For Noritake Kinashi's first London exhibition, he will be showing specially selected artworks for the first time. They will then travel back to Japan to be included in a major nationwide, touring, solo exhibition from 2018-2020. Kinashi says: “I am often inspired by the raw energy and creativity that London offers. Being a comedian on the other hand, I have always believed in the power of laughter, which encourages peace within oneself. Therefore, I express the same thought on canvas.”
Exhibition open: Thursday 21st - Saturday 23rd June, 11am - 7pm and Sunday 24th June, 11am - 5pm.
About Noritake Kinashi：
Born in 1962, Tokyo. Kinashi started his professional career as a comedian in the early 80's. He was often on television and quickly become a household name, not only as a comedian, but also as a singer and actor. Since making his artistic debut in '94, he has gone from strength to strength, exhibiting his works in museums including the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa（Japan）and the Ueno Royal Museum（Tokyo, Japan）. This year saw him take the leading role in the film 'INUYASHIKI', awarded the 2018 Golden Raven at the Brussel International Fantastic Film Festival.
"Approaching people, connecting with people and extending a helping hand to people. Using hundreds of hands as a motif, the 'REACH OUT' series represent chains of 'human connection', which I value the most in my life."