no-Kai Exhibition

What’s on during the Exhibition

Sunday, January 29, 16:30 - 17:30
Sermon: Buppo no Tanemaki by Tai-in Murakami, Chief of the Yakushiji Temple

Since ancient times Buddha has been sowing the seeds of Buddhism in people’s minds through sermons.
The new Chief of the Yakushiji Temple will gently discuss how we should live our lives.

Saturday, February 11, 14:00 - 15:30
Workshop: Pulverize natural ore into rock pigment

Participants will pulverize natural malachite ore into the greenish-blue rock pigment that is used in Japanese-style paintings and use it to create Japanese-style paintings.

Sunday, February 12, 14:00 - 15:30
Workshop: Make Japanese-style paintings with stencils

Make Japanese-style paintings with stencils of pictures and pattern hollows as well as sponges.

Prior application is required.
Contat : The ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE
TEL:03-5772-2913

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