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Aki KONDO Works and Info

When I Think about My Mother
2020, acrylic on canvas, 72.7x60.6cm [14942]
Day for Arranging Flowers
2020, acrylic on canvas, 53x45.5cm [14979]
Sleeping Person
2020, acrylic on canvas, 53x45.5cm [14923]
Flowers in the Heart Installation view
2020, ShugoArts
Mother's Face
2018, acrylic on paper, 38x27cm [13643]
Today Waiting for That Day and Tomorrow Installation view
2018, ShugoArts
Today Waiting for That Day and Tomorrow Installation view
2018, ShugoArts
HOUSE
2017, oil on panel, 227×362cm [12775]
Fly, Piglet, Fly!
2016, oil on wooden panel, 182x91cm [12615]
All Life is Change
2016, oil on canvas, 162x130cm [12425]
Artist
2016, oil on canvas, 163x97cm [12197]
song for artist
2016, oil on panel, 227.3x409.1cm [12208]
Artist Installation view
2016, ShugoArts Weekend Gallery
Artist in Hotel, Artist Room Otafuku Face
2015, Park Hotel Tokyo
Artist in Hotel, Artist Room Otafuku Face
2015, Park Hotel Tokyo
HIKARI
2015, Bluray Disc, 33 min. 35 sec. [11459]
HIKARI
2015, Bluray Disc, 33 min. 35 sec. [11459]
HIKARI Installation view
2015, ShugoArts
Secret of a moonlit night
2014, acrylic on cardboard chair, 74x40x62cm [10824]
PAPAKI CAFE PROJECT(Art Fair Tokyo 2014)
2014, Tokyo International Forum
Magic of the Moonlit Night
2013, oil on panel, diameter 150cm [10671]
The Emperor of Las Vegas
2013, acrylic on cardboard box, 208x242x91cm [10438]
THE ECOLOGY OF AKI KONDO
2014, JIKKA
Rice ball
2013, oil on panel, 227.3x362.6cm [10678]
Can I be your hubby?
2012, oil on panel, 227.3x436.2cm [10118]
An Earth of Eating
2012, oil on panel, 227.3x436.2cm [10095]
The Homeland of Cherry Blossoms
2012, oil on panel, 227.3x909cm [10096]
Forest of Breeding
2012, oil on panel, 227.3x363.6cm [10264]
Portrait of a Family
2011-2012, oil on panel, 227.3x363.6cm [9718]
Mountain Gods
2011, oil on panel, 227x1018.5cm [9656]
Blue Mountain
2011, oil, oilbar on canvas, 154.6x126cm [9849]
Meeting in a Dark Place
2011, oil, crayon on panel, 227.3x181.8cm [9547]
The Mountain's Loud Voice
2011, pencil, pastel crayon, acrylic, crayon on paper, 26x37cm [11207]
Works on paper 2011-2014
2014, ShugoArts
overview
Born in Hokkaido, Japan, in 1987. Currently lives and works in Sapporo. As Kondo describes, “painting is exactly like living one’s life,” her body of work is full of energy which can be quantifiable. Kondo paints as if she inscribed all of her experiences and emotions that have passed through her body. Going back and forth between memory, reality and fiction, the artist generates new experiences, or in another word, paintings. Without limiting her support to canvas or panel, Kondo confidently applies her paints on three-dimensional objects or spaces surrounded by the ceiling and walls. In addition, the artist is the director, screenwriter and producer of HIKARI, a short film consisting of live action and animation with about 14,000 frames which she painted in oil based on her crayon drawings. This is one of many examples why Kondo is considered as a heaven-sent child of painting, constantly unleashing her extraordinary potential.
Selected exhibitions: Flowers in the Heart, ShugoArts Online Show, Tokyo, 2020; Today Waiting for That Day and Tomorrow, ShugoArts, Tokyo, 2018; Paintings Here And Now, Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo, 2018; PHYSIOLOGY OF ART, OR MEDITATION OF TRANSCENDENTAL TASTE, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, 2017; Takahashi Collection Mindfulness 2017, Yamagata Museum of Art, Yamagata, 2017; HIKARI, Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London, 2016; HIKARI, ShugoArts, Tokyo, 2015; THE ECOLOGY OF AKI KONDO, JIKKA, Tokyo, 2013; Why not live for Art? II, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2013; PHANTOMS OF ASIA: Contemporary Awakens the Past, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2012
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Aki KONDO

Takamatsu Art Museum Collection + Body and Movement
Takamatsu City Museum of Art

2020.7.23 Thu - 9.6 Sun
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Flowers in the Heart

ShugoArts Online – Exhibition 

2020.4.25 Sat - 5.30 Sat

 

We humans have experienced various histories since our birth. Many conflicts and famines have changed our cultures and medical science. As science has developed and changed our daily lives blazingly fast, our common sense is also at stake now.

However, just as there is no night without a dawn, the morning always arrives, the season changes and the spring comes around with new greens and blooming flowers. Some things do not change even when people all over the world are struggling to live their own lives. It seems like they are telling us how to go through a severe winter.

We have art and music that enrich our hearts, and there are flowers in our hearts. Thanks to them, we have found peace of mind and become compassionate to one another. Those may not be able to save people’s lives as the power of science obviously does. But we go insane if we are scared of an invisible menace which is currently attacking us, with only two options available to us, to live or die.

Making my own paintings, I believe it is very important for us to nourish our hearts in order to live today and create our future.
Now, prosper your creativity and bloom the flowers in your heart.

I wish everyone in the world good health and I hope we can hug each other with smiles on our faces again soon.

Aki Kondo April, 2020

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HIKARI

ShugoArts Online – Film Screening

2020.5.2 Sat - 5.6 Wed

 

As a special program for Flowers in the Heart, the current online exhibition by Aki Kondo, we are going to stream the full length of Kondo's film work HIKARI from Saturday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 6. 

HIKARI is Kondo’s first short film, which was released to the public in 2015.

Using the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami as its motif, Kondo put stop motion animation with 14,000 scenes painted in oil and live action depicting a story of a painter and his lover together. Throughout the film the artist expresses her thoughts toward the victims of the disaster and presents us with a silver lining. Made up of both animated and live action segments, the work functions as an extension of her paintings or as a painting with words.

It is our wish that we can deliver Kondo’s strong message to you in this uncertain and unstable time. Please enjoy the film along with our online exhibition Flowers in the Heart and our Online Catalogue.

 

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Masato KOBAYASHI, Aki KONDO, Private: TAGUCHI Kazuna, MORIMURA Yasumasa

Participate: TAKAHASHI COLLECTION FACE AND ABSTRACTION
Kiyoharushirakaba museum

2018.3.18 Sun - 5.6 Sun

Aki KONDO, Landlady and Landlord, pastel crayon, ballpoint pen on envelope, set of 2, 34.3x23.5cm each
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Solo Exhibition : Glow Wings
GINZA TSUTAYA BOOKS Art Walk Gallery

2018.4.20 Fri - 5.14 Mon

Left: Grow Wings, 2016, oil on canvas, 90x65cm
Right: Paris, 2015, color pencil, pastel crayon on paper, 36.5x25.5cm
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Participate : Paintings Here And Now  Fuchu Art Museum

2018.1.13 Sat - 2.25 Sun

Artist Talk 2PM. 13/Jan.
Movie "HIKARI"Shows on 3PM. 13/Jan

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Leiko IKEMURA, Aki KONDO, Naofumi MARUYAMA

participate : The Collection of the Takamatsu Art Museum + In Spilling Light with Chuta Kimura

2018.2.17 Sat - 3.25 Sun

Leiko IKEMURA, Pacific Red 2006, Takamatsu Art Museum collection
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Interview

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Performance【Seven Tunes】

2017.7.15 Sat
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Masato KOBAYASHI, Aki KONDO

participate: PHYSIOLOGY OF ART,OR MEDITATION OF TRANSCENDENTAL TASTE Sezon Museum of Modern Art

2017.7.15 Sat - 11.23 Thu
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Fly Piglet, Fly!

2017.7.21 Fri - 8.26 Sat
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00, Tue. to Sat.
Closed on Sun. Mon and public holidays
Opening Party: July 21 Fri, from 5pm
Venue: ShugoArts

 

Summer Holidays
The gallerie will be closed from August 13 Sat to 21 Mon, 2017

 

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participate: TAKAHASHI COLLECTION / Mindfulness2017  Yamagata Museum of Art

2017.7.22 Sat - 8.27 Sun

DATE:22 July - 27 August 2017

OPENING HOURS:10:00 - 17:00

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participate: Fantasy Access Code, Alcantara and 6 artists on a journey through the Apartment of the Prince, Palazzo Reale Milan

2017.3.28 Tue - 4.30 Sun

DATE: 28 March - 30 April 2017

OPENING HOURS:
Monday 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday,Friday and Sunday 9.30 am - 7.30 pm
Thursday and Saturday 9.30 am - 10.30 pm
Last entry one hour before closing

SITE: Palazzo Reale, Milan, Piazza Duomo 12

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