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Japan | Kabuki Actor Ichikawa Ebizo Attends Painter, Kazuhiko Fukuoji’s Exhibition: Starry in the Moon

Nov 27, 2018.Siqi DaiTokyo, JP
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Japanese painter, Kazuhiko Fukuoji’s exhibition "Starry in the moon" for a limited time is being held at “Omotesando Hills Space O” until Dec.2.  "Looking at Mr. Fukuoji works, you can get a sense of his infancy through the paintings; his interaction with nature expressed in an ephemeral ultramarine world brilliantly depicted. It was emotional.” says Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo who attended the exhibition prior to its official opening day.

"Lingering Images" 1978, The 63rd Japan Fine Arts Institute Exhibition, INTEN (First Time Selected)

Fukuoji Kazuhiko has an organic way of approaching his works and meticulous. He uses 24k gold and platinum, 100% natural jewels crushed in a stone mill with semi-precious stones such as quartz, malachite, azurite, and rhodochrosite as pigments of paint. The powdered mix is blended using a deer protein adhesive that is then dissolved with water and warmed on a stove. The blend is dipped with a brush and drawn onto hemp paper using one colour at a time letting it dry for several days and is repainted on top to overlap the same colours to produce a one-of-a kind rich blue and green. The finished picture brings forth a beautiful gleaming transparency reflected by the crushed semi-precious stones.
When standing on the 2.4m angled slope installed in the exhibition hall, you can appreciate the tremendous depth of Fukuoji Kazuhiko’s works as if you’ve drifted into the suburbs on a quiet evening that brings solace and gratification.

There’s also a sculpture by Kazuhiko of a woman gazing at the ocean, "The Moon of Beatrice" on display as a centerpiece in the hall.

Fukuoji Kazuhiko’s "Starry in the moon" Exhibition
Date: Nov. 23 (Fri) - Dec. 2 (Sun)
Time: 11: 00 - 21: 00  ※ Nov.25 (Sun) until 20:00, Dec.2 (Sun) - 18:00
Location: Omotesando Hills, basement 3rd floor, “Space O”
**Free Admissions


《The Moon in the River》