Misaki Kawai

Yoshitomo Nara

Japanese artist Misaki Kawai is influenced by Japanese underground manga and is known for the vividly colored paintings, installations in the everyday motif. Kawai herself called her artwork is "heta uma (good sense, bad technique) & comedy". ※heta-uma is Japanese aesthetic means crude but charming.

Kawai’s artworks are boldly drawn with unbalanced form, lively colors and humorous delights people’s eyes. Her first book “Pencil Exercise” focusing on drawings and autographed!

日本當代藝術家河井美咲受到日本非主流漫畫影響,畫風大膽不受拘束,她的作品通常以生活週遭再普通不過的事物為主題,充滿童趣幽默及豐富色彩而受到矚目。

About Artist
Japanese artist Misaki Kawai is influenced by Japanese underground manga and is known for the vividly colored paintings, installations in the everyday motif such as idols, airplane, etc. Her heta uma artworks are boldly drawn with unbalanced form, lively colors and humorous delights people’s eyes. ※heta-uma is Japanese aesthetic means crude but charming.
Biography
  1. 1978 Born in Osaka, Japan
  2. 1999 Kyoto College of Art, Kyoto, Japan
  3. traveled to Turkey, Nepal, and Thailand, staying and working in New York since 2000
Selected Exhibitions
  1. 2006 "Move East" Clementine Gallery, New York
  2. 2007 "Momentum 7" Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
  3. 2008 "Outdoor Club" Paul Bright, Toronto
  4. 2009 "Homeland 2020" Take Ninagawa, Tokyo; "Oishii Ninkimono" GALLERY at lammfromm, Tokyo
  5. 2010 "project N 43" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
  6. 2011 "Pencil Exercise" Take Ninagawa, Tokyo; "Misaki Kawai Pencil Exercise〜coconuts travel" GALLERY at lammfromm, Tokyo

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Misaki Kawai Art Book " Pencil Exercise D (window)"
Misaki Kawai Art Book " Pencil Exercise D (window)"
Product Description Misaki Kawai is a Japanese contemporary artist based in New York who said her artworks is "heta uma (good sense, bad...
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Misaki Kawai Art Book "Pencil Exercise A (lemon) "
Misaki Kawai Art Book "Pencil Exercise A (lemon) "
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Misaki Kawai Art Book "Pencil Exercise H (pencil)"
Misaki Kawai Art Book "Pencil Exercise H (pencil)"
Product Description Misaki Kawai is a Japanese contemporary artist based in New York who said her artworks is "heta uma (good sense, bad...
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Misaki Kawai Art Book "Pencil Exercise C (dog)"
Misaki Kawai Art Book "Pencil Exercise C (dog)"
Product Description Misaki Kawai is a Japanese contemporary artist based in New York who said her artworks is "heta uma (good sense, bad...
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Misaki Kawai Art Book "Pencil Exercise B (bee) "
Misaki Kawai Art Book "Pencil Exercise B (bee) "
Product Description Misaki Kawai is a Japanese contemporary artist based in New York who said her artworks is "heta uma (good sense, bad...
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Misaki Kawai Art Book "Pencil Exercise F (pineapple)"
Misaki Kawai Art Book "Pencil Exercise F (pineapple)"
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