0

Naoki FUNAKOSHI

Naoki Funakoshi was born 1953 in Tokyo. He graduated in 1978 from Tokyo Zokei University. His first solo exhibition was held in 1980 at Gallery Miyuki in Ginza. Thereafter, Funakoshi exhibited at Nabis Gallery, Morioka 1st Gallery, Toki-no-Wasuremono, Gallery Terashita, Gallery Seiho and others. His works were included into the 1998 exhibition “Inside/Outside: 8 Contemporary Japanese Sculptors” at the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, and in the Naoki Funakoshi & Yoko Abe” exhibition in 2000 at Yorozu Tetsugoro Museum in Hanamaki (Iwate).

Much of the appeal of Funakoshi’s drawings of amorphous, mountain-like shapes and objects that evoke parts of the human body stems from his peculiar sense of color. His works transmit a sense of simplicity and immediacy that perpetuates also his bronze objects. They may remind stages of the beginnings of life, clusters of grapes, etc., thus spanning a wide range of possible associations. He passed away in 2017.

 


"April 7, 1997"

1997
Drawing
Mat size: 82.0×66.0cm

"December 19, 1996"

1996
Drawing
Sheet size: 40.0×32.0cm

"June 16, 1995"

1995
Drawing
Sheet size: 38.0×47.0cm

 


"Sloth"

1999
Drawing
Mat size: 74.0×59.0cm

"Work"

1996
Oil on canvas
53.0×45.0cm

"SLUUD"

2000
Bronze
12.0×10.0×8.0cm

 

Inquiry form

Product number, artist name, work title

Name:
Post code:
Address:
E-mail:
Tel:
If you have any question, an artist of interest, or a work you are looking for, please write in the box below.


We will reply to you as soon as we check our stock.

 

 Exhibitions (Japanese only)
2006
127th Gallery exhibition: Objects: My Favorite 4 Prints and 20 Objects, Apr 21-May 13, 2006

2003
102nd Gallery exhibition: Naoki FUNAKOSHI Exhibition, Feb 7-Feb 22, 2003

2000
70th Gallery exhibition: O Jun & Naoki FUNAKOSHI Exhibition, Jun 6-Jun 17, 2000

1999
64th Gallery exhibition: Watercolors and Drawings Exhibition, Dec 3-Dec 11, 1999

1997
32nd Gallery exhibition: Drawings Exhibition, Jul 22-Aug 9, 1997