SEA, SHIPS, BIRDS
These diverse themes in Youichi’s work are understood when it is known that he was born in a city linked to the sea and surrounded by nature. His interest in flora and fauna is a constant in Japanese culture and art.
Youichi is also fascinated by industrial interiors and buildings under construction, he finds them a great personality and more than a painting, he makes them a portrait.
In his works he applies vigorous brushstrokes typical of traditional Japanese calligraphy, achieving a captivating rotundity and gestuality.
Youichi Tanabe (Japan, Kumamoto, 1949) has developed a remarkable career as a painter. His trajectory includes individual exhibitions in Gallery and international Fairs in Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, China, Russia, Japan, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Spain.
His work flows within figuration and in his most recent production, parts of his paintings approach abstraction without losing the suggestions to forms. In this way looking at a Yoichi painting becomes a search for the themes hidden behind provocative suggestions that encourage one to keep searching.
Showing an impeccable balance of composition and chromatic ranges, he executes his works with a masterful mastery of techniques with predominance of oil.
1949 Born in Kumamoto, Japan
2012 SHANGHAI Art Fair. China
2010 ARTGENÈVE. Geneva, Switzerland
2010 The 1st URAL Industrial Biennale. Ekaterinburg, Russia
2009 FLORENCE BIENNALE. Florence, Italy
2008 INDIA ART FAIR. New Delhi. India
2007 FLORENCE BIENNALE. Florence, Italy
2004 DEN HAAG. Holland
2004 ART SEVILLA, Spain
2003 ARTEXPO. Barcelona, Spain
2003 EXPO ARTESORIL. Portugal
2002 ARTEXPO. Barcelona, Spain
2001 ARTEXPO. Barcelona, Spain
2000 ARTEXPO. Barcelona, Spain
1999 ARTEXPO. Barcelona, Spain
1999 ART IBIZA. Spain
1997 ARTEXPO. Barcelona, Spain
1994 “JapanskeKunstrere I Europa”, GL HOLTEGARD Museum, Denmark
1994 Art Santander ’94, Spain
1993 Art Santander ’93, Spain
1989 BIAF ’89 Barcelona, Spain
1989 Interarte ’89 Valencia, Spain
Complete Bio in patrons.org.es
Navigation in the Rain-VII. Oil painting, 2007
162 x 146cm / 63,78 x 57,48 in.
Treetop with hidden birds, Oil painting, 2016
54 x 73 cm / 45,66 x 36,22 in.
Greenhouse. Oil painting on canvas
57,48 x 57,48 in