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Japan Contemporaries Series 5 | Juried Open Call
STEPPING INTO A WORLD II
Curated by Motoichi Adachi and Kyoko Sato

 

Thursday, February 15 - Wednesday, February 21, 2024
[ Feb15-17, 20 12-6pm | Feb 21, 12-4pm | Feb 18,19 Closed] 
Gallery Max New York | 552 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 
tel. 212-925-7017

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 6-8pm

Performance: Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 5:30-8pm
Cleek Schrey, daxophone
Eva Salmerón + Mateo Sancho, ”La Sofisticación de Encontrarse/ The Sophistication of Finding Oneself”

ANYO HIROTA, “Michelin Awarded Takoyaki”

Kazuki Togase, “Collage of Feelings”
Nobuko + Cleek Schley “Coffin of Happiness”

TERUO HORIKOSHI "Homage to Ushio Shinohara""

Artists: 
[Grand Prize] takayuki. o

[First Runner-Up] AKIYOSHI SHIMIZU, Colorful U-go, KAYOKO ISHIKURA, 紫紺SHIKON , 朋嘉TOMOKA

 

[Second Runner-Up] ANYO HIROTA, flavor kei. HARUMI, Kazuki Togase, REIKO HARA, yama collage

 

[Honorable Mention] JUNKO M Pika, Kasumi Ruby, MAKKY, NIM, Nobuko, Shuto, SYOICHI KOBAYASHI,TERUO HORIKOSHI, TOKUDA MANAMI, Tomomi Hayashida, UEDAmasashi, YUYU ICHITOMI

 

[Guests | NY Front Runners ] Cleek Schrey, Eva Salmerón, Gordon Kindlon, Immanuel Oni, Masato Okano, Max Fujishima, Richard Ford III

 

 

takayuki. o

takayuki o, is a visual artist born in 1966 and based in Fukuoka, Japan. He commenced his career as an artist in 2023, and his artworks swiftly gained recognition through various exhibitions including “410 Art Decoration #2” at 410 Gallery Fukuoka, “Sensory: Art for the New Era” at Fukuoka Asia Museum, and “Contemporary Art Exhibition” at The National Art Center, Tokyo. Prior to pursuing art, takayuki. o graduated from the school of Architecture at Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo and worked as a first-class architect in a prominent general contracting firm, serving as a design architect. 

Japan Contemporaries Series 6 | Juried Open Call
100 ARTISTS OF THE WORLD: 
STEPPING INTO TIMES SQUARE

Curated by Motoichi Adachi and Kyoko Sato
Presented by Vision Art Media

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 8-9pm
Screen at 3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036

 

Artists: 
AKIYOSHI SHIMIZU, ANYO HIROTA, Kasumi Ruby, KOSHO, HARUMI, Miki Goto, Nobuko, Shuzo Hiroyasu, Teruo Horikoshi

This Juried open call exhibition “Stepping Into A World” is the fifth and Times Square Screen Presentation “Stepping Into Times Square” is the sixth installments in a series of shows that aims to collaborate with Emmy Award-winning writer Motoichi Adachi and Kyoko Sato, a renowned curator based in New York known for her expertise in Japanese culture. The overarching goal of this series is to showcase the talent of Japanese and global artists who produce captivating works across various genres and backgrounds, while integrating them into the forefront of the global art scene. By facilitating meaningful interactions and inspiration exchanges between these Japanese artists and leading figures in New York's artistic community, as well as those working internationally, the series aims to foster a dynamic and impactful artistic dialogue.

The public jurors were Dr. Les Joynes (Research Scholar and Curator, Columbia University), Kenji Tokumitsu (President, Gallery Tagboat), Jun Hanada (President, Ginza Hanada Art), Motoichi Adachi (Emmy Award winning writer) and Kyoko Sato (NY Curator). We will exhibit the selected Japanese artists along with a few New York front rummer artists. 

 

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"I cut through the art world with the sensibility that has long been active in the world of Japanese television. We want to bring a new wind of free and unrestrained ideas to a world that values old traditions. Beautiful works are beautiful and interesting works are interesting, even if they are not from famous art universities or patronized by influential galleries. We want to let attractive artists run amok in the world. I would like to try an unconventional challenge this time.”   — Motoichi Adachi

 

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Japan was defeated in World War II, but in the years that followed, many Japanese artists came to New York with dreams of international success. Although the industry has changed in the nearly 80 years after the war, the trend remains the same today. Many of the artists selected for Stepping Into A World II will be exhibiting in New York City, in a space in Soho that was once home to Leo Castelli and other prestigious galleries, and this opportunity will be a big step forward for them. 
The works include paintings, digital prints, and sculptures. Through this exhibition, visitors can receive a general view of what artists working in Japan today are interested in, what they express, and what techniques they use.
Historical masters such as Yasuo Kuniyoshi (who moved to New York in 1910), Yoko Ono (1951), Yayoi Kusama (1957), On Kawahara (1965), Ushio Shinohara (1969), Hiroshi Senju (1993), and Takashi Murakami (2001) also had their first steps and first exhibitions in New York. We cannot help but hope that such world-class artists will be born in the future from the artists in this exhibition.

 

When artists come to New York and start living here, their style changes with every moment. The international artists in the guest exhibition also have cultural backgrounds from Nigeria, Spain, Detroit, New York and Japan, and you can sense from their works how they were inspired by their own cultural backgrounds.
—   Kyoko Sato

Media sponsor:

takayuki. o

takayuki. o

Meditation 2023 Print on mulberry paper (washi) 17.3X14.4 in. | 44X36.5 cm $850

takayuki. o

takayuki. o

Message  2023 Print on mulberry paper (washi) 17.3X14.4 in. | 44X36.5 cm $950

takayuki. o

takayuki. o

Prophecy 2023 Print on mulberry paper (washi) 4.4in|44X36.5㎝ $850

takayuki. o

takayuki. o

Sigh 2023 Print on mulberry paper (washi) 17.3X14.4 in. | 44X36.5 cm $850

takayuki. o

takayuki. o

Traces of a feast 2023 Print on mulberry paper (washi) 17.3X14.4 in. | 44X36.5 cm $900

takayuki. o

takayuki. o

Truth 2023 Print on mulberry paper (washi) 17.3X14.4 in. | 44X36.5 cm $900

AKIYOSHI SHIMIZU

AKIYOSHI SHIMIZU

MonaLisa 2017 Mixed media (charcoal, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, ballpoint pen) 8×10in.|20.3×25.4cm $3,000

AKIYOSHI SHIMIZU

AKIYOSHI SHIMIZU

Imagination01 2023 acrylic gouache 13×9.5in.|33.3×24.2cm $3,690

AKIYOSHI SHIMIZU

AKIYOSHI SHIMIZU

Red Bird 2020 acrylic gouache, pencil 13×9.5in.|33.3×24.2cm $3,690

Colorful U-go

Colorful U-go

Mr Todo model nothing 2023 acrylic gouache 28×23in|72×60㎝ $6,000

Colorful U-go

Colorful U-go

Mr Todo model love 2024 Acrylic gouache 23×23in|60×60cm $3,600

Colorful U-go

Colorful U-go

Mr Todo model movie 2023 Acrylic gouache 31×31in|80×80㎝ $7,000

KAYOKO ISHIKURA

KAYOKO ISHIKURA

Breath 2023 Acrylic on Canvas 28.6×28.6 in.| 72.7×72.7cm $4,200

朋嘉TOMOKA

朋嘉TOMOKA

MITSUKO, 2023 Sumi-ink on mulberry paper (washi) 33.1×46.8 in. | 84.1×119 cm $10,000

紫紺SHIKON

紫紺SHIKON

Emperor Suiko’s bird 2023 Resin art wooden panel 28×23in.|727×606mm $3,690

ANYO HIROTA

ANYO HIROTA

A Towering Wave at Dawn 2023 Sumi-ink on mulberry paper (washi) 10.7✕9.5in|27.2✕24.2㎝ $11,000

HARUMI

HARUMI

2009 Oil on canvas 28.543×23.819in|72.5✕60.5cm $6,000

HARUMI

HARUMI

2009 Oil on canvas 28.543×23.819in|72.5✕60.5cm $6,000

HARUMI

HARUMI

Collage of feelings 2022 Mixed media 23.622inch x 35.4331in|60 x 90cm $3,200

REIKO HARA

REIKO HARA

Kukurihime Calling on  2023 Acrylic on canvas 35.8x28.6 iin.| 91x72.7 cm Not for sale

yama collage

yama collage

obsession 2023 Mixed media 28.6×28.6×0.8in|72.7×72.7×2㎝ $8,500

JUNKO M Pika

JUNKO M Pika

Selection 2022 Pastel on paper 21x18in|53×45.5㎝ $1,175

Kasumi Ruby

Kasumi Ruby

No smoking 2023 Mixed media 20×16 in|51×41cm Not for sale

MAKKY

MAKKY

Rouge Foncé 2022 Paper 31.61×39.37 in| 80.3×100 ㎝ Not for sale

NIM

NIM

Physalis [correct] 2021.6 acrylic on canvas 28.6×23.8 in.| 72.7×60.6cm $8,000

Nobuko

Nobuko

Coffin of Happiness  2023 Acrylic and pastel on cardboard and paper 87.8×26in|223×66㎝ $18,000

Shuto

Shuto

Online meeting 2023 Acrylic on canvas 16x20in| 40.64x50.8 cm $6,500

SYOICHI KOBAYASHI

SYOICHI KOBAYASHI

Apple Mint and Friends in the Forest and Pond 2023 Acrylic on canvas 28.3×46.5in| 72 × 118cm $5,000

TERUO HORIKOSHI

TERUO HORIKOSHI

Guidepost 2019 Acrylic on canvas 39.4×31.5in| 100×80.3cm $7,091

TOKUDA MANAMI

TOKUDA MANAMI

IROHA 2024 Ink on board 2.9×7.8 in.|7.5×20 cm $2,800

Tomomi Hayashida

Tomomi Hayashida

Intrauterine Memory 2023 Acrylic on canvas 24×16.1in|60.6cm×41.0cm $700

UEDAmasashi

UEDAmasashi

Spacedoor 2023 Print on mulberry paper (washi), photograph, aluminum, acrylic, wood 43.31×23.62×3.94in|110×60×10㎝ $4,000

YUYU ICHITOMI

YUYU ICHITOMI

It Doesn't Matter What Color or Shape, 2024 Oil, acrylic on canvas 28.3×23.6in|72×60 cm Not for sale

YUYU ICHITOMI

YUYU ICHITOMI

This Child will Change the World, 2023 Oil on canvas 35.8×28.3 in. | 91×72 cm Not for sale

YUYU ICHITOMI

YUYU ICHITOMI

DOUSHINKUN I, 2023 Resin 10.6×5.9 in.|27×15 cm Not for sale

Eva Salmerón

Eva Salmerón

A Forever 69, 2024 Paper and acrylic marker 4 x6 in. | 10x15.2 cm $50, Series of unnumbered originals

Eva Salmerón

Eva Salmerón

Imagination Does Not Disappoint, 2024 Paper and acrylic marker 4 x6 in. | 10x15.2 cm $50, Series of unnumbered originals

Gordon Kindlon

Gordon Kindlon

The Point of the Competition/ League of Blood, 2024, Encaustic and mixed media on board, 13x25 in.| 33x63.5 cm, $1,500

Immanuel Oni

Immanuel Oni

North, South, East, West, 2024, Metal, mesh, print, 24x24 in. | 61x61cm, $1,000

Masato Okano

Masato Okano

Grindlodge, 2024 Mixed media on paper 16.9x19.6 in. | 43x50 cm $1,000

Max Fujishima

Max Fujishima

Wish You Were Here "Giza, Egypt - Birds, 2010 Archival Digital Print 12”x16 in. | 30.4x40.6 cm $250

Richard Ford III

Richard Ford III

Series 85, Hint of Purple, 2024 Acrylic on paper 20x16 in. | 50.8x40.6 cm $750

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