ARTIST INFO

Kuniyoshi IXIMA

Kuniyosi IXIMA (1980-) is an artist based in Fukuoka, Japan. Having graduated from Musashino University of Fine Art with a BA in Oil Painting, he has worked on paintings with frequent solo and group shows since 2006.
In 2014, having accepted the direct offer from the Dior office in Paris, he created the portrait of Christian Dior for the special exhibition “ESPRIT DIOR” held in Tokyo.
He is also engaged in live paintings, dance performances, and collaborations with performers.

Throughout his career, Ixima has been focusing on painting portraits. His portraits consist of faces taken from found photographs selected randomly from the internet and books, thus are motifs of complete strangers. Working from such motifs which behold no connection and reality to himself, he has been experimenting vigorously how he can bring out the reality of existence. Ixima tells us that through this practice, what he wants to express has become clearer. As Ixima shares, “What I want to express, how to get inspired to do so and how to live my everyday life, has become the core of my works.”, he has come to paint, from inspirations collected from his everyday life, the crossing and come-and-go of the usual and the unusual, reality and fiction.

Works

  • Title
    moon light
    Size
    72.7×53 cm
    Year
    2014
    Medium
    acrylic on paper mounted on board
  • Title
    physical exercise
    Size
    72.7×53 cm
    Year
    2014
    Medium
    acrylic on paper mounted on board
  • Title
    sitting at his workplace
    Size
    227.3×162cm
    Year
    2016
    Medium
    acrylic on canvas
  • Title
    urban life
    Size
    227.3×162cm
    Year
    2016
    Medium
    acrylic on canvas
  • Title
    hanging a bag before funera
    Size
    227.3×162cm
    Year
    2016
    Medium
    acrylic on canvas
  • Title
    moon light
    Size
    72.7×53 cm
    Year
    2014
    Medium
    acrylic on paper mounted on board
  • Title
    physical exercise
    Size
    72.7×53 cm
    Year
    2014
    Medium
    acrylic on paper mounted on board
  • Title
    sitting at his workplace
    Size
    227.3×162cm
    Year
    2016
    Medium
    acrylic on canvas
  • Title
    urban life
    Size
    227.3×162cm
    Year
    2016
    Medium
    acrylic on canvas
  • Title
    hanging a bag before funera
    Size
    227.3×162cm
    Year
    2016
    Medium
    acrylic on canvas

CV

1980
Born in Fukuoka, Japan
2003
Graduates from BA Fine Art Department of Painting, Musashino Art University

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
'New Works by K.Ixima,' Yamane Art Lab., Fukuoka
2017
'Ixima Kuniyosi', sarasa design lab fukuoka, Fukuoka
2017
'08:03' Somewhere in Fukuoka City
2016
'Ixima Kuniyosi', Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
2015
'New Works by K.Ixima,' Yamane Art Lab., Fukuoka
2014
'PORTRAIT', Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
2014
'Ixima Kuniyosi', Miyake Fine Art, Tokyo
2009
'Invisible Medicine', Art Trace Gallery, Tokyo
2007
'I cross the Sea', IAF Shop*, Fukuoka
1999
'DOMORU Exhibition', cafe Sisa, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
’The Declaration of artistic Life’ , Kyushu Geibun-Kan
2017
’Zu to Chi' , Hachiman-yu, Fukuoka
2016
'BI NO KODO KYUSHU : Creator Archive', Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka
2015
'N Collection: Ship of Theseus', Art Base Momoshima, Hiroshima
2014
'ESPRIT DIOR', Christan Dior, Tokyo
2013
'Shigekiba Arte vol.6', SHIGEKIBA, Fukuoka
2011
'Descend with Hole', OAP studio, Fukuoka
2008
'Kanogoshima Making', Noko island coast, Fukuoka