Kimiyo MISHIMA “Painting Period 1954-1970”

Kimiyo MISHIMA “Painting Period 1954-1970”

Gallery Yamaki Fine Art will present a solo exhibition of works by Kimiyo MISHIMA.
Kimiyo MISHIMA (1932-, b. in Osaka), started to create ceramic works in about 1971 with printed matters transferred on by silk-screen, the style she has been highly recognized in and outside Japan. Now an octogenarian, she still vigorously leads creative life. Earlier, during 50s and 60s, she displayed many ambitious paintings using a collage technique, which also drew much public attention.

She had started painting in her teens, and about 1957 saw her first shift in expression from figurative to abstract. She started to draw varying motives with sprayed or thick layers of paint. From about 60s, she made use of mosquito nets, blankets, newspapers, magazines for collage, among them especially fond of printed matters. She took up silk-screen printing in 1966 and then her style has developed into three dimensional.

In her over 60 years artistic activity, MISHIMA has always been conscious of time change and the earliest paintings were the driving force for her to realize her own method and style. For MISHIMA, filling up all the surface of the artwork that was taller than herself and facing it was no less an act of realizing mental crisis of being suffocated in information. At the same time, to compose an artwork by cutting out and pasting, or thick application of paint is no less an act that is to find positive power to get over such fears. This group of paintings still embodies more reality with light humor.


【Selected solo Exhibitions】
2018Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Switzerland.
2018'Works since the painting period 1970-,' Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe, Japan.
2017"Newspaper99N/ Newspaper99-NG,” Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe, Japan.
2017Frieze New York 2017, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art Booth, New York, USA.
2017“Early Works,” MEM, Tokyo, Japan.
2016Taka Ishii Gallery, New York, USA.
2015“Kimiyo Mishima at Art Factory Jonanjima, Tokyo, Japan.

【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2019"Cgildren and Adults : What Does This Look Like? ," Ashiya City Museum of Art & History, Hyogo, Japan
2019"TheYamamura Collection: Gutai and the Japanese Avant-Garde 1950s–1980s," Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Japan
2019'Taipei Dangdai Art &Ideas', Gallery Yamaki Fine Art booth, Taiwan
2018Collection 2: The 1980s Zeitgeist as a Point of Departure, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
2018“Shigeji and Kimiyo Mishima,” MEM, Tokyo, Japan.
2017Art Basel Hong Kong 2017, MEM Booth, Hong Kong.
2017Chronicle, Chronicle!, Creative Center Osaka, Japan.
2016Taipei Art Fair, Sokyo Gallery Booth, Taiwan.
2014“Identity and Originality" Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan.
2014“Currents: Japanese Contemporary Art,” Christie's Hong Kong.

【Awards】
1965Received honorable mention at the Ninth Shell Art Award.
1963Dokuritsu Winner of the Grand Prix at Exhibition.
1974International Ceramic Exhibition, winner of Gold Medal, Faenza, Ceramic Museum, Italy.
【Artist Information】
Kimiyo MISHIMA

SessionSat. Nov 9, 2013 - Sat. Dec 14, 2013 Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Hours11:00-13:00 / 14:00-19:00 [-17:00 on the last day]
PlaceGallery Yamaki Fine Art
Venue3-9-5-2F Motomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0022
ContactTEL: 078-391-1666  FAX : 078-391-1667  MAIL: info@gyfa.co.jp
AccessOne minute walk from Motomachi Station, West exit (JR/ Hanshin Line)
ChargeFree