[Author introduction] Mino Watanabe

Introducing Mino Watanabe, the 3rd artist of HOLBEIN ART FAIR 2022

Mino Watanabe

painter. Completed the oil painting research area of ​​the Tama Art University Graduate School of Painting. By depicting vivid nature such as plants and the sea in linear lines, he creates paintings that exist in the middle of polar opposite relationships such as nature and man-made, organic and inorganic, figurative and abstract. In recent years, he has been active in holding solo exhibitions at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi and creating murals. He has received numerous awards including the Tokyo Wonder Wall Public Recruitment 2015 Shintaro Ishihara Jury Award and the Terrace Art Shonan AWARD Grand Prix.

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Born in Tokyo

2016: Completed Master's Course, Painting, Oil Painting Research Area, Tama Art University Graduate School of Fine Arts

<Solo exhibition>

2022 “Straight in nature” (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Art Salon, Tokyo) “Watch the Sea” (Ishikawa Gallery, Tokyo)

2021 “Fluctuation” (KATSUYA SUSUKI GALLERY, Tokyo) “WAVE” (Shonan T-SITE / LIFE sea, Kanagawa) 2020 Mino Watanabe Exhibition (LIFE son, Tokyo)

2019 "FORM" (Gallery MoMo projects, Tokyo) Ichiro Fukuzawa Prize winning artist exhibition "Botanical garden" (Ichiro Fukuzawa Memorial Museum, Tokyo)

2016 Solo exhibition humanité lab vol. 56 Mino Watanabe exhibition “Horizon” (Galerie Tokyo Yuma.ni.te, Tokyo)

<Group exhibition>

2022 "Shibuya Fashion Week 2022 Spring" (Shibuya Scramble Square, Tokyo)

​ "IN THE LOOP" (THE LOOP GALLERY, Tokyo) "conversation" (haku kyoto, Kyoto)

2021 “SEASONAL ART Phase #8” (Hotel Metropolitan Kawasaki/Kanagawa)

2020 “My Journal” (ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Tokyo) “SEASONAL ART Phase #1” (Metropolitan Kawasaki, Kanagawa)

2019 “Make it a Painting” (Akibatamabi 21 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo) “Art Gaia @ Jonanjima” (ART FACTORY Jonanjima, Tokyo)

2017 “Special Edition 2017” (RiseGallery, Tokyo)

2016 “11th Mitsui Fudosan Management Office Exhibition” (Mitsui Fudosan Real Estate Commercial Management Co., Ltd., Tokyo)


2022 Terrace Art Shonan AWARD Grand Prix Winner

Winner of the 19th Art Gallery Home Works Recruitment Grand Prix

2015 Tokyo Wonder Wall Public Recruitment 2015 Shintaro Ishihara Jury Award Winner TURNER AWARD 2014 Excellence Award

2014 19th Fukuzawa Ichiro Award <Selected>

2018 Selected for the 41st Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program (Mitsubishi Corporation Building, Tokyo) Selected for the 54th Kanagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition (Kanagawa Kenmin Hall Gallery, Kanagawa) 2017 Selected for the 37th Mitsubishi Corporation Art Gate Program (Mitsubishi Corporation Building, Tokyo) Tokyo) Selected for Wonder Seed 2017 (Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo)

2016 Selected for Shell Art Award 2016 (The National Art Center, Tokyo)

     Selected for the 52nd Kanagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition (Kanagawa Kenmin Hall Gallery, Kanagawa) Selected for TURNER AWARD 2015 (Turner Gallery, Tokyo)

2014 Selected for Sompo Japan Art Award FACE2014 (Sompo Japan Togo Seiji Museum, Tokyo)

Selected for Shell Art Award 2014 (The National Art Center, Tokyo)

2013 Selected for Shell Art Award 2013 (The National Art Center, Tokyo)

<Mural production>

2022 In-store mural production (MF6 Yokohama store/Kanagawa)

2021 “Mitsubishi Estate Shin Tokyo 4TH MURAL PROJECT” (Shin Tokyo Building, Tokyo)​

【the work】


Oil on canvas

H455 × W530 × D25 (mm)


Papaya tree

Oil on canvas




Oil on canvas

H725 × W605 × D25 (mm)


Tropical flower #8

Oil on canvas

H725 × W605 × D25 (mm)


Tropical flower #9

Oil on canvas

H410 × W320 × D20 (mm)


Watch the waves #5

Oil on canvas

H1000 × W805 × D30 (mm)


List of works by Mino Watanabe▽



[Exhibition view]

A mysterious space is created with natural and artificial straight lines.
It is characterized by its bright colors, and it seems that it uses what it sees as a motif in its writing!

[Staff comment]

The colors were so vivid that I felt like the work was smiling 😊The next thing that caught my eye after the colors was the composition of the work. Even though it is drawn with straight lines, the drawn object looks natural. Please take a look at Watanabe's works, which are filled with a mysterious charm that mixes artificial and natural elements! (Neda)

[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.
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