Kana Minami
[representing artist]

南花奈/Kana Minami 《春の訪れ/Coming Of Spring》 2017, 60.6x72.7cm, 23 7/8×28 1/2in., ink and pencil on paper南花奈/Kana Minami 《わたしを食べて/Please Eat Me》 2017, 35x70cm, 13 3/4 x 27 1/2 in, ink and pencil on paper南花奈/Kana Minami 《Be with me forever》 2018, 30x42cm, ink and pencil on paper南花奈/Kana Minami 《おんなのこ博覧会のためのドローイング No.4》 2017, 18 x 24 cm, pencil on paper

南花奈/Kana Minami 《女王蜂/queen bee》 2014, 72.8x103cm, 28 5/8x40 1/2 in., ink on paper南花奈/Kana Minami 《蜘蛛/spider》 2009,2014〜2015, 59.4x84.1cm, 23 3/8x33 1/8 in., ink on paper南花奈/Kama Minami 《要塞ハニービー/Fortress, honey bee》 2016, 36.4x51.5cm, ink on paper南花奈/Kana Minami《はじまりの日/Something Starts Today》2017, ø20cm, 7 7/8×7 7/8in., ink and pencil 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
 
Solo Exhibitions
 
2017
KANA MINAMI SOLO EXHIBITION / Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NewYork
 
Group Exhibitions
 
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
 
2018
ART OSAKA 2018/HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2018/Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2018 / PARK HOTEL TOKYO
 
2017
spiral take art collection 2017 “SHU SHU SHU SHOW” / Spiral Garden
ART OSAKA 2017/HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA
 
2016
the art fair +plus-ultra 2016 / Spiral Garden
 
 

Awards
 
2016

11th TAGBOAT AWARD
the new face award for arts
 
2015

10th TAGBOAT AWARD
ACT Art Award