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Usui Yoshi

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Birthplace
Japan

Birth year
1963

Lives in
Tokyo, Spain

Works in
Tokyo, Spain

Website

Schools
University of Granada, 1994, Bachelor
UCLA (University of California Los Angeles)

Representing galleries
In Tokyo

Tags
figurative, traditional, photorealism realism realism, unbelievable, sea, OilPaintings, wabe, wather, seascapes landscape

Statement
Yoshifumi Usui
             Hyper-realist painter, born in Japan and educated in Japan, USA and Spain. 
Obsessed with water as one of the main subject matters reflected in his work, water as a universe. His early influences are the classic Johannes Vermeer, and Antonio Lopez and Andrew Wyeth. Lived and studied in the USA in the 80’s, he met the first fruits of hyper-realism displayed there at the time. He returned to Spain & Japan in the 90’s to complete his studies of ancient painting restoration. As his inspiration: nature, landscapes,the sea, water, rivers, fountains.
1963 - Born in Tokio, Japan. 
1983-1986 – Bachelors of Fine Arts, at the California College of Arts and Crafts, USA.
1994 - Bachelors of Fine Arts, Painting Restoration, University of Granada, Spain.
1994 - Awarded a grant at the University of Granada to work in a restoration project.
1996 - Honorary Member in the Daiichibillitu Art Association of Japan.
1987-1988 -Art Exhibitions at Kaoru Gallery, Tokio, Japan.
1997-2004 - Annual Art Exhibitions at Isetan of Chiba Gallery, Japan.
1999 ­- Art Exhibitions at Odakyu Gallery, Machida, Japan.
1999-2000 - Annual Art Exhibitions at Sogo Gallery, Yokohama, Japan.
2004 - Art Exhibition at Tobu Gallery, Ikebukuro, Tokio, Japan.
2004 - Art Exhibition at  the exhibitions hall in the Medical Assocition of Malaga, Spain.

2005 - Art Exhibition at the Delicias Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2005 - Qualified as finalist in the International Painting Competition of the Royal Premier Hotels, Torremolinos, Spain.

2005 - Qualified as finalist in the Painting Competition Focus-Abengoa, Seville, Spain: Painting acquired by the Acquisitions Fund of the Focus-Abengoa Foundation.

2005 - Qualified as finalist in the Painting Competition Virgen de Cadiz Foundation, Spain.

2005 - Art Exhibition at the exhibitions hall in the Larios Hotel, Malaga, Spain.

2005 - Auction of Paintings at the  Retiro Hall, Madrid, Spain.

2006 - Group Exhibition at the Daimaru Gallery, Osaka, Japan.

2006 - Group Exhibition at the Daimaru Gallery, Tokio, Japan.

2006 - Group Exhibition at the Suzulan Gallery, Takasaki, Japan.

2006 - Qualified as semi-finalist in the Painting Competition of I-concurso de pintura Figurativa de la Fundacion de las Artes y los Artistas.

2006 - Qualified as finalist in the Painting Competition Focus-Avengoa, Seville, Spain.

2006 - Qualified as finalist in the Painting Competition of Museo Historico Munincipal de Cadiz.

2007 - Qualified as semi-fainalist in the Painting Competition of II-concurso de pintura Figurativa de la Fundacion de las Artes y los artistas.

2007 - Exhibition individual at the Tobu Gallery, Fnabashi, Chiba.

2007 - Exhibition individual at the Mitsukoshi Gallery, Hiroshima.

2008 - Qualified as semi finalist iin the Painting Competition of III-concurso de pintura Figurativa de las Artes y los artistas.

2008 - Exhibition individual at the tobu Gallery, Funabashi, Chiba.

2009 - Qualified as semi-finalist in the Competition of  IV-concurso de pintura Figurativa de las Artes y los artistas.

2009 - Exhibition individual  at the Silkland Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo.

2009 - Exhibition for 2 painters at the Tobu Gallery, Funabashi, Chiba.

2009 - Art fair at the Tobu Gallery, Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

2010 - Selected painting competition at hakujitsu association.

2010 - Art fair at the Tobu Gallery , ikebukuro, Tokyo.

2010 - Exhibition  individual at Odakyu gallery, Machida, Tokyo.

2010 - Exhibitition  individual  at the Sogo Gallery, Yokohama.

2010 - Art  fair at the Tobu Gallery, Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

2010 - Art fair at the Tobu Gallery, Funabashi, Chiba.

 

 

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