Ashiya City Museum of Art and History (Hyogo, Japan), Karuizawa New Art Museum (Nagano, Japan), etc.
Early on in his career, the artist Aine Kinashi aimed to be a musician. Even the artist’s first name “Aine” was derived from the German pronunciation of the first word in the title of the piece “Eine Kleine Nacht Musik” composed by Mozart. However, the artist transitioned to a career in painting while studying at the Osaka School of Music, now the Osaka College of Music. In collaboration with fellow artist Masaya Sakamoto, Kinashi established the avant-garde art groups Delta and Tempo in the 1950s. Kinashi continued to establish himself as an artist in the Kansai region’s art scene, and joined the Gutai Art Association in 1965. Kinashi explored incorporating musical aspects in his artwork by creating images that evoked a sense of rhythmic movement. He also attempted to imbue pieces with the mood of music by using varying shades of blue, and his works included shimmering gold and metallic colors that are reminiscent of musical instruments. These cool tones set the artist apart from other Gutai artists who used warm colors, influenced by Art Informel, to achieve a dynamic effect in their works. After a hiatus during which the artist provided musical education to children, he returned to art and created many large-scale pieces.
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