Haruka Mizukai " COCORO=Feeling"

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Haruka Mizukai " COCORO=Feeling"

Time: September 23, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: ouchi gallery
Street: 170 tillary street, suite 105
City/Town: Brooklyn NY
Website or Map: http://www.ouchigallery.com
Phone: 347.987.4606
Event Type: solo, show
Organized By: Ouchi Gallery
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2014

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Joy, sadness, anger, love, hope, suffering. We live our lives with so many feelings. When I look at animals, I always wonder if they have the same feeling as ours. This curiosity makes me paint animals rather than people.

I use "sumi"(Chinese ink) because I believe it still has potential of expression. Sumi has a particular warmth and the brush strokes a unique expressiveness.



Monochromatic”sumi” gives a singular richness of tone, that there are no two just like our feelings. I've tried to express those sensitive moves through each animal's activities.



In 2014, I give my solo exhibition” Meguru-circle of life” in New York.

I'll bring my entire hot pieces of works, so that you can see what I am at this moment.

I'd like you to feel me closer and share something deep inside through my works.

That's all I desire for this exhibition.



Shusaku Sato was born in Tokyo in 1985.

He majored in oil paintings at Nihon University.

What fascinated him was wild toughness of animals, as well as their human-like expression and behavior. Then he turned from oil paintings to Sumie (ink brush painting), as he saw massive potential in shading and bleeding effects of brush strokes.

Expressing the simple and forcible thought to which a living thing has "sumi" and an "animal" in a motif. After graduation he is being continued besides being the owner of “enyen”, a gallery café bar in Azabu-juban, Tokyo.

Prior to this private exhibition, he held his last solo exhibition “Mitsumeru 2007-2013” at enyen, in January 2014.


Solo exhibitions


2014        Mitsumeru 2007-2013-(Tokyo)


2013         Duet-(Tokyo)


2011         yichi-juku-(Tokyo)



Selected group exhibitions


2013          Donkey museum 2013-(Tokyo)


2012         The 5th 100 Artist Exhibition "BLACK & WHITE" (NY Brooklyn)

                ART×WEB Exhibition -(Tokyo)


2011         ARTLABO X -(Tokyo)

                Azabujuban Gallery publicly sponsored exhibition -(Tokyo)

                Charity Exhibition for 3.11-(Tokyo)


2010          Yokohama virgin festa 2010- (Yokohama)


2009          “The Panda" –collaboration with Hoku Iida and Shusaku Sato - (Tokyo)


ARTLABO X Individual award the third prize -(2011)

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