In response to the spreading of the coronavirus and the advisory guidelines issued by the Hyogo Government, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art will temporarily close until further notice, effective April 8, 2020. Updates and information regarding our current exhibition, “Graceful Diversity” is available on our website. In the meantime, our gallery staff will continue to work remotely. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the following email addresses We wish you stay safe and well. Gallery Yamaki Fine Art
Gallery Yamaki Fine is pleased to announce that it holds a solo show of Kuniyosi Ixima, “Graceful Diversity”.
After graduating from Musashino Art University as an oil painting major, he lives and creates in his birthplace Fukuoka. His creative range is wide from painting to performances and installations. In addition, he was selected for VOCA Exhibition, which is known as a gateway to success for emerging artists. Gallery introduces about 30 artworks including the latest works that have been created with a variety of techniques.
Ixima has been painting mainly portraits for more than 10 years. Randomly chosen portraits from the Internet are nothing to do with ixima himself, so he repeatedly paints someone who is unknown to him which made him possible to do try and error on the expression on the human existence itself. More recently, he tackles new materials such as Sumi ink and wax with combined or widened techniques. Also the choice range of motifs is more varied from close friends to scenery, to abstract. Ixima’s artworks, though apparently vacant, urge the viewers to notice the reality of the painting action itself because the canvas let out what the artist does on it like the brush strokes.
The exhibition title, graceful variety, reflects the change of attitude towards the creation that Ixima shows who says “what I see in front of myself is the everything Of the world, and I live my days planning how I play in it. He also says “what completes the artwork is someone who stands before it.” This stance that seems to have no regrets may be linked to the Buddhist thinking, not being obstinate, on which Ixima does reading.
Pursuing every expression and possibilities, Ixima creates with his whole body as if he was playing with materials. Those rhythmic and varied artworks of Ixima are only possible beyond the techniques. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Abstract, figurative, portrait, scenery, oil, sumi ink, or Encaustic, Every style, every media is within myself simultaneously, which is impossible to divide. Each interrelated with one another and going on without When an abstract expression emerges, I make it a human portrait. When I paint complicated scenery, a simplified abstract comes up.
Those expressions are the dynamics of myself actually, and regardless of their sizes or materials, I arrange them to get some rhythm with which I can construct the exhibition, without the center, but with the whole space.