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Arata Higuchi

Arata Higuchi (b.1988) applies the method of pointillism in Japanese paintings with the use of mineral pigments in order to represent Chameleons that are distinctive and highly specialized clades of old world lizards with variety species, which come in a range of colours and many species have the ability to change colours. The surface of paintings is filled to the brim with dots, which are the classic motif in Arata's artworks. For Arata, choosing chameleon as the subject is not simple like picking up decorative patterns, but from more complex personal choices. Chameleons are painted as if it is still growing, eating away artist's energy during the process of creation. Those growing Chameleons let viewers experience the compelling visualization of his creative energy. This application of the technical method and use of ambiguous form to Japanese paintings are reviewed as a new type of animal painting and gaining attention not only from the world of traditional Japanese paintings but also from the new method of expressing art. 


1988    Born in Mie
2013    Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Graduate School of Arts

Currently Lives in Kyoto

<Solo Exhibitions>


2019  “Floral Patterns of the Heart”, Art Taipei, Taiwan
2017  “Shangri-La”, UYart, Taichung, Taiwan
2015  “Submarine”, Maeda Hiromi Gallery, Kyoto
2012  Solo exhibition, Gallery Keifu, Kyoto
2011  Solo exhibition, Gallery UST1, Mie
     Solo exhibition, Gallery Mandoro, Mie


2018   Art Stage Singapore 2018 (YOD Gallery)

      Art Osaka 2018 (YOD Gallery)

      Art Taipei 2018 (YOD Gallery)

      Art Tainan 2018 (YOD Gallery)

      Affordable Art fair Hong Kong 2018 (YOD Gallery)

2017   Formosa Art fair 2017 (YOD Gallery)

      Art Taipei 2017 (YOD Gallery)

      Art Kaohsiung 2017 (YOD Gallery)

      Art Taichung 2017 (YOD Gallery)

2016   Art Taipei 2016 (YOD Gallery)

      Art Taichung 2016 (YOD Gallery)

      Affordable Art fair Hong Kong 2016 (YOD Gallery)

      Young Art Taipei 2016 (YOD Gallery)

      Art Tainan 2016 (YOD Gallery)

      Infinity Japan Contemporary Art Show (YOD Gallery)

      Japanese Contemporary Art Show (La Lanta Fine Art), Thailand

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