Tokyo Art Fair 2019

HIGHLIGHTS TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2019 - BELLESALLE, ROPPONGI 7-8 JUNE 2019

Tokyo International Art Fair

東京インターナショナルアートフェア

5th Edition, 07-08 JUNE 2019 | 2019年6月7日-8日

Belle Salle Roppongi

The award-winning Global Art Agency selects the highlights for the fifth Tokyo International Art Fair, taking place at the Belle Salle Roppongi on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June 2019. www.tokyoartfair.com

Padi Faraji

Title: Fishpond by Padi Faraji

Title: Fishpond by Padi Faraji

An abstract artist originally from Iran now based in Japan.  Faraji takes her inspiration from nature, in particular the ocean.  Designs, colours and textures of layers upon layers with dramatic movements often play out in her works. Paint is not just a colouring material; by applying paint layer by layer the artist creates a sculptural expression.

Cho, Hui-Chin

A resist-destiny female artist suffering from the distorted world who enjoys creating distorted artworks. Her grotesque yet serene artworks explore the existence between life and death, investigate the darkest humanities and reveal the fetish. She works across painting and sculpture and with deeply symbolic materials, explaining their association with "life once lived".

Jatin Khan

Khan's art focuses on the fundamental commonality of all humanity, specifically emotion, evolution and ascension. It simultaneously aims to transcend all concepts of regionalism, stereotype herd culture and societal programming, with a unique unrepeatable quality to each work. The imagery tends to unfold in duality; the complete picture with its primary impact, and the emergence of various minute elements which compound upon the primary impact. Each work is a different experience in itself aimed at evoking pure emotion, carrying its own unique energy signature.

UWA

A continuous tour between our inner landscape toward our idea of “light”, our  very nature of existence in this present universe. Befriend with the Infinity you forgot. It’s about The portrayal of your own ‘bigger’ or higher self, God according to your own image, across the portal, digging through dimensions. Surrounded with ice, maybe water, a spectrum of colours not yet known to earth standing beyond him the one who always guides him, his own future self. The infinite encryption - from simple cells to making what’s beyond here and now.

Araki Nobuyoshi

The 3D sculpture is a handmade, hand-painted ceramic based on Araki’s childlike drawing in his publication Dotei Datcho-Kun, 1995. The elephant artwork DELON KUN presents a symbol of a man, showing when several men compete to win the best woman first.  However they are so fiercely competitive that they can't move together and finally all fail and show a state of sagging, just like human sexuality and  physiology. 

Alexander Yaya, Crisolart Galleries

The artist is prone to decorativeness; his works work equally well as monumental graffiti on the wall of a house or a stylish fabric print. He stylizes the proportions of human bodies, making his models thinner and taller, lengthening their hands, generalising the silhouettes. All his heroines look fragile and the girl here is melancholic, whilst the fish watches with a playful smile.  The viewer wonders who plays the lead and who is pulling whom forward. Yaya plays up the clash of primary colours: the yellow is open and red turns a cherry hue, cooled down to avoid discord with other tones. Perhaps, if the composition on the right were cut off earlier, the work would look more harmonious, adjusted and stable. The girl would be exactly on the central axis, and there would be no doubt about who the scene is centred around.

Harry Arling

Dutch artist Arling creates Kosmotronics,  works of art made from plastic waste.  Kosmotroniks is the Art of Alchemy, where the discarded and unwanted, the waste of a consumer society, is transformed into the dreams of the child in us all, in the fantastical and beautiful. Arling's work is characterised by colour lifting the spirit and detail delighting the eye. The mechanical whimsical; the joyous unreal made solid.

Andrei Tunikov, Crisolart Galleries

Striving to convey dynamics and character through plastics, Tunikov turned to the image of birds and discovered an amazing world of their feelings, full of emotions. Angrily shifted eyebrows, open beak, ruffled neck - these details are capable of conveying characters and psychological conditions.  The choice is migratory birds forced to move around in search of warm places for hunting and propagation. The artist emphasises and expresses this life path full of discoveries, challenges and victories. His work reflects all the details of anatomical and physical resemblance to life model, requiring a painstaking everyday work to elaborate all the details of feathers, taking a year to complete.

Michele Righetti

Singapore-based painter and sculptor Michele Righetti is an incisive contemporary thinker of art able to master inter-disciplinary techniques and styles through paintings, sculpture and graphics. A unique and fascinating imaginary world is celebrated through artworks telling stories deeply rooted within life experiences, memories, culture and fascination for nature elements.  http://www.righettiart.com/portfolio/ 

雙勺冰淇淋 Ron English 經典獨家販售的口味

Ronnnie Rabbbit 和 Starskull。

快樂亦好吃!最新創作作品,看起來可怕又可愛,矛盾的組合創作方式。

Double scoop ice cream Ron English signature flavours: Ronnnie Rabbbit and Starskull. Happily delicious!

Ron English, APPortfolio, China

One of the most prolific and recognisable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and TV. He coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history, populated with his vast and constantly growing arsenal of original characters. Other characters carousing through English’s art, in paintings, billboards and sculpture include three-eyed rabbits, udderly delicious cowgirls and grinning skulls, blending stunning visuals with the bitingly humorous undertones of America’s Premier Pop Iconoclast.


Tokyo International Art Fair 2019

Dates & Times:
Friday 7th June 2019, 18.00 - 21.00 - Opening - private view by invitation & ticket only. Including Champagne Reception, Private View and Vernissage and music from DJ Katsuya Everywhere.  Tickets available here http://www.tokyoartfair.com/tickets

Saturday 8th June 2019, 11.00 - 18.00 - Open to public, free entrance.

Live painting and the Global Art Awards Ceremony at 17.00. Pre-book tickets here http://www.tokyoartfair.com/tickets

Venue:

BELLE SALLE Roppongi

Japan, 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato, Roppongi, 7 Chome−18−18, 住友不動産六本木通ビル

For more information about the Tokyo International Art Fair, please go to www.tokyoartfair.com

ENDS

Press contacts:

(English speaking) Sarah Pracey + 44 7985 112 777 / sarah@praceypr.com

or

(Japanese speaking) Jun Ueda +81 8063047000 / agent@globalartagency.com

 

グローバルアートエージェンシー主催 TOKYO†INTERNATIONAL†ART†FAIR

グローバルアートエージェンシー主催

TOKYO†INTERNATIONAL†ART†FAIR

2019年6⽉7・8⽇

グローバルアートエージェンシーが主催する『TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR』

が開催されます。東京では5回⽬となる本フェアは、⾔語や⽂化をこえ、アートを通じて

国際交流をするための祭典として、世界40ヶ国以上から150名を超える参加アーティストが、

⼀堂に会し、⾄極の空間で様々な素材や技法を⽤いた現代アートを展⽰します。絵画・彫刻・

写真・イラストなど、さまざまな現代アートが楽しめる同アートフェアではアーティストと

コレクターが直接取引ができるとても貴重でユニークなイベントとなっています。

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 開催概要

⽇程:2019年6⽉7⽇(⾦)18:00〜21:00

オープニングセレモニー・プレスイベント(要予約)

チケット:1,500 円 チケットはこちら http://www.tokyoartfair.com/tickets

2019年6⽉8⽇(⼟)11:00〜18:00

⼀般公開 ⼊場無料

ライブペインティング・アート作品展⽰・販売・授賞式

会場:Belle Salle Roppongi

〒106-0032 東京都港区六本⽊7 −18−18 住友不動産六本⽊通ビル1F

公式URL: http://www.tokyoartfair.com/

主催:グローバルアートエージェンシ

【お問い合せ】 Joëlle Dinnage + 44 7825 443925 office@globalartagency.com

Jun Ueda + 81 80 6304 7000

The count-down is on for Tokyo's most vibrant art event this year

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Expect over 100 exhibitors to take over Belle Salle Roppongi for the 5th Edition of Tokyo's must-see art event!

東京インターナショナルアートフェア

07-08 JUNE 2019 | 2019年6月7日-8日


“Ice Cream” by Ron English

“Ice Cream” by Ron English

Ron English's POPaganda is one of the headliners of the 5th edition of the Tokyo International Art Fair 2019. English's Cereal Killers and other characters from his renowned POPaganda art will be bursting onto the Toyko art scene next month when one of the world's most prolific and recognisable artists takes centre stage at the Tokyo International Art Fair.

English, famous for his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, joins other leading artists and galleries from around the globe making for the fifth edition of the city's must-see art event.

Set in the stunning Belle Salle Roppongi, just a stone's throw from the Mori Art Museum, the Tokyo International Art Fair brings together under one roof some of the most exciting and challenging artwork ever seen in the city.

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More than 100 artists and galleries will take part, transforming Tokyo's artistic landscape. Art collectors and enthusiasts alike will get a one-off opportunity to view the wide range of art on show, talk to the artists to learn what inspired them and buy unique art for their home, workspace or garden. They can also enjoy an exclusive preview by attending a champagne private view when the art fair opens its doors on the evening of Friday 7th June.

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Paintings, sculpture, photography, illustrations, jewellery and bespoke crafts created using a wealth of different media and techniques are just some of the artworks at the two day event, with each artist carefully selected for the calibre, style and individuality of their work.

In launching the fifth edition of the hugely successful Tokyo International Art Fair, Joëlle Dinnage of the award-winning Global Art Agency says, "This year's event will be a highlight on the vibrant Tokyo art scene, bringing a spectacular collection of contemporary work from established as well as emerging artists from across the globe – exhibitors from over 23 countries including many from Europe and Asia. I am thrilled to see a lot of Pop Art style work this year, which I am sure the local people will also be excited with.

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst

“Gato Samuray” by TOT (Colombia) represented by HighArtGallery (Japan)

“Gato Samuray” by TOT (Colombia) represented by HighArtGallery (Japan)

"Big names, among them Ron English represented by APPortfolio (China), Cho, Hui-Chin (Taiwan), Gallery 21 (Japan), Damien Hirst represented by Dutch Curator and many more, will be there, so the quality and the sheer diversity of the work on show will be outstanding. We want to fill the city with colour and get everyone talking about and buying art. The event will inspire and enrich everyone who steps foot through the door."

Alongside the art on show, the fair will feature live painting, also live music by DJ ‘Katsuya Everywhere’, expect Geisha’s to pour champagne on the opening evening, and there is the chance for every visitor to attend the Global Art Awards Ceremony on Saturday 8th June. The culmination of the event, the Global Art Awards recognise and acknowledge the hard work of all artists and galleries taking part, singling out one overall winner and two runners-up for particular praise.

In the meantime, Dinnage and her team has picked out her personal selection for must-see work this year:

Padi Faraji

Padi Faraji

Padi Faraji

An abstract artist originally from Iran now based in Japan, Faraji takes her inspiration from nature, in particular the ocean. Designs, colours and textures of layers upon layers with dramatic movements often play out in her works. Paint is not just a colouring material; by applying paint layer by layer, the artist creates a sculptural expression.

Harry Arling

Dutch artist Arling creates Kosmotronics, works of art made from plastic waste. It's the Art of Alchemy, where the discarded, unwanted and waste of a consumer society is transformed into the dreams of the child in us all, in the fantastical and beautiful. Colour lifts the spirit and detail delights the eye. The mechanical whimsical; the joyous unreal made solid.

Cho, Hui-Chin

Cho, Hui-Chin

Cho, Hui-Chin

A resist-destiny female artist from Taiwan suffering from the distorted world who enjoys creating distorted artworks. Her grotesque yet serene artworks explore the existence between life and death, investigate the darkest humanities and reveal the fetish. She works across painting and sculpture and with deeply symbolic materials, explaining their association with "life once lived".

Jatin Khan

Jatin Khan

Jatin Khan

Khan's (India) art focuses on the fundamental commonality of all humanity, specifically emotion, evolution and ascension. It simultaneously aims to transcend all concepts of regionalism, stereotype herd culture and societal programming, with a unique unrepeatable quality. Each work is a different experience in itself aimed at evoking pure emotion, carrying its own unique energy signature. https://www.instagram.com/jatinkhanart/

UWA

The Indonesian artist's work is a continuous tour between our inner landscape towards our idea of “light”, our very nature of existence in this present universe. It’s about the portrayal of your own ‘bigger’ or higher self, God according to your own image, across the portal, digging through dimensions. Surrounded with ice, maybe water, a spectrum of colours not yet known to earth standing beyond him, the one who always guides him, his own future self.

Alexander Yaya, Crisolart Galleries (Barcelona, Spain)

A prominent representative of the so-called “highbrow” art movement, largely focused on figurative and abstract sculpture and painting, Yaya's works are distinguished by organic forms and spectacular colours that create a harmonious balance between nature and human. The artist is prone to decorativeness; his works work equally well as monumental graffiti on the wall of a house or a stylish fabric print.

Michele Righetti

Singapore-based painter and sculptor Michele Righetti is an incisive contemporary thinker of art able to master inter-disciplinary techniques and styles through paintings, sculpture and graphics. A unique and fascinating imaginary world is celebrated through artworks telling stories deeply rooted within life experiences, memories, culture and fascination for nature elements.

Ron English, APPortfolio, China

One of the most prolific and recognisable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and TV. He coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history, populated with his vast and constantly growing arsenal of original characters.

Araki Nobuyoshi

The 3D sculpture is a handmade, hand-painted ceramic based on Araki’s childlike drawing in his publication Dotei Datcho-Kun, 1995. The elephant artwork DELON KUN presents a symbol of a man, showing when several men compete to win the best woman first. However, they are so fiercely competitive that they cannot move together and finally all fail and show a state of sagging, just like human sexuality and physiology.

Andrei Tunikov

Striving to convey dynamics and character through plastics, Tunikov turned to the image of birds and discovered an amazing world of their feelings and emotions. His choice is migratory birds forced to move around in search of warm places for hunting and propagation. The artist emphasises and expresses this life path full of discoveries, challenges and victories, reflecting the details of anatomical and physical resemblance to life.

The Tokyo International Art Fair takes place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June 2019.


Dates & Times:
Friday 7th June 2019, 18.00 - 21.00 - Opening - private view by invitation & ticket only. Including Champagne Reception, Private View and Vernissage sponsored by Wall Street Journal and DJ Katsuya Everywhere. Tickets available here http://www.tokyoartfair.com/tickets

Saturday 8th June 2019, 11.00 - 18.00 - Open to the public, free entrance.

Live painting and the Global Art Awards Ceremony at 17.00. Pre-book tickets here http://www.tokyoartfair.com/tickets

Venue:

BELLE SALLE Roppongi

Japan, 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato, Roppongi, 7 Chome−18−18, 住友不動産六本木通ビル

For more information about the Tokyo International Art Fair, please go to: www.tokyoartfair.com


ENDS

Press contacts:

Sarah Pracey + 44 7985 112 777 / sarah@praceypr.com

or

Joëlle Dinnage + 44 7825 443925

office@globalartagency.com



Araki Nobuyoshi | Japan

Araki Nobuyoshi | Japan

Volunteer for one of the biggest International Art Fairs in Tokyo

Interested in interning or volunteering for an international art fair? Then look no further!

Opportunities are available to learn about every aspect of building a fair, including being on-site and working the actual event.

The volunteers receive (upon successful completion): 
- ‘Certificate of Completion Tokyo Art Fair volunteer Assistant” 2019.
- Official thank you letter signed by the Director of the organisation. 
- Invitation for 2 for the VIP After-Party on Sat 8th June at 21.00pm
- Free Catalogue Tokyo Art Fair 2019 
- Free 2 VIP Tickets Fri 7th June Champagne Reception to invite key contacts.

To find out more please fill in the form below and we will contact you about current openings.

Volunteers will have to work on both art fair days: Friday 7th June from 12noon till 21.00pm & Saturday 8th June from 11.00am till 18.00pm 2019.

Or email your CV with photo to: office@globalartagency.com

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