Welcome to Art for Thought, a Japanese art gallery located in the heart of Ginza, Tokyo. We offer a unique experience to explore and appreciate the work of talented artists from Japan and around the world. Our exhibitions feature an array of contemporary and traditional art forms that express the beauty and complexity of human emotions and experiences.
Currently, we are excited to announce the upcoming exhibition "HASSEKI 彩の光" by Akio.K and Junko Hinata, which will take place from October 1 to October 6, 2018. "HASSEKI 彩の光" is a stunning collaboration between two exceptional artists who share a passion for creating beautiful and thought-provoking works of art.
ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
Akio.K is a well-established jewelry designer who has achieved numerous accolades throughout his career. He founded the jewelry store "Jewelry Hasseki" and has participated in the International Jewelry Tokyo exhibition since 2008. On the other hand, Junko Hinata is an award-winning artist whose works have been exhibited in various galleries and exhibitions throughout Japan and internationally. Her art is characterized by its unique use of colors and light to evoke emotions and memories.
The "HASSEKI 彩の光" exhibition is a must-see for anyone who appreciates the beauty of contemporary art. It will showcase a collection of stunning jewelry pieces by Akio.K and breathtaking art pieces by Junko Hinata that perfectly complement each other's works. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the incredible collaboration between two talented artists at Art for Thought!
1978 Graduated from Keio University
Graduated from Keio University in 1978.
G.I.A. (Gemological Institute of America) G.G. & Design Course
Obtained G.G. from G.I.A. (Gemological Institute of America).
Joined I.D.C. (International Diamonds of California), a diamond sales company in California, U.S.A.
Engaged in diamond purchasing, recutting and grading.
After returning to Japan, established Yaishi Shoten Co.
Ltd. in 1982 and established "Jewelry Hasseki" in Kunitachi City, Tokyo.
With a team of professional craftsmen, he has been producing original jewelry, working as a designer, and selling remade jewelry to consumers.
Exhibited at IJT International Jewelry Exhibition.
2009- Selected for JJF Jewelry Award.
Selected for the JJF Jewelry Award.
1-16-20, Higashi, Kunitachi-shi, Tokyo 186-0002, Japan
Junko Hinata is a member of the Nika Design Club.
Received Higashihikuni no Miya Bunka Houmei (Higashihikuni Palace Cultural Commendation Prize)
2011 Solo exhibition "Forest of Kureyon" at Nico House Solar Gallery, Kichijoji, Tokyo
2012 Jujo Coffee Shop Ume-no-Ki, Kureyon Art Exhibition 2012, Kichijoji Nico House Solar Gallery, Solo Exhibition "Light of Kureyon" (Japanese only)
2012 "Light of Chakra", solo exhibition at Ginza Nakawa Gallery, Tokyo
2013 Selected for the Japan-France International Contemporary Art Exhibition
2013 Jujo Cafe Ume-no-Ki, Kureyon Art Exhibition, 2013 Nico House Solar Gallery, Kichijoji, Tokyo, solo exhibition, "Light of the Four Seasons," selected for the Japan-France International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, 2013
2014 Kunitachi Gallery Cafe PUPU, solo exhibition, Kureyon Art, 2014 Ginza Nakawa Gallery, solo exhibition, "Beyond the Ever Changing Stream..." 2015 Selected for the Japan-France International Contemporary Art Exhibition, 2015 Selected for the Modern Art Exhibition, 2015 Ginza Nakawa Gallery, solo exhibition, "Fusion - Everything will eventually become one"
2006-2015 Selected, Nika Exhibition, Design Division (2015 and 2016-Selected for traveling exhibition)
2016 Kunitachi Gallery Cafe PUPU Kureyan Art Solo Exhibition
2016 Super fox Wine Bar, Florence, Italy Solo Exhibition
2016 Ginza Nakawa Gallery solo exhibition "Tsunagaru - To the Source of All Souls
2017 Solo exhibition "Come to my room" at Space K Daikanyama, Daikanyama, January 2017
2017 Solo exhibition at Cafe Canary Forest & piano solo recital with paintings in the background of the stage
2017 Selected for the 18th Japan-France Contemporary Art World Exhibition
2017 London Art Fair and Japan-Korea Exchange Exhibition (held in Korea)
2017 Solo exhibition at Ginza Nakawa Gallery, "Birth Voice - From Here to Here and Back" and many other group exhibitions, special exhibitions, art fairs, etc.
Born in Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture. Lives and works in Asagaya, Suginami Ward, Tokyo.
He is an abstract painter, picture-story show performer, designer, and illustrator.
His theme is "Creation and imagination create the world,
He and his wife, Doronkoza, perform original picture-story shows throughout Japan as the Doronkoza Theater Company.