Takuya Mitani

Tottori prefecture

Visual Arts Osaka Professional TotalCreative School

 

[STATEMENT]

My work is created in combination of sudden curiosity, ambition and a strong urge to express regardless of time, space, other elements or inner elements.

My inner anxiety and conflicts often stronger than my curiosity and urge disturb my work that may not be with my complete satisfaction.

My main subject is a woman who is created with my daily fantasy on their innocence, elegance and loveliness. I would not satisfy only with crystal-clear beauty and want to leave some ugliness and fearful elements that comes from my favoritism and sexual preference. This ultimate conflict of beauty and ugliness is essential in my expression.

I as a chairperson judges fight between beauty and ugliness on an arena namely my canvas. I create my work along its victory and defeat.

 

[Exhibitions]

2017 Jan.  LA Art Show
2016 Dec.   X-mas ACT Artist Exhibition @ Art Complex Center
2016 Nov.  Solo Exhibition “Isai”(Brilliance) @ Ginza Modern Art Gallery, Tokyo
2016 Oct. ~ Nov.   Bijinga & Mythology @Building Bridges Art Exchange Gallery in Santa Monica, LA
2016 Oct.    INTRO 5 @ Art Complex Center, Tokyo
2016 Sep.   Solo Exhibition “Akai Ito” ( Red Threads” @ Ginza Kawauso Gallery, Tokyo
2016 Apr.   Dassai 2016 @ Ginza Kawauso Gallery, Tokyo
2016 Apr.  “nude, nude, nude” @ Ginza Modern Art Gallery, Tokyo
2016 Apr.   ACT Small works exhibition @ Art Complex Center, Tokyo
2016 Mar.  Solo Exhibition “Taimuresu”(Time Less” @ Art Complex Center, Tokyo
2016 Feb.   Asia Creative Art Exhibition 2016 Small works Exhibiton in Ginza @ Ginza Modern Art Gallery
2016 Jan.   Spring Kawauso Exhibition @ Ginza Kawauso Gallery
2015 Dec.   Ginza Modern Artists Exhibition @Ginza Modern Art Gallery
2015 Dec.   X-mas ACT Artists Exhibition @Art Complex Center, Tokyo
2015 Nov.   Solo Exhition “Takuya Mitani” @ Ginza Modern Art Gallery
2015 Oct.  “Kokui no ibu 2”(Black dressed Eve 2) @ Ginza Kawauso Gallery, Tokyo
2015 Aug.  “Stella Nova” @ Art Complex Center
2015 Jul.   “Uchiwa & Sensu”(fans&folding fans) Exhibition @2015 Okuno Building Summer Festival
2015 Jul.   “Ginza Jogaku-In” (Ginza women’s College) Exhibition @ Ginza Modern Art Gallery
2015 Jun.  “Konton Geijutu-ten”(Chaos Art Exhibition) @Ginza Modern Art Gallery
2015 Apr.  Underground Jananology Exhibition @ Cafe Gallery Maboroshi
2015 Apr.  Artists’Cafe Vol.13 @ Ginza Modern Art Gallery
2015 Mar. “Genzo taihai Shokogun-Ten” (Fantasy-Decadence-Syndrome Exhibtion) @Ginza Moern Art Gallery

 

[Commercial works]

2016 Oct.  For From Note K.K.: DVD Jacket illustration “Shinrei yami doga Vol.18”(Dark Spirits Movie 18) and has worked on all this series started May, 2014 Vol 1 through Vol 18.

2014 Oct.  For Nomadoh Godo Kaisha: Two Imaging illustration for a movie, Nomadoh Godo Kaisha has done a few imagine illustration from time to time for movies since 2012
2014 Feb.  For Pal Planing K.K.: A imaging illustration for a movie “ Hontoni atta chow hanashi 28th evening” (A scary true story on the 28th evening) by a director Kazumasa Kikuchi
2013 Dec.  For From Note K.K.: DVD Jacket illustration “Yami doga Omnibus
2013 Nov.  For From Note K.K.: DVD Jacket illustration “Yami doga Vol.10” has worked on all this series started 2012

 

Takuya Mitani WEB Site

Beniko Choji


Saitama prefecture

Joshibi University of Art and Design

 

Ms.Choji has been very active having solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in and around Tokyo since 2014 after my graduation. She became one of very popular artist and her work quickly sold out at her exhibitions at department store galleries. She is a member of the Naive Art of Japan and has received many awards at the Naive Art of Japan.

Ms.Beniko Choji wants to draw a human like figure with internal emotions and a quiet expression rather than a portrait of people.

 

[STATEMENT]

People seek warmth unconsciously and dispose unhappy emotions. We can lough and able to feel happiness because we have had opposite emotions in the past.

I am hoping each viewer will complete my work with his or her own feelings. I am painting a human figure which has a narrow void that the viewer can fill that space with own emotions to reflect himself or herself.

 

[Exhibitions]

2017 Jan. Beniko Choji Exhibition @Doma Kitchen in Marina del Rey, LA

2016 Oct. ~ Nov. Bijinga & Mythology @Building Bridges Art Exchange Gallery in Santa Monica, LA

 

[AWARDS]

2015  Next Art Exhibition Selected

2014  Shizen Ten Art Exhibition at Ueno Royal Museum

2014  The 31st FUKUI Thumb hole Art Exhibition Selected

2014  Japan Modern Naive Art Society Exhibition The 40th Memorial Award

2013  Japan Modern Naive Art Society Exhibition Ueno Royal Museum Award

2012  Japan Modern Naive Art Society Exhibition Japan Modern Naive Art Award

2011  Japan Modern Naive Art Society Exhibition Selected

2010  Japan Modern Naive Art Society Exhibition Excellence Award

 

Beniko Choji WEB site