The Work of Kaneko TomiyukiJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014
Japanese artist Kaneko Tomiyuki was born in Saitama prefecture, 1978. Since childhood, he has been particularly interested in Japanese folklore and the spiritual world. His interest has led him to study in the Tohoku prefecture, which was the birthplace of “Legends of Tono”. As an undergraduate student he studied Japanese style painting in Tohoku University of Art & Design and graduated the postgraduate of the same university in 2009. Even after he finished studying, he continues to “substantiate” mythological creatures such as: yokai, spirits and the gods by painting. In this first exhibition at Mizuma Action, as well as his representative work, his most recent works will be exhibited. Varying from drawings to the many detailed paintings that visualize his personal visions of the Yokai world will cover and fill the walls.