Profile of Hisanori Mae

Hisanori Mae was born in Fukui Prefecture (northwestern) Japan in 1952 and has spent a lifetime developing a unique expression of his life experience through a creative blend of traditional Japanese art techniques and Western mediums. Hisanori attributes the motivation of his work to his passion to express the chaos of life and his journey to grasp the meaning of life on canvas. By fusing oil techniques with traditional Japanese foils and papers, his philosophy of faithfulness and meaning comes to life on canvas with a sensibility that speaks to the heart in a way that transcends yet touches on the Japanese Philosophy of "Wabi (the beauty that is found in poverty and simplicity), Sabi (antique sensibility)".
Hisanori, has gone on to win a host of national and international awards and his work continues to be shown exclusively at a host of high profile galleries in Japan.
Awards and Recognitions:

1992: Japan-France Contemporary Art Exihibition prize
Shinseiki Art Exihibition prize (~2001)
1994: Japan-France Contemporary Art Exihibition prize
Koiso Ryouhei Grand prix Exihibition prize
1995: The Central Museum Grand prix Exihibition prize
1996: The West of Japan Exihibition prize
1998: Koiso Ryouhei Grand prix Exihibition prize
1999: The Flower of Art Grand prix Exihibition prize
2001: The River of Art Grand prix Exihibition prize
2002: The River of Art Grand prix Exihibition prize
2006: The Flower of Art Grand prix Exihibition prize

Exhibits:

2001: Hashimoto Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
MEITETSU M'ZA, Kanazawa, Japan
2003: UNIGLAVAS Gallery, Ginza ? Tokyo, Japan
2004: UNIGLAVAS Gallery, Ginza ? Tokyo, Japan
2005: UNIGLAVAS Gallery, Ginza ? Tokyo, Japan
MEITETSU M'ZA, Kanazawa, Japan
2006: UNIGLAVAS Gallery, Ginza ? Tokyo, Japan
Industrial Arts Company, Fukui, Japan
2007 UNIGLAVAS Gallery, Ginza ? Tokyo, Japan
MEITETSU M'ZA, Kanazawa, Japan
2008 UNIGLAVAS Gallery, Ginza ? Tokyo, Japan
MEITETSU M'ZA, Kanazawa, Japan
Hashimoto Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
2009: HOUNENIN Temple, Kyoto, Japan
UNIGLAVAS Gallery, Ginza ? Tokyo, Japan

2010: PREFECTURAL MUSEUM, Fukui, Japan
HAC Gallery, AOYAMA ? Tokyo, Japan
2011: ISE Gallery, ? Broadway, NY


「人生とは何か、人間如何に生きるべきか」を問い続けること、そして思い考え感じた、それら名状し難い混沌をキャンバス上に表すことが僕の生涯をかけた仕事である。表現方法としては、西洋の材料である油絵具に金箔、銀箔、和紙、膠など日本の伝統的素材を加えて、これまでにない新しい世界観を表そうと考えている。わび、さび、幽玄など日本文化の最深奥に流れている概念があるが、そういう概念を介さずに直接心を打ち貫く切実さを描きたい。ものの持つ本来の面目を。

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