Whitestone Ginza New Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition“VOID” of Yu Kawashima.
Nowadays, we are surrounded by fast changing environment and full of visual information media and technology such as television, magazines, SNS. Kawashima passed his childhood in countryside abundant in nature, so that he has an innate sense of discomfort with the artificial and non-organic world at the bottom of his heart. Kawashima feels strong ‘anxiety’ with the future as the time changes and modern society becomes disquiet. The social turmoil and extraordinary situation brought by the worldwide pandemic of the plague can be said that our everyday life is full of ‘anxiety’ in the uncertain future. To live through the difficult times in such modern society, it is necessary to reconsider the existence of ourselves and reality, and for an artist it is a behavior of drawing a picture itself. Visualizing the inner world of one’s self is a method of searching one’s existence. Time of ‘Void’ in this exhibition would be a sign of a transition place for human to be strong and gaining a power ‘to live’.
We look forward to welcoming you to this precious opportunity.

Biography:
2012
Selected for 97th Restored Inten Exhibition for the first time
(selected for the consecutive years from 98-103rd Inten)

2013
Graduated from Aichi University of the Arts, Faculty of Art, Department of Fine Arts, Japanese-style Painting ‘Nihonga’. Graduation work wins Kuwahara Prize.
Selected for 68th Inten Spring Exhibition
(selected for the consecutive years from 70 – 73th Inten)

2014
Sompo Japan Museum of Art FACE 2014 Grand Prix. Audience Prize.
Winning work “Toxic” was purchased.
Winner the Best Student Prize for 25th Aichi University of the Arts
Hoshino Shingo Prize at 6th Triennale Toyohashi
Prize winning work “Inside” was purchased.
Encouraging Prize at 99th Restored Inten, recommended for friend member of Inten.

2015
Completed Aichi University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Master’s Course, Fine Arts, Japanese-style Painting ‘Nihonga’.
Master’s work wins Award of Excellence.
Award winning work “TOXIC” was purchased.
Selected for Kaii Higashiyama Memorial Nikkei Nohonga Prize

2017
Completed Aichi University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Doctoral Course, Fine Arts, Japanese-style Painting ‘Nihonga’.
Presently, a part-time teacher at Aichi University of the Arts, Faculty of Art, Department of Fine Arts, Japanese-style Painting ‘Nihonga’.

Exhibition:
2012
Selected for 97th Restored Inten Exhibition
(selected for the consecutive years from 98-103rd Inten)

2013
Aichi University of the Arts Graduation Exhibition
68th Inten Spring Exhibition (selected for the consecutive years from 70 – 73th Inten)

2014
Sompo Japan Museum of Art FACE 2014 exhibition
6th Triennale Toyohashi Hoshino Shingo Prize
Nagoya Matsuzakaya Art Salon “Fugano-kai” (every year)
Nagoya Matsuzakaya Art Salon “Yu Kawashima Nihonga Exhibition” -GEOMETRY-
Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Art Salon “Jakushun-kai” (exhibited every year ever since)
Akino Fuku Art Museum Special Exhibition “Yu Kawashima Nihonga Exhibition” –
“Continuing Future for Nihonga”

2015
Aichi University of the Arts, Master’s Course Exhibition
(Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art)
Whitestone Gallery Ginza “Yu KAWASHIMA Exhibition”
FUMA CONTEMPORARY TOKYO/BUNKYO ART Yu Kawashiba Nihonga Exhibition – “Coexistence”-
Exhibited at YOUNG ART TAIPEI 2015 (Taipei)

2016
Exhibited in Style of Solo Exhibition at ART KAOHSIUNG (Kaohsiung)
Exhibited at ART CENTRAL (Hong Kong)
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art FACE Award Winning Artists Exhibition -Future for Paintings 2016-

2017
Akino Fuku Art Museum Special Exhibition “Yu Yamada Antony x Yu Kawashima –Intention of Entrusting to a Person Exhibition”
Exhibited at ART CENTRAL (Hong Kong)

2018
Aichi University of the Arts, Doctoral Exhibition
Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi in Style of Solo Exhibition at “Autumn”
2018 FUMA CONTEMPORARY TOKYO/BUNKYO ART Yu Kawashima Nihonga Exhibition -Power Reactor-

2019
Solo Exhibition at ART FAIR TOKYO 2019 (Tokyo)
Exhibited at ART CENTRAL (Hong Kong)

Public Collections:
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art (Tokyo)
Toyohashi City Museum Art & history (Aichi)
Aichi University of the Arts
Hirano Museum (Hamamatsu, Shizuoka)

Literature:
Doctoral Course Dissertation (“Painterly Expression as Dialectic Symbolization of Inner Emotion -’Ré-former of Anxiety’-” Obtained a Doctorate from Aichi University of the Arts in 23 March 2013)