ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
Art for Thought in Ginza is pleased to present the Hirotoshi Toyofuku and Rihiko Yaeogashi Exhibition, a unique display of ceramics and paintings that capture the essence of natural beauty. Toyofuku, an artist with a passion for pottery, has been creating stunning ceramic pieces for over 20 years. His work is influenced by his fascination with the bronze age and features a wide range of unique textures created by the ashes and flames of the wood-burning kiln. His pieces are full of character and showcase the beauty of the earth.
Yaeogashi, on the other hand, is a painter who seeks to capture the beauty of nature in his work. He believes that true art is not only what you can see but also what you can't. His paintings reflect this philosophy and feature a range of subjects, from the natural landscapes of Iwate Prefecture to the Andon Festival in Osaki, with each piece featuring a unique use of light and color.
If you're looking for an inspiring and thought-provoking art exhibition, then don't miss the Hirotoshi Toyofuku and Rihiko Yaeogashi Exhibition at Art for Thought. The exhibition will be open to the public from 11 am to 11 pm, Monday to Friday, between October 24th and November 11th, 2016. Please note that the exhibition is closed on Sundays and public holidays, and private viewings are available after 6 pm, subject to availability. Come and experience the beauty and harmony of these two artists' work, and explore what makes great art truly exceptional.
2016 Solo Exhibition at Yokohama Takashimaya Art Gallery
2015 Selected for the Kikuchi Biennale
2012 Solo Exhibition at Nihonbashi Takashimaya (held in 2013 and 2014)
2012 Selected for the 27th Tabe Museum Award for the "Chano-yu Zokei Exhibition," and has been selected for the exhibition 5 times since then; has held solo exhibitions every year since at Ikebukuro Tobu
2005 First kiln, Solo Exhibition at Yokohama Takashimaya
2001 Awarded Encouragement Prize at the 18th Tabe Museum Award for the "Chano-yu Zokei Exhibition"
2000 Awarded Okayama Prefectural Governor's Award
2000 Selected for the 43rd Japan Craft Art Association China Branch Exhibition and has been selected 8 times since then
1998 Completed studies at the Bizen Ceramic Center and studied under Bunko Kawabata, a Bizen-yaki artist
1996 Graduated from International Christian University
1973 Born in Tokyo
2016 Solo Exhibition at Gallery Hi, Tokyo; Group Exhibition "Requiem Exhibition" at Gallery Aviant, Tokyo
2015 Solo Exhibition at Gallery Hi, Tokyo
2012 Participated in the 2nd Cross-Strait Academic Exhibition of Iwai and Jiao Color at Xiamen Museum of Art, China, with the theme of "Inheritance, History, and Future"
2010 Received the Iwate Prefecture Art Selection Award
2009 Solo Exhibition at Gallery Saionji, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture
2006 Work Display at "Drawing Saikamine Kagura" event related to Saikamine Kagura performance at Hanamaki Cultural Center
2005 Solo Exhibition at Jun-ko Museum, Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture
2002 Solo Exhibition at Gallery Hoh, Tokyo
2001 Solo Exhibition at Gallery QS, Tokyo
2000 Graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Japanese Painting, Faculty of Art and Design
1999 Solo Exhibition at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
1998 Studied abroad at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris as an exchange student with the same university (until 1999)
1996 Enrolled in the Department of Japanese Painting, Faculty of Art and Design, Musashino Art University
1995 Graduated from International Christian University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of International Relations
1973 Born in Tokyo