ARTIST TALK: Join us for this unique opportunity to hear an Artist Talk by one of the most celebrated Nihonga artists, Chinami Nakajima.
Chinami Nakajima was born in Obuse in Nagano Prefecture. He is the third son of Kiyoshi Nakajima, who was also a Nihonga painter. During Nakajima's student years, he aimed to create a new style of Nihonga, breaking free from the existing traditional Nihonga style. His doubt and anger about the society later inspired him to create the series, "Portrait". This became his life work.
His subject matter is vast, however, he is well known for his depictions of fresh flowers, such as cherry blossoms and peonies. His motto, "more real than real," is evident in his painted flowers, blooming proudly alive in the frame.
In recent years, he completed curtains installed at the Shin Kabuki-Za Theater with the theme "Spring and Autumn." He also created paintings on sliding screen doors in Sakura room at Koyasan Kongōbu-ji. He was a professor at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts for 19 years and is currently a professor emeritus at the university.
Enjoy his unique perspective on the art of Nihonga, and view one of his masterpieces, a four-panel folding screen, titled “Spring Night, a Weeping Cherry Tree in Miharu” exhibited at Sato Sakura Gallery.
Space is limited and RSVP is recommended. (Link in bio) #nihonga#chinaminakajima#japanesepainting#artist#artistpresent#artisttalk#conversation#nihongaartist
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! (Link in bio) Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about Nihonga and the artists. Please check it out!
Japanese painting workshop this Fri. & Sat. in Chelsea! Visit @satosakura_gallery and link in bio for the details and registration!
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Reminder : Nihonga Workshop! May 18th and 19th. Interested in learning how crushed rocks become paints and are attached to papers? What is the definition of Nihonga? All questions will be answered during this two hour class and you can actually paint and bring back home! Link in bio for the registration. $60.
“In my hometown, there’s a spot where I can see the beautiful morning sun. You can see “Angel Road” (a group of three small islets reached by a sandbar) only when the tide is on the ebb. It is the favorite place of my father who passed away 4 years ago.” On view @satosakura_gallery thru June 16.
Nihonga Workshop @satosakura_gallery on May 18th and 19th! Interested? Link in bio!
“Sunrise” Ryo DATE. 2015
Mineral pigments, Gelatin, Sumi ink, Gofun on Japanese washi paper. 13.1”x 20.9”.
“I’ve spent the last 30 years chasing after solitary old cherry trees to draw. There have been twigs that have grown into big branches where new flowers bloom and twigs that have withered and died. I’m always impressed by the vitality that beautiful flowers bloom with every year as they change the shape of the tree little by little. “ As à part of RYO DATE and thé collection of Sato Sakura museum, “The Jindai Cherry Tree in Yamataka” is on view until June 16th.
“The Jindai Cherry Tree in Yamataka” Junichi HAYASHI. 2012. 39.3 x 47.2 inches. Mineral Pigments and Gelatin on Japanese Washi paper #Nihonga#japanesestylepaintings#japanese#painting
“As a self-claimed flower and cherry blossom maniac, I believe wholeheartedly that the places where cherry trees bloom are the places where god lives. After waiting eagerly the entire year, I feel like I am sleepwalking for the half month or so during the cherry blossom season “ (Reiji HIRAMATSU)
Last chance to see Reiji Hiramatsu’s Mt.Fuji and Cherry Blossoms! On view thru June 16th!
Want to learn how to paint Nihonga? It is far more difficult and time consuming than you would think! May 18th or May 19th. Link in bio!
Reiji HIRAMATSU, Mt. Fuji and Cherry Blossoms. 31.6x45.9 inches #japanesepainting#nihonga#mtfuji#mtfujijapan#sakura#reijihiramatsu#blossom#flowers#yamanakalake#hillcherry#mineralpigments#washi#crushedrock