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"Toko Shinoda Variations of Vermillion"
2003-03-18 until 2003-04-13
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Tokyo, , JP

Toko Shinoda is known as one of Japan's leading female artists and as one of the foremost painters of abstract sumi-e (ink paintings). Unaffiliated with any artistic school or group, this singular artist has pursued a world of beauty that is uniquely her own, creating works that have won international praise and have been included in the collections of major museums throughout the world and in many royal collections.

Born in 1913, Shinoda was initiated into the use of brush and ink at an early age by her father. From around 1945, she began to extend beyond the conventional rules (forms) of calligraphy, turning to a freer, more creative sumi-based aesthetic. In 1956, having already won a reputation as a calligrapher, she embarked on a solo 2-year stay in New York, where abstract expressionism was being enthusiastically received. During that period, through exchange with many artists and people related to the arts, began to pioneer an uncharted world of painting involving delicate and lyrical tones within structures filled with dynamic tension.

Since that time, Shinoda has held a great number of solo exhibitions in Japan and throughout Europe and the U.S. She has also done much work in bas-reliefs, murals, drop curtains, and other large-scale projects connected with architecture. Shinoda's elegant, refined sense of beauty is also apparent in essays as well as interviews in various media. Without a doubt, her works, as well as Shinoda's existence as an artist, will continue to delight and influence countless people in the years to come, transcending generations and national boundaries.

After a career of more than 50 years, Shinoda continues to show a strong and ever-growing enthusiasm for creation. New paintings (five) produced specially for this solo exhibition underscore the artist's sincere and constant will to create, one that is firmly based in Japanese tradition, but one which brooks no compromise and which originates from the artist's unique sense of space and physicality.

This exhibition presents around 15 new sumi-e (presented to the public for the first time) and 25 precious examples of lithographic works created over a span of 20 some years. We hope you will find a chance some fine spring day to come to the exhibition and experience the mysterious and profound world of Toko Shinoda.

IMAGE:
TOKO SHONODA
Avanti 2002


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