Hideo Anze Solo Exhibition
“Photogenic Drawing”

■Period

■Hours    

■Venue    

November 3rd (Thursday), 2022 -  December 3rd (Saturday), 2022

Wednesdays through Saturdays, 13:00 - 19:00

(closed on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and National Holidays)

*open under irregular hours during Nov. 3-6 (details below)

KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

4-7-6 Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0021 JAPAN

tel +81 3 5843 9128      e-mail gallery@kanakawanishi.com

*car parking available in front of the gallery

▼Participating in “ART WEEK TOKYO”

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The gallery will participate in “ART WEEK TOKYO” from November 3 to November 6.  This art event will connect more than 50 art galleries and museums across Tokyo with shuttle buses running on six routes. Please note the exhibition will have irregular opening hours during this period as below:

◻︎Dates:   November 3rd (Thursday) - 6th (Sunday), 2022

◻︎Hours: 10:00-18:00   *Nov. 4 (Fri) open until 20:00

◻︎Details: https://www.artweektokyo.com/en/

concept image for the exhibition, “Photogenic Drawing”
concept image for the exhibition, “Photogenic Drawing”

2022 | © Hideo Anze, courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

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concept image for the exhibition, “Photogenic Drawing”
concept image for the exhibition, “Photogenic Drawing”

2022 | © Hideo Anze, courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

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concept image for the exhibition, Photogenic Drawing
2022 | © Hideo Anze, courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY is pleased to present Photogenic Drawing, a solo exhibition by Hideo Anze, from Thursday, November 3, 2022.

Hideo Anze is an artist known for his conceptual works using photography. With five works from his representative Stripe (50Hz) series in the British Museum permanent collection (UK), his reputation is steadily growing both in Japan and abroad. His first exhibition at the gallery in three years will focus on new works from his RGB series, which expresses his unique interpretation of contemporary photography.

Inspired by the fact that William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of calotype photography, called his technique “photogenic drawing (=drawing with light)” rather than photography, the artist obtains images of masterpiece paintings from the internet and paints the histogram of the downloaded image on a canvas the same dimension as the so-called masterpiece. 

This exhibition will feature the 16 self-portraits by Vincent van Gogh. Downloaded from Wikipedia, Anze paints the image histograms of the self-portraits on a canvas of the exact dimensions as the “original” paintings to ask a simple question: What is contemporary photography?

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Van_Gogh_Vase_with_Fifteen_Sunflowers_Amsterdam.jpg (left), Van_Gogh_Vase_with_Fifteen_Sunflowers.jpg (right)

from the series RGB (both referential images) 

© Hideo Anze, courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

In addition to RGB, which encompasses such fundamental questions, the exhibition will also feature new works of his Stripe (50Hz) series, a representative work produced daily since April 1, 2014, as Anze’s lifework.

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/02/06 12:36:28 chuo-ku”

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/02/06 12:36:28 chuo-ku”

2021|digital type c print (frontier)|297 × 210 mm ©Hideo Anze courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/02/12 21:05:32  shibuya-ku”

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/02/12 21:05:32  shibuya-ku”

2021|digital type c print (frontier)|297 × 210 mm ©Hideo Anze courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/03/27 15:36:45  shibuya-ku”

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/03/27 15:36:45  shibuya-ku”

2021|digital type c print (frontier)|297 × 210 mm ©Hideo Anze courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/03/31 20:33:00  shibuya-ku”

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/03/31 20:33:00  shibuya-ku”

2021|digital type c print (frontier)|297 × 210 mm ©Hideo Anze courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/05/10 21:01:34  shinjuku-ku”

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/05/10 21:01:34  shinjuku-ku”

2021|digital type c print (frontier)|297 × 210 mm ©Hideo Anze courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/05/21 20:37:52  shibuya-ku”

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/05/21 20:37:52  shibuya-ku”

2021|digital type c print (frontier)|297 × 210 mm ©Hideo Anze courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/08/06 20:56:41  shinjuku-ku”

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/08/06 20:56:41  shinjuku-ku”

2021|digital type c print (frontier)|297 × 210 mm ©Hideo Anze courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

“Stripe(50Hz)  2022/03/03 20:37:39  shinjuku-ku”

“Stripe(50Hz)  2022/03/03 20:37:39  shinjuku-ku”

2021|digital type c print (frontier)|297 × 210 mm ©Hideo Anze courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

“Stripe(50Hz)  2022/05/23 20:12:38  shinjuku-ku”

“Stripe(50Hz)  2022/05/23 20:12:38  shinjuku-ku”

2021|digital type c print (frontier)|297 × 210 mm ©Hideo Anze courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/07/25 14:42:27  shibuya-ku”

“Stripe(50Hz)  2021/07/25 14:42:27  shibuya-ku”

2021|digital type c print (frontier)|297 × 210 mm ©Hideo Anze courtesy KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY

installation view (from the exhibition "Syncronicity")

installation view (from the exhibition "Syncronicity")

Artist Profile

Hideo Anze is an artist based in Yokohama and Tokyo. 
Renowned for conceptual works using photography and contemporary media continuously made daily, his works have been acquired and exhibited in public and private institutions, including the British Museum
(London), the Sanders Collection (Haarlem, Netherlands), Kana Kawanishi Gallery (Tokyo) and more others. 


His major solo exhibitions include “Synchronicity” (2019, KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY, Tokyo), “Forms of Invisible Existence” (2016, KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY, Tokyo), and “RED 2014 365” (SUNDAY, Tokyo, 2016)


Group exhibitions include “One Picture Manifesto” (2022, KANA KAWANISHI PHOTOGRAPHY, Tokyo), “Body Politics: What Defines the Body?” (2018, KANA KAWANISHI PHOTOGRAPHY, Tokyo), “transcripts/memories” (2015, KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY, Tokyo) and others. His concept book Red 2014 365 was published by Trademark Publishing (Germany) in 2016.