[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] A solo exhibition “Colours in summer” by up-and-coming artist Rikako Kawauchi will be held from Saturday, July 2nd.

making rainbow, 2022, oil on canvas, 1940 × 1620 mm

To commemorate the exhibition, online entry of a special edition work collection with multiple works will start from 10 o'clock on July 1st (Friday).

Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (GINZASIX 6F, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold an exhibition "Colours in summer" commemorating the publication of a new collection of works by Rikako Kawauchi from Saturday, July 2, 2022 to Wednesday, July 13, 2022. We will hold it. Along with the exhibition, we will accept online entries for special edition works with multiple works on the special page. Online pre-orders for regular edition works will also start at 10:00 on June 17th (Friday).

making rainbow, 2022, oil on canvas, 1940 × 1620 mm


Starting from the interest in food, the ambiguity of the body and thoughts, self and others, and their interrelationships that appear and disappear in communication is not limited to drawing and painting, but also covers a wide range of things such as wires, rubber tubes, and resins. Rikako Kawauchi is an artist who expresses herself while crossing the media. To commemorate the publication of the work collection "Rikako Kawauchi: Works 2014–2022", "Colours in summer" will be held at Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore from Saturday, July 2nd.

In this exhibition, Claude Levi-Strauss, a French social anthropologist / ethnologist who explained that the beginning of human culture is cooking, with the theme of food and physical discomfort that Kawauchi has had since childhood. We will exhibit a large number of works such as paintings with the motif of the dynamics of animals appearing in the mythical world of "Logic".

In addition, along with the publication of the work collection, we will announce a special edition work collection with multiple works, and online entry will start on the special site from 10 o'clock on July 1st (Friday).

This exhibition is combined with the publication of a collection of works that is the culmination of past artist activities, including drawings, paintings and sculptures. Please enjoy the world of works expressed by Rikako Kawauchi from both the exhibition and the collection of works.

Special page | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/27159-1511320610.html

・ About the special edition work collection

A special edition collection of works with multiple works will be on sale at the time of the exhibition.
The multiple works are 5 motifs, 20 pieces each, and each is a valuable work with the artist's signature.
* The main body of the work collection is the same for the special edition and the regular edition.

[Multiple works]
Small pieces of the story, like taking a part of a picture.
Even with the same image, the touches, colors, and shapes of the paints are different, and each one is an original world.


Photo by Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)


Photo by Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)


Photo by Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)

"Sky walker"

Photo by Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)

"Moon carrier"

Photo by Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)

Number of productions | 5 motifs 20 pieces each Work size | 180mm × 140mm
Delivery | Scheduled for September 2022

* Framed * Artist autographed on the back of the work.
* You can specify from 5 types of motifs.
* All items are one-of-a-kind, and the colors will differ slightly from work to work. You cannot specify the work within the motif.
* Delivery time may change depending on the progress of production.
* We do not sell only works. One work collection is attached to each work.
* Please check the special website released on July 1st (Friday) for details.

About special edition online entry method

Online entry for the special edition will start at 10:00 on July 1st (Friday) at the art online marketplace "OIL by Bijutsu Techo".
For details, please check the special page that will be released at 10:00 on July 1st (Friday).

Notice page | https://oil.bijutsutecho.com/special/139
Special site URL | https://bijutsutecho.com/lp/rikakokawauchi2022
(The special site will be released at 10:00 on July 1st (Friday).)

Online entry acceptance period | July 1st (Friday) 10:00 to July 13th (Wednesday) 19:00

・ About the collection of works

[Outline of work collection]
This collection of works is the second volume following the drawing collection "drawings" (WAITINGROOM) published in 2020. In addition to drawings, paintings and sculptures are included, and about 150 works from 2014 to the latest work are included. In painting, the strong touch like scratching and the layers of paint applied in multiple layers overwhelm what you see with vivid power. We paid particular attention to the saturation of the painting, which also uses a lot of fluorescent colors, to reproduce the colors. A comprehensive book that includes Mika Kuraya's essay focusing on the writer's view of the body from various perspectives, and the latest interviews covering the writer's childhood and future developments.

[Bibliographic information]
"Rikako Kawauchi: Works 2014–2022"
Author | Published by Rikako Kawauchi | Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd. Released | Bijutsu Shuppansha List Price | 6,600 yen (tax included)
Specifications | B5 variant, high quality, title pasting, stamping, 288 pages
ISBN | 978-4-568-10549-0
General release date | Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Pre-sale date | Saturday, July 2, 2022

<Stores subject to pre-sale of regular edition works>
Store | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore, Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya Bookstore, NADiff a / p / a / r / t, NADiff modern, NADiff contemporary, OIL by Art Notebook Store (Shibuya PARCO 2nd floor), ART RECTANGLE KYOTO (Kyoto City Kyocera Museum) Museum shop)
Online | OIL by Art Notebook ( https://oil.bijutsutecho.com/artist/367 )

* Online only We will start accepting advance reservations from 10:00 on June 17th (Friday).
* The artist's signature will be included in the pre-sale (first delivery). Please note that it will end as soon as it runs out.

・ Artist profile

photo by Mie Morimoto

Rikako Kawauchi
Born in Tokyo in 1990, completed the oil painting research area of the Department of Painting, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tama Art University in 2017. Currently based in Tokyo.
Recent exhibitions include 2022 solo exhibition "Lines" (VAN DER GRINTEN GALERIE / Germany), 2021 solo exhibition "Empty Volumes" (WAITINGROOM / Tokyo), "afterimage aftermyth" (Roppongi Hills A / D Gallery / Tokyo), 2020. Annual solo exhibition "drawings" (WAITINGROOM / Tokyo / OIL by Art Techo / Tokyo), solo exhibition "Myth & Body" (Mitsukoshi Contemporary Gallery / Tokyo), 2019 group exhibition "drawings" (Gallery Koyanagi / Tokyo), 2018 solo exhibition " "human wears human / bloom wears bloom" (Kamakura Gallery / Kanagawa), solo exhibition "Tiger Tiger, burning bright" (WAITINGROOM / Tokyo), etc.
In addition to receiving the VOCA Award for "VOCA Exhibition 2022 Perspectives on Contemporary Art-Writers on a New Plane" in 2022, he was selected as one of the five finalists in 2021 "TERRADA ART AWARD 2021" and received the Terase Yuki Award, 2015. Received the "9th shiseido art egg" art egg award and the 2014 "1st CAF award" Kenjiro Hosaka award.

・ Exhibition details

Rikako Kawauchi "Colours in summer"

Session | July 2nd (Sat) -July 13th (Wed), 2022
Time | 11: 00-20: 00 ※ Closed at 18:00 on the last day | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM (event space)
Admission | Free sponsorship | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore cooperation | WAITINGROOM
Inquiries | 03-3575-7755 (during business hours) /info.ginza@ccc.co.jp

Special page | https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/27159-1511320610.html

<Sales of exhibited works>
We will announce the sale of the work on the Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore website at a later date.

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