Born 1966 in Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Saitama, Japan
Tenmyouya Hisashi is a Japanese contemporary artist.
He supposed his unique Japanese painting “Neo Nihonga” which revives Japanese traditional paintings as a contemporary art.
And in 2000 he also created his new style “Butouha” which shows the resistant attitude for authoritative art system through his paintings.
In 2010 he proposed a new Japanese art scheme named “BASARA” which is extravagant and extraordinary and embodies a Samurai aesthetic like “Basara” in Nanboku dynasty era and “Kabuki-mono” in the end of Sengoku era.
Some of the major Solo Exhibitions he has participated in include the 2009 ” FURYU – EXTRAVAGANT ” at Mizuma Art Gallery(Tokyo, Japan), the 2012″ Rhyme ” at Mizuma Art Gallery(Tokyo, Japan), 2014 ” Ippitsu-Nyuukon Exhibition ” Parco Museum (Tokyo, Japan).
Some of the major group exhibitions he has participated in include the 2002 ” Kawanabe Kyosai and Tenmyouya Hisashi Exhibition ” (Kawanabe Kyosai Memorial Museum (Saitama, Japan)) , the 2003 ” The American Effect – Global Perspective on the United States, 1990-2003 ” (Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)) , the 2006 ” The Berlin – Tokyo Exhibition ” (Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin)), the 2010 ” 17th Biennale of Sydney ” (Sydney,Australia), the 2010 ” BASARA Exhibition “(Spiral Garden(Tokyo, Japan)) Hosted, planned, and curated by Tenmyouya, 2014 ” Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamlab” Japan Society (New York, USA).
Some of the major Awards he has participated in include the 1990 ” 11th Japan Graphic Exhibition “Winning judge Prize, the 2003 ” 6th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art “Winning excellent prize.
In addition to that, he serializes his paintings in magazines including “BURST” or “SENSE” etc as his art concept “Shijou-geijutsu” (Art on a magazine).
Also he made Official Art Poster 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany and appears in a documentary movie “≒ Tenmyouya Hisashi”. “TENGAI GALLERY” 2012 – 2013, produced by Hisashi Tenmyouya. (Hisashi Tenmyouya, Artist)