Thursday, July 29, 2010

「The World of HAMADA Chimei」 Appeared in the Asahi Shimbun

An exhibition, “The World of HAMADA Chimei - Elegy and Humor in Prints and Sculptures,” which is under way in The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama in Kanagawa, was introduced in the evening edition of the Asahi Simbun, 28th [Wed.] July.

There are the images of the venue, new sculpture and sketch. Including the voice of the artist himself, the article approaches the latest HAMADA Chimei, who is 92 years old and still vigorously produces new works. Please read it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Shoko Imano / ART OSAKA 2010

From July 9th [Fri.] to 11th [Sun.], ART OSAKA 2010 was held at Dojima Hotel, Osaka. HIRO GALLERY introduced Shoko Imano in a one-man show style.

Shoko Imano’s works have a wondrous, encompassing ambience as if they soften the whole place that surrounds them. His works are well suited to the hotel rooms filled with gentle lightings and natural light. Some of the attendance, after looking at other rooms, said “The number of the works in this room is not too much and I feel relieved.”

We exhibited some works using water as an installation in this fair. The oil painting immersed in the bathtub got a lot of attention by audience and they gave various reactions.

The horizontal line drawn on the oil painting titled “Bathtub,” is waste product from our bodies and symbol of everyday life. It is locked in a painting, an unreal world, then it is immersed in the real bathtub again. A complicated art world emerges.

Shoko Imano shows us his original humor on solid foundation. This time, he suggested a possibility of new expressions again.

Thank you very much for coming.

Monday, July 5, 2010


ART OSAKA 2010 is going to be held from July 9th [Fri] to 11th [Sun] in Dojima Hotel, Osaka.

This year, HIRO GALLERY presents Shoko Imano's works.

Gift Box / oil on canvas / 97.5 × 130.5 cm / 2010

Shoko Imano's works entertain us by its translucent colors and unique composition.

The hotel rooms full of natural light bring out his delicate and refreshing works.

This exhibition is held in a one-man show style, including the presentation of new works.

Please enjoy the exhibition.


Venue:    DOJIMA HOTEL, OSAKA / HIRO GALLERY / Room No. 1016 (10th Floor)
Term:     [Preview] July 9th [Fri.] 14:00 – 20:00
         [Open to the Public] July 10th [Sat.] – 11th [Sun.] 12:00 – 19:00

ART OSAKA Official Website