ARTIST INFO

Kuniyoshi IXIMA

Kuniyoshi Ikushima is an artist who works on different mediums including installations, sculptures, films and live painting performances.

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
    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
    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

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

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