Gyokuju Funada

Gyokuju Funada


at Hillside Forum, 11/21 - 12/9

Art Front Gallery will present exhibition of Gyokuju Funada at Hillside Forum.

Gyokuju Funada: Into the Forest, Off the Path
Date:2012 Nov. 21 (wed) ? Dec. 9 (sun)
Opening Hours:11:00~19:00 *closed on Mondays
Venue:Hillside Forum
Building F, Hillside Terrace, 18-8, Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033
Admission Fee: 500yen
Organizer: Art Front Gallery

This year is the centenary of the birth of Gyokuju Funada, a painter known for his discreet and detached lifestyle. An exhibition examining his oeuvre has been held at the Nerima Art Museum and Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum(1). Art Front Gallery encountered this important artist while living his secluded life in Hiroshima, as he had done since the end of World War II. We also had the opportunity of showing his work in Tokyo and Zurich in the 1980s, and again in Tokyo in 2011. Art Front Gallery will now hold a new exhibition of various pieces by Gyokuju, including folding screens, ink paintings and the related personal items which have never been exhibited before. This will demonstrate the artist’s unquenchable spirit of inquiry and his original attitudes toward creativity.

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