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Shiseido Gallery - Tsuyoshi Ozawa exhibition (article by amuzen)

© Tsuyoshi Ozawa “Drawing for ‘The Return of Painter F’” 2015

  • “The Return of Painter F” – exhibition by Tsuyoshi Ozawa

    Shiseido Gallery23
    October – 27 December 2015

    Tsuyoshi Ozawa is an artist who works in Japan and abroad, using a wide range of art genres and techniques. From a new painting that he named the “soy sauce painting” to the “Vegetable Weapons” which are machine guns made with vegetables that will be cooked and eaten after photo sessions, his works are comical and humorous, with a tinge of nostalgia. Creative and full of sensitivity, these works open up to questions about our history and society that we take often for granted.

    In this exhibition, Ozawa presents a fictitious Japanese military painter “F” who served in Indonesia under the Japanese occupation during the World War II. Ozawa started this project by conducting archival research on the military painters of that period. Building upon the research, he had exchanges with Indonesian art historians, painters and musicians, with whom he has teamed to write a history of “Painter F” and prepared this multimedia installation.

    Living in a period when thoughts are forcibly directed to conform to collective norms, only to be overthrown in the following period, Painter F makes us ponder beyond the borders of certainty in the era of globalization.

  • Place name Shiseido Gallery
    (in Japanese) 資生堂ギャラリー
    Website go to website
    Phone 03-3572-3901
    Dates 23 October – 27 December 2015
    Opening hours Tue – Sat: 11 am – 7 pm
    Sun & holidays (except Mon): 11 am – 6 pm
    Price Free
    Address Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Building (1st Basement)
    8-8-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 4 min walk from Ginza Station (Tokyo Métro Ginza, Marunouchi and Hibiya Lines: Exit A2)
    • 5 min walk from Shimbashi Station (JR Yamanote Line: Ginza Exit; Toei Asakusa Line: Exit A3)

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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