[Author introduction] Kotaro Inoue

Introducing HOLBEIN ART FAIR 2022 1st artist Kotaro Inoue

Kotaro Inoue

My work uses motifs such as people, houses, and trees, and focuses on the "darkness" beyond what is physically visible. The darkness mentioned here is not just the black color, but a presence that is often overlooked in a scene, but that hangs within it. I feel that darkness not only gives a sense of awe, but also can sometimes be a source of solitude.

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1982 Born in Tottori Prefecture, raised in Nara Prefecture

2005 Graduated from Osaka College of Art, Graduate School of Art, Painting Course Major solo exhibitions

2021 “Things that lurk right next door” (KOKI ARTS/Tokyo)

2021 “HIDEAWAY” (flotsambooks/Tokyo)

2018 “VISION” (KOKI ARTS/Tokyo)

2017 “Kaleido” (Gallery Den mym/Kyoto)

2015 “Short Arabesque” (KOKI ARTS/Tokyo)

2013 “Dark Light” (GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku/Tokyo)

2010 “End Roll Garden” (SANAGI FINE ARTS/Tokyo)

Main group exhibitions/art fairs

2022 Seattle Art Fair (Lumen Field Event Center/Seattle)

2020 Dazzling Shadow (Shinjuku Ophthalmology Gallery/Tokyo)

2019 Winter Show (KOKI ARTS/Tokyo)


2018 ART FORMOSA (Eslite Travel/Taipei)

【the work】

reflect shadow

Oil on Canvas

H333×W242 ×D20 (mm)


walking things

Oil on canvas

H242×W333 ×D20 (mm)


In the sleep I lost

In the sleep I lost

H910×W1410 ×D20 (mm)


In between

Oil on canvas

H457×W814 ×D20 (mm)



Oil and charcoal on canvas

H606×W454 ×D20 (mm)


List of works by Kotaro Inoue▽



[Exhibition view]

It's a stylish piece🌳😊

You can also enjoy large works with connected canvases!

Please enjoy Kotaro Inoue's works that depict a stylish atmosphere at the venue!


[Staff comment]

Mr. Inoue's works, which depict darkness, have a unique atmosphere and a slightly humid atmosphere. Even in the darkness, each work feels like a story, and as you think about what kind of place and situation this place is in, you're likely to become absorbed in the work. Please come and see Mr. Inoue's wonderful work in person, where you can experience such an immersive feeling ✨✨ (Nagaya)

[Exhibition information]

1st Week|Monday, August 15, 2022 - Sunday, August 21, 2022
Hatsu Eika / Ayano Hamaguchi / Sayaka Fukuda / Yugo Koroki / Kotaro Inoue
2nd Week|August 22, 2022 (Monday) - August 28, 2022 (Sunday)
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!
+ART Online Store: https://pls-art-shop.com/
The art supplies displayed at the exhibition venue can also be purchased from the Holbein Online Shop.
Holbein Online Shop: https://holbein-shop.com/

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