(Born in Hiroshima, 1980. Lives and works in Hiroshima, Japan)
Toshiyuki Konishi continues to paint portraits that are based on the artist's private family photographs and familiar people's photographs. Figures are painted with dynamic brush strokes and vivid and rich colors, that almost impossible to identify race, age, and gender. Although figures are painted in symbolic form and from multiple angles, physical structure and composition are carefully planned and depicts intimacy and tension between people among groups. His recent exhibitions are YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2017: "Islands, Constellations & Galapagos" Kanagawa, Japan (2017); "Our traits", AIKE DELLARCO, Shanghai (2017); "Collection 2 - Diary", 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2016); "Nostalgia and Fantasy: Imagination and Its Origins in Contemporary Art", The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (2014); "The Way of Painting", Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2014) and more. He was nominated as the finalist for the Prudential Eye Awards in 2016.
- Burger Collection
- Daisuke Miyatsu Collection
- Hori Art Museum, Aichi, Japan
- JAPIGOZZI Collection
- McNamara Art Projects, Hong Kong
- National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
- Takahashi Collection
- Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
- 21 Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
June 9 - September 30, 2018
Nakata Museum, Hiroshima, Japan
＜Opening Artist Talk＞
June 9 (Sat) 15:00 -
Artists: Boo Sze Yang, Chiew Sien Kuan, NG April,
Yutaka Inagawa, Toshiyuki Konishi, Kazuki Takezaki, Kiyohito Mikami
Graduate School PrPROJECT
"Painting that cannot be paint again"
May 29 (Tue), 2018 13:30 -
Graduate School PrPROJECT room Miraikan F201, Uryu Campus, Kyoto, Japan
"These Painter's Painters"
April 25 - May 26, 2018
ROH PROJECTS, Jakarta
Well received Toshiyuki Konishi's exhibition is featured on an archive film of Yokohama Triennale 2017 "Islands, Constellations and Galapagos".
"Face and Abstraction"
March 8 - May 6, 2018
"ART FAIR TOKYO 2018"
March 9 - 11, 2018
Artists: Takahiro IWASAKI, Toshiyuki KONISHI, Tatzu NISHI, Go WATANABE
Tokyo International Forum Hall E & Lobby Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“The Riddle of Art: Takahashi Collection”
December 23, 2017 - February 28, 2018
Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
Practice workshop by "The Riddle of Art: Takahashi Collection" exhibitors.
"It's X'mas! Trial session of Parplume University"
Lecturer: Yoichi Umetsu
December 23 (Sat) - 24 (Sun) 10:00 - 16:00
Practice room, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
He will reveal about 10 new paintings at a solo exhibition "Memory of Herds" at URANO.
"Memory of Herds"
September 2 - October 7, 2017
URANO, Tokyo, Japan
He will exhibit new paintings at YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2017.
YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2017
"Islands, Constellations & Galapagos"
August 4 - November 5, 2017
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1, Kanagawa, Japan
His recent and latest paintings are exhibiting at collection exhibition in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
September 10 - November 27, 2016
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
- 2017 "Memory of Herds"