KHギャラリー銀座ではこのたび「KHギャラリー銀座 光の贈り物 -コシノヒロコ×circle side-」を開催します。2012年の開廊以来7年間、皆様にご愛顧いただいたKHギャラリー銀座。そのフィナーレを飾る本展では、2000年から2001年に制作されたペーパードレスと光のインスタレーションによる幻想的な世界を創り上げます。
折り紙のように平面を立体へと発展させたドレスは、東洋の美を洋服の中で表現してきたコシノにとって大変思い入れの深い作品です。紙のように軽い素材は、しなやかに直線と曲線の変化を生み出します。本展ではアートユニット circle sideの協力のもと、ドレスに光を映し出すインスタレーションを展開。足元には花々が広がり、霞がたなびくような光景が生まれます。暗闇で光を放つドレスに向き合うとき、見る者は生命の輝きに出会えるでしょう。
KH Gallery Ginza will hold the exhibition entitled “Hiroko Koshino x Kazi Ghiyasuddin – Melody of Time”. Kazi, an artist active in Bangladesh and Japan, held the first collaborative exhibition with Koshino in 2016. The experience of working with an artist from different backgrounds influenced both of them and broadened their perspective in their activities. Koshino collaborated with Japanese traditional performing arts and music and successfully held an exhibition in New York. As for Kazi, he held a large-scale retrospective exhibition in Bangladesh last month and received a lot of praise.
In this second collaborative exhibition, Kazi will mainly present paper artworks. His paintings illustrate elaborate expressions using coincidence, which evoke various sounds in the nature. In response to this, Koshino will present abstract paintings, including the large work she created in 2014 and the latest works inspired by music. Flows of paints and freely drawn lines will create a sense of dynamism like a piano improvisation.
The exhibition with an artist who has a unique “sound” is a culmination for Koshino who has been striving to create a world of comprehensive art. Please come enjoy the rich melody created over time.
KH Gallery Ginza
Hiroko Koshino x Kazi Ghiyasuddin – Melody of Time
Tuesday, June 18 – Wednesday, July 3, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
KH Gallery Ginza will hold the exhibition entitled “Hiroko Koshino -New Creations of Traditional Performing Arts”. Koshino grew up watching Kabuki with her grandfather and became acquainted with various forms of Japanese traditional culture. In particular, she has trained in Nagauta Shamisen for many years: she is an accredited performer belonging to Kinekatsukai. For the national competition of Nagauta Kinekatsukai which will be held in the Kabukiza Theatre in late April this year, she will draw the stage background for the Shokyokushu medley. This exhibition presents the new original ink paintings for the stage background, as well as Koshino’s works related to traditional culture. The original stage background paintings that she drew for famous Nagauta songs express the diverse worlds of Sumi ink. These works will be printed on large stage curtains using the technology of Seiren Co., Ltd. and will decorate the climax scene. The exhibition will also present kimono that she painted directly with a brush to wear it at the concert, as well as lacquerware that she decorated on the occasion of her exhibition in Sabae, Fukui Prefecture, in 2018.
All the works displayed in the exhibition are the results of collaboration brought forth by Koshino who truly loves Japanese traditional performing arts and culture. Please enjoy the new creations that combine the value of tradition with a modern aesthetic sense,through which Koshino hopes people feel closer to the traditional art.
Hiroko Koshino 《 WORK #1989 》
Hiroko Koshino 《 WORK #1991 》
KH Gallery Ginza will hold the exhibition entitled “小篠弘子 × HIROKO KOSHINO – Cycle of Art and Design -”. The career of the fashion designer Hiroko Koshino started when the 18-year-old Hiroko Koshino entered the world of design while dreaming of becoming a painter. Since she found the commonality between fashion drawings and paintings, she worked at the forefront of the fashion industry as a designer. This exhibition will shed light on some of her fashion creations, selected from her huge collection, and present the close connection between art and design.
Clothes made with the original design textile, paintings that feature the collage of that textile, clothes with prints of these paintings… Such process of developing creations in different forms will be presented in installations using large frames. The exhibition will also display digital-made textiles that reproduced Koshino’s hand-drawn paintings, as well as rare clothes that she directly painted. Gicl?e fashion drawings, the starting point of clothes making, will be sold too.
Plane and solid, static and dynamic, analog and digital?please enjoy the endless cycle of art and design that connects different elements and continues to expand without limit.
HIROKO KOSHINO《WORK #1204》
HIROKO KOSHINO《2013 AW collection》
KH Gallery Ginza will hold the permanent exhibition of Hiroko Koshino “Abstract Paintings”
KH Gallery Ginza will hold an exhibition entitled “Special Exhibition: Hiroko Koshino-Homage to Junichi Nakahara”.
Junichi Nakahara worked on magazine covers and illustrations since 1930s and was known for his drawings of women with big eyes and sophisticated fashion. In the changing post-war times, he published magazines and style books and attracted the attention of many women with his diverse talents in illustrations, editing and design. Hiroko Koshino was also inspired greatly by his works in her impressionable years.
This exhibition will feature five precious paintings of Nakahara such as the cover of the magazine “Soleil” and originals of his style books. As homage to Nakahara, Koshino will draw various portraits of women with individuality on Washi papers using smudge, blurs and gradation of Sumi ink. The profile she draws with her signature is the symbol of strong women who cherish themselves.
Junichi Nakahara drew the beauty of elegant women from the pre-war to post-war eras, and Hiroko Koshino pays homage to this pioneer who pursued women’s rich lifestyle. Please enjoy the look of women who looked ahead of their time.
*Exhibited works will be partially changed during the exhibition period.
Junichi Nakahara 《The original picture of magazine "Soreiyu"》
Hiroko Koshino 《WORK #1873》
KH Gallery Ginza will hold a permanent painting exhibition of Hiroko Koshino from September 14, 2018. to September 26.
KH Gallery Ginza will hold the exhibition “Sumi-no-Kiseki”. Sumi, or Japanese ink, is a material Hiroko Koshino is most familiar with. Since her school days when she started drawing fashion style sketches with Sumi to today, she has always worked with Sumi by her side.
The beauty of Sumi and blank space is born from the relation between Japanese paper, Sumi and water. Sumi’s flow and smudge, not always controllable, sometimes create unexpected beauty. Hiroko Koshino always found new beauty in such instantaneous works and developed them to a higher level. A strained air and gentle time-two contradictory images-coexist in traces drawn by Sumi and lead the observers to quietness. As many people in the Orient have found the mystery of the universe and human spirit in Sumi, Hiroko Koshino has been attracted to and deeply in love with the depth of Sumi.
At the exhibition, her past and recent artworks that feature Sumi’s rhythmic shade, smudge and beautiful thin ink will be displayed. For Hiroko Koshino, Sumi is a special material that guides one from the instant to the eternal, and to spiritual depth. Please come enjoy the refined beauty of refreshing Sumi and blank space that makes you forget the summer heat.
*It has been a year since the release of the Western tableware “Sumi-no-Toki” series produced in collaboration by Nikko and Hiroko Koshino. Some of the products will be available for purchase at the exhibition.
By popular demand, the Homage to Klimt exhibition has been extended with some changes.
Gustav Klimt, a painter in Vienna at the end of the 19th century, created his own style influenced by Japanese traditional arts and crafts. This new exhibition features works created by Hiroko Koshino that exude Japanese style. The contemporary-feeling works are born from a combination of her spirit of respect for nature and gorgeous gold.
Please visit this world of harmony between West and East.