Kana Minami
[representing artist]

南花奈/Kana Minami 《Coming of spring》 2017, 60.6x72.7cm, ink and pencil on paper南花奈/Kana Minami  《Happy birthday》 2019, 24.5x33cm, ink, pencil and acrylic on paper南花奈/Kana Minami 《Everlasting love》  2018, 27.2x32.8cm, acrylic on paper南花奈/Kana Minami 《花葬(一角獣》 2019, 17×17cm, ink on paper南花奈/Kana Minami 《女王蜂/queen bee》 2014, 72.8x103cm, ink on paper南花奈/Kana Minami 《蜘蛛/spider》 2009, 2014〜2015, 59.4x84.1cm, ink on paper南花奈/Kana Minami 《Flying Ant #2》 2020, 14×18cm, ink on paper南花奈/Kana Minami 《Damrey》 2019, 19x24cm, ink on paper

 

I make drawings as a main idea of ”density”.
Mostly I draw flower, insect, animal and girl.
I pick them by instinct as motifs.
Basically I like cute, beautiful, small and interesting-shaped motifs,
however in reality, they don’t seems very happy because they are sometimes broken into pieces, with hollow eyes, almost dead in the worst case
when I see them in streets, forests, or zoos.
Then I am surprised at a gap between my image and reality, and feel anxiety and impatient due to my ignorance of our living.
Feeling such emotion in daily life, I would like to draw their lives and proofs of their life preciously.

 
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Minami’s works have a high density that makes us close as much as possible to look at.
Moves of black spread unlimitedly has fascination that is not only as a miniature drawing, but also give cubic effect.
Her “creatures” created one with purepure emotion have delicate and peaceful story nature.
(Director Masahiro Takahashi)

 
Artist HP:http://kanaminami.tumblr.com/
 

 
1990 Born in Tokyo, Japan

2012 BFA, Tama Art University of Oil Painting Department
2019 Graduated from Bigakko
  
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2021
Closed Room / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
 
2019
I’m into you / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
 
2017
KANA MINAMI SOLO EXHIBITION / Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NewYork
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2020
2o2oAppropriation / Sansiao Gallery
 
2018
ARTforGIFT / Sansiao Gallery
TRUSTMARK / Sansiao Gallery Hong Kong
HOMMAGE / Sansiao Gallery Hong Kong
Permanent Exhibition / Sansiao Gallery
 
2017
handpicked artists / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
Girls Expo / BARA Gallery
MEMENTO / Sansiao Gallery Hong Kong
 
2016
Sai/Mitsu / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
Collaboration Project / RISE GALLERY
11th TAGBOAT AWARD / IID Setagaya School
Prize-winning works of the new face award for arts exhibition / Gallery Wada
8 Japanese Women Artists / Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NewYork
  
2015
Shibuya Style vol.9 / Seibu Shibuya Department Store Gallery
the 100-gou Exhibition / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
NEW ARTIST EXHIBITION VOL.2 / MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY
10th TAGBOAT AWARD / IID Gallery
ACT Art Award Exhibition 2015 / The Art complex Center of Tokyo

 
ART FAIR
 
2019
SEATTLE ART FAIR 2019
ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2019
 
2018
ART OSAKA 2018
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2018
ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2018
 
2017
spiral take art collection 2017 “SHU SHU SHU SHOW”
ART OSAKA 2017
 
2016
the art fair +plus-ultra 2016
 
 

AWARDS
  
2016
11th TAGBOAT AWARD
the new face award for arts
  
2015
10th TAGBOAT AWARD
ACT Art Award