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Updated: Aug 1, 2022

SEIZAN Gallery Tokyo & SEIZAN New York are delighted to announce our participation in Art on Paper. It takes place at Pier 36 from September 9th through 12th. Our booth will feature a solo presentation of work by Japanese artist Toshiyuki Kajioka.

Born in 1978 in Tokyo, now living and working in Shiga, Japan, Toshiyuki Kajioka has stoically painted one subject only for the last twenty years: the surface of a flowing river.

He received his training in Nihonga, traditional Japanese painting, as a young artist at school. Early on, Kajioka experienced an epiphany with the profound realization that the surface of a flowing river was to be his ultimate subject. Working in sumi ink and graphite pencil, Kajioka captures the transcendental wildness, tranquility, and depth of rivers. While the artist captures a riverscape, the work also displays the intense, experiential characteristics of abstract painting.

Fumio Nanjo, a curator and former director of Mori Art Museum wrote of Kajioka’s painting, “The creative spirit here is rooted in a kind of outer limit. This very much embodies the spirit of contemporary art. Art is a clear concept, but also a ‘limit’ that is a common thread throughout insanity.”

Art on Paper New York Booth: B37 Sep 9 - 12, 2021 Pier 36, Downtown Manhattan 299 South Street New York, 10002

Select VIP Preview Thursday, September 9, 2021 — 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Opening Evening Thursday, September 9, 2021 — 7:00pm to 10:00pm Public Hours Friday, September 10, 2021 — 11:00am to 7:00pm Saturday, September 11, 2021 — 11:00am to 7:00pm Sunday, September 12, 2021 — 12:00pm to 6:00pm


Toshiyuki Kajioka, Nagare / Flow, 2021. Ink, pencil on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel. 89.4 x 71.6 x 0.8 inches (227.3 × 181.8 × 2cm).


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