by Japanese Gay Artists
Opening Night: Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 6:00 PM
- 8:00 PM
Everyone welcome, refreshments provided (free).
Part of purchasing will be donated to disaster area in QLD & East
A vivid exploration of erotic fetishism from the masters
of Japanese gay art. More than 150 art works will be
exhibited by well known 60 Japanese artists. The exhibition
will also feature a collection of rare works from the vaults of Barazoku
magazine, offering a retrospective of Japanese gay art.
The exhihibition includes artists:
Hideki Koh (Born 1951) In 1998, Hideki
Koh began to draw pictures focusing on young men, and worked on front
covers for the magazine Barazoku from 1999 to 2002. He had his first
solo exhibition in 2000 and has since emerged from the gay underground
art scene to gain much attention in the general art scene, leading,
in recent years, to his works being featured in a number of Japanese
art magazines. Koh has an ever growing fan base and as there are many
collectors and overseas galleries offering to host exhibitions and sell
his works, the range of his work is expanding.
Gengoroh Tagame (Born 1964) Gengoroh Tagame is a gay
manga artist, erotic artist and a leader of the Japanese gay art movement.
He completed a graphic design course at Tama Art University and after
experience as an art director and a graphic designer; he started a serialization
of gay manga and novels in the magazine Sabu. He is a gay art specialist
and has publicly come out as gay, something that’s quite rare
in Japan. In recent years, he has energetically engaged in collecting
resources and depicting the history of Japanese gay erotic art that
has emerged since the end of the 1950s. His artworks have a great reputation
in Japan and abroad. Foreign language versions of his works have also
been published by French publishers.
Jiraiya (Born 1967) Jiraiya is an artist and illustrator
who perfectly represents Japan’s gay scene. Because he has a principal
profession other than his artwork he introduces himself as an office
worker and an artist, or a part time artist in the afterward of the
collected short stories he has illustrated. He started exhibiting illustrations
called otokoe in the magazine G-men from 1998, and has since debuted
as a gay manga artist. As well as drawing manga he has also worked on
front cover illustrations for G-men from 2001 to July 2006. He had been
attracting attention from abroad, and a collection of his illustrations
has been published in France. His works have been very well received
in Europe and the continued publication of his works is expected.
The Tom Dunne Gallery is a newly
constructed premier art gallery in Sydney. It features an ultra
modern design, bright open spaces and multiple levels with elevator
access for your convenience, making it a unique space for events
of all kinds.
Tom Dunne Gallery
Gallery Hours: 2 PM - 6 PM
11 Little Burton St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia,
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