About

綱島 礼子 / EN

武蔵野美術短期大学を卒業。東洋書芸院で書を学びその後独立。2001年以降ベルギーのアートフェアでの作品発表をきっかけに、NY、ミラノ、スイス、上海、ブエノスアイレス、マドリード、シンガポール等のアートフェアで作品を発表し反響を得る。2002年に作品集「墨の情景」を発行。作品は墨による抽象表現で、描かれたものは一見すると自然の風景のようでもあるが、彼女はそれを「すべて墨の情景」と語る。制作時の気候が墨、水、紙の具合に大きく影響するため「自然との共作」という性質を併せ持つ。筆を運ぶ中で、墨が滲む偶然性を必然とし、そこに広がる「何か」を表現している。一方、パネル上のマットのカットやレイアウトまで緻密に計算し、そのシンプル且つ独創的な表現スタイルを確立している。

Reiko Tsunashima / EN

Reiko Tsunashima’s artworks are abstract representations using Sumi (Japanese ink in Japanese) on paper.The subjects are apparently natural landscapes, which she calls “all scenes of Sumi”.Because the climate at the time of production has a significant impact on the conditions of Sumi, water and paper, the works are also characterized as being “collaboration with nature”.
The contingency of the blurring of Sumi in the process of moving the brush is an inevitable process that can be used to express “something” that emanates there.Meanwhile, the cutting and layout of the mats on panels are elaborately calculated, which contributes to an established style of expression that is both simple and original. Her artworks are like windows to the Sumi world, so you can get into there from her artworks.
There will be a lot of windows to the “Scene of Sumi” through the artworks by Reiko TSUNASHIMA at the space.People there will be able to get into the several kinds of Sumi world automatically when they select and watch her artwork.
*Sumi, or Japanese ink, has been used for Oriental calligraphic works and paintings for over 2000 years. The need for works in Sumi, an art form backed by a long unbroken history, remains strong.

  • Solo
    Exhibitions
  • Group
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  • Others
2020

Solo Exhibition / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2017

Solo Exhibition / JAPAN INFORMATION AND CULTURAL CENTRE OF THE EMBASSY OF JAPAN in BELGIUM  / Brussels, Belgium

2015

Solo Exhibition / AVA Galleria / Helsinki, Finland

2014

Scene of Sumi -Shine Brilliantly / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2011

Distant Clouds / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2008

A single art work exhibition / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2007

Solo Exhibition / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2005

Solo Exhibition / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2003

Solo Exhibition / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2002

Solo Exhibition / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2022

Expo I Love Japan / Liège / Belgium
Sumi-ism (8) / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2021

Sumi-ism (7) / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2019

Encre Noire Soleil Levant / L’ARBRE A PLUMES / Brussels, Belgium

2017

Japan in Black and White / ESH gallery / Milan, Italy

2016

Sumi-ism (6) / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan
SEELENHORT / Galerie Kristine Hamann / Wismar, Germany

2015

Sumi-ism (5) / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan
CLOSE UP / Galerie Kristine Hamann / Wismar, Germany

2014

Sumi-ism (4) / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2013

Sumi-ism (3) / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan
Akasawa Sumi Art Exhibition / Hayakawacho / Yamanashi, Japan

2012

Sumi-ism (2) / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan
KAKEJIKUTEN / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan
Exposicion de Kakejiku / Centro Cultural e Informativo de la Embajada del Japón / Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic

2011

Sumi-ism (1) / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2009

Contemporary Art of Japan Exhibition / JAPAN INFORMATION AND CULTURAL CENTRE OF THE EMBASSY OF JAPAN in BELGIUM / Brussels, Belgium
Japan Premier Exhibition / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan
Eternal Moment [two-person exhibition] / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2007

Warehouse Exhibition / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2006

Reimported Japanese Art Exhibition / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan
Sumi Art Mirai Exhibition / Nara City Museum of Art / Nara, Japan
Japanese Art Exhibition / Koksijde / Koksijde, Belgium
Exhibition Celebrating the Publication of ART UNION JAPAN vol.5 / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2004

Bokko Exhibition / Gallery KITAI / Tokyo, Japan

2002

Japanese Art Exhibition / Koksijde / Koksijde, Belgium

2020

London Art Fair : Solo Exhibition / Busuness Design Centre / London, UK

2019

Draw Art Fair : Solo Exhibition / SAATCHI GALLERY / London, UK

2018

Drawing Room Madrid : Solo Exhibition / CÍRCULO DE BELLAS ARTES / Madrid, Spain

2017

Art on paper at BOZAR : Solo Exhibition / BOZAR / Brussels, Belgium