• 2023.11.01|NEWS - INFO

    Kentaro Baba Solo Exhibition


    November 18 (Sat) – December 10 (Sun), 2023
    Tir Na Nog Gallery
    13:00 – 19:00
    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

    Talk Event
    "Can color become form ― and how can colors remain as they are?”
    Saturday, November 18, 16:00 – 17:00
    Kentaro Baba x Kenichi Abe (editor)

    Opening reception: Saturday, November 18, 17:00 – 19:00

    Tir Na Nog Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Kentaro Baba's solo exhibition, GIVING FORM TO COLOR, on November 18, 2023.This will be Mr. Baba’s third exhibition at this gallery, following "Scenes Beyond" in 2016 and "Layered Vision" in 2018.

    Kentaro Baba has been expanding his worldview as an artist in recent years, exhibiting at art fairs and international exchange exhibitions abroad. The recent restrictions on cultural activities due to the pandemic have also deepened his inner universe.
    This exhibition will introduce the new world of Kentaro Baba, including ten new oil paintings and drawings, focusing on color expression, and past works selected by the artist.

    <Message from the artist>
    Memory… Time… Paint…
    Memories are accompanied by some elements of physical experience, where what is felt by the body becomes input.
    Smells, sounds, temperature, even humidity are important elements.
    Not only visual records, but also memories perceived by the body are accumulated as layers of time.
    I believe that this is akin to explorations of form that rise up unintentionally or accidentally in the act of applying layers of paint in the process of creation.

    The title of this exhibition, GIVING FORM TO COLOR, does not refer to the question whether color has a form, but rather to the desire to reexamine color, form, space, and materiality as components of painting, and to deepen sensual and ambiguous issues.
    I created these works in the hope of presenting some expressions that connect to personal memories, which are accompanied by physical sensations such as the skin sensation, in the midst of visual expression.

  • 2023.07.30|NEWS - INFO

    EARTH MIND II William Vogler exhibition

    2023.8.12 (Sat) – 9.10(Sun)
    13:00 – 19:00
    Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

    Tirnanog Gallery will present an exhibition of ceramic works by William Vogler, an American ceramic artist living in Takamatsu, Japan. Vogler's works, a fusion of Japanese tradition and the light of California, have met great acclaim and critical evaluation at numerous international ceramic art exhibitions. We invite you to view Vogler's beautiful works, sophisticated forms with splendid functionality.
  • 2023.03.15|NEWS - INFO

    Blue and Green – House Collection

    Blue and Green

    March 25 to April 16, 2023
    13:00 – 19:00
    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

    As spring dances towards us, we are showing a collection of works themed on vivid blue and green.
    Experience the magic of colors that are gentle on your eyes and your heart.

    Artists: Yuji Akatsuka, Nakaba Kowzu, Nobuo Hashiba, Kentaro Baba, Tokiwa Wada, Yoko Akino, Tina Brooks, Paddy Lennon, Josef Williamson and more.
  • 2022.11.16|NEWS - INFO

    Group exhibition: PER AMICA SILENTIA LUNAE

    Tir Na Nog celebrated the seventh anniversary of its opening in November 2015.
    We are pleased to present a group exhibition featuring artists who have exhibited at the gallery in the past.

    Under the title "With the Silence of the Moon as a Friend," ten artists present new and old works related to the moon.
    The moon has fascinated mankind since time immemorial. It has always stimulated our imagination and had a great influence on all aspects of human life, including art and literature. Here, the gentle moon shining pale and white on a winter night is expressed in various media.
    Please come and view these pieces with us.

    13:00 – 19:00 November 26 to December 18, 2022.
    Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

    Participating artists:
    Tadashi Aono, Yuji Akatsuka, Makoto Ito, Nakaba Kouzu,
    Kaori Kogashiwa, Hitoshi Tohara, Nobuo Hashiba,
    Kentaro Baba, Hideyuki Nagasawa, Shin Morikita, Tokiwa Wada.
  • 2022.08.02|NEWS - INFO

    Summer House Collection 2022

    August 6–28, 2022
    13:00 – 19:00
    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

    We will be showing a selection of our collected art works, ranging from 19th century engravings to contemporary art works.
    Please come and enjoy the variety of impressions.

  • 2022.05.07|NEWS - PUBLISHING

    Notice of publication: A Classroom Traveling through Art

    Tir na nog Press announces the publication of A Classroom Traveling through Art, a recount of Kimio Tsuchiya's 26 years of teaching as a professor at Musashino Art University, in the form of essays by his students. Mr. Tsuchiya is a renowned world-class sculptor.
  • 2022.02.25|NEWS - PUBLISHING

    Notice of publication: Merlin the Cat

    Tir na nog Press announces the publication of Merlin the Cat, an art picture book by popular children’s book artist Kaori Kogawashiwa (text by Kyoko Hunter).
  • 2022.02.25|NEWS - PUBLISHING

    Notice of publication: Vintage Moon

    Tir na nog Press announces the publication of Vintage Moon by science journalist Kazuo Terakado.
  • 2018.05.20|NEWS - INFO

    Poetry Speaks Art

    2018.6.3 (Sunday)18:00~20:00

    In this event, participants read 17 poems, in English and Japanese, by W.B. Yeats while looking at artworks inspired by those very poems. The MCs were poets Rain Michiyama and Lawrie Hunter.
    People came and read the Yeats poems.

    Some people improvised a response to one of the contemporary art works in the gallery.
    Some spoke their own poems.
    Some just listened.
  • 2017.06.01|NEWS - INFO

    Salon Concert: Celtic Live with fiddle and Irish harp

    15:00 – 17:00 June 17, 2017 at Tir na nog Gallery
    Fiddle: Kana Otake
    Irish harp: Megumi Mano
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