Grand Prix at the Venice Biennale, solo exhibition at MOMA, winner of the Akutagawa Prize, film director, etc… Masuo Ikeda (1934-1997), known for his diverse talents, was both a “master of colors” and a “seeker of black”.
We are pleased to introduce the rare collection of works by Masuo Ikeda that highlight the contrasting “colors and black”, primarily “Tokyo Tower”, which uses the visual colors of the Park Hotel Tokyo (blue/red/green).
Date: July 13 (Wed.) – September 30 (Fri.), 2022
Place: Corridor Gallery 34, Park Hotel Tokyo (34F)
Fare: Admission Free
A multi-talented artist, such as an international printmaker, sculptor, Akutagawa Prize-winning author, film director, etc.
1934: Born in Mukden, former Manchuria. Moved back to Nagano City after the war.
1960: Dr. Grohmann, famous for his research on Paul Klee, discovered his talent and awarded him a prize at an international exhibition, making him a renowned artist.
1965: Held a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York as a first Japanese artist.
1966: Awarded Grand Prix at the Biennale di Venezia.
The 1970s: Paintings of women nudes from pornographic magazines depicted in a lofty classical painting style (black works) received favorable reviews.
The 1980s to 1990s: Produced many works as a contemporary art colorist manipulating color and form, using CG as underpainting, with an admiration for Picasso and Matisse.
March 8, 1997: suddenly passed away while preparing new works to hold a solo exhibition at an art fair.