KH Gallery Ashiya is a museum-like gallery where visitors can indulge in the masterpieces of Hiroko Koshino in tranquility.
Natural light seeping into the powerful space designed by architect Tadao Ando illustrates the contrast between undressed concrete walls and paintings, shifting in pattern from moment to moment.
The lush nature cropped by the large windows serves as a source of inspiration for Koshino Hiroko’s artistic endeavors, rendering the artist to return to this place as her production studio every weekend.
Our gallery is open to the public on a reservation basis.
Thursday, April 8 – Sunday, June 20
Closed: Wednesdays / Other event days Closed when Hankyu Bus does not operate
Open upon reservation: Please fill the “Admission Reservation Form” on the website’s ASHIYA GALLERY page. Sunday admission is also by reservation only at the moment.
＊Reservation starts on Monday, April 5.
At “HIROKO KOSHINO EX・VISION TO THE FUTURE” held at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art from April 8th to June 20th is a selection of creations in more than 60 years of activities- be amazed by the fashion and art on an overwhelming scale.
At the same time, KH Gallery Ashiya is presenting various creations going beyond the norm, including the newest work entitled ” Hiroko Koshino – The Origin”. The hardship at atelier in Ashiya is, in fact, the source of creation for Koshino. The space designed by Tadao Ando is also the platform where the challenge began, which Koshino established 40 years ago for self-inspiration and flying up high to the world. Immerse in the life of Hiroko Koshino and the moment when creation is born.
KH gallery Ashiya is temporarily closed on 7th February (Sunday) for the prevention coronavirus.
Please understand that we may need to turn down new reservations after 8th February as an infection prevention strategy.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
KH Gallery Ashiya will be closed the following schedule.
From 26rd December until January 22th, 2021
The opening of the New Year starts on January 23th.
Next Reservation starts on Friday, January 8. 2021
The square framework is getting popular in recent years because of Instagram. Yet, Koshinohas been using a square canvas for over 10 years since she officially started painting. And, a highlight of this exhibition is her square paintings.The series of 120cm square paintings are simply Koshino’s representative expressions of her abstract concepts. She goes with the flow of her tools and create from coincidences, sometimes you may discover reversed frameworks-the magnificent scale that breakthrough the limitations of the sky and the earth is the most discernible feature indeed.Expanding in the70cm square-shaped abstract paintings is the peaceful world of collage and detailed drawings.The interpretation of this series changes drastically depending on the pattern-grid, side by side, and randomized arrangements.As in the concrete paintings, some hilarious figures are moving around are they are placed inside some square screens with various backgrounds, and the dynamic is unprecedented and impressive.The square paintings are boundaryless-the four sides just create possibilities in interpretations, and it’s amazing to look into them careful and define which is up and which is down. The flexibility to alter the exhibition layout is fascinating. It would be great if you could enjoy Koshino’s discernible aesthetic sense and explore her painting world.
“Koshino Hiroko – The Melody with Artistic Colors” is now at KH gallery Ashiya. It is a cross-aspect, collaborative expansion of Koshino’s artworks with various colors, motif, shapes as new definitions of freedom. The artworks and fashions also express the huge inspiration by classical music in recent years. The colorful collaboration of paintings themed with music and musical instruments in exhibition is, in fact, the conceptual source for the designs in the Spring Summer Tokyo collection in 2002.