The Way of Paintings 2019

The Way of Paintings 2019

2019.01.12(Sat)- 02.17(Sun)

FACE Award Winners

End of the exhibition

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The public entry competition FACE established in 2013 is offering a gateway to the art world for up and coming artists regardless of their age or affiliation and many entries are received every year. A panel of judges, comprised of art critics, conducts a rigorous review to choose submitted works that have potential to receive global recognition in the future. Outstanding works are awarded prizes, including the Grand Prix Award and Excellent Work Awards.
This exhibition brings together approximately 70 of the recent and new works of 11 artists who received the Grand Prix or Excellent Work Awards in the three years from 2016 to 2018. In addition, this exhibition displays the three works that were awarded the Grand Prix and became works of our permanent collection. By doing so, this exhibition reveals the true value of the works which capture the essence of the times, and explores how the paintings of the artists have evolved over time.


10:00-18:00 (Last admission by 17:30)


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(under age 12 )
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  • FACE2016 Grand Prix Award Mika Endo, narcissus,

    2015, 182x91cm, woodcut print

  • FACE2016 Excellent Work Award Nozomi Tojinbara, The world is a fine place and worth fighting for,

    2014, 194x162cm, Oil on canvas

  • FACE2016 Excellent Work Award Ayane Mikagi, Ambiguous,

    2015, 162x162cm, natural pigment, foil, hemp paper

  • FACE2016 Excellent Work Award Reika Matsuda, There is one thing, and the other thing also 84,

    2015, 162x194cm, Pigment, hemp paper on panel

  • FACE2017 Grand Prix Award Emiko Aoki, INFINITY Red,

    2016, 130.3x162cm, acrylic on canvas

  • FACE2017 Excellent Work Award Nao Ohishi, melting point of lie,

    2016, 130.3x162cm, oil, cotton cloth on panel

  • FACE2017 Excellent Work Award Nobuyuki Ishibashi, landscape like diorama,

    2016, 138x160cm, ballpoint on paper

  • FACE2017 Excellent Work Award Yusuke Sugita, mountain,

    2016, 162x130cm, acrylic on panel

  • “FACE2018 Grand Prix Award Hiromi Sengoku, We jump up everytime when it comes around, the ground you land is never the same as the one you were on before,”

    2017, 194x194cm, acrylic, oil on canvas

  • FACE2018 Excellent Work Award Misao Abe, The beautiful day,

    2017, 190x136cm, oil on canvas

  • FACE2018 Excellent Work Award Yukari Inoue, Dual sea,

    2017, 194x162cm, oil on canvas

2019年 12月

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