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長谷川幾与 Kiyo
Hasegawa
Kiyo
Hasegawa

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Kiyo
Hasegawa
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  • 1984 Born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 2009 Tama Art University
  • Exchange program, Aalto University, Finland
  • 2011 Tama Art University, MFA
  • - Lives and works in Saitama
  • 01 Exhibitions More
  • 02 Awards More

About
the Artist
About
the Artist

Cascading colours coalesce, drip and unite within the atmospheric movements of Kiyo Hasegawa’s paintings (b. 1984 –), creating an aesthetically complex inner world brimming between tension, flux, harmony and serenity. Using the traditional materials of Nihonga such as black ink and handmade paper, Hasegawa captures the movements of the heart, pouring within her pigments the raw beauty of nature as seen not only from her eyes but brimming from an imaginary world within, with paintings viscerally pulling at the strings of human empathy through the vicissitudes of life itself.
With nature as her muse, Hasegawa boldly paints the luscious landscapes of abstraction that she finds within. It is the juxtaposition of the elemental and the contrasts between opposing forces, whether it be movement within tranquillity, strength versus softness, or the beauty of night as opposed to daylight, that feature prominently in her imaginary mindscapes, creating compelling visual tapestries that pulsate with rugged emotion.
One of the more recent additions to Kanata’s growing roster of Japanese painters, Hasegawa has quickly become one of the standout stars on the international art fair circuit, with sold-out works at each and every turn since her debut at Masterpiece London in 2019.