Honda Takeshi Exhibition

  • Honda Takeshi Exhibition

This exhibition is dedicated to the oil paintings of Honda Takeshi, an artist based in Tōno (Iwate Prefecture). The exhibition is online only.
Honda Takeshi was born 1958 in Yamaguchi Prefecture. He settled in Tōno after having lived in a variety of places throughout Japan, and continues to work and live there since his move in 1987. The works included center on motifs inspired from the everyday life of the artist, simple things that caught his eye such as the flowers blossoming in his garden, or vegetables placed on the wooden veranda of his house.
Honda works without any preparatory drawings, he usually starts by painting directly on the canvas. When concentrating on plants and flowers in his garden, he often sets up a tent outside to closely observe changes in the state of his motifs over the course of time.
Spending that much time in front of his motifs, time becomes an integral aspect of his paintings, pulling in the viewer with the energy encapsulated therein. Shibunkaku’s first exhibition on Honda Takeshi has been held in 2018. Our second exhibition on the artist includes a total of 17 new works, most of them made in 2020. We are excited to welcome you to this special event for Shibunkaku Online Shop.

Honda Takeshi (b. 1958)

Painter, born in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Since his move in 1987 to the city of Tōno (Iwate Prefecture), Honda’s practice has centered on the nature of the Tōno area. In 1999, he visited the United States as Research Fellow the Agency of Cultural Affairs’ Artists Abroad program. Honda received the Kanayama Heizō Prize. His works have been acquired by the Agency of Cultural Affairs. Honda exhibits nationally and internationally and continues to live in Iwate.