Similar to the well-known art fair as Art Basel in Switzerland, there was an art fair in Tokyo organized from 20 to 22 March, where many galleries from all over Japan and some foreign galleries exhibited art works at Tokyo Kokusai Forum. It was unfortunately just over today.
Visiting an art fair is beneficial in many ways.
1. Knowing your state of mind:
Browsing from one gallery to another, you would realize what kind of art piece you are particularly attracted. The same artwork could be perceived differently by reflecting your current state of mind. Your favorite could be differed from time to time.
2. People watching:
Just watching the type of visitors and exhibitors is interesting, their demographics and the type of fashion, etc.
3. Discover the special art that belongs to you:
Art piece is often one and only existence. There are so many diversified work exhibited but you may find unique and special piece that exist for you only one within.
There were so many pieces that caught my eyes, but I note some of them here for my memorandum.
Tomoo Gokita’s work, no title:
I could spend hours in front of this piece. This is a college of photos and drawings. Just looking at each frame was fascinating. Tomoo Gokita’s self-portrait is hidden at the right bottom corner. I am sure we will find something new every day with this piece.
Acid Bloom by Mika Ninagawa:
Alona Harpaz exhibited by Israeli gallery
Golden Manuscript A Golden Ballerinaa by Shiriagari Kotobuki
Siesta by Teppei Ikehira:
I was so much attracted by the color and motif used in the drawing first, then saw the title “Siesta” that really made sense to me.
Dreaming by Ayumi Suzuki:
This is a work of young painter. I would love to have this in my house.
Pig with cherry by Akifumi Okumura
Searching for knowledge by Veronica Doers
Veronica is a German painter. She spent sometime in Kobe art village. I was captured by the surrealistic face.
French Bulldog by Ryuma Imai
I love French bulldog!