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YOSHINORI AKAZAWA

Yoshinori Akazawa is a Japanese artist. He was born in 1971 in Japan.

In 1995, He graduated with a BFA in Japanese painting (Nihonga) from Kyoto City University of Arts (Faculty of Fine Arts).

In 1997, he graduated from Kyoto prefectural technological school in Pottery. Following which, in 1998, he graduated from the Ceramics course from Kyoto municipal industrial research institute. His artistic expression ranges from painting to ceramic sculptures. The basis of his art is inspired and sketched from Nature- the colours, atmosphere, form, and balance.

" I create it. I make a model of nature and create it to become a natural form. So that space forms the earth, and it is the art that the earth creates stones and jewels from. I create it to clarify nature and human relations. I create something when I find something that is new in something old." Yoshinori Akazawa

Already recognized and widely exhibited in Japan, Akazawa’s works are also gathering fans internationally. His powerful work, People’s Night and Moon (1993) was chosen to grace the cover of Dr. Carone’s Plato’s Cosmology and Its Ethical Dimensions.

On the work, Dr. Carone said,
"I was very struck by the intensity and depth of the painting. It seemed to capture the cosmic dimension and its integration with the human sphere very powerfully. That is why I chose it as a cover of my book: 'Plato's Cosmology and Its Ethical Dimensions'. Gabriela Carone"

In addition to his success as a Nihonga painter, Akazawa’s ceramic sculptures are also appreciated with the same fanfare. His ceramic works have been exhibited in Italy, Austria, Spain and Japan and are collected by the Museum of International Ceramics of Faenza, Italy, and KUZ/Kapfenberg Museum, Austria.

Eve Loh

Sun, 3-04-2016 updated


Studies

1995

Graduated Kyoto City University of Arts (BFA)



Solo Exhibition

2015

Ceramic solo "MOSAICO NEO" Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi main store Art square, Tokyo, Japan

2014

Nihonga painting "HanaNoHana (Flower of Flower)" Rakuto Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2013

Nihonga painting "HANAKAGAMI (Flower Mirror)" Rakuto Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2009

Realizes 15 Fusuma paintings and donates to Soken-ji temple (in the ruins of Azuchi Castle which contains the ashes of Oda, Nobunaga), Azuchi, Shiga, Japan

2007

Nihonga painting "HANADAYORI (The Letter of flowers)" DAIMARU Tottori, Tottori, Japan

Nihonga painting "The World of Yoshinori Akazawa" NTT west Uji Fureai gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2004

Nihonga painting "SAKURA (Cherry blossom)" Gallery Shimada deux, Kobe, Japan

Nihonga painting "Wild Flower" Gallery KOPIS, Tokyo, Japan

2002

Nihonga painting "Flower Shower" Sakaimati garow, Kyoto, Japan

Nihonga painting "The better is the Night in Summer" Rakuto Gaallery, Kyoto, Japan

1999

Nihonga painting "The Nightscape" Sakaimati garow, Kyoto, Japan



Selected Group Exhibition

2015

"FAENZA" Sekiguchi Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2014

"5th International Ceramic Tile Teiennial elit-tile" Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,WI.

"17th International biennale of ceramics d'Esplugues ANGELINA ALÓS" Barcelona, Spain

"43rd Exhibition of Japanese Traditional art crafts of Kinki area" Osaka, Kyoto, Japan

"1st. International Contemporaly Ceramic Exhibition" Abant İzzet Baysal University Exhibition Hall ,Bolu, Turkey

2013

"'Sign and Miracle' 8th International ceramics Biennale Kapfenberg", KUZ Culture center ,Kapfenberg, Austria

"3rd International Ceramic Symposium in Tunisia" National Centre of Ceramic Art Sidi Kacem Jélizi,Tunis, Tunisia

"1st International Contemporary Ceramic Art competition Ariano Irpino" Ariano Irpino, Italy

"The Story of the Creative" See.Me NYC Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

"Kyosho-ten" Kyoto Art Club, Japan

2012

"16th International biennale of ceramics d'Esplugues ANGELINA ALÓS" Barcelona, Spain

"1st Santorini Biennale of Arts" Santorini, Greece

"'WAN' a variety of forms" Gallery Voice Tajimi, Japan

"32nd International Ceramics Competition L'Alcora 'CICA2012'" L'Alcora, Spain

"41st Exhibition of Japanese Traditional art crafts of Kinki area" Osaka, Kyoto, Japan

2011

"12th international Ex-tempore of ceramics Piran 2011" Piran, Slovenia

"'Ceramica Viva' - I ceramisiti giapponesi premiati a Faenza -" Tokyo-Tajimi, Japan

"'57th Premio Faenza' International Ceramic Art Competition" Faenza, Italy

"International Mixed Exhibition Ceramics - Painting - Sculpture" Usak, Turkey

"40th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional art crafts of Kinki area" Osaka, Kyoto, Japan

2010

"11th international Ex-tempore of ceramics Piran 2010" Piran, Slovenia

"4th International Ceramic Tile Teiennial elit-tile" Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,WI.

"39th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional art crafts of Kinki area" Osaka, Kyoto, Japan

2009

"10th Ex-tempore International Ceramic Art Competition" Piran, Slovenia

"'56th Premio Faenza' International Ceramic Art Competition" Faenza, Italy

"'Picasso Day' - Small Art Objects 2009 'Relating to BLUE'" Vallauris, France

"38th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional art crafts of Kinki area" Osaka-Kyoto, Japan

2008

"LXXVIII Exhibition of Pottery and Ceramics of La Rambla" La Rambla, Cordoba, Spain

"'ILLUSION' 5th International ceramics Biennale Kapfenberg" Gmunden Hip-Hall ,Gmunden, Austria (touring)

"37th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional art crafts of Kinki area" Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Japan

2007

'"'ILLUSION' 5th International ceramics Biennale Kapfenberg" KUZ Culture center ,Kapfenberg, Austria

"'55th Premio Faenza' International Ceramic Art Competition" Faenza, Italy.

"36th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional art crafts of Kinki area" Osaka-Nara-Wakayama-Kyoto, Japan

2006

"35th Exhibition of Japanese Traditional art crafts of Kinki area" Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Japan

Nihonga painting "National Cherry Blossom Festival® 'ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS'" Institute of Washington DC ,Washington DC, USA

Nihonga painting "Seed~" Gallery KOPIS, Tokyo, Japan

2004

"Nihonga-no-100" Ishida-taiseisya Hall ,Kyoto, Japan



Museum Collection Show

2015

"5 Years Ceramic Symposium Memory" Dar El Founoun(CNAV), Tunis, Tunisia

2014

"'CERÁMICAS DEL MUNDO' Funds of Collection Contemporary Ceramics the Museum of Ceramics Alcora " Museum of Fine Arts of Castellón , Spain

2013

"'Terra Moti' presente alla Fiera Campionaria della Campania" Ariano Irpino, Italy

"'Ceramica contemporanea giapponese in Italia' il Premio FAENZA" Istituto Giapponese di Cultura in Roma, Roma, Italy

"MIC Faenza - Sguardi sulla scultura del XX secolo -" Forli, Italy

2011

"'Opere del Yoshinori Akazawa' from Collections of MIC" Bologna Airport MBL, Bologna, Italy.



Public & Private Collections

MIC/International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza (Faenza, Italy)

Art Museum of City of Ravenna (Ravenna, Italy)

Town and Ceramics Musuem in Ariano Irpino (Ariano Irpino, Italy)

KUZ Cultur center/Kapfenberg Museum (Kapfenberg, Austria)

Herman Pečarič gallery (Piran, Slovenia)

A.I.R Vallauris (Vallauris, France)

Museum of Ceramics in La Rambla (La Rambla/Cordoba, Spain)

Museum of Ceramics in L’Alcora (L’Alcora, Spain)

MEL/Museus d’Esplugues de Llobregat (Esplugues de Llobregat/Barcelona, Spain)

Santorini Biennale of Arts Permanent collection (Santorini, GreeceE)

Tunisian Republic Ministry of Culture (Tunis, Tunisia)

CNCA/ Centre National of Ceramic Art (Tunis, Tunisia)

MCC/ Museum of Contemporary Ceramics (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

Azuchi castle ruins Soken-ji (Azuchi, Japan)

Mr. Basil Alkazzi (Monte-Carlo, Monaco)



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