Hasuwa Tomoko

蓮輪友子|Van Aerssenlaan 12|72.7x116.7㎝|2017|油彩、畫布oil on canvas

蓮輪友子 Hasuwa Tomoko

In a large and integrated space, we should, at the same time, dream of a house with wings, creaking in a weak and imperceptible wind, refining its force. -Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space (La Poetique de l’espace)


Japanese Artist Hasuwa Tomoko embraces international travel, which fits her outgoing personality and passion, absorbing experiences and transferring them onto canvas. A trip to Morocco sparked inspiration for the Parallel Series, portraying her interpretation and understanding of a parallel world. She noted how traditional Moroccan Muslim garb utilizing hijabs and purdah to veil women at a certain level resembled the masks and hoodies popular among Japanese girls. The same principle reflected a different meaning once seen in a different culture.

Perhaps we are overly focused on diferences, to the extent of exaggerating them and fomenting conflict, until we live in parallel paths with no intersection. Even if the parallel world is a self-created one, Hasuwa uses resonance between her works to creats links and points of references, connecting and interlinking a shared inner awareness, a force that combines the past, present, and future.

2006 京都市立芸術大学大学院美術研究科 油画専攻
    M.F.A.,Program, Department of Oil Painting, Kyoto City University of Arts,Kyoto,Japan
2004 京都市立芸術大学美術学部美術科油画専攻卒業
    B.F.A.,Department of Oil Painting, Kyoto City University of Arts,Kyoto,Japan
1981 出生於日本大阪
    Born in Osaka, Japan

2014 現代芸術振興助成制度,現代芸術振興財団(東京)出版
2009 創造都市はままつ絵画公募展,市民賞、浜松市秋野不矩美術館(静岡)
2006 てくてくドイツ,(株式会社ワニブックス)

Solo Exhibition
2017 Super Hero,YIRI ARTS,Taipei,Taiwan
2017 Licht,Gallery fukka,Tokyo,Japan
2016 Licht,XPO,Enschede,Netherlands
2016 Parallel,YIRI ARTS, YIRI ARTS, Kaohsiung,Taiwan
2016 Parallel,YIRI ARTS,Taipei,Taiwan
2014 STOROBO,Yoyogi art gallery,Tokyo,Japan
2014 EL DORADO, Gallery fukka ,Tokyo,Japan
2014 EL DORADO,Quinta del sordo ,Madrid,Spain
2013 Waiting room,Art waiting room, Tokyo,Japan
2012 Super hero,Gallery fukka ,Tokyo,Japan
2008 Landscape Mitsui O.S.K.Lines,Ltd.Tikkou building 203 ,Osaka,Japan

Group Exhibition
2016 HOPE-0206藝術攜手義賣展,伊日藝術,臺北,臺灣
    HOPE- Charity Exhibition, YIRI ARTS, Taipei, Taiwan
2014 TAKE A CHILL PILL,La farmacia,Madrid,Spain
2012 群馬青年ビエンナーレ2012,群馬県立近代美術館,群馬
    Gunma Biennale for Young Artists 2012,The Museum of Modern Art,Gunma,Japan
2009 創造都市はままつ絵画公募展,秋野不矩矩美術館,静岡
    Hamamatsu Art Prize,Akino Fuku Art Museum,Shizuoka,Japan
2004 Winter Discoveries,Lamia Ink,New York,USA

2016 ARE holland (The Netherlands Enschede),Netherlands
2014 Artist in residence program,Intercambiador Acart,Madrid,Spain