Author Archives: Katsura Ishikawa

Announcing Colleen Kwok’s exhibition “夜はかならず明ける”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition 夜はかならず明ける by Colleen Kwok on December 21(Sat.) – 22(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Colleen Kwok is a filmmaker/photographer grew up between mainland China and Hong Kong. Colleen’s Chinese name is TungShuen, meaning the melody of childhood. She received her BFA in film & video from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she concentrated on experimental filmmaking, and her MFA in writing/directing from New York University-Tisch. Since graduated, she has filmed contents in 13 different countries and now calls New York City a home.

You all have been enroute alone, hasten to somewhere unknown.
Always been told to keep going and, don’t turn back.
You can’t see what’s behind you, especially the dapples on your hair.
You are enroute alone, and the dawn will always break.

夜はかならず明ける is a framed ode circling around the trees in Itoshima

Colleen Kwok “夜はかならず明ける”
Exhibition style: analogue photography installation
Date: December 21 (Saturday) & 22 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sun.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Kostas Papakostas & Stephanie Pochet’s exhibition “Yūgen (幽玄)”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Yūgen (幽玄) by Kostas Papakostas & Stephanie Pochet on December 21(Sat.) – 22(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Kostas Papakostas was born in Athens, Greece in 1976.
Since graduating with a First-Class Honours Degree in Art in 2000, he has been working on video, live art, interactive new media installations, paintings and sculptures.

Stephanie Pochet is a French Indonesian documentary filmmaker born in Honolulu in 1981.
She moved to London in 2001 to study Media, Communications and Sociology at Goldsmiths University. Her time at Goldsmiths played an important role in shaping her critical thinking skills and continues to inform her practice to this day.

A poetic observational series of images and sounds exploring the essence of the Japanese word ‘Yūgen’.

Meditative fragments that expose the profound and mysterious sense of “the beauty of the universe and the sad beauty of human suffering”.

During their creative process, the artists aim to use their intuition as their only guide and leave their expectations and preconceptions behind while they immerse themselves in the unknown local setting.

Kostas Papakostas & Stephanie Pochet “Yūgen (幽玄)”
Exhibition style: Video – Video Projection – Video Installation
Date: December 21 (Saturday) & 22 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sun.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Daniel Christian Saliem’s exhibition “COLD”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition COLD by Daniel Christian Saliem on December 21(Sat.) – 22(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Daniel Christian Saliemis an aspiring concept artist wanting to work in the movie/game industry in the future. Recently graduated from 3DSense Media School, Singapore specializing in Concept Art & Illustration.

During my stay at Studio Kura, I am inspired to capture the environments, and surroundings of this place through painting. Instead of using oil this time around, I am doing a digital painting based on some photos that I took while I was here.

Daniel Christian Saliem “COLD”
Exhibition style: Digital Plein Air
Date: December 21 (Saturday) & 22 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sun.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Ingchanok Sinudom’s exhibition “The Language of Pattern in Nature No.2”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition The Language of Pattern in Nature No.2 by Ingchanok Sinudom on December 21(Sat.) – 22(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Ingchanok Sinudom is a ceramics artist based in Bangkok Thailand. She graduated both BA and MA in Ceramics design filed. Most of her work is inspired from her vision of nature such as trees, leaves, landscapes and also her surroundings. The artist loves to closely observe a detail of things to generate the relationship between a surface, a space and a rhythm. She conveys her sentiment by making a pattern with shaping and colouring.

As a ceramic maker, I am keen to develop my work from the series of “The Language of Pattern in Nature” to another path aside from ceramics. I’ve been doing an experiment with a potential of multiple objects by combination between painting and embroidery.

Ingchanok Sinudom “The Language of Pattern in Nature No.2”
Exhibition style: Painting and embroidery
Date: December 21 (Saturday) & 22 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sun.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Chris Fitzpatrick’s exhibition “Nature’s Wealth”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Nature’s Wealth by Chris Fitzpatrick on December 21(Sat.) – 22(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Chris Fitzpatrick completed her Fine Arts degree in Printmaking in 2008 at the Victoria College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2010 she has been crisscrossing the world seeking adventures and meeting people of other cultures to explore their differences and study their art and cultures.

Chris experiments with nature’s gifts to create beautiful and interesting objects.
At Studio Kura she has worked with kelp from Sapporo to create nests and jewellery.
Sometimes her objects turn into creatures which she turns into 2d works.

Chris Fitzpatrick “Nature’s Wealth”
Exhibition style: Creative Making
Date: December 21 (Saturday) & 22 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sun.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Jia Sheng’s exhibition “Joie de Vivre”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Joie de Vivre by Jia Sheng on December 21(Sat.) – 22(Sun.), as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Jia Sheng is a digital illustrator from Singapore that recently graduated from 3dsense Media School in November 2019, specialising in Concept Design and Illustration.
It is only in recent years that he began his artistic journey, studying in a completely different field of Chemical Engineering before this.

Not often do we get to have let alone, enjoy a moment of respite in our hectic lives.
It is in these moments that we stop and appreciate everything that has transpired.
These pieces illustrate the artist’s emotions and experiences acquired throughout his time in Fukuoka.

Jia Sheng “Joie de Vivre”
Exhibition style: Digital
Date: December 21 (Saturday) & 22 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sun.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Susan Sun’s exhibition “Mundane Solitude”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Mundane Solitude by Susan Sun on December 21(Sat.) – 22(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Susan Sun is a freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer based in Ontario, Canada. She completed her undergraduate in Global Business and Digital Arts (June 2017), then continued her studies at 3D Sense Media School, Singapore, specializing in Concept Design and Illustration ( December 2019).

When looking at the local landscapes, I have this feeling of fading away and viewing the world as an even-handed bystander. I wanted to capture this feeling of isolation within my work using surreal elements of wondering spirits.

Susan Sun “Mundane Solitude”
Exhibition style: Watercolour, Collaging
Date: December 21 (Saturday) & 22 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sun.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Vanessa Vien’s exhibition “Transient”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Transient by Vanessa Vien on December 21(Sat.) – 22(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Vanessa Vien is a digital illustrator from Canada, graduating from 3dsense Media school with a diploma in Concept Design and Illustration.
Her interest in art stemmed from the passion for creating both characters and worlds alike, exposed to her by numerous games and novels throughout childhood.

Transient is about the brief, tranquil moments when one allows themselves to focus on the world around them. Quiet moments in which time seems to almost come to a standstill. An exploration and appreciation of the surrounding scenery.

Vanessa Vien “Transient”
Exhibition style: Digital Art
Date: December 21 (Saturday) & 22 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 22nd (Sun.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing exhibitions: “A Thousand Generations” by Walter Bishop and “From Afar” by Francisca Fuenzalida

We are pleased to announce exhibitions A Thousand Generations by Walter Bishop and From Afar by Francisca Fuenzalida on November 23(Sat.) – 24(Sun.), as a result of their activities during thier stay at Studio Kura.

Walter Bishop “A Thousand Generations”
Exhibition style: linocut

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Walter Bishop is a Product Designer and Graphic Artist born in Venezuela and raised in Spain, currently working on a wide variety of visual communication projects. His work focuses on photography, packaging, editorial & product design. After completing a design bachelor & master’s degree in Advanced Typography.

A Thousand Generations it’s a series of linocut printed pieces, inspired on the drawings of the daily matters in the Edo period.

Francisca Fuenzalida “From Afar”
Exhibition style: linocut and typography

Francisca Fuenzalida is a multidisciplinary Designer graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She has a special interest in the interdisciplinary work, and this is reflected in the projects she has developed throughout her career, which have been addressed from different design and artistic areas such as illustration, photography, editorial, product, and sustainable design.

Thoughts and visual representations of the Chilean crisis from the other side of the world, creating a parallel connection between the Chilean and Japanese culture.

Exhibition Date: November 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.

Announcing Liqing Tan’s exhibition “0w0 -_- |ω・)”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition 0w0 -_- |ω・) by Liqing Tan on November 23(Sat.) – 24(Sun.), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Liqing Tan has a MFA in Fine Art Painting from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art (2018) and a BA in Fine Art from Indiana University Of Bloomington (2015). Her recent exhibitions include, As I Recall, Studio d’arte Cannaviello Gallery, Milan, Italy, VARIETIES OF DISTURBANCE, SHELF London, Prologue, Offshoot Gallery, London, UK (2019), Dentons art prize, Dentons 1 Fleet Place, London, New Horizons Young Talents Exhibition, Coast Gallery, Zhuhai, China (2018), Future Echoes, Museum of Refugees, Thessaloniki, Greece (2017).

Octopus dreaming, spiders weaving web in the moonlight, not existing insects’ shadow, blue daisy recording the wind
Looking at oneself on a boulevard, covered by the dark and sparking stars
Driving a roadster after several steep slopes
An empty house, and a person feels like home

Liqing Tan “0w0 -_- |ω・)”
Exhibition style: Paintings, watercolour, visual art
Date: November 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Sat.), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.