Sabae City Manabe-no-Yakata was held an exhibition entitled “Hiroko Koshino Exhibition COLORS-The World of Art and Fashion-“ .
Under the theme of “COLORS,” the colorful world of art and fashion was displayed at the exhibition, with colorful paintings drawn by Koshino as the source of creation in the painting room and about 20 dynamic clothes presented in the past Hiroko Koshino Collection in the fashion room with artist Kenji Etori.
And Creations made in collaboration with Sabae’s local industries such as glasses, fabrics and lacquerware had also displayed.
Also was exhibited of collaboration work between Hiroko Koshino and the artist group circle side.
During the 37-day period, 7,692 people visited.
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.
We will hold an exhibition entitled “Hiroko Koshino – Homage to Klimt” at KH Gallery Ginza. Gustav Klimt was born in 1862. He was a painter in Vienna from the late 1800s to the 1900s. Known for his decorative works depicting a variety of women, including nudes and pregnant women, his distinctive gold works incorporate the traditional art forms of Egypt and Japan. It is said that his avant-garde ideas were controversial at the time. Koshino was overwhelmed by the Klimt paintings she encountered in Vienna and felt emotionally connected to his sensitivity to anticipate the new era and his life. As a fashion designer and an artist, Koshino was inspired by Klimt, attempting a variety of expressions from 2013 to today. This exhibition will showcase “WORK #1078 Blue Bird of Happiness”, one of the largest works of her which she created in 2013, for the first time in five years. It also features a collection of a wide range of expressive paintings, such as works that take advantage of textiles designed for Hiroko Koshino Collection, as well as works using India ink and Japanese paper, and works that allow the viewer to enjoy deep color changes and profound materials. Her most recent work, created on the occasion of appearance on a special Klimt episode of the NHK program “Nichiyo Bijutsukan” broadcast in January 2018, will also be exhibited.
Klimt pursued his own sense of beauty without being caught up in trends and common ideas of the time. We hope you will enjoy Koshino Hiroko’s innovative expression, which responds across time to Klimt’s spirit.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 – Saturday, February 24, 2018
Closed: Wednesday, December 27 – Thursday, January 4, Sunday, January 14, Sunday, January 28, Sunday, February 11, Sunday, February 18
10:30 – 19:00 *Until 16:00 on Tuesday, December 26
KH Gallery Ginza will hold the exposition on the occasion of commemorative publication of “HIROKO KOSHINO | it is as it is” celebrating Hiroko Koshino’s 60th anniversary as a designer.
The book features Hiroko Koshino’s collection looks from the 1978 to 2017 Autumn/Winter and paintings that she drew over the years. The exposition space will be designed by the graphic designer Ken Miki who also designed the book. Eight-meter three-dimensional art objects will visualize Hiroko Koshino’s philosophy according to the seven chapters of the book titled through “emptiness”, ”naturalness”, ”essentiality”, ”pairings”, ”cultivation”, ”play” and ”form”. The collection looks and paintings will also be presented to create the world of Hiroko Koshino. Moreover, the atelier where she has made clothes and paintings will be reproduced to directly convey her passion for the creation.
Hiroko Koshino has been pursuing a truly rich lifestyle by creating her own world of fashion and art in harmony with Japanese culture of clothing, food, housing, leisure, relaxation, knowledge and beauty, while flexibly adopting other cultures. She wishes to pass on its history and philosophy to society and to the next generation. Please enjoy the book “HIROKO KOSHINO | it is as it is”-the culmination of Koshino Hiroko who freely travels between the mode and art-and her history of creation.
This year Hiroko Koshino, Under the auspices of the DAS (Designers Association for Designers Authorities sponsors) and JAGDA (Japan Graphic Designers Association), again Joined by the Beaujolais 2017 Label Design Exhibition held at “a&w” Wine Bar in Osaka, which held a party on releases day.
“Paintings Visible in Clothing” is being hosted at the KH Gallery Ginza. Hiroko Koshino has had an amazing 60-year career as a fashion designer and she still currently announces 2 collections a year which continue to share beauty ahead of its generation. She has also tirelessly been releasing works of art in recent years creating a unique world combing fashion and art. This exhibition displays clothing works from past collections in three categories of “quality, shape and color” which have been re-defined from the design elements of paintings. Her fashion is captured in a new manner from an artistic perspective. The series with clothing works enclosed in flat and clear acrylic cases allows guests to view in detail this “quality” including different materials for each work of art, handmade decorations and the picturesque structure. Meanwhile, the optical installation features infinite “shapes” which can be imagined from one dress. You can also take in “colors” in KH gallery’s first exhibition of colorful gicl-e style paintings which sparkle in their own small worlds.
Discovering “works of art” from past clothing could be another step forward in the fusion between fashion and art. Enjoy this unprecedented experience which transcends human form and expands your world of senses.
“Hiroko Koshino The Nature” is being hosted at KH Gallery. You can see colors and shapes that resemble vestiges and minerals that have been excavated, in paintings by Koshino. This exhibit is a collection of profound and dignified paintings that are contrastive with works that have flamboyant hues, by expressing nature and the passage of time. These paintings, with their elegant hues of gold, silver, and black, are not merely decorative, as they have appearances resembling natural objects that have existed since the distant past, such as minerals and celestial bodies. Also, the shapes and shadows of her relief works resemble land forms that were created by the passage of time. Her obsession with texture has created art in which you can see her attention to detail.
While painting, she comes closer to expressions of nature. Also, she reconstructs ancient materials and leads us to new ones. In our current generation in which artificial items are mass produced, these pieces are valuable expressions of art. By all means, come and imagine the eternal flow of time within nature.