Sato Sakura Gallery New York is pleased to announce the opening of “Sakura- Japan" from Thursday, July 12 to Oct. 27th.
Featuring a large-scale painting on four panels by Nobuyoshi Watanabe, the exhibition introduces the variety of scenes with cherry blossoms. The exhibiting artists are Nobuyoshi Watanabe, Jun'ichi Hayashi, Reiji Hiramatsu, Shin Sato, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Yoshitaka Kuroiwa, Naoki Kadoshima, Noriko Okawara, Masaharu Fujishiro, Takashi Nagoya, Kaori Someya, Hiroki Takahashi, Emi Miyako and Mariko Yoshida.
Thank you so much for coming to Chinami Nakajima Artist Talk today! #chinaminakajima#artisttalk I hope you had as much as fun he had!! @satosakura_gallery We will be closed till July 11th and reopen with the new exhibition. Stay tuned!
The Artist is present @satosakura_gallery Chinami Nakajima Artist Talk starts from 3 pm today! Nakajima in front of his “Spring Night, A Weeping cherry tree in Miharu”, 1998, Four panel folding screen, Mineral pigments, gelatin, gofun on Japanese wasshi paper. #nihonga#japanesestylepainting#japanese#art#chelsea#painting
Extended 🌸Ryo DATE and the collection of Sato Sakura Museum exhibition is extended to June 23! We are closing the exhibition with the great Nihonga artist, Chinami Nakajima’s artist talk. June 23, Saturday 3pm! Details and RSVP in bio.
Sakura River, Ryo DATE. 2013. Mineral Pigments, Gelatin on Japanese paper. 56.4” x 37.7” #mineralpigments#nihonga#satosakuramuseum#satosakurany#satosakuragallery
You are my friend, my earth and my world. Eternity. #worldenvironmentday
From the first image:
Shoji HAMADA: “Lake Side”. 1992
Akira MAGESHI:”Four titles of Lake Biwa-summer grass” 1992.
Keisaku KISHINO : “White Mountain” 1981
Banshu KAKU: “Resonating Light” 2003
ARTIST TALK: Join us for this unique opportunity to hear an Artist Talk by one of the most celebrated Nihonga artists, Chinami Nakajima.
Chinami Nakajima was born in Obuse in Nagano Prefecture. He is the third son of Kiyoshi Nakajima, who was also a Nihonga painter. During Nakajima's student years, he aimed to create a new style of Nihonga, breaking free from the existing traditional Nihonga style. His doubt and anger about the society later inspired him to create the series, "Portrait". This became his life work.
His subject matter is vast, however, he is well known for his depictions of fresh flowers, such as cherry blossoms and peonies. His motto, "more real than real," is evident in his painted flowers, blooming proudly alive in the frame.
In recent years, he completed curtains installed at the Shin Kabuki-Za Theater with the theme "Spring and Autumn." He also created paintings on sliding screen doors in Sakura room at Koyasan Kongōbu-ji. He was a professor at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts for 19 years and is currently a professor emeritus at the university.
Enjoy his unique perspective on the art of Nihonga, and view one of his masterpieces, a four-panel folding screen, titled “Spring Night, a Weeping Cherry Tree in Miharu” exhibited at Sato Sakura Gallery.
Space is limited and RSVP is recommended. (Link in bio) #nihonga#chinaminakajima#japanesepainting#artist#artistpresent#artisttalk#conversation#nihongaartist
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! (Link in bio) Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about Nihonga and the artists. Please check it out!
“In my hometown, there’s a spot where I can see the beautiful morning sun. You can see “Angel Road” (a group of three small islets reached by a sandbar) only when the tide is on the ebb. It is the favorite place of my father who passed away 4 years ago.” On view @satosakura_gallery thru June 16.
Nihonga Workshop @satosakura_gallery on May 18th and 19th! Interested? Link in bio!
“Sunrise” Ryo DATE. 2015
Mineral pigments, Gelatin, Sumi ink, Gofun on Japanese washi paper. 13.1”x 20.9”.
Reminder : Nihonga Workshop! May 18th and 19th. Interested in learning how crushed rocks become paints and are attached to papers? What is the definition of Nihonga? All questions will be answered during this two hour class and you can actually paint and bring back home! Link in bio for the registration. $60.
“I’ve spent the last 30 years chasing after solitary old cherry trees to draw. There have been twigs that have grown into big branches where new flowers bloom and twigs that have withered and died. I’m always impressed by the vitality that beautiful flowers bloom with every year as they change the shape of the tree little by little. “ As à part of RYO DATE and thé collection of Sato Sakura museum, “The Jindai Cherry Tree in Yamataka” is on view until June 16th.
“The Jindai Cherry Tree in Yamataka” Junichi HAYASHI. 2012. 39.3 x 47.2 inches. Mineral Pigments and Gelatin on Japanese Washi paper #Nihonga#japanesestylepaintings#japanese#painting