KH Gallery Ginza 11th Exhibition
Hiroko Koshino – Contrasts in Seasons

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Sunday, June 14, 2015 10:30 am - 7:00 pm  Open everyday throughout the exhibition period

Hiroko Koshino, active in a wide range of fields, from fashion, to painting, to lifestyle. While active as a fashion designer on the front lines of the industry, her presence as an artist always vigorously immersed in creativity has fascinated a great many people. At KH Gallery Ginza, we will present the diverse styles presented by Hiroko Koshino’s world of art for each season.

Koshino’s style is to construct her artwork as she sketches them out. In this pieces, the vertical and horizontal, and the lower and upper stratum intersect, and accumulate in layers as they materialize, fortifying their visual multi-layered nature. To an artist who continues to create artwork at her studio in Rokko mountains, the changing of seasons in Japan are perpetually a source of inspiration, and have come to be a theme in her work.

For this exhibition, we will display approximately 10 paintings, including some new pieces, themed on the variety of contrasts in the natural world, such as the moon and sun, light and shadow, and warmth and cold. This masterpiece, shown at the Mus-e des Arts D-coratifs in Paris in 2010, makes its Japanese premiere. At this venue, you are sure to come into contact with the philosophy of Koshino’s perpetual pursuit of new forms of beauty.



Saturday, May 9 - Wednesday, May 20 2015

ART & DESIGN FORUM + EXHIBITION entitled ‘future story’ was held at sky Campus, ABENO HARUKAS 24th floor, Osaka University of Arts from Saturday,9th May to Wednesday, 20th May. On Sunday, 17th May, Hiroko Koshino appeared as a special guest and gave a lecture entitled ‘unlimited expression’ in which she talked about her background and how she aspired to become an artist even at a Young age. While active as a fashion designer, her presence as an artist attracts many people’s attention. She also exhibits the drawings inspired by street graffiti when she traveled to Greece. She said ‘My mission for drawing is to make people happy, just same as when I make clothes.’


KH Gallery Ginza 10th Exhibition
Akio Hirata Retrospective in collaboration with Hiroko Koshino: From a bud to a flower

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 10, 2015 10:30 am - 7:00 pm Open every day throughout the exhibition period

KH Gallery Ginza will mark the third anniversary of its founding in September 2015. The gallery’s tenth exhibition in this, a milestone year, will feature works by Akio Hirata, hat designer for Empress Michiko as well as for many leading catwalk brands, and by fashion designer Hiroko Koshino.

It is one year since the death of Akio Hirata, who played the leading role in the field of haute couture hat called “Haute Mode” in Japan for many years. He thought outside the box, creating strikingly original designs which all the while valued Japanese tradition. Meanwhile, Hiroko Koshino has given expression to Japanese aesthetics and traditional culture in the area of clothing, playing a major role in boosting the Japanese fashion world in its infancy.

In her past collections, created in collaboration with Hirata, the elegant, fashionable, and unique styles of the pair harmonized astonishingly, causing many people to marvel. Each one of these works, infused with their creators’ spirits down to the last detail and backed up by their passion, surpass any concept of fashion, projecting a distinctive presence even today.

Please enjoy observing the brilliant design philosophy of these two designers, who loved the culture and art in which they were raised, and who continually experimented in various ways in order to create a new beauty.


Sensu and Uchiwa Exhibition associated with the Rimpa 400 Year Celebration Festival

Saturday, March 7- Sunday, March 8 2015

Japanese traditional hand held fans -sensu and uchiwa- designed by Hiroko Koshino with her ink painting, was shown together with 7 other designers’ works held in Kyoto. (Association of Commerce and Industry) This exhibition was part of the “Rimpa 400 Year Celebration Festival”.


KH Gallery Ginza 9th Exhibition
Hiroko Koshino Concerto of Doze
– Whisper of Fairies –

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:30 am - 7:00 pm Open every day except for the year-end and New Year holiday season

KH Gallery Ginza in Namiki Street, Ginza, presents variety of artworks of an artist Hiroko Koshino that match up with each season.

Although Koshino had already used fabrics in collage or other techniques, she paused to focus on fabrics themselves for this exhibition and created a series of artworks mainly including relief-shaped ones, using forms of wrinkles and pleats. Her passion for beautiful forms as a fashion designer seems to go beyond the area of drawing and expand stories in the three-dimensional world of creation. Crystals of fabrics that Koshino had come to life embody a variety of animals and plants and eventually transform into innocent cavorting fairies who alight in the space.

A huge work and installation artworks that set a precedent for this series, which were exhibited at “BIWAKO BIENNALE 2014” held until November will also be exhibited at KH Gallery Ginza during the exhibition.

In this winter, listen to the whisper of fairies for a while and enjoy the new fantastic world of Hiroko Koshino.

WORK #1286 "White Fantasy", 2014, 220×380cm


KH Gallery Ginza Special Event
Floating Garden – Hiroko Koshino with Flower Artist Dan Takeda

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:30 am - 7:00 pm (5:00pm - 7:00pm on January 28) Open everyday throughout the exhibition period

このたび、KH ギャラリー銀座では、小篠弘子(コシノヒロコ)の幻想的な絵画世界に、シンガポールで活躍する武田段(Dan Takeda)のフラワーマジックが舞い降り、協奏曲の第二楽章を奏でます。

小篠は本年、3 月~5 月の淡路花博2015 において花にちなんだアート作品の展示、また銀座のギャラリーでは多彩なアーティストとのコラボレーション展示も予定しています。その序章となるような、4 日間のみの特別展示を是非ご高覧ください。

武田段(Dan Takeda)

1981 年、横浜生まれ。日本での研鑽を経て2008 年シンガポールにDAN TAKEDA FLOWER & DESIGN PTE.LTD を設立。ルイヴィトンのシンガポール旗艦店での顧客向けパーティやクリスチャンディオール、シャネルなど多くのハイエンドブランドの店舗ディスプレイが評判を呼び、2013 年には月刊AERA「アジアで勝つ日本人100 人」に選出され冒頭記事を飾る。2014 年英国の出版社Thames & Hudson のOliver Dupon 編「Floral Contemporary」で世界を代表するフラワーアーティスト 32 人のうちの1 人として作品が掲載される。ラッフルズプレイスでのフラワーインスタレーションや国立シンガポール美術館でのデモンストレーション等、アーティストとしての活動も精力的に展開している。


Dan Takeda, Flower Artist



Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Sunday, November 9, 2014

At Biwako Biennale, Koshino’s installation under a theme of “White World” along with some of the artist’s paintings were put on exhibition.


“Hiroko Koshino: Gifts of the Brush”

Wednesday, October 15 - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An exhibition consisting of Koshino’s recent paintings and past paintings was held at the Daimaru Department Store Kyoto in Kyoto.


KH Gallery Ginza 8th Exhibition
Hiroko Koshino COLORS
– Inspired by Street Art –

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - Monday, November 24, 2014 10:30 am - 7:00 pm Open everyday throughout the exhibition period

KH Gallery Ginza in Namiki Street, Ginza, presents variety of artworks of an artist Hiroko Koshino that match up with each season.

In April, just before setting out to create artworks for this exhibition, Koshino was impressed by the scenery that she saw in Greece where she had been traveling. It was a street art (graffiti) that decorates the run-down wall with its surface poses a melancholy look, decaying over time. The graffiti gave the wall a vibrant colorful look.

Based on her memory of the travel, Koshino’s original graffiti art pieces that are created on art boards, are being exhibited while exercising as many mediums as she can currently employ. Those include graffiti, a primitive medium of creative activity, photo collage, and artworks with repetitive images that present design elements, and so on. Meticulously selected small art pieces among some 100 art pieces shall convey feelings that Koshino must have felt, while capturing each image through the lens of a camera. Things that have been around for ages similarly embrace old and new feel; subtle charm that passage of time can only deliver that are contrasted with vivid strong colors… Koshino’s memory and her free imagination bring you to the vivid graffiti world. Please enjoy.

At Biwako Biennale, takes place around the same time as the exhibition, installation under a theme of “White World” along with some of the artist’s paintings are put on exhibition. Koshino’s another world that differ from visual vivid ones can be enjoyed there.

WORK #1206, 2014, 125×90cm


KH Gallery Ginza 7th Exhibition
Tree, Life, Shine, Path, Joy, Spirit…

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:30 am - 7:00 pm Exhibition is open every day except summer holiday from Saturday, August 9 to Sunday, August 17

KH Gallery Ginza in Namiki Street, Ginza, presents variety of artworks of an artist Hiroko Koshino that match up with each season. This exhibition marks the seventh occasion, featuring “Tree Series” that Koshino has been working on for a long time. Among the artist’s 16 pieces of work include “Holy Dichotoma,” along with her latest work of a folding screen that had been exhibited at the 77th anniversary of her birth. “Holy Dichotoma” is a piece that had been exhibited at The Salon Comparaisons held at Grand Palais, Paris in 2011.

“Trees synchronize with spirit,” says Koshino. She planted an evergreen tree of Redwood (Sequoia Sempervirens) in her studio in Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture, where she mainly draws her art works. She named the studio “Semper,” with her wishes for everlasting prosperity.

This exhibition’s Tree Series captures paths of Hiroko Koshino’s bright and lively creative life, which represents joy. Please enjoy the exhibition.

“Holy Dichotoma” 2011

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