We are pleased to present the 7th Will+s Exhibition.
In 2016, the young artists of Soga-kai group and Sogo & Seibu Co., Ltd have jointly launched the new exhibition. Named “Will+s”, it aims to voice artists’ and our will to the world. This has realized through the cooperation between the young artists who are highly motivated in presenting their works in the pursuit of their own arts and Sogo & Seibu which has been promoting cutting-edge artworks.
Total 36 artworks of Soga-kai members and young artists have participated for this exhibition among which the best artwork was awarded.
We wish you would enjoy the exhibition very much.
賛助出品（五十音順・敬称略） 石原 孟、海老 洋、加藤 良造、程塚 敏明、牧野 一穗
招待出品（五十音順・敬称略） 重政 周平、高橋 希和、髙橋 まり子、長澤 耕平、藤野 麻由羅、伊東 春香
一般出品予定作家（五十音順・敬称略） 青木 明日香、青山 桂子、大嶋 直哉、加藤 丈史、喜多 祥泰、木村 みな、佐藤 加歩、下村 進、神保 千絵、田尾 憲司、田村 幸帆、陳 芃宇、手嶋 遥、新倉 佳奈子、西田 知世、野村 直子、早瀬 玲、土方 朋子、前田 由芽、増田 沙織、松岡 学、蓬田 阿哉、李 雨晨、林 銘君、渡邊 美波
This will be the solo exhibition of TAKAHASHI, Mariko, an associate member of the Soga-kai art group, who won the “2019 Will+s Exhibition Award”.
The natural view which has never been changed from the past is painted with a dry painting touch. As her landscape painting has a solid atmosphere, we can see the artist’s bold will for the creation. The feeling of nostalgia comes together with that of emptiness. The blue sky embraces both the emptiness and the creativity.
About 20 pieces of new artworks will be on view. We hope you enjoy the exhibition.
With the cooperation of Sogo & Seibu Co. Ltd. and young artists from the Soga-kai group, the exhibition “Will+s” has started. This was supported by the keen thought of Sogo & Seibu Art Dept. and the artists to launch the art exhibition in order to widely introduce their will to the public.
This year’s exhibition commemorates its 6th anniversary. 34 artists from Soga-kai, among them are young voluntary members, have exhibited their artworks and the best work will be awarded. All the artworks are available for viewing.
Tokyo University of the Arts Japanese Painting studio where professors and students inspire each other to improve for “creating new traditions”. The exhibition is the overall introduction of the studio today.
The important artworks of the leading professors are exhibited while the exhibit answers to the general questions such as: Nihonga, what’s it all about?
We are pleased to show the important materials/tools of nihonga in the exhibition so that we could make all the nihonga fans, people who see nihonga for the first time and young people who are interested in Tokyo University of the Arts satisfied.