- Day:2017.09.22 00:43
The Man of the Hour（時のひと）
Honorary Medal Award at the 16th International Triennale "Small Graphic Forms"
Mainichi News paper : September 13, 2017 Regional version
Saitama Mr. Toshio Yoshizumi
Feeling hope and courage Toshio Yoshizumi
In addition to hosting the first Japanese solo exhibitions at both the Polish World Cultural Heritage Site of Lublin Castle Museum and the National Art Museum of Moldova his print exhibitions etc. have exceeded 300 times in more than 30 countries, many awards have been awarded. This year, He won the honor medal award at the International Triennale "Small Grapic Forms" held in Lodz, Poland. He won the same award in 1985 and 2005.
The prize-winning work is a series of 5 small prints named "Suun" by the coined word of Yoshizimi. I expressed the flow of air and air with the accumulation and entanglement of thin lines. "An imaginary landscape expressing the movement of the heart that moved, explaining that the mind at that time will embody it in the work."
“When I was a child, my father always cut my hair with a clipper. At one time, with the hair that fell to the ground, he drew a mouse or a cat. The lively portrayal still remains strongly in my heart"
“In **high school I belonged to the art department and studied drawing, but I was mostly self-taught. Although I belonged to a painting public recruiting organization in Tokyo at the age of 18, I withdrew at the age of 22. In those days paintings were also sold with the painting boom of the bubble period, but my heart was not satisfied. When I was *26 years old, I went around the European museums such as Italy and the Netherlands with the fundsI gained from sold works. I also stayed in Spain for nearly a year and devoted myself to research on prints.” The result has now led to the achievement of a collection of works at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the National Museum of Art of Warsaw.
In the prefecture, he has held solo exhibitions at the museum of modern art (Saitama pref,) for over 10 years. The work began with oil painting, and he has produced a variety of works such as prints and sculptures, and also work of ink paintings from 15 years ago. In this year's solo exhibition which had been held till the 10th of this month, he also exhibited the work "Zesoh Samsara" (vertical 1/3 meters, sideways 16 meters) expressing the life-style of all things.
"I do not make an image at the beginning, the chain of brushes becomes a work, it would be great if you see the work as it is, feel the hope and courage"
By [Tetsuo Tokizawa]
Born :Saitama. He held a solo exhibition in 1971 and started
full-fledged creative activities. Presented works mainly at overseas
international *print and Art exhibitions, and many awarded. My hobbies
are ***nature observation.
*26 years**high school***About hobbies (*Appropriate)