“Sustainable Landscape Paintings With Rock Paint” held by Kazuyuki Futagawa

At Whitestone Gallery Ginza New Building and Online Gallery, Kazuyuki Futagawa’s solo exhibition “The Earth Is No Problem Even If There Are No Humans” will be held.


Top to bottom: Memory 50-2, 2021, Memory 10-1, 2021, 45.5 × 53.0cm / Memory 6-2, 2021, 32.0 × 41.2cm / Memory 6-1, 2021, 32.0 × 41.2cm

Kazuyuki Futagawa uses rock paint precisely while inheriting the technique of Japanese painting. According to the artist, only rock paint can express the beauty of nature. It is not as heavy as oil painting even after repeated paintings, and is clearly different from watercolors. The design has a delicacy like the feathers of a cicada. In addition, Futagawa often incorporates gold-colored and gilded techniques into his creations. The art shows various expressions depending on the brightness. Incorporating western styles of light and shadow, the flatness of the incidental Japanese paintings is given perspective and texture. In the midst of the tranquil scenery, he sincerely depicts the scene reflected in the artist’s own eyes.

Kazuyuki Futagawa’s work is full of abyssal spirituality. Beyond reality, it turns into a beautiful spiritual landscape just to shine. In recent years, he has pioneered a new area of graphic ink that makes use of the shades of ink, and has been welcomed with deep praise. His masterpiece “Second Difference Two” won the Excellence Award at the Sompo Japan FACE Exhibition in 2013.

In this exhibition, we realize the coexistence of the inner landscape that has come and gone to human psychology with real nature. Please check the sustainable new phase of Futagawa Art.

■ Exhibition Overview

Dates: January 21, 2022 – February 19, 2022
Venue: Whitestone Gallery Ginza New Building
Opens at 11:00 PM
Closed: Sundays and Mondays
Location: 6-4-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 

■   Kazuyuki Futagawa Profile

Born in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture in 1954. After graduating from the Nihonga Department at Kanazawa University of Art in 1976 and the Graduate School of the Tokyo University of the Arts in 1978, he has been focusing on landscape paintings since his mid-30s. His works depicting a fresh space full of realism are highly acclaimed in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. While inheriting traditional Japanese painting techniques, he meticulously depicts the firm presence of the object with the layering of rock paint, and in order to master the depth in a quiet landscape, his work truly expresses perspective, texture, and presence of objects, sublimating it into an even more beautiful and shining mental landscape beyond realism.
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■ More   about Whitestone Gallery

Since opening in Ginza, Tokyo in 1967, Whitestone Gallery has established itself as an art gallery that competes with the world. In addition to our domestic stores in Karuizawa, Ginza, we also have offices in Hong Kong (HK H Queen’s, a complex art building) and Taiwan. Whitestone is one of asia’s most pioneering galleries, introducing postwar gutai art, contemporary artists, and up-and-coming young artists.

Company name: Whitestone Co., Ltd.
Representative: Koei Shiraishi, President
Location: 5-1-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 Established:1967  

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