[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] A two-person exhibition by Takami Sakurai, who left a dramatic mark on Japanese postwar art history, and his son Kyowa Sakurai, “What created the Kyushu school, what was born from the Kyushu school” on October 8 Held from (Sat).

Angel and Paradise Series I-IV, Takami Sakurai, 1990s, linen and oil painting

Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (GINZASIX 6F, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold a two-person exhibition by Takami Sakurai and his son Kyowa Sakurai, "Things Created by the Kyushu School, Things Born from the Kyushu School" at the central event space GINZA ATRIUM in 2022. It will be held from October 8th (Sat) to October 19th (Wed).

Angel and Paradise Series I-IV, Takami Sakurai, 1990s, linen and oil painting


At Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore, we are pleased to announce that the artist Takashi Sakurai (1928-2016) was a representative member of the avant-garde artist group "Kyushu-ha," which was based in Fukuoka and created a major trend in Japanese art since the 1950s. ) and his son, Kyowa Sakurai, who traveled to the United States with his father, Takashi, and has been surrounded by paintbrushes since childhood and is active as an artist.

In the 1950s, Japanese avant-garde groups consisted of the socialist avant-garde of communism and the artistic avant-garde of early 20th-century modernists. The Kyushu faction, on the other hand, was one of the representatives of the socialist avant-garde group. Takashi Sakurai was the ideological supporter. After the dissolution of the Kyushu school, Takashi fled to the United States and joined the beatnik and hippie movements. I pursued art.
From an early age, Kyowa was taught painting by his father, the leader of the Kyushu school, who noticed his talent for painting, and grew up in a unique environment surrounded by members who admired filial piety. At the age of 16, he traveled to the United States with his filial piety, and was greatly influenced by the hippie culture, meeting the beatnik poet Allen Ginsberg, and other life experiences. After returning to Japan after traveling to France, he continues to present his works mainly in Kyushu.

This will be the first two-person exhibition in Tokyo, and will feature Takami's powerful two-dimensional and three-dimensional works from around 1970, and Kyowa's paintings, which are drawn in layers after separating and purifying paintings. I will exhibit.
It is a valuable exhibition content with many historically valuable works lined up. Please enjoy it at the venue.

Feature page| https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/29021-1613290920.html

・About sales

On sale at the venue from 11:00 on Saturday, October 8th.
Some of the works will also be available on the art online marketplace "OIL by Bijutsu Techo" from 11:00 on Saturday, October 8th.

*Products may be sold out before the start of the exhibition depending on the pre-sale situation.

・Artist profile

Takami Sakurai
1928-2016 Born in Fukuoka Prefecture.
1957 Formed the "Kyushu-ha" group, which sought to simultaneously reform art and society.
1957 West Japan Art Exhibition (Encouragement Prize)
1965 Moved to the United States (San Francisco)
1970 Visited San Francisco for the second time and started the artist commune "Konjac"
1972 Mural production for the San Francisco Museum of Art
1973 Traveled to France, saying that art is still France

[Main exhibition/solo exhibition]
1956 Yomiuri Independent Exhibition (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum/Tokyo) 1957 9th – 1963 15th Expert (art critic/appraiser) Alain Navarro plan Exhibition (Paris) / Paris Municipal Special Gallery 1992

Tomokazu Sakurai
Born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1954. Father: Takami Sakurai (leader of avant-garde art group, Kyushu group)
A life surrounded by paintbrushes since birth.
1970 Moved to the United States with his father. Start a communal life with konnyaku.
1972 After returning to Japan, produced rock band concert posters, album jackets, and rock event posters.
1978 Traveled to France "Novembre à Vitry" (Exhibited "People, Wind and Bicycles" / Vitry, France)
1980 Returned to Japan
1982 West Japan Art Exhibition (Encouragement Prize) Submitted to the Tokyo Central Museum Oil Painting Grand Prize Exhibition
2016 Painting theory "zero degree" publication

[Main solo exhibition]
Fukuoka Prefectural Cultural Center (now Fukuoka Prefectural Art Museum) 1975 Fukuoka City Art Museum 1981, 1988 Yurakucho Marion Asahi Gallery 1986, 1987, 1988

・Exhibition details

Takami Sakurai and Kyowa Sakurai “Those who created the Kyushu school, and what was born from the Kyushu school”

Dates|Saturday, October 8, 2022 to Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Time|11:00~20:00 *Last day only, closes at 18:00 Venue|Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM (event space)
Admission | Free Organizer | Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Cooperation | Gallery MORYTA
Inquiries|03-3575-7755 (during business hours)/info.ginza@ccc.co.jp
Feature page| https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/art/29021-1613290920.html

Abstract 2022, Kyowa Sakurai, wood panel, acrylic paint

Abstract 2022, Kyowa Sakurai, wood panel, acrylic paint

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