Nishimura Gallery is pleased to exhibit 10th Sculpture Exhibition by Funakoshi Katsura from January 29 to February 23, 2008. Consisting of two Sculptures, namely “The Sphinx is Eating a Grasshopper above the Forest”and “Not imagine Horn”, actually exhibiting at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York this April. This Sphinx has male and female characteristic. Which is an expression of superhuman dignity beyond sex. “Not imagine Horn” is curved with a harmony of vivid organic shapes and rhythmically engraved trails of chisel.
Funakoshi was born 1951 in Iwate prefecture, graduated Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1977. Now he lives and works in Setagaya, Tokyo. His major works are sculptures of half-length figure, marble-eyes and curved out from camphor, which is now internationally recognized and applauded for its poetic presence and keen sense of silence. Early portray works to recent symbolic works, he has been eager to give new forms for his understanding of humanity.
Funakoshi has been exhibiting his works in Nishimura Gallery since 1985. A grand retrospective touring all around Japan has been held from 2003 to 2004. Ahead in 2008, the exhibition at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, in April, and a solo exhibition will be held at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum from July 5 to September 7.