Greetings from the founder of Art U|
My father, Tomizo Kitamura, was a painter who studied under a famous Japanese artist, Sotaro Yasui. He also had a deep knowledge about Zen and when he moved from Tokyo to his hometown in Shiga during the war, he started a regular meeting of local people, which he named "Yu-Shin-Kai", with priests of local Buddhist temples. I still remember the gathering of people each coming with a little plate of food when food was scarce and people were still hungry. I remeber they often talked well into the night.
Time passed and few decades later, when I opened a small art gallery in the suburb, the name "Yu-Shin" came to my mind and I deceided to name my gallery "Art Yu(U)".
This was the start of my gallery. And for more than 20 years, I have been watching the art world closely, meeting wonderful art works and artists. But still, it seems to me that art has much more possibiliy and infinite power.
Time passes and with time art changes too. I will be continually watching the changing art world and I hopo to be able to share the joy of finding exiting and very special art for each of you.
1F, Kitazawa bldg., 3-2-24, Kitahama, Chuo ward, Osaka city, Osaka, Japan 541-0041
tel. 06-6201-0221 fax. 06-6201-0255
Since 1983, Art U has reguraly been holding exhibitons of important artists both Japanese and overseas, introducing high quality works of paintings and prints. We specialize in postwar Japanese art featuring works by Gutai artists, including Kazuo Shiraga, Jiro Yoshihara, Sadamasa Motonaga and Atsuko Tanaka. We participated in art fairs including Art Fair Tokyo. Art U is a member of Gallery Network Assocition-Japan and Japan Association Of Artists Craftsman & Architects.
アート・遊 代表 澤井あい