Whitestone Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Whitestone Ginza New Gallery, our second space in Sukiya-street, Ginza, as the commemorative project of 50 years since establishment. Miwa Komatsu, one of the most promising talents from young generation, marks a start of our new gallery. Komatsu’s solo exhibition, “Shin-jyu (Holly Beasts) ~Area 21~” at Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho in June 2017, mobilized circa 30,000 audiences, especially her live paint performance was highly acclaimed. Komatsu attracts also overseas attention and often quoted in major magazines like “VOGUE Taiwan”.

Alongside brand-new works of Miwa Komatsu, excellent pieces from internationally appraised Japanese artists will be displayed in this opening exhibition. We cordially look forward to welcoming you.

Ginza New Gallery


6-4-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku Tokyo, 104-0061, Japan

Tel: +81 (0)3 3574 6161

Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed: Monday

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Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1984, Komatsu graduated from Joshibi University of Art & Design, where she serves as a visiting lecturer. She is also a visiting lecturer at Tokyo University of The Arts. Komatsu's journey to becoming a professional artist began due to overwhelming praise for her copperplate engraving titled "49 Days", crafted while she was still enrolled at Joshibi University. Although she began her career with copperplate engraving, her oeuvre has expanded to incorporate acrylic paintings and works rendered in Arita porcelain. She is best known for her depictions of animal-like "Divine Spirits", which she creates with an abundance of expressive power. Having delivered a shock to the Japanese art world and earned a good reputation amongst overseas art critics, Komatsu is considered one of Japan's most promising young artists. Career Highlights: 2014: "SHIN FUDOKI" dedicated at Izumo Grand Shrine, Izumo 2015: Works made with Arita porcelain Guardian lion dogs displayed at Chelsea Flower Show; subsequently included in Permanent Collection of the British Museum, London 2016: "The Origin of Life" purchased by private collector for display at the World trade Center, New York 2017/18: Holds exhibitions in Taipei, Hong Kong and Japan, set new records in terms of both audience mobilization and sales. 2019: VR artwork "INORI", created in conjunction with a world-renowned VR content company HTC VIVE ORIGINALS from Taiwan. , nominated for VR( Virtual reality section ) at the 76th Venice International Film Festival 2020: Designs official T-shirt for "24-Hour TV" charity television marathon 2021: "Next Mandala: Home of Soul" unveiled at The New Context Conference 2021, Tokyo


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