Noritake Kinashi London Exhibition -moment-
"Approaching people, connecting with people and extending a helping hand to people. Using hundreds of hands as a motif, the 'REACH OUT' series represent chains of 'human connection', which I value the most in my life."
Noritake Kinashi
In June, for the first time in the UK, anglophile and polymath, Noritake Kinashi, the Japanese artist, actor, musician and comedian, will be exhibiting the latest phase of his ongoing creative project, 'REACH OUT'.
Noritake Kinashi's passion for drawing started at an early age, inspired by the physical landscape and the feeling it evokes, for him, the act of drawing was, as it still is now, very personal. Kinashi reached a creative turning point in 1994 in Paris on a shoot for a TV programme, when he had to make, without any preparation, on a large canvas with a black marker pen, a drawing of the landscape along the Seine. This experience led him to produce an extensive body of work upon his return to Japan and to his first solo exhibition in the same year.

Kinashi's signature style often involves the reoccurring motif and daily objects, and represents his intuitive take on humanity. With his dynamic and non-conformist, yet evolving brush style, the exhibition, a reflection of his fundamental artistic beliefs, will showcase a series of paintings created as a result of his unique observational point of view.

Noritake Kinashi London Exhibition -moment- comes on the heels of his retrospective exhibition, Kinashi Noritake Exhibition × 20 years INSPIRATION -moment of curiosity, which toured eight major museums in Japan between 2014 and 2016, attracting 430,000 visitors. Additionally, he held a highly acclaimed solo exhibition in NY in 2015. For the London exhibition, about 15 pieces on show have been specially selected and are being shown for the first time. They will then be travelling back to Japan to be included in a major nationwide-touring, solo exhibition from 2018-2020.

Kinashi says, "To kick off this show in London is a very personal matter to me, since I am often inspired by the raw energy and creativity that London offers. Being a comedian on the other hand, I have always believed in the power of laughter, which encourages peace within oneself. Therefore, I express the same thought on canvas. That is my message."
Outline of the exhibition moment
Exhibition Dates:Thurs 21st -Sun 24th June
Opening times:11:00-19:00 on 24th 11:00-17:00
Venue:Protein, 31 New Inn Yard Shoreditch London EC2A 3EY
Stations:Liverpool Street / Old Street(Tube), Shoreditch High Street(Overground)
Project Director:Yuzo Imura(imura art planning)
Special Thanks:Cocca
The artist will not be present
About Noritake Kinashi:
Born in 1962, Tokyo. Kinashi started his professional career as a comedian in the early 80's. He was often on television and quickly become a household name, not only as a comedian, but also as a singer and actor. Since making his artistic debut in '94, he has gone from strength to strength, exhibiting his works in museums including the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa(Japan)and the Ueno Royal Museum(Tokyo, Japan). This year saw him take the leading role in the film 'INUYASHIKI', awarded the 2018 Golden Raven at the Brussel International Fantastic Film Festival.


ロンドンでの木梨憲武展-moment-は、日本国内8つの美術館を巡回し約430,000人の動員数を記録した2014年から2016年の巡回展“木梨憲武展×20years INSPIRATION-瞬間の好奇心”と大成功を収めたニューヨークの個展(2015年)に続く展覧会となる。ロンドン展のために特別に選ばれた約15点の新作は、2018年から2020年にかけて日本を巡回する大規模な展覧会にも展示される予定である。

住所:Protein, 31 New Inn Yard Shoreditch London EC2A 3EY
交通案内:Liverpool Street / Old Street(Tube), Shoreditch High Street(Overground)
プロジェクトディレクター:井村優三(imura art planning)