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Exhibition Title:SURF-iNK

Artist:Shukou Tsuchiya

Exhibition Period:9/7/2019-10/27/2019

Concept:

Ink painting is an art technique that originated from Asia in the 10th century. Not only is it used for calligraphy but the ink can be used with different techniques. Ink painting developed as art that represents shades of black over variations of color.

Japan is surrounded by the ocean, with countless rivers among it, with clear beautiful water and abundant forests. With this water, ink and Japanese paper, Shukou Tsuchiya is an artist who has succeeded in creating a very modern expression using this traditional method.

Shukou Tsuchiya is a well-known artist who has held numerous art exhibitions and won awards in Japan. This is his first full-scale exhibition in Los Angeles. Please take this opportunity to enjoy the world of Tsuchiya.

“Surf- Ink” expresses West Coast, yoga, surf, and Zen. The pattern on the back is an ancient Japanese sacred cannabis crest, and perhaps somewhat expresses LA culture.

Shukou Tsuchiya

Shukou Tsuchiya

Born in 1974 in Japan, Shukou Tsuchiya, an award-winning Master of Nanboku Suiboku ink painting (traditional Japanese monochrome ink painting) and stain artist, started his artistic journey when he was 18 years old. Exploring beyond traditional Suiboku ink painting, he collaborates with luxury brands to perform live painting with SONY, NIKE, CHRISTIAN DIOR, TOMMY HILFIGER, LEXUS, VISA, NOKIA, CHIVAS REGAL and more. In addition to performing live paintings, he designed a dress made of smearing Japanese paper. His unique works were introduced in Florence Biennale, Art Fair in Tokyo, galleries in NY, Paris, Hong Kong and Japan.

Education:
1995
Enrolled master course of the Nanboku Bokuga Association
Studied modern art under Master Yutaka Masuda

1992
Studied under Mr. Nanboku Saito, Mr.Terayama

Exhibition:
2016
SANDAIME J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE:Feel So Alive

2015
Asahi Super Dry:Dry Premium Golden Mt.Fuji
Asahi Super Dry:Dry Premium Togetsukyo
“Kasumidake” at Fireking cafe
“Priverb of the World x Abstract Sumi-Art” at Gallery Ekoan

2014
“JUBILATION” at ULTRA SUPERNEW GALLERY
H & M conscious Live Performance (TENKI)
Invited to the event of “400th Anniversary of JAPAN-SPAIN Relations” at IBIZA & MADRID, SPAIN
Healing IBIZA Live Performance
SLOWTRACK Gallery at MADRID and more
JUBILATION #2 Sugar-Coated Fighting Fish at Gallery Ekoan

2013
adidas superstar campaign unite all originals
“ILMARI X Shukou Tsuchiya”
Live Performance at “Dom Pérignon Dark Night Limited Gallery” (TENKI)
“Life Under the Wing” at S-des GALLERY
“Shukou Tsuchiya Exhibition 2013” at Tokyo American Club
Dedicated a Dragon Figure to the God of the Tsuma Kirishima Shrine

2012
“PENDULUM” at New York Kips Gallery
“Reflection Through Contrast” at Fireking café

2011
New York International Artists at Home and Abord
The Rolling Stones® collaboration T-shirt
Société National des Beaux Arts : Salon”Carrousel du Louvre”

2010
Art Fair Tokyo 2010 (S-des GALLERY)
Promotion act with CHIVAS REGAL

2009
Won the Grand Prize from the All Japan Suiboku Painting Association.
Private Exhibition “Suiboku Artist Shukou Tsuchiya scene of Ink and Smear”
Private Exhibition “Suiboku Artist Shukou Tsuchiya Art Exhibition (TENKI) ”

2008
Promotion act with Audi sports Coupe TT
Design Creation of SONY Widget [FLO:Q]

2006
“Namie Amuro -mermaid-” promotion video

2004
United Art unit (TENKI)

2003
“Florence Biennale” in Italy

2002
Solo Exhibition in New York “-A Fraction of a Moment-”

2000
Jury’s prize from All Japan Suiboku painting Association

1999
Winning prize from Traditional Japanese painting exhibition

1995
Winning prize from International Culture Festival
Winning prize from Sankei Newspaper