岩田壮平「Poppy」紙本彩色 12号岩田壮平「Flower inundation」紙本彩色 60×160cm 岩田壮平「flower undulation」紙本彩色 60×160cm岩田壮平「陀梨亞」紙本彩色 4号岩田壮平「都波喜」紙本彩色 33×18.8cm岩田壮平「罌粟」紙本彩色 20号

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岩田 壮平

Iwata Sohey

born in Nagoya 1978

Education:
Japanese-style painting department of Kanazawa College of Art(2000)
The graduate school (2002) and he learned from Reiichi Tuchiya after that

Iwata lives in Tokyo now. He has been familiar with flowers and now it is one of the motifs for his painting.

Selected solo & group exhibition:
Niten(2001~)
encouragement exhibition of selected artists of Sonpo Japan Arts foundation(2009)
The Sato Museum of Art(2016)

Award:
special prize of Nitten(2005/2010)
Nissyun prize of Nissyun exhibition(2010)
grand prize of 7th Tatehiko Suga award exhibition(2008)
incentive award of Nissyun exhibition(2008/2009)
4th Kaii Higashimaya Memorial Nikkei Japanese-style painting award(2008)
grand prize at the 6th Kaii Higashiyama Memorial Nikkei Japanese-style Painting award(2015)

Artist's comment
With my head to toe along with fingers and spirit, I capture natural emotion alive.
Come what may, I hope I can express something honest from the tip of my brush.
The future will be different from the past as it should be. If I can draw the nature as curious as it is, then I have nothing more to say.

Gallery's comment
Iwata has the dominant presence at Japanese art scene.
Because he caught so much public attention and gives plenty of time for creation, not many works are out there and they are definitely valuable.