Toeko Tatsuno - TWIN COLORS
Closed on Mon, Tue
May 06 (thu) May 22 (sat) 13:00-18:30 Closed on Sun, Mon
※Toeko Tatsuno's solo show in Tokyo has been postponed for one month due to a declaration of a state of emergency. We will inform you once the schedule has been decided.
Gallery Sekiryu is pleased to announce Toeko Tatsuno’s solo show, the second since 2018. Toeko Tatsuno (1950-2014) was born and raised in Okaya City, Nagano, which is surrounded by rich nature with a view of Suwa lake. After completing the Fine Arts Graduate Course in Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, she started creating minimalist work on paper using a silkscreen technique from the early 1970s and then continued to develop her creations in oil on large canvas after the 1980s. In 1995, her work was shown in a solo exhibition at the national museum of modern art Tokyo. At just age 45, she was the youngest artist exhibited in the museum’s history. She consistently created oil paintings, drawings, and print works throughout her career. Her work has been regularly shown in exhibitions as a cornerstone of Japanese contemporary painting even after her passing at the age of 64 and included in the collections of about forty institutions domestically and internationally.
Tatsuno gets inspiration from common scenes in daily life. She shows us the strength and richness of her creations like magic based on ordinary things that everyone can easily see. Her work is beloved by many people and her worldview remains fresh and powerful. About 15 pieces, including canvases, drawings, and print works are showcased in this exhibition. We do hope you find the opportunity to see and enjoy them.