PAST EXHIBITION: ARE YOU ME? – saga in manga linea – by K:KO

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【13th April – 8th May 2019】 LATE OPENING: Friday 12th April 18:00-20:00 RSVP: https://bit.ly/2VP39UN SPECIAL OPENING: Saturday 13th April 12:00-18:00; ARTIST TALK + MINI MANGA WORKSHOP at 15:00 RSVP: https://bit.ly/2Vvb49R K:KO (Keiko Kikkawa) is a Japanese artist based in Warsaw, Poland. She has studied manga art and modern arts in Kyoto, as well as animation in the Czech Republic. Her illustrations are a mix of Japanese manga style and European culture, which she continually rediscovers. This exhibition shows the beauty of the abandoned and destroyed buildings, as well as the images of women, illustrated in various forms, who enjoy the isolation and calmness of those ruins and devastated landscapes. To … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: MASTER – AN AINU STORY – BY ADAM ISFENDIYAR

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【22nd March – 10th April 2019】 PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 21st March 18:00-20:00 RSVP via EVENTBRITE ARTIST TALK: 4th April Thursday 18:30 – 19:30 Through a series of photographs and interviews taken by Adam Isfendiyar over a two year period, ‘Master – An Ainu Story’ tells the life story of an Ainu man – Kenji Matsuda, who grew up being discriminated against in his homeland because of his Ainu heritage. It also gives a rare insight into the lives of one of the indigenous peoples of Japan. Artist Profile Originally from London, Adam undertook his photography training in Tokyo as an assistant to fashion photographer Masatoshi Yamashiro. During his 8 years … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: PAINTED POEMS – 絵詩 – BY RIE TAKEDA

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【1st March – 18th March 2019】 PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 28th February 18:00-20:00 RSVP via EVENTBRITE ARTIST TALK + Demonstration: Saturday 9th March at 15:00 The theme of this exhibition is Now and Then, Here and Now. The Sway Gallery London is proud to present a carefully curated selection of artworks by the Japanese artist and calligrapher, Rie Takeda, taken from her Painted Poems series. Painted Poems radiates with an embrace of a unified harmony, striving to create a natsukashii feeling, a warm nostalgia paired with the momentum of here and now. The original poems pour into the calligraphic design compositions, flowing with the rich colours, patterns and the atmospheric spirit. … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION – AKIKO BAN: INNERVISIONS

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【14th – 25th February 2019】 PRIVATE VIEW: Wednesday 13th February 18:00 – 20:00 ARTIST TALK: Saturday 23rd February 15:00 – 16:00 The Sway Gallery London is pleased to announce Innervisions, an exhibition by Akiko Ban, a Japanese interdisciplinary artist based in London. This exhibition presents Ban’s latest sculptures and drawings that explore to establish a primal, naturalistic and spiritual vista of the inner world of her creation. Her artistic practice seeks to give lives to materials, generating individual bodies which she believes have their own existence. These ritual objects and environments were inspired by contemporary culture, music, fashion and her own daily experiences. She presents art work as a means … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: JAPAN IN LANDSCAPE BY MATTHEW PHINN

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【11th – 29th January 2019】 PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 10th January 18:00 – 20:00 (RSVP) MATTHEW PHINN X TRAVELER’S COMPANY Traveler’s Company workshop event in collaboration with the London-based watercolour artist Matthew Phinn DATE: Saturday, 19th January, 12:00-18:00 This exhibition is a collection of watercolour paintings celebrating the diversity and beauty of Japanese landscape. Matthew integrates Japanese brushwork and aesthetics with a traditional English water colour technique. Artist profile Matthew was born in Yorkshire and studied Fine Art at the University of Leeds and the University of California. He went on to spend six years as an artist in residence in Japan and Bermuda. Matthew has exhibited with The Royal Society of Marine … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: I’M WITH YOU BY SO FUJII AND NATSUKI TSUKAGOSHI

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【12th – 22th December 2018】 PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 13 December  18:00 – 20:00 (RSVP) Following the great success of ‘The Pets You Love’ by illustrator So Fujii, the Sway Gallery London is delighted to announce the opening of ‘I’m with you’, an exhibition where So Fujii teamed up with Tokyo-based icing artist Natsuki Tsukagoshi to deliver a new view of ‘The Pets You Love’, using different materials, yet following the same theme. This exhibition is divided into two parts The first part has Pets as the main theme. The two Japanese artists gathered pictures of pets on different social media, and they worked on a unique project, creating two portraits … Read More

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