ICHINOSE Hiroshi (1944-) Contemporary artist. Born in Tokyo. When he was a boy, he attended the atelier of Koyanagi Shutaro in Musashino and began oil painting. After graduating from Seikei University he aspired to be a painter. Studied under Pierre Matthey at Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux Arts. from 1976 to 1979. During that time, he exhibited abstract paintings called “paysage abstrait,” mainly at Salon d’Automne. He also exhibited at places such as Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts and Salon des Independents. In 1987, after returning to Japan, he left Tokyo and built an atelier on a cape in Aio, in the suburbs of Yamaguchi City. He took that opportunity to seek a motif of changes in the ocean and presented “stream & drift” at International Impact Art Festival and Muramatsu Gallery in 1991. After that he developed an “INNER” series of “things that corrode/things that are corroded.” The organic form of various types of blended mixed oils and pigments, and traces on the surface from inorganic corrosion with support mediums turned the full depths into a work of art. The presence of subdued neutral colors is delicate and transient. From 2000 to 2008 he held a personal exhibition at Gallery Yamaguchi and at Gallery Kobayashi in Tokyo in 2014.

INNER 'things that corrode / things that are corroded. Mixed oil & pigment on canvas/194 ×130cm


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