ARTIST INFO

KAITOSAIKO

The fusion of the inspiration and the impression from the nature is my subject matter.

The sky, the earth, the sea, the rays, the air, time,

a stone smoothed down with tide,

decaying fallen leaves

the soil softened with rainwater,

patterns of plants and animals

the micro- and macroscopic world

All the colours present in nature

Something like a sound from silence

Temperature, a hint, and a thought…

The beauty and the wonder which is too ordinary to notice

Things attractive are always found within nature.

CV

1974
Born in Hida Takayama
1997
Off to France after graduating from Joshibi College of Art and Design
1997
Académie de la Grande Chaumière (-2000)
2000
Aterlier Saint-Fargeau (-2005)
2005
Atelier Paul Flury (-2008)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1999
Cafe Flor, Japan
2004
Atelier Jean Paul, 18th arrondissement de Paris
2007
Galeria Grafica bis, Ginza, Tokyo / SING2, Takayama, Japan
2009
Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe, Japan
2010
ici et la, Art Front Galery Graphics, Tokyo, Japan
2014
S I N G, Takayama, Japan
2016
Flower absent, café Flore, Takayama, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

1997
Académie de la Grande Chaumière Exhibition
2002
NAC The 20th Anniversary Biennal, Paris
2003
Salon d'automne Centenary Exhibition
2005
Aterlier Saint-Fargeau Exhibition
2007
Japanese contemporary art twelve, Gallery Tsubaki, Paris
2008
NAC 25th anniversary exhibition, Maison franco-japonaise, Paris
2008
NACBiennale Grand Prix Nine 1984-2006, the 10th arrondissement of Paris / Special Exhibition A world of horizon, Art Front Gallery. Grafics, Tokyo, Japan
2010
Emerging Directors Art Fair, ULTRA003, Aoyama Spiral Hall, Japan
2015
Wakasa Kumakawa Machinami Art Festival, Fukui, Japan

Awards

1997
Saint-Malo Exhibition, Exhibition Committee Award
2000
Académie des Beaux-Arts dessin competition bronze medal
2000
The 8th NAC Biennal, NAC Award
2006
concours [ frontière ] Galerie’oeild’huit / 3 eme prix pro
2006
10ème Biennale NAC / Grand Prix