Koichiro Wakamatsu Exhibition - Song of the Earth -

Koichiro Wakamatsu was born in 1914 in Iwaki city, Fukushima and studied under Takeji Fujishima at Tokyo Fine Arts School, before returning to his hometown in Fukushima at the end of World War II. He was actively involved in an avant-garde artist village, Ikebukuro Montparnasse, where he created a number of works. During World War II he was stationed in Hiroshima where he experienced first hand the Atomic bomb strike. This horrific experience left a big scar on his mind, and would eventually influence his art works in later years.
Wakamatsuʼs style shifted to abstract during the 60ʼs. From then on, he experimented with unconventional combinations, which established his rhythmical and colorful expressions that further developed into his signature style of collages.
His style shifted to abstract, yet the new-realism, the spiritual approach that his peers advocated, still remained in essence in his works. As if he prayed for salvation from long repressed feelings, he searched the connecting point of life and art, which led to expressions of music in paintings. In the later years of his life, he continued to search for harmony in his painting. His works chimed the harmony of life; the song of the earth, for a brighter future.

Composition 12.3-83 (1983)

Mori no In II (1988)

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Chronology

Koichiro Wakamatsu(1914-1995)

1914 Born in Iwaki city, Fukushima.
1933 Entered Tokyo Fine Arts School, oil painting dept, and learned under Takeji Fujishima.
1937 Participated in The Second Shinseisaku Exhibition. Continued to participate till end of his day.
1945 Hit by atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Later that year, returned to his hometown in Fukushima after WWII ended.
1955 Launched a group called Humanité in Iwaki, Fukushima.
1968 Solo exhibition at Taira City Hall, Iwaki city, Fukushima.
1983 Solo exhibition at Striped House Museum, Tokyo.
Won the first the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Regional Cultural Merits Award
1985 Exhibition "Half a century of Koichiro Wakamatsu# held at Iwaki city Museum
1995 Died at age 81
1996 Exhibition "The world of Koichiro Wakamatsu" held at Ikeda 20th century museum
2010 Exhibition at Iwaki City Art museum

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Event

Tetsujin Nakahishi Cello Mini Recital

中西 哲人 Tetsujin NAKANISHI

  • Tuesday, March 20th 17:30-18:00
  • Venue: At Kashima Arts
  • Free admission / reservation needed / 40ppl max
  • Programme: J.S. Bach, Cello Suites No.1 in G major, Op.

Tetsujin Nakanishi

Born in Kyoto. Graduated from Tokyo College of Music and Toho Gakuen College of Music Department. He studied under Keiko Matsunami and won 1st prize at Osaka International Music Competition, Ensemble course. He also studied with Miklos Perenyi at The Liszt Ferenc Academy Of Music, and held a solo concert at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in 2013.

Contact Kashima Arts to attend this event. Lottery if applicants exceeds capacity.

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Information

Koichiro Wakamatsu Exhibition - Song of the Earth - Information access

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