Kazuharu ISHIKAWA

Statement

Kazuharu ISHIKAWA (born 1977, Nara, Japan) graduated from Tama Art University in 2002. The artist draws "lines" by "yarns and threads". He always brings a sketchbook and pens with him, and captures every moment of our daily lives by drawing with simple lines. He then re-creates those improvising style drawing lines by using yarns and threads onto canvases, walls ,windows ,and so on. His works in public spaces are especially popular, including walls of old private houses in an art island, Naoshima (Kagawa) and corridor in hostals in Kotobukicho (Yokohama). ISHIKAWA named his project ‘’Journey of the line’’ to aim at his lines connecting people all over the world beyond any borders. He was invited to work on “〜agnès b. ART FACADE PROJECT〜 ” and created works on the glass windows of agnès b.Aoyama (2012) and,on SODA museum in Korea to create works in the museum walls and glass surfaces (2016). His works are also presented in commercial advertisements by Toyota, flyer of the concert by Shuntaro TANIKAWA, one of the most widely read and highly regarded of living Japanese poets.

Works

BIOGRAPHY

Biography

1977
Born in Nara, Japan

Education

2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014
“TADAIMA!”, Gallery Oyasato,Nara,Japan
2013
“Kazuharu ISHIKAWA Journey of line〜Futako Tamagawa Rise〜”, Futako Tamagawa Rise,Tokyo,Japan
2012
“〜agnès b. ART FACADE PROJECT〜 vol.6 "TWINKLE" by Kazuharu ISHIKAWA”, agnès b.Aoyama,Tokyo,Japan
2010
“HIDAMARI and MIZUTAMARI -a place in the sun and a puddle”, Cafe´ Maruya, Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan
2009
“welcome home”, YUKARI ART CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo, Japan
2008
Kazuharu Ishikawa portrait exhibition “Dear friends,” -Cafe´ Maruya ver-, Cafe´ Maruya, Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan
“Dear friends,”, YUKARI ART CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo, Japan
2005
“lullaby”, Gallery Ashiya, Hyogo, Japan
“Tokyo Biyori”, rojicafe, Tokyo, Japan
“Ironna Deai Ironna Kao”, Cafe´ Maruya, Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan
2003
“Ishikawa Kazuharu conceptual painting exhibition”, Gallery Pirka, Tokyo, Japan
2002
“Ironna Deai Ironnna Kao”, Gallery Pirka, Tokyo, Japan
2001
“KAO”, Gallery Ono, Tokyo, Japan
2000
“seed”, B-one, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
“HIDE and SEEK”, SODA, Hwaseong, Korea
“with the spring breeze”, Bora gallery, Utsumi-cho, Hiroshima, Japan
2013
“Wrapping the Earth -Reconsideration from fiber”, KINARE, Niigata, Japan
2011
“HANARART”, Various historical areas in Nara, Nara, Japan
“Drawing Connections”, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
“Akito Miyazato Sculpture Exhibition II + Kazuharu Ishikawa”, Gallery Barn, Tochigi, Japan
gallery4walls 2nd Anniversary “緣”, gallery4walls, Seoul, Korea
YUKARI ART CONTEMPORARY’s 3rd year anniversary exhibition vol.2 “Garbage, IT and Me”, YUKARI ART CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo, Japan
2009
“TONARI:Their personal episode”, gallery4walls, Seoul, Korea
“GENBI DOKODEMO KIKAKU KOUBO“, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
“KOTOBUKI CREATIVE ACTION”, Kotobuki-Cho area, Yokohama, Japan
2007
“So many men, so many minds by YUKARI ART CONTEMPORARIES”, Gallery ES, Tokyo, Japan
2006
“SELF naoshima standard2”, Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan
“SCOUTED!” produced by yukari-art, Gallery ES, Tokyo, Japan
2000
“Group Show”, Gallery Surge, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Art Fairs

2012
ART KYOTO, Kyoto, Japan
2011
ART OSAKA 2011, Osaka, Japan
2010
KIAF, Korea International Art Fair 2010, Seoul, Korea
2009
Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2009, Tokyo, Japan
KOMAZAWA MUSEUM X ART, Komazawa Park Housing Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
ART TAIPEI 2009, Taipei, Taiwan
2008
Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2008, Tokyo, Japan
101 Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2008, Tokyo, Japan
2007
Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2007, Tokyo, Japan
ART@AGNES 2007, Tokyo, Japan

AWARDS

Selected Awards

2009
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art “GENBI DOKODEMO KIKAKU KOUBO”, Ungirls award
2006
“GEISAI#9”, Bronze medal
yukari-art,Inc. award
B-gallery award

Commission Works

Selected Commission Works

2009
Leaflet for ‘concert for poem and music' by Shuntaro TANIKAWA×Hitoshi KOMURO×Kensaku TANIKAWA, Mori no Hall Hashimoto, Kanagawa, Japan
2007
Paintings for Toyota Motor Corporation's TOYOTA CORPORATE ZONE “Today for tomorrow”, Midlandsquare, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Paintings for Toyota Motor Corporation's TOYOTA CORPORATE ZONE “Hybrid for tomorrow”, Midlandsquare, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

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