Masao Kinoshita

 

Masao Kinoshita was born in Nagano in 1971. He graduated from the Department of Sculpture, Tokyo Zokei University. Kinoshita employs an artisan spirit to create sculptures of imaginary animals with human-like bodies. Based on clay prototypes, he makes molds for his sculptures out of FRP. He uses a chisel to refine the details. The sculpture is delicately finished with watercolors and colored pencils in order to convey the physicality of the muscles. Kinoshita’s solid craftsmanship and expressiveness have been highly praised by many, including the famous toy collector Teruhisa Kitahara.

Manesa

Painted fiber glass.

Teddy

Colored on urethane resin.

Moon Rabbit

Colored on terra cotta by acrylic paint.

Exhibition Record

2018 | Ease / West Group Show | Corey Helford GalleryLos AngelesUSA

 

2017 | Exhibition ひとがた | KUNST ARZTKyotoJapan

 

2016 | ZOKEI NEXT 50 |  3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

 

2014 | 幻獸神話展 | Bunkamura Galler, Bunkamura, Japan

 

2012 | Solo Exhibition | Nagai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

2011 | Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong

 

2011 | NEXT Exhibition | Nagano Prefectural Ina Culture Hall, Nagano, Japan

 

2010 | Solo Exhibition | Unseal Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan

 

2008 | Solo Exhibition | Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

 

2007 | The Exhibition of International Sculpture Masterpiece | Taiwan

 

2005 | GEISAI-7 Award Exhibition | Tokyo, Japan

 

2001 | Solo Exhibition | Gallery Motomachi, Yokohama, Japan

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