[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] A group exhibition “1 Gallery Art Fair” by 11 artists active around the world will be held from Saturday, August 26th. Exploring uncharted territory of creativity with unconventional materials and techniques.

At Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (GINZA SIX 6F, Chuo-ku, Tokyo), the group exhibition "1 Gallery Art Fair" will be held from Saturday, August 26, 2023 to Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at the central event space GINZA ATRIUM. will be held.

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Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore will hold a group exhibition "1 Gallery Art Fair" in which 11 artists active around the world will participate. The venue will be likened to an art fair booth, displaying a variety of unique works, and the entire space will appeal to the world view of each participating artist. The group of works created with the concept of overturning rules, expectations, and conventional conventions explores uncharted territory of creativity by experimenting with unconventional materials, techniques, and themes.

Afa Annfa, Cynthia Mak, Edu Carrillo, Saki Fujikawa, Gianluca Crudele, Mao Yuqiu, Michael John Hunter, Natan Heber, Paul Hunter Speagle, Peep, and Sanpei Glass will decorate the venue with two-dimensional works, three-dimensional works, and installation works. Masu. Please enjoy the new frontiers opened up by the participating artists.

・Introduction of exhibited works

The Portholes ©Afa Annfa

Afa Annfa's representative character, Kiki's wide-eyed painting, peering out of an airplane window, is an extension of the window series she is currently working on. I am considering the connection and the situation. He is experimenting with new painting styles and methods of expression while being influenced by AI-generated images, which have emerged in recent years, and the process by which they are generated based on existing images.

*Please check at the venue for other exhibited works.

・ Participating artist profile

Afa Annfa
Born in Hong Kong in 1983. Exploring the complex emotions and connections between human beings, and reflecting the tension between the human spirit and mundane matter in his works. Draws works that evoke the style of Japanese ukiyo-e and irregular comics.

Cynthia Mak
Born in Hong Kong in 1987. Draws abstract paintings composed of unique compositions by skillfully arranging geometric shapes. Created with minimal shapes and forms, the lines and colors created by her endless imagination create a pleasant atmosphere that attracts the viewer.

Edu Carrillo
Born in Spain in 1995. Vivid colors draw characters dressed in trendy modern fashion like skater styles influenced by the 90's.

Saki Fujikawa
Born in Japan in 1990. Reflecting the questions and conflicts that have arisen in his life and the inspiration he receives from the people around him in his colors, strokes, and outlines, he creates oil paintings.

Gianluca Crudele
Born in Italy in 1989. Creates canvas works influenced by various cultures such as abstraction, magic realism, and Taoism. Containing wonder, nostalgia and silence, the work forms a meditative commentary on the contemporary human situation and the social reality in which we live.

Mao Yuqiu
Born in China in 1996. Currently based in Paris, he creates works that deal with interpersonal relationships and the conflicts that arise from them, mainly in the form of installations and comics.

Michael John Hunter
Born in England in 1985. Active across media and fields, questioning reality and fantasy, morality and ethics, perception and assumption. Known for creating giant, elaborate replicas of children's toys and placing them in various scenes at night.

–Natan Heber
Born in England in 1975. Mainly produces paintings. Their works are poetic and sometimes metaphorical. By objectifying emotions and exploring the duality that unfolds through different interpretations, it stimulates the imagination between the viewer and the artist.

Paul Hunter Speagle
Born 1982 in the United States Inspired by life, love and religion, she creates expressive and colorful works that reflect her passions and beliefs. Painted in intense colors, his works evoke the urban and rural environments of America.

Born in Hong Kong in 1991, she is inspired by her own experiences and reflects the world she sees through her lens as a modern woman. Her delicate and lively paintings of women represent a freewheeling utopia of women's leisure and pleasure. The animals that appear in his works reflect the emotions and stories of people from different walks of life.

Sanpei Glass
Born in Tokyo in 1979. Japanese glass artist who creates unique and enchanting worlds of monsters that reflect her own inner feelings and experiences in everyday life. Combining aesthetics and playfulness in dark and muted tones, his spooky monster works capture the endearing yet enigmatic nature of creatures.

・About sales

The exhibition works will be on sale at the venue from 11:00 on Saturday, August 26th.
* Depending on the pre-sale situation, sales may end before the start of the exhibition.

・Exhibition details

"1 Gallery Art Fair"
Date: August 26th (Sat) – September 6th (Wed), 2023
Time: 11:00-20:00 * Closes at 18:00 on the final day <br /> Reception: August 25 (Fri) 18:00-20:00 *Anyone can participate.
Venue | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM (event space)
Organizer | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Cooperation | JPS GALLERY
Admission|Free Inquiries|03-3575-7755 (during business hours)/info.ginza@ccc.co.jp
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・Ginza Tsutaya bookstore

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・CCC Art Lab

CCC Art Lab is a planning group that proposes "life with art" within the planning company Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. We would like to contribute to making people's lives happier and creating a better society by bringing art closer to us by proposing "a life with art". Based on the knowledge we have cultivated through many years of business experience, such as store planning, art media, product development, and event production, we will propose a plan that can only be done by us.

[Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. (CCC ART LAB)] From the press release

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