Kuniyosi IXIMA

Sat. September 10, 2016 – Sat. October 8, 2016

※ The artist will be present on Sat. September 10

《urban life》 2016 acrylic on canvas  227.3×162 cm

Gallery Yamaki Fine Art is thrilled to announce a solo show of Kuniyosi IXIMA. Ixima graduated in 2003 from Musashino University of Fine Art with a BA in Oil Painting. Since 2006, he has been based in Fukuoka and is an emerging artist, working mainly on paintings, simultaneously developing live paintings and avant-garde performances. This is Ixima’s second solo show at Gallery Yamaki Fine Art and will introduce approximately 10 of his latest acrylic works, painted solidly in pop colors, based on his friends/acquaintances and surroundings.

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.

2 years has passed since his first solo exhibition at Gallery Yamaki Fine Art in 2014. Ixima states that “From the previous periods in which I was seeking to paint the existence of something, now I feel I am trying to capture the phenomenon that something exists.” We sincerely hope you enjoy witnessing Ixima’s new ground on this occasion.

1980 Born in Fukuoka, Japan
2003 Graduated Musashino Art University
Lives in Fukuoka, Japan

【Solo Exhibitions】
2016 Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
2015 “mask” Shigekiba, Fukuoka
  “New Works by K.Ixima” Yamane Art Lab., Fukuoka
  “White Paper” TAGSTÅ, Fukuoka
2014 “joke” Shigekiba, Fukuoka
  “new works by Kuniyosi Ixima” Yamane Art Lab., Fukuoka
  “Mt.Goli / Wanderer” Gallery YANYA, Fukuoka
  “Ixima Kuniyosi” MIYAKE FINE ART, Tokyo
  “PORTRAIT” Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe
2013 “Exhibition of Ixima Kuniyosi” MANOMA, Fukuoka
2012 “Arbitrarily Solo Exhibition” gallery: moa, Kagoshima
2009 “Invisible Drug” ART TRACE GALLERY, Tokyo
  “Fukuoka HITriennial” IAF SHOP*, Fukuoka
2008 “a Line and a Beggar” art space tetra, Fukuoka
2007 “I cross the Sea” IAF SHOP*, Fukuoka
2006 “Exhibition of the Evil” Enjoy Space Daimyo, Fukuoka
2000 “a Painting Show” café Sisa, Tokyo
1999 “DOMORU exhibition” café Sisa, Tokyo
【Group Exhibitions】
2016 “Art Fair Tokyo 2016” Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
  “BI NO KODO KYUSHU: Creator Archive” Museum of Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka
2015 “Art Fair Tokyo 2015” Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
  “Resonance Asia” Art Fair Asia booth 1101,Gallery Oishi, Fukuoka
  “N Collection: Ship of Theseus” Art Base Momoshima, Hiroshima
  “MSB & MSB” Gallery Towaru, Fukuoka
2014 “Shigekiba Arte 2012-2013” Sheigekiba, Fukuoka
  “Scatter Gather” Wald Art Studio, Fukuoka
  “Fukuoka Asian Art FUTARIennale 2014” IAF SHOP*, Fukuoka
  “MSB & MSB” Gallery Towaru, Fukuoka
2013 “Shigekiba Arte vol.6” Shigekiba, Fukuoka
  “the Decoration : paintings and photos” art space tetra, Fukuoka
2012 “ketchup” IAF SHOP*, Fukuoka
  “Ban Minoru” OAP studio, Fukuoka
  “Kumamoto castle town large game 2012” Kaneya, Kumamoto
2011 “Descend with Hole” OAP studio, Fukuoka
  “Second time/Art event to be held in the same building and residential workplace, in Shinmachi Kumamoto” Shinmachi street, Kumamoto
2010 “Until then” Park Side Gallery, Fukuoka
2009 “Art Festival of the Time” Dolphin port, Kagoshima
2008 “mook tank exhibition” Gallery 130, Fukuoka
  “Zenin-ten in Kyusyu” AMP Gallery, Saga
  “Kanogoshima Making” Noko island, Fukuoka
【Events and performances】
2015 “Performances at Factory” FACTORY UNVELASHU, Fukuoka
2014 “Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival” Pomplaza Hall, Fukuoka
  “We’re Gonna Go Dancing!!Ⅱ” IMS Hall, Fukuoka
  “The night of peering into the lids” Factory Unvelashu, Fukuoka
  “ESPRIT DIOR” Commission work Tamaya AS Building, Tokyo
2013 “New Year Painting : Hai-2013-Kei” IAF SHOP*, Fukuoka
  “suburb” Tsuti, Fukuoka
  “The night of peering into the lids” Blackout, Fukuoka
  “fog” Tsuti・Air, Fukuoka
  “kingfish” NAVARO, Kumamoto
  “6th Chiyofuku Autumn Festival” Artspace Chiyofuku, Fukuoka
2012 “fog” Nomuno, Yamaguchi
  “RAINBOW2012” ASPECTA, Kumamoto
  “Art Line Kashiwa” JR Kashiwa Station, Chiba
2011 “fog” Bonobo, Tokyo
  “RAUMKUNST” decadent DELUXE, Fukuoka
2010 “Let's play!” BEAT STATION, Fukuoka
  “Let's Fog at graf!” graf, Fukuoka
  “gigi × IAF SHOP*” IAF SHOP*, Fukuoka
2009 “The Trace of Aggression” ART TRACE GALLERY, Tokyo
  “Sokekki Syukai Final!” Bay-side place Hakata, Fukuoka
  “HYPNOSIS” decadent DELUXE, Fukuoka
2008 “Zenin-Ten × mook tank” AMP Gallery, Saga
2007 “mook tank” 3 go-soko, Fukuoka
2009 Publication of first catalogue

【Works to be exhibited】

《hanging a bag before funeral》 2016 
acrylic on canvas  227.3×162 cm
《full color 01》 2016 
acrylic on canvas  53×53cm


Sat. September 10 - Sat. October 8, 2016 Closed on Sundays and Mondays
11:00-13:00 / 14:00-19:00 [-17.00 on the last day]
Gallery Yamaki Fine Art   3-9-5-2F Motomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0022
TEL: 078-391-1666  FAX : 078-391-1667  MAIL: info@gyfa.co.jp
One minute walk from Motomachi Station, West exit (JR/ Hanshin Line)