Hideaki Kawashima "Back and Forth" @ Richard Heller Gallery, LA

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 09, 2014
HIdeaki Kawashima is one of our favorite contemporary Japanese artists, and the fact that Kawashima studied under the great Yoshitomo Nara just makes us like the artist even more. He is set to open a new body of work at his US gallery, Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, with "Back and Forth" opening on October 18th, 2014. 

Hideaki Kawashima "come out" @ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 28, 2014
We have long been fans of the works of Hideaki Kawashima, who studied under another great Japanese artist in Yoshitomo Nara and has shown at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monca in the past. Kawashima just opened a new body of work, "Come Out," at Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo this past week, featuring work that "possess a sense of body: each is painted with distinct hair-styles and clothing. As if rendered in ideal model form, it is as if in each their full personality has been released."

Hideaki Kawashima

Illustration // Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Hideaki Kawashima was born in Aichi, Japan and he later attained a BA from Tokyo Zokei University. Kawashima is known almost exclusively for his single signature style and creates works that are almost exclusively of mysteriously jellyfish-like women. Almost every piece of his is similar in composition and palette, and his consistency in his work has amazing beauty and appeal.

The Work of Hideaki Kawashima

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We have been fans of Japan's Hideaki Kawashima for years, and his standout exhibition, Turning, at Richard Heller Gallery last year had some stunning works. Of course, when we read that the artist had studied under Nara for a few years and had also spent a two years as a Buddhist monk, the intense and focused serenity and influence in the works made us enjoy Kawashima even more.

Hideaki Kawashima at Richard Heller Gallery

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 12, 2011
Hideaki Kawashima just opened a new solo show, Turning, this past weekend at Richard Heller Gallery, and the work looks quite impressive. The Japanese artist created over a dozen acrylic on canvas portraits, a very subdued series with emphasis on the eyes.

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