Acrylic, on canvas.
17.91 х 25.6 in. (45.49 x 65.02 cm.)
Signed, by the artist.
While many artists are known for a primary style with many sub-styles, the oeuvre of internationally acclaimed Japanese Contemporary artist Hideaki Kawashima (Japanese, b. 1969) is known almost exclusively for a consistent method and subject. "Ablution" (2008) is one of the artist's most sublime of his quietly surreal paintings to-date, that seek to encapsulate the essence of what it is to be feminine. Defined by a muted color palette, his otherworldly portraits seem to float through space, grounded mainly by large, luminous, almond-shaped eyes and deep pink painted lips. This painting measures 17.91 x 25.6 inches (45.5 x 65.2 cm), is unframed and in perfect condition. The painting was acquired in 2008 by the present E.U. Private Collection directly from the prestigious Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo whom represent the artist.
Hideaki Kawashima was born in 1969 in the Aichi Prefecture in China, but currently resides in Tokyo, Japan. He studied with Yoshitomo Nara and was influenced by other artists who depict such ethereal visions popular throughout Asian, Europe, and now in the US. Graduating from Tokyo Zokei University in 1991, he was also trained in classical Buddhism. He is represented in Japan by Tomio Gallery, Tokyo, and Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Recent solo exhibitions include 2008: "wavering" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; 2009: "Wandering" Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea and 2011: "Turning" Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA. Selected Group Exhibitions include: 2005: "Little Boy" Japan Society, New York, NY, U.S.A./ "imagined scenery from the eyes of Kotaro Terada" Kawagoe City Art Museum, Saitama, Japan /"Rising Sun, Melting Moon: Contemporary Art in Japan" The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. 2006: "Idol!" Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan/"Art and Object : Affinity of the Jomon and the Contemporary" Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan; 2007:"Portrait Session" NADiff, Tokyo / Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan/"TOMORROW NOW" MUDAM Luxembourg/ "Pocheon Asia Biennale 2007" Pocheon Banweol Art Hall, Korea/ 2009: "convolvulus" Michael Ku Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan/ "Prepare for Pictopia" Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; 2010: "Portraits 2" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; 2011: "ORANGE SKY" RH Gallery, New York, NY, USA/ "CAFE in Mito 2011" Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan/"Reflections in collaboration with Tomio Koyama Gallery" ford PROJECT, New York, USA and in 2012: "Rieko Otake, Hideaki Kawashima, Naoki Koide" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
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