Kentaro Kobuke was born in Hiroshima in 1975. Since graduating with an MA in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2009, he has been based in London. Over the past ten years, he has held solo shows in Tokyo, Osaka, Paris, Seoul and London, in addition to taking part in a variety of group exhibitions. MOKUME showcases works drawn on cherry wood taken from Japan's most celebrated tree. This adds to a narrative that explores the coexistence of contemporary life with traditional Japanese myths. Kobuke's colours are vivid and beautiful, his motifs free-spirited; the big, unfocused eyes of Kobuke's figures somehow epitomise the melancholy of a younger generation.
Admission free, Monday – Friday, 9.30am-5.00pm
16 March - 6th May 2011
Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP UK