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Dreamy Leone IX 
95×115cm  
lithograph
 (Paper: "Arches" made in France)
Mask VII      
95×115cm 
lithograph 
(Paper: "Arches" made in France) 
Mask IV       
95×115cm 
lithograph
(Paper: "Arches" made in France)
MASK III 
95×115cm  
lithograph
(Paper: "Arches" made in France) 
Mask V       
95×115cm  
lithograph
(Paper: "Arches" made in France)
I have been presenting the ”Dreamy Leone ” series of works inspired by French poet, Jean Cocteau’s long poem ”Leone”.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Through the medium of lithographs, I explore the motifs of day-to-day life in a sharp, modern style.  Interwined with straight lines and curves, behind the fresh colours of my work, I want to invoke a kind of concrete kindness.  In recent years I have become very interested in masks and I have tried to incorporate these in my work in a poetic pop style.  Masks are not just simple sculptures for the face.  They have a dualistic quality which shows both the depth and the complexity of the human psyche.  All of us are living behind a mask.        

Tsuyoshi SEKO  

[Reproduction forbidden]

Biography

1943 Born in Osaka in 1943

1977 KOKUTEN at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum ( at The National Art Center from 2007) (Tokyo, Japan),  annual submission since 1977,  recommended for membership in 1991

1991 Agency for Culture Affairs Contemporary Art Selection Exhibition (Tokyo,Japan)

2000 Salamanca International Art Expo(Spain)、Japanese 10 Artists(Madrid, Spain)

2001 LINEART(Gent, Belgium)、followed on ‘02,’03,’05 & ’06

2002 Andalucia International Biennale(Huelva, Spain)、IAIO International Art Exhibition 2002(London, U.K.)、Japan EXPO 2002(Las Vegas, USA)

2003  Fira International d’Art INTRART 2003(Valencia, Spain)

2004 Melbourne Affordable Art Show(Australia)、followed on ‘05,’06,’07,’08,’09 & ’10

   Europ’ ART Geneve(Geneva, Swizerland)

2005 10th Anniversary of Post-Earthquake Restoration; Hyogo International Competition of Painting(Hyogo, Japan)、3rd YAMAMOTO KANAE Print Grand Prix Competition(Nagano, Japan)、 NEW IMAGE Bangkok Exhibition (Bangkok , Thailand)、Art Collection in Croatia(Zagreb, Croatia)

2006 JAPAN/KOREA International Fine Art Exchange Exhibition(Yokohama, Japan - Korea)、followed on ‘07,’08,’09,’10,’11 & ’12

2007 Art EXPO New York(USA)、Shanghai Art Fair(China)、Hans across the Pacific(Japan, Canada, Korea, China, Mongol Uls)、followed on ‘08,’09,’10,’11 & ’12

2009 Art Sidney 2009(Australia)、followed on ’10

2011 Pop Art Japan in Paris(France)

2013 Pop Art Japan in Deauville (France)、Boom・Pop Japan in Melbourne(Australia)

 

Current affiliation  1991 -  Member of Kokugakai  (Japan)

Verse of Six pence 5 -Lemon-

Paper Arche Lithograph / H35X27.8cm / 2009

Verse of Six pence 6  -Tea Time-

Paper Arche : Lithograph / H35X27.8cm / 2009

Verse of Six pence 3 -Holiday-

Paper Arche Lithograph / H35X27.8cm / 2009

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