[Author introduction] Aika Furukawa

Introducing Aika Furukawa, the 2nd artist of HOLBEIN ART FAIR 2022

Aika Furukawa

Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts (Department of Oil Painting) in 2008.

From 2012 to 2015, he stayed in Germany under the artist overseas training program from the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Pola Art Foundation.

Since 2015, we have received numerous grants from Belgium, Germany, and Japan.

Currently active in Tokyo, Leipzig, and Brussels.

The main motifs that I have been drawing since 2007 are the "wrinkles in cloth" such as ripped-off futons and pillows, which are taken from real everyday life. “Wrinkles” naturally occur all around us. I would like to combine these "wrinkles" and create a world that has never been seen before. In addition, by creating installations such as hanging transparent paintings in the exhibition hall, we draw the viewer into the work. “Wrinkles” are constantly changing, creating light and shadow, and no two shapes are the same.

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2010 LIA Leipzig International Art Program Artist in Residence Germany

2011 Artist in Residence Studio Program BankART Studio NYK Yokohama

2011 Holbein Scholarship 26th Scholar

2012 31st Sompo Japan Art Foundation Selection Encouragement Sompo Japan Togo Seiji Art Museum

2012-2013 Agency for Cultural Affairs Overseas Training Program for Emerging Artists Trainee Germany

2014-2015 Pola Art Foundation Overseas Trainee Germany

2015 Nomura Foundation Arts and Culture Grant

2016 Internationale Sommeratelier Aschersleben City Scholarship Germany

2018 Stadt Leipzig Kulturamt Leipzig City Grant Germany

2019 Nomura Foundation Arts and Culture Grant

2019 Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

2021 Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC) Project Grant Brussels Grant

2022 Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC) Kunstenaar in de Klas Brussels Grant

Major solo exhibitions

2013 “Interlinking Moments-LIA” Berlin

2013 “the state of the past” Gallery Barco Tokyo

2014 “Mass Micro” NANJO HOUSE Tokyo

2014 “The Linking” ESTHIA Studio Rome

2015 “Mass Privacy” Pola Ginza Building Window Tokyo

2015 “Mass Privacy” KOMAGOME1-14cas Tokyo

2015 “Wrinkle” Spinnerei Archiv massiv Leipzig

2016-2017 “Multiple Spaces” Takashimaya Shinjuku 10th Floor Art Gallery Tokyo

2 018 “three spaces and one center” Garelie Drei Ringe Leipzig

2018 “Canvas, Paint, Brush, Middle” Gallery Sunserite Toyohashi

2020 “Come to the mountain” Galerie Drei Ringe Leipzig

2020 “In Dialoog- Lichten, Schaduwen, Lagen en Jij” RHoK School of Art Brussels

2021 “Lost Colors” Lindenow Art Festival” Studio Schön Leipzig Main group exhibitions

2013 “D.ART-Belgium” Mechelen

2013 “Aichi Triennale 2013 Public Call” Aichi

2014 “Interlinking moments” Pola Museum of Art, Kanagawa

2015 “Aichi Triennale Regional Development Project - Things of Abundance - Contemporary Art in Toyokawa” Former Toyokawa Shinkin Bank Aichi

2015 “Habitus” Berlin-Japanese-German Center Berlin

2015 “WERKSCHAU DER SPINNEREI KUNSTLER” Werkschauhalle Spinnerei Leipzig

2015 “18th DOMANI Tomorrow Exhibition: Artists of the Future” The National Art Center, Tokyo

2016 “Scholars Exhibition” Bestehornpark Aschersleben

2016 “DOKODEMODOOR” Werkschauhalle-Spinnerei Leipzig

2016 “Artists in Other Spaces: Nanae Kamo + Aika Furukawa” Toyokawa City Sakuragaoka Museum, Aichi

2018 “Pola Museum Annex Exhibition 2018 Image and Projection” Pola Museum Annex Tokyo

2018 "pro trahere - Zeichnen als Entwurf" KunstMuehle Muersbach

2018 “PARADIGMA Blickwechsel 2018” Tapetenwerk Leipzig

2018 “Nach dem Bild ist vor dem Bild” Kunstverein Freunde Aktueller Kunst eV Zwickau

2019 “Behind the Folds East-West Identity and Expression” HIGURE17-15cas Tokyo

2019 “PREVIOUS” Galerie Drei Ringe Leipzig

2020 “Knoop Open ateliers” Vergote Square Brussels

2020 “Extra Small 2.0#5” La Maison des Arts Brussels

2020 “One piece club Vol.13” 3331 Arts Chiyoda Tokyo

2020 “KÜNSTLER DER GALERIE, ODP Gallery Leipzig

2021 “Extra Small 2.0#6” La Maison des Arts Brussels

2021 “Minatomachi Art Book Fair 2021” Minatomachi Potluck Building Aichi

2021 “Stille Strassen-Stefan Guggisberg Two-person Exhibition” Japan Cultural Institute Cologne (Japan Foundation) Cologne

2022 “PREVIOUS ll” ODP Gallery Leipzig

2022 “Minatomachi Art Book Fair 2022” Minatomachi Potluck Building Aichi

【the work】


Oil on Canvas

H600×W700 ×D60 (mm)



Oil on Canvas

H600×W700 ×D60 (mm)


Part of sculpture-1

Oil on Canvas

H550×W280 ×D30 (mm)


Process and completion-31.12

Oil on Canvas

H1160×W1070 ×D30 (mm)


List of Aika Furukawa's works▽



[Exhibition view]

It’s stylish with cloth pictures on real cloth 🌟

You can feel the texture and wrinkles even when you actually look at them.

There are many cool works on display!

Please come and have a look ☺️


[Staff comment]

Mr. Furukawa's works are delicately drawn with the texture of the motifs, giving them a three-dimensional feel!

Would you like to see this work in action?

The color gradation in the shadows is very beautiful, giving it an elegant atmosphere that is soothing when you look at it✨

[Exhibition information]


1st Week|Monday, August 15, 2022 - Sunday, August 21, 2022
Hatsu Eika / Ayano Hamaguchi / Sayaka Fukuda / Yugo Koroki / Kotaro Inoue
2nd Week|Monday, August 22, 2022 - Sunday, August 28, 2022
Tomomi Taoka / Keisuke Kazuki / Rika Morishima / Aika Furukawa / Nana Matsumoto
3rd Week|Monday, August 29, 2022 - Sunday, September 4, 2022
Kenichiro Fukumoto / Momoko Fukada / Mino Watanabe / Asahi Sugai / Eri Fukuda
4th Week | Monday, September 5, 2022 - Sunday, September 11, 2022
SAKAMOTO ENTERTAINMENT / Kotaro Otsuka / Niji Kikuchi / Hatsune Suzuki / Yu Yasuda / Kimi Sakaki
*Please refer to each artist's SNS for dates when they will be in the gallery.
・Duration: August 15th (Monday) to September 11th (Sunday), 2022, business hours 10:00 - 21:00
*Business hours may change due to the influence of the new coronavirus. Please check the official website from time to time.
·free entrance
・Address: Shibuya Scramble Square Shop & Restaurant 14F (150-0002 2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
・Access: 30 seconds to 1 minute each from JR Shibuya Station (Yamanote Line, Shonan-Shinjuku Line), Tokyo Metro Shibuya Station (Fukutoshin Line, Hanzomon Line, Ginza Line), Tokyu Line Shibuya Station (Toyoko Line, Denentoshi Line) degree
・Sponsored and planned by: Holbein Art Supplies Co., Ltd., Plus Art Co., Ltd.
・Cooperation: Re Creation Co., Ltd.
■About sales of works
Works can be purchased and will also be sold online during the period!
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