Shimokitazawa Arts is pleased to present "Strange Groove", solo exhibition by Yoshiko Hada, a winner of "Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition 2021".
We'll show approx. 60 new oil pastel works and drawings.
September 2 - 19, 2022
Closed on Tue, Wed and Thu.
*Opening reception：September 2, 6-8pm
Anyone can participate in the opening reception.
*We will donate part of the profits from sales for the humanitarian aid in Ukraine.
~ Things that are an extension of child heart ~.I'm drawing pictures and being impressed by what happens by chance on paper. What is born out of my unconsciousness beyond my intentions always surprises me and makes my heart dance. For example, it may be the feeling that resemble the joy when children touched the clay for the first time or the surprise when they saw the color change when the paint is mixed. The chain of impulses that have occurred in my mind becomes one visible form by improvisational actions, and this process of work is like an extension of children's doodle, and it is also like music. It's also like alchemy that transforms monotonous everyday life into something wonderful. I hope that the work created in this way will lift the hearts of the viewers, evoke the forgotten child heart and make them smile.
Dropped out of Musashino Art University, Department of Visual Communication Design. Based in Tokyo. Active in a wide range of domestic and international media such as TV program opening animations, magazines, pamphlets, CD / DVD covers, and textiles. Recently, she has also worked on several collaborations with overseas apparel brands. Being aiming to publish a picture book in the near future
2021 "Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition" Winner, Italy
2018 "ILUSTRARTE2018" Winner, Portugal
2016 200th "The Choice" Winner, Japan
2015 13th "TIS Competition" Winner, Japan
2010 11th Illust-Note "Note-Exhibition" Jury Prize, Japan
BCBF Bologna Children's Book Fair Award Exhibition World Tour, Itabashi Museum, etc... , Japan
International Poster Exhibition, Arsenal Museum, Ukraine )
JAPAN ART STORM IN TAIWAN, StableNice BLDG, Taiwan
MJ Exhibition, Stripe Space, Japan
ILUSTRARTE2018 Award Exhibition, Centro de Cultura Contemporânea, Portugal
Les 24 Heures du Mans s’afficiant, Several place, France
International Poster Exhibition, Arsenal Museum, Ukraine
Solo Exhibition, Orthodox, Ukraine