Gallery Yamaki Fine Art is excited to announce a solo exhibition of Kuniyosi Ixima. Throughout his career, Kuniyosi has been painting portraits. The subjects in his paintings mostly consist of people’s bodies and faces taken from found photographs, thus are motifs of complete strangers to the artist. As he states, the expressions and atmosphere in his works “may be trying to catch the contentment which lies beneath the emptiness”. Created without adding extra information, Ixima’s paintings, sometimes joyfully and sometimes in sorrow, appear differently to each viewer through connecting and disconnecting with one’s own narrative.

Kuniyosi Ixima (born in Fukuoka ,1980) graduated from Musashino University of Fine Art with a BA in Oil Painting. Since 2006 he has frequently held both solo and group shows mainly in Fukuoka . He works on paintings and simultaneously develops live paintings and avant-garde performances. Through interdisciplinary practices such as installations, sculptures, films and researches in Eastern philosophy, he is an upcoming artist exploring his concept; “What do others see in objects that praise emptiness?”

This is Ixima’s first solo exhibition at Gallery Yamaki Fine Art and will primarily present his recent works from 2013 and 2014. We sincerely hope all visitors to enjoy this opportunity.

【Selected solo Exhibitions】
2020'Graceful Diversity’ Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
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】
2020’VOCA Exhibition 2020 Prospects for Contemporary Art’ Uenomori Museum of Art , Tokyo
2019’Otonai -Sound/Visit-’, Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
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
【Artist Information】
Kuniyoshi IXIMA

SessionSat. Nov 8, 2014 - Sat. Nov 29, 2014 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)