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Toshiki Sawada 'FLOWERS'

Main Bar and Masukomi Sushi
Feb. 7 - March. 6, 2015



Toshiki Sawada was an illustrator and picture book writer active in a wide range of fields, books, advertising, stage design, murals, live painting, etc. The collection shown in this exhibition consists of his 'FLOWERS' paintings dating back to the start of his career (1985 to 1990). Materials used to produce these brightly colored artworks include oil crayons, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic paint, colored paper... In addition, he worked freely in a variety of techniques including silkscreen and paper-making processes to produce works in 'molded washi paper'. We hope you will enjoy this show of Sawada's 'FLOWERS'.

Toshiki SAWADA (1959-2010)
Received several awards and recognition for his artwork including the Japan Picture Book Awards for "Afurika no oto" [Sound of Africa] (Kodansha) and "Te de hanas?" [Let's Talk With Our Hands] (Sh?gakkan) along with the Children's Welfare Cultural Award for "Ok?san e no tabi" [Journey to Mother] (Fukuinkan Shoten). Toshiki died in 2010 of acute myelogenous leukemia at the age of 51.

The Exhibitions Committee



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