Introducing Kiyoshi Hamada, a Japanese artist who was awarded a prize at Osaka Biennale of prints competition in 1977. His works has been part of collections in National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art of Tokyo, and more.
Recently, Japanese Contemporary Art is being highly recognized around the world. We would like to exhibit works by Kiyoshi Hamada, who has been getting attention for his work, ranging from 80s to 2017. Kiyoshi Hamada graduated from Tama Art University. He incorporates various techniques such as printing, drawing, painting, dot painting and carving. Reaching 80 years old this year, he vigorously continues to challenge new ways of art expression, influenced by Postwar Contemporary Art, especially the encounter with Yoshihige Saito, who was the heart of Mono-ha. Starting his career since 80’s, Kiyoshi Hamada is one of the most valued Japanese artists today, and recently held solo exhibition at a museum in Tokyo. At this exhibition, we would like to showcase each step of Hamada’s works from the most popular drawing from 80’s to the latest work from 2017. The highlight piece is the 5m long dot painting consists of 4panels, which was exhibited solo exhibition at the museum as well. This piece uses passionate red on the base, and we are astonished by the overwhelming process he takes to create it. Through his works, we hope to present Japanese contemporary art’s philosophy and spirituality that lies behind the passionate expressions