“0 Exhibition” Introducing artist Ryoka Kawauchi.
Calligraphers and seal engravers who are active on the stage of calligraphy
Born in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.
From the age of six, he began studying calligraphy under a member of the Yomiuri Shoho Association, and currently studies under Kusutei Okano, a member of Nitten.
She also studies calligraphy, calligraphy history, and lettering, including assisting her husband, who is a Ph.D. in calligraphy, in his research.
Studied oil painting from an early age and studied abroad in Germany after graduating from university.
While abroad, he became acutely aware of his Asian identity, and after returning to Japan, he aspired to pursue a career in oriental art, which he continues to do today.
[Golden patterns] cast into ancient Chinese bronze vessels,
Fascinated by the beauty of the form of the [Shunju Sengoku Seal] used during the Spring and Autumn Warring States Period,
I create works based on those characters.
This is the highest exhibition in Japan, and is based on the solid ability and insight into letters that have won awards at numerous prestigious exhibitions, including selection at the Nitten (Japanese Art Exhibition), which is a descendant of the government exhibition. Aiming to create new works with sensitivity.
With the motto ``As long as kanji are characters, we must not deviate from their history, essence, and beauty of line quality,'' and pursue new beauty in the world of white, black, and vermilion, and hold workshops in addition to running classes. The school is also focusing on contributing to the local community and mentoring the next generation, such as holding events.
▽Rika Kawauchi Instagram
[Works] *Some works are listed.
Ink, cold gold paper, ink mud (cinnabar)
Foil paper, ink mud, mat: Handmade Kurotonoko Japanese paper Edge: Sumizome
Still in motion/Still in motion (Cylinder)
▽List of Ryoka Kawauchi's works
All of Mr. Kawauchi's works have a powerful and dignified atmosphere, and they have a very strong presence! The seal engravings and other works have a strong presence, and they are all delicate, bold, and attractive works✨ (Mogi)
[ Exhibition overview】
Event name : Exhibition Zero Creation New Culture
Event period: Monday, January 2, 2023 to Friday, January 15, 2023, 10:00 - 21:00 (until 20:00 on the last day)
Venue: +ART GALLERY, Shibuya Scramble Square Shop & Restaurant 14F (2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002)
Participating artists: Ryoka Kawauchi, Rinka Kachi, Akiyu, Koho, Teranoha