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.
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.
KH Gallery Ashiya will hold the exhibition titled “The Pleiades – Resonating Artists -“. Hiroko Koshino has been meeting and interacting with artists of various genres. Through these interactions, Koshino gained many things that became inspirations for her creations, such as the essence taught by a person she calls her master, influences from unique styles of expression, and experiences of getting to know materials other than paintings. This exhibition will present Koshino’s works as well as those of the artists close to her. These works are owned by Koshino and show the ties between the artists. Please enjoy the light that the resonating stars create together, like the Pleiades shining in the winter night sky.
Aquirax Uno (illustrator)
Tadayoshi Nakabayashi (copperplate printmaker)
Susumu Notomi(ceramic artist)
Masao Hara (fashion drawing artist)
Hiroko Koshino "WORK #386" Style sketch
Kuniyoshi Kaneko "Beast Tamer" Oil painting / canvas
KH Gallery Ashiya will be extension of schedule for Hiroko Koshino -The Harmony- .
KH Gallery Ashiya will hold an exhibition entitled “Hiroko Koshino-The Harmony-”. Koshino aims to create a world where all senses, including sight and hearing, harmonize with the environment. Having incorporated an improvisation-like live piano performance in her 2019 AW fashion show, she is putting more and more importance on music. This exhibition presents her ever-expanding artistic expressions, in particular paintings that are inspired by music or have a musical feel to them. The painting she drew while listening to Chopin, a master of classical music, features lines that freely run through and offers rich imagination. Also, in the world of Japanese traditional music, Koshino is a master Nagauta Shamisen player belonging to Kinekatsukai. In the national competition of Nagauta Kinekatsukai, held in Kabukiza Theatre in April this year, she drew the stage background for the performance of Shokyokushu. Its original ink painting will be displayed in this exhibition for the first time.
The harmony created by encounters of different senses-Japan and West, music and painting, beauty of architecture… Please listen carefully to the music that comes to your heart when you see Koshino’s paintings in Ashiya surrounded by nature.
Hiroko Koshino《 WORK #1782 》
Hiroko Koshino 《 WORK #2017》
KH Gallery Ashiya will hold the exhibition entitled “Hiroko Koshino: The Composition – Aesthetics of Arrangement -“. Composition is an important artistic element in paintings. This exhibition will present various compositions in Koshino’s works, such as the color composition which is also used in fashion design, the balance between margins and Sumi ink in ink works, and the calligraphy designs. They will be displayed in diverse arrangements as an attempt at space composition.
The exhibits will change in each period and include works of diverse genres, from colorful works to ink works and calligraphies. Please enjoy the aesthetics formed by Koshino’s works created with her flexible sense and the imposing architectural space designed by Mr. Tadao Ando.
*Special exhibition of Hina dolls: Sunday, February 24 – Sunday, March 31
Hina dolls from the late Meiji period, owned by Koshino, will be displayed. The dolls and various items that feature gold lacquer decorations will shine in an orderly line with the 100-year history. Please enjoy the “aesthetics of arrangement” in Japanese traditional culture.
Hiroko Koshino 《WORK #1957-1958 》